Six years ago, the last band anyone would’ve pegged to make it big outside of Portland might have been Wampire. First
of all, there’s that name. An inside joke goofing on the German
[PSYCH-PUNK] One does not simply record
Sun Angle. Feeding psychedelic guitars and pan-global rhythms through
punk tempos delivered with free-jazz abandon, the band—a collaboration
Walter Salas-Humara and Charlie Salas-Humara have nothing in common.
Well, except for the
last name, of course. And Charlie’s dad, who happens to be Walter’s
brother. In musical terms,
In 2006, Ben Parrish of the Portland- and Olympia-based
record label Kill Rock Stars received a demo from a 31-year-old New York
singer-guitarist named Marnie Stern. At the time, the label was bei
[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.