You don’t have to know Ernest Hood’s 1975 album Neighborhoods to understand what’s going on in the new compilation New Neighborhoods, but it doesn’t hurt. Born in 1923, Hood was a Portland jazz musician who kept up with new recording and production techniques throughout his life, and in 1964 he cofounded the listener-supported Portland radio […]
Thursday at the Owl, Andy Ortmann and Taralie Peterson play solo sets to open for Body Love, the duo of Ka Baird and Michael Zerang.
The Chicago House Party levels up to ‘music festival’ for 2018, Andy Ortmann spends government money on subversive noise, and more.
This year’s Million Tongues includes Munehiro Narita of High Rise, fingerstyle guitarist Mark Fosson, and a few acts that played the first festival in 2004—Spires That in the Sunset Rise, Fursaxa, and Charalambides.
Since forming 16 years ago, Spires That in the Sunset Rise have been blazing their own trippy path, with the group’s two core members, Kathleen Baird and Taralie Peterson, increasingly embracing a more improvisational ethos while retaining homemade folk roots. That shift has never been more pronounced than in their ongoing collaboration with percussionist Michael […]
Beat Kitchen hosts a panel to confront sexual harassment in music, 606 Records books 24 hours of DJs to benefit Lumpen Radio, and more.
On the new In Plain Speech, the local singer-songwriter opens her hermetic music to the outside world—and brings on a bigger, more colorful cast of collaborators than ever before.
This week’s gig poster was created by local artist Russ White.
Reviews of 16 fresh releases from all over the map: Wire, Aosoth, Julia Kent, DJ Koze, Pedrito Martinez, Sax G, and lots more
Some imminent concert picks from the Soundboard page: P.G. Six, Lee Fields, Black Dice, and Schoolboy Q