The Rock and Roll Camp for Girls is a terrific music camp based in Portland, Oregon. Experienced female musicians teach girls everything from lead guitar to beat making to playing in bands. Programs like this are shaping the next generation of confident, kick-ass women artists. The future is bright! *From the decaying European streets of [...]
Juana Molina’s Segundo is one of my favorite albums. Molina is from Argentina and has an incredibly unique approach to music. I love her sense of rhythm. Hopefully we’ll tour together in the Spring of 2008. [see also Freshcore] Listen to Yo No by Juana Molina and watch the film clip to her song No [...]
The What the Heck Fest is an arts and music festival that I just played at in Anacortes, Washington. It’s a great mini-festival featuring artists and musicians largely from the DIY indie scene in the Pacific Northwest. It’s all-ages, relaxed, quirky, and lots of fun. No wonder I’ve played there six times now. [see also [...]
A project of my producer and drummer, Tucker Martine, Mount Analog’s soundscapes are gorgeous, melty mixes of organic and processed sounds. Martine brings the best musicians together to create strange and beautiful music.
The Motel Life is a heart-warming, heart-breaking book by my fellow Portland-based songwriter and novelist Willy Vlautin, of the band Richmond Fontaine. It’s his first novel and it is absolutely wonderful.