It’s been 22 years since Pavement released Slanted & Enchanted,
the wellspring from which the old guard of music criticism sought irony
over earnestness, detachment over enthusiasm. The most
Portland sample-splicers weave philosophy with comic books and porn.
With so many varied projects, Emil Amos finds himself
guzzling coffee just to keep up. Every group he’s involved with, he
says, pulls from sources of Eastern inspiration, both melodically and
A college dropout leaves Portland to drop back in.
Jordan Dykstra came to Portland after
college—after dropping out of college, to be precise. He left Azusa
Pacific University, a private Christian campus in suburban L.A., where
he was studyi
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
[DRONE AMERICANA] Above being a musician, Portland’s Brian
Mumford is a mad scientist. Though he does his songwriting on a junky
acoustic guitar in desperate need of fresh strings, his passion i