Irrelevant Interviews: Billygoat


Music
With DIY ethos, minimal equipment, and, yes, a lot of time, Portland's Billygoat creates the most magnificent worlds. Full of glorious imperfection, the group's stop motion films shine like a beacon of warm light in a world of cold plastic. Using only a cheap point-and-shoot digital camera, found objects, handmade props, a printer and lights, David Klein and Nick Woolley hand-craft a dreamscape that ...   More
 
Tuesday, July 27, 2010 Kat Gardiner

Food Fame: WW's Summer Recipe Contest.


News
Let Willamette Week make like Jesus and multiply your loaves and fishes to feed the multitude. We want you to share your favorite summertime recipes—legendary strawberry shortcakes, magnificent baby back ribs, Granny's potato salad—and we'll choose the best concoction to whip up and serve at Susan Tedeschi's upcoming concert at the Oregon Zoo on Friday, Aug. 21. The winner gets VIP ...   More
 
Tuesday, July 28, 2009 EMILY JENSEN

Recess! WW’s Top Picks for the Weekend of Aug. 21-23


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FRIDAY 5 pm-late: Rock the fuck out at SMMR BMMR Tired of wimpy folk rock? The first day of the SMMR BMMR festival features some of the noisiest bands around, including Thee Oh Sees, Eat Skull and Sic Alps. Rotture, 315 SE 3rd Ave., 234-5683. 5 pm. $12. 21+. 5:30 or 8:30 pm: See Ingluorious Basterds at St. Johns Twin Cinemas & Pub. A hymn to the crass, disreputable power of cinema. ...   More
 
Friday, August 21, 2009 BEN WATERHOUSE

Recess! WW's top picks for the weekend.


News
Wondering what to do with yourself this weekend? We have the answers. FRIDAY 6 pm: Catch the Portland Cello Project and Oregon Ballet Theatre at Washington Park [MUSIC/DANCE] The always-awesome cello ensemble and the recently bailed-out dance company perform a free show in the Rose Garden Amphitheater for the closing weekend of the Washington Park Summer Festival. Washington Park Rose Garden ...   More
 
Friday, August 14, 2009 BEN WATERHOUSE

Recess! Our top picks for the weekend of Aug. 28-30


News
FRIDAY 6:30 pm: Get seduced by Al Green at Edgefield Forty years and running, Al Green remains a pre-eminent source of baby-makin' with his forceful voice and slick grooves. The secret to Green's staying power is the timelessness of his butter-smooth vocals, the kind of voice that will remain on bedroom mix tapes eternally. McMenamins Edgefield, 2126 SW Halsey St. 669-8610 6:30 pm. $40. 7:30 ...   More
 
Friday, August 28, 2009 BEN WATERHOUSE

Recess! Our Top Picks for the Weekend of Sept. 4-6


News
FRIDAY 5 pm: Pre-party with the kiddies with Starfucker For a band whose name wouldn't even be printed in lesser publications, it's pretty awesome Starfucker is playing an all-ages show. Let us reassure you, hip parents, that the name is the only controversial aspect of this band. Now is the perfect time to cement your status as World's Greatest Dad and take your little one to enjoy the extremely ...   More
 
Friday, September 4, 2009 BEN WATERHOUSE

TBA Diary: On the road with Erik Friedlander


News
Erik Friedlander is something of an evangelist for the cello, expanding it into previously unknown territories: in Middle-Eastern pop, say, or with the Mountain Goats, in noisy jazz ensembles with avant-jazz/new music composer John Zorn, or as leader of his own ensembles. Friedlander's new project, Block Ice and Propane, does not mark the first time that anyone has mined folk music from the perspective ...   More
 
Friday, September 11, 2009 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Rally for Gaza at Pioneer Square This Saturday


News
This Saturday, Jan. 9, there will be a rally and march in Portland to show solidarity for residents of Gaza, who have been suffering a siege for just over a year. The rally begininng at Pioneer Square will include remarks from Oregon college students who have just returned from the Gaza Freedom March, which went from Egypt to the Israeli border. Then at 1 pm, demonstrators will march to Portland ...   More
 
Thursday, January 7, 2010 Ari Phillips

Actor Daniel Stern Makes Musical Debut Tonight


News
Film actor Daniel Stern, best known to youths of my generation and our long-suffering parents as the taller of the Wet Bandits from Home Alone, will perform tomorrow night along with Fruition String Band, Leonard Mynx and Never Strangers. The concert benefits Portland Playhouse, as part of that company's "No PA in NoPo" series. Stern, who moonlights as a stage director, cattle rancher and sculptor ...   More
 
Friday, January 8, 2010 BEN WATERHOUSE

Rebel Salons

The Biennial isn't the only place for Portland artists. Two exhibitions take art to the edge.


Visual Arts
As much as the Biennial has generated talk about the 20 artists it features, it has also inspired Portland's underground and independent artists to action. Works by 15 visual artists are currently ...   More
 
Wednesday, May 16, 2001 Lisa Lambert

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