Started from Eugene, now heading beyond the stars.
When asking a band to describe its sound,
you don’t expect to hear the word “asteroid.” But for the Portland
five-piece Rare Monk, that single descriptor says a lot. Evolving from
[SOUL-TRONICA] Christopher Taylor, aka Sohn,
is a South London product currently producing, remixing and creating
his own solo material from Vienna. Praise from heavy hitters, along with
Who: Zak DesFleurs.
Sounds like: Bobby Digital—the Jamaican dancehall
producer, not RZA’s alter ego—forging reggaeton riddims amid an
occultist’s dimly lit reptile collection.
For fans o
Sublimate (The Rose)
Like many local crews, Sublimate is the
total package: a label, promotion company, and DJ and artist collective.
Bass is the name of their game, with regulars No Cents, Sonis
Holocene1001 SE Morrison St., 239-7639, holocene.org. 8:30 pm-late Wednesday-Thursday and Saturday, 5 pm-late Friday, hours vary Sunday-Tuesday.As far as clubs go, Holocene is the incumbent champion,
A shape-shifting producer sheds the shoegaze haze—and his band.
When Portland four-piece Anne released its debut, Dream Punx,
in 2011, few could resist throwing the album’s airy, dark pop in with
My Bloody Valentine and the rest of the shoegaze pack. And whi
Soft Metals didn’t move to L.A. for the weather, or to get
closer to the music industry. Ian Hicks and Patricia Hall, the couple
who formed the moody synth duo in Portland in 2009, relocated to
Spacious psychedelic prog rock born in Alaska, made in Portland.
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
[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
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