THE ESSENTIALS

October's Pop Culture Hot List

A book about swimming and coming of age in Portland, some big-riffed rock songs, and several stately beasts: We've got the books and albums you can’t miss this month.

10/22/2015 By Fiona McCann

MUSIC

Listen to The Lonesome Billies' New Track (And Find Out Why They're Portland's Answer to the Spice Girls)

From seeds to tumbleweeds, Portland's own Lonesome Billies delivers classic country with an edge. So what's with the Spice Girls comparison? 

08/27/2015 By Megan Haverman

MUSIC

The Pros and Cons of the New, Mostly-Instrumental Album from 'Battles'

We caught up with Battles’ Ian Williams ahead of the band's MusicFestNW appearance on Saturday and to find out what organic chicken has to do with music.

08/20/2015 By Brandon Staley

MUSIC

Listen to The Fourth Wall's New Album Right Here, Right Now

Portland band The Fourth Wall has a new album out on Friday, and we’ve got a sneak preview here for your streaming pleasure.

07/30/2015 By Fiona McCann

ALBUM REVIEW

Album Review: C’est Magnifique, Ratatat

The New York duo unleash an earthquake of electropop with their first new album in five years.

07/23/2015 By Ramona DeNies

THE ESSENTIALS

July's Pop Culture Hot List

The book, the album, and the comic that you can't miss this month

06/22/2015

THE ESSENTIALS

June's Pop Culture Hot List

The book, the album, and the movie that you can't miss this month

05/26/2015

MUSIC

Q&A: Paul Allen on His Star-Studded Album

The Microsoft co-founder (and Blazers owner) releases a benefit record today with the likes of Joe Walsh, Ann and Nancy Wilson, and Chrissie Hynde. We’re kind of jealous.

08/06/2013 By John Chandler Edited by Aaron Scott

REVIEW

Review: Laura Veirs 'Warp and Weft'

The Portland singer's ninth album crackles with vitality and delicate detail.

08/01/2013 By John Chandler

MUSIC

Review: Radiation City's 'Animals in the Median'

This highly polished gem glitters with bossa nova whimsy and a dozen sophisticated pocket-orchestra pop songs.

04/18/2013 By John Chandler

MUSIC

Portland Cello Project Releases Beck-Interpretations Record

The local cello collective puts out an album of material from Beck's new sheet-music-only "record."

01/03/2013 By Jonathan Frochtzwajg

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Viva Voce’s New Album

Perk up your ears for a few sounds from The Future Will Destroy You, the latest from Portland psych-pop maestros Viva Voce.

06/21/2011 By Anne Adams

music

Interview: Sallie Ford

Sallie Ford talks about writing, singing, and the hometown she gradually grew to love.

06/01/2011 By Anne Adams

music

Album Review: Loch Lomond

See also: The Band’s Misadventures in Scotland

03/03/2011 By Julie Reposa

music

Album Review: Ashia Grzesik

Bison Rouge honors its title with earthy, crimson old-world tones.

02/21/2011 By Julie Reposa

music

Album Review: Holcombe Waller

PICA favorite and Yale art grad Holcombe Waller releases his fourth album today.

02/15/2011 By Julie Reposa

music

Album Release: Fernando

True Instigator ought to reignite some old flames for longtime PDX song-crafter, Fernando.

02/04/2011 By John Chandler

Article

Duover/Rachel Taylor Brown Spread Comfort & Joy

…and Rachel Taylor Brown brings us "Sweetness on Earth."

11/23/2010 By Anne Adams

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The Brothers Young Release New Album

Portland chamber folk’s other Youngs, are making a name for themselves.

09/03/2010 By Anne Adams