Parquet Courts set last night served as a sort of digestiv to Portland’s sometimes cloying music scene. After a (miraculously) quick set-up, they got right on down to business, and blasted through the first half of their set with their catchy early-80s punk tunes. It was sobering experience that was… Read More →
Tonight at the Doug Fir, Brooklyn-based shrill-punk rockers, Parquet Courts take the stage with Seattle band, Naomi Punk. This combo is sure to make the DF alive with intense, stoned pleasure.
Words by Zibby Pillote It isn’t often that you hear country music in this town. On Friday, May 31, two beloved Portland bands delivered just that. Denver and Blitzen Trapper, whose members often overlap, do justice to Portland’s under-represented genre in two unique ways. First, there’s Denver, who prove that… Read More →
One of the first things you’re likely to read about The Parson Red Heads is that they’re all great friends. Evidently, this is the key to creating joyous, heartfelt music that can rock out and be tranquil in one sitting. The Parson Red Heads moved to Portland from LA in… Read More →
In the time in takes lead singer Bud Wilson’s vocals to range from dreamy whispering to nearly screaming, you’re hooked on the intensity and intricacy that defines AAN. In just seconds, the crowd moves from nodding their heads to head-banging, perfectly punctuatung the dynamic changes that happen in each song…. Read More →