Live Review: Zola Jesus at Mississippi Studios, Jan. 9


The great unveiling came just before Zola Jesus’ headlining set at Mississippi Studios on Jan. 9, when a particularly resourceful stage manager ascended to the balcony and lifted a tarp to reveal a crystalline cardboard pyramid lit from within. The thing looked like it had been damaged in shipping, with the top bent at an odd angle. It looked like a middle school science experiment. Maybe from ...   More
Wednesday, January 14, 2015 NATHAN CARSON

Stream The Week

A playlist-assisted guide to the week's best concerts for Jan. 7-13


Want to see some live music? Below, you'll find our picks for the best concerts coming through Portland this week, along with a Spotify playlist of representative songs from each artist. WEDNESDAY, JAN. 7 Brandon Conway, ALTO! [IMPROV OUT] Portland’s Creative Music Guild may have moved its innovative Outset Series to a new venue, but hasn’t left behind its devotion to edgy sounds. Guitarist Brandon ...   More
Wednesday, January 7, 2015 by Matthew Singer

Megan Holmes on Tour: Chicago


Megan Holmes is a Portland photographer currently on tour with Talk Normal and Zola Jesus. She's sending photos and reports from the road.Chicago, the windy city from which I came. The thing about driving to Illinois from Ohio is Indiana. It's this really wonderfully stark landscape that builds up to Chicago, a magnificent skyline of architecture gone wild. I love and hate it. But a lot of rural Illinois ...   More
Monday, March 12, 2012 Local Cut

Megan Holmes on Tour: Lost in New York (NYC)

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Portland photographer and WW contributor Megan Holmes, who is touring with Talk Normal and Zola Jesus, reports from the road in this special new tour diary series.Let me give you a little context to my life at the moment. I've been spending the last two weeks in a whirlwind called New York. I took photos of Ida, saw an outdoor Vivian Girls show sponsored by Kate Spade, joined my friend dancing ...   More
Tuesday, February 28, 2012 LocalCut


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