Garbage Day

There are weird horror movies, and then there’s 1987’s Blood Diner. The horror comedy directed by Jackie Kong—who also directed the very fun hyper-low budget monster flick The Being—ricochets from…

Loop Madness

While the Loop Madness show certainly did exhibit some experimental elements, some songs would have been best left out of the showcase. The event was on May 16 at Lombard…

A Mac DeMarco Mess

What could have been a fairly intimate performance at Mac DeMarco’s concert ended up being, for lack of a better description, an utter goddamn shit show. For some, Mac DeMarco…

Queer Opera Kickoff Concert

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mBkoVJH0F9I The Queer Opera Kickoff Concert held on May 7 is a special event to celebrate LGBTQ stories through opera and art song. Proceeds from ticket sales will help produce...

Punk is alive and well

Native Oakland outfit SWMRS showed Portland that punk is in fact not dead, or meek, for that matter. Punk rock is and always has been about passionate, defiant expression. Throughout…