For a rootless roots musician, words are very unnecessary.
Somewhere on Marisa Anderson’s résumé is
the phrase, “Once portrayed the ass-end of a jaguar.” It was the
mid-1990s, a few years after the Northern California-born guitarist
[POP] Last April, Kim Baxter, former
member of Portland power-twee group All Girl Summer Fun Band, released
her first solo album, The Tale of Me and You, though you’re
probably unaware of it.
[EXPERIMENTAL MUSICAL THEATER] Holland Andrews stands just
beyond the fray of the final gathering site at last year’s Portland May
Day protests, in a video for local music-media website Into the
An electronic music festival mainstay escapes the stigma of jam.
[DOWNTEMPO] Doug Appling, known in electronic music
circles as Emancipator, has just been on what he calls a “little
adventure.” He’s currently in Costa Rica, where he performed at the
[INDIE A GO-GO] Much as one shouldn’t
judge an album by its cover—least of all debut collections from mostly
instrumental troupes born to flood dance floors— the chicly retro
The buzzing New York garage band doesn’t mince words, or chords.
[GARAGE POP] Speaking with Andrew Savage is similar to
listening to Parquet Courts, the New York-based band he fronts. Just as
he does throughout the group’s debut album, Light Up Gold, the
In 2011, Cadence—one of the premier magazines in
the country covering jazz and other improvised music—found itself at a
deadly confluence of two rapidly drying streams: print journalism and
Portland’s Woolen Men graduate from tapes to vinyl. Is world domination next?
Stuffed into a booth at My Father’s Place, the three men
who make up the Woolen Men wear serious expressions as they talk about
touring and their place in the continuum of Portland’s punk- and