Video: Daystar – “Warped Reality” Filmed by Joshua James Huff. From The Complete Recordings, out October 25. Full disclosure: Daystar’s Derek Phillips is a co-founder of Glorious Noise, and he was the best man in my wedding, as I was in his. We’ve been pals since we were 15 year old dorks who bonded in … Continue reading New Daystar video: Warped Reality
Video: Daystar – “Buttons and Brass” Directed by Matt Schulte. From The Complete Recordings, out soon. My fellow GLONO founder Derek Phillips and I have been pals for over thirty years. Throughout these decades he’s always been in bands. Almost too many to count. But because I am a collector and an amateur archivist (a/k/a … Continue reading New Daystar video: Buttons and Brass
Video: Moody Little Sister – “I Got Soul” Single out now on 8 Ball Records. Full disclosure: I once washed dishes with Moody Little Sisters Rob Stroup and Naomi Hooley. We were up in Washington, at the foot of Mt. Adams where a group of musicians and friends would host an annual camping trip. The … Continue reading New Moody Little Sister video: I Got Soul
By the time this publishes I should be barreling down the road in a van packed with my wife, my son, three dogs, a cat and two of my most cherished guitars. We’ll be heading east, away from a city we love more than we could have even imagined when we moved here almost ten … Continue reading Rose City ‘Til I Die
Every New Years Eve The Parson Red Heads cover a different album and invite friends to do the same, creating a night where everyone dresses up like someone else to listen to bands playing someone else’s songs. These kinds of tributes are very popular in Portland, which is odd given the huge amount of talent and … Continue reading The Parson Red Heads – Coming Down
AA Bondy channels as many elements of American popular music as possible without sounding kitschy or patronizing.
Portland’s hipsterati comes out to share the love with the man who’s worked with everyone, and M. Ward works hard to deserve the outpouring.
Brooklyn soul scenesters bring their high-octane groove machine to Portland, Oregon. The whole city walks with a little more swagger the next day.