James Mercer on nostalgia, old Portland and how Broken Bells saved the Shins.
James Mercer is part of two very distinct—and very
popular—bands: the Shins and Broken Bells. The Portland resident and
father of three took the indie world by surprise with the former back
[LUXURY ROCK] At age 68, Bryan Ferry remains a
study in contrasts. He made his name as the coke-addled, space-alien
frontman of English glam titans Roxy Music, but outside of that
Why it’s time for the indie-rock giants to break up—again.
Frank Black doesn’t care about the Pixies.
He made that clear 20
years ago, when he famously broke up the band via fax, and he
reiterated how few fucks he gives this past fall. Bassist Kim Dea
Remembering the night Dave Chappelle took over Portland—and didn’t even perform.
Forget the Arab Spring: For me, the true power of social
media emerged on July 14, 2009, the day Dave Chappelle shut down
Portland. A rumor, spread via Twitter, that the elusive comic was