Animal Eyes: Wednesday, Nov. 6

Spacious psychedelic prog rock born in Alaska, made in Portland.

Music Stories
First impressions are huge, especially in music. It’s no wonder, then, that Animal Eyes bears a certain resemblance to another beloved Portland band, discovered during its formative years. C   More
Wednesday, November 6, 2013 MARK STOCK

Futro Records: Sunday, June 9

Electro hip-hop party jams thicker than blood.

Music Stories
[FAMILY PARTY] For some of the residents of Southeast’s Washington Towers, the drab apartment complex down the street from Lone Fir Pioneer Cemetery has another name: Futro Towers. That’s beca   More
Wednesday, June 5, 2013 MITCH LILLIE

Top Five Shows of Holocene’s First Decade

by the Holocene Staff

Top 5
Iron and Wine (April 2004) This was such a joyous and encouraging night in our early days. A capacity crowd poured in, packed themselves politely into the room, and fell into a perfect hush for t   More
Wednesday, June 5, 2013 WW MUSIC STAFF

Headout: Underdeveloped

You will have made a terrible mistake if you go to an Arrested Development party without knowing these references.

After years of rumors and speculation, once-dead Fox sitcom Arrested Development returns via Netflix later this month. To mark the occasion, Holocene is...   More
Wednesday, May 8, 2013 KAITIE TODD

Brew Views: Star Trek TV at Holocene

Wyatt Warp and the Yellow-Bellied Spandex.

Brew Views
In the JJ-fied Star Trek of today, it’s easy to look upon the pitifully low-budgeted original series and giggle. The episode “Spectre of the Gun,” Gene Roddenberry’s 1968 nod to the cowboy W   More
Wednesday, April 24, 2013 MITCH LILLIE

Magic Fades: Saturday, April 13

Already Internet famous, a Portland duo makes moves offline.

Music Stories
[SIMWAVE] “I bump fades when I fuck. So what?” says the muscular, shirtless man, digitally rendered as part of the virtual-world game Second Life, as he cocks his head to the side and spreads    More
Wednesday, April 10, 2013 MITCH LILLIE

Man on the Run

For prolific experimentalist Pete Swanson, there’s no such thing as a vacation.

Music Stories
Sitting down for coffee in the Ace Hotel lobby, Pete Swanson is quite a sight. He flew back to Portland the day before, returning home from New York, where the prolific experimental musician att   More
Wednesday, January 2, 2013 ROBERT HAM

Cheap Eats 2012: Cheaper Eats

Cheap Eats
So you’re really, really broke. We get it—we’re journalists. The cheap eats within these pages are inexpensive, sure, but not on a living-the-dream budget. I decided to see if I could eat    More
Wednesday, March 7, 2012 JONATHAN FROCHTZWAJG

Photo Review: Nosaj Thing, Toro Y Moi, Jogger, Monday, Nov. 15 @ Holocene

On Monday night, Nosaj Thing—one of L.A.'s most promising young beat makers—brought his hyper beats and even crazier visuals to Holocene. The show was almost a visual overload, with all three bands on the bill augmented by synchronized lights and videos courtesy of L.A. design studio Fair Enough. While Nosaj was just a one man show, Toro Y Moi's set was aided by live bass and drums, which ...   More
Friday, November 19, 2010 Ben Johnson

Irrelevant Interviews: Chain & the Gang's Ian Svenonius

Chain & The Gang is great. Oratory punk rock with politics on sleeve, tongue in cheek and a beat you can dance to. And did I mention Shangra-La style vocal interjections? Yeah. That's right. What else do you need? Really? I got a chance to talk with frontman Ian Svenonius (a.k.a. Name Names) the other day. You may remember him from such bands as Make-Up, Scene Creamers, Weird War and Nation ...   More
Tuesday, July 6, 2010 Kat Gardiner


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