Concert Review: Iggy Pop – Keller Auditorium, Portland

If you are not convinced that that the 1981 Target Video “Iggy Pop San Francisco 1981” is one of the greatest live captures of unbridled rock and roll energy I will fight you. The concert features Pop blasting through old favorites, and some new material, backed by part of one of the biggest and most…

Concert Review: Mayhem Fextival

  On Tuesday, July 3 the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival made a stop at Auburn, Wash.’s White River Amphitheater. The touring metal festival brought with it bands, merch, motocross madness from the Metal Mulisha and hoards of die-hard metal fanatics. Every festival has its own vibe, and the Rockstar Energy Drink sponsored Mayhem Festival…

Concert Review: 2:54 and Widowspeak; Portland, OR

On Friday June 22, Portland was treated with a double bill of buzzworthy bands in 2:54 and Widowspeak. In the dark, moody lit, subterranean room of the Doug Fir Lounge, 2:54 and Widowspeak served as almost bookends around a conversation centering on professionalism and audience engagement. 2:54 have been poised to be one of the…

Concert Preview: Behead the Prophet

Behead the Prophet No Lord Shall Live has returned, at least for the time being. The Olympia hardcore punk band, often considered at the forefront of the noise queercore movement, toured the country multiple times in the mid-1990s, while releasing material on Outpunk, Sound Pollution and K Records. Since the demise of the band some…