Up & Coming
The Portland Mercury - over 4 years
Music previews for the week of June 21-27.
JONATHAN COULTON, JOHN RODERICK
(Aladdin Theater, 3017 SE Milwaukie) See My, What a Busy Week!
(Jackpot Records, 203 SW 9th) Read our article on the Skabbs.
RHETT MILLER AND THE SERIAL LADY KILLERS, THE SPRING STANDARDS
(Doug Fir, 830 E Burnside) Read our article on Rhett Miller.
CARLTON MELTON, GLITTER WIZARD,
BISON BISON, WHITE MANNA
(Dante's, 1 SW 3rd) If there is such a thing as a St. Johns sound, Bison Bison could be accused of embodying it. The trio evokes the North Peninsula with solid tracks of sludgy, crushing rock, rife with a sense of Northwest gothic—and one that is informed by a particularly potent fusion of hard rock elements with melodic, funky rhythms and riffs. On tracks that delve into minutes-long territory, Grant Miller delivers classically ripping guitar solos, interspersed with plaintive vocals that remind me of the fierce veneer
The Portland Mercury article