The sprawling 55-acre compound has everything from a harness store and music shop to a 600-seat opera house that occasionally puts on shows.
A decade on as a band, Autonomics feels as if they’re still in their formative years. That might be because fleeing their home of Bend for the greener musical pastures of Portland eight years ago caused them to reconsider who they are.
Somewhat quietly, Rio Grands has pushed along the past few years as one of Portland’s greatest sun-kissed lounge acts. Its leader, Colin Jenkins, has since moved into solo work while keeping a tight grasp on his stagecraft and colorful delivery.
Far from a reinvention, his second full-length album of original material feels more like settling in. It offers an at-home feel, wherein Craft is both immensely comfortable with his fiery lyrics and his band’s bluesy, near-Baptist rock’n’roll sound.
Cloher remains largely known outside Australia as the partner of Courtney Barnett, whose deadpan, Dylan-esque indie-pop has stretched well beyond the range of influence Cloher is accustomed to.
It may have taken six years for the band to complete its latest record, Naughtland, but it had been in their sights from the onset.
There’s some eerie filler, but for the most part, the album puts craft before kitsch.
Sophisticated and thorough, Noname dissects social complexities with jazzy grace, injecting astute and often playful social commentary into classic R&B sounds.
Seems the bigger Whitney gets, the more invested it is in radiant, lo-fi pop from a bygone era.
More rock than baroque, San Fermin is like a classically trained marching band with a sensitive side.
A supergroup featuring members of Sleater-Kinney and R.E.M., the band is a pure and potent distillation of 1990s college radio.
Led by Greta Kline, the band builds subtle yet imaginative galaxies out of melancholic guitar hooks and sharp observations.
The result is decidedly filmic; you can see the saloon and the brawl that’s about to break out playing behind your eyelids.
Even the bands that played Waterfront Park seemed to be in a bit of a funk.
The Olympia band's '90s-influenced punk and sweat-soaked live sets have proven to be lightning in a bottle for a growing legion of fans.