Portland Rock Bands
Everclear is an American rock band formed in Portland, Oregon in 1992 best known for their radio hits spanning more than a decade. For most of its existence, Everclear consisted of Art Alexakis, Craig Montoya, and Greg Eklund. Eklund replaced original drummer Scott Cuthbert in 1994. Montoya and Eklu
Cadallaca is an indie rock band formed at a party in Portland, Oregon in 1997. The group consists of Corin Tucker of Sleater-Kinney, Sarah Dougher of The Lookers, and sts, also of the Lookers. The three ladies in the band have adopted the nicknames Kissy, Dusty, and Junior. The band is often describ
Quarterflash is an American rock group formed in 1980 in Portland, Oregon. The band was originally made up of the only two current members, Rindy Ross, her husband Marv Ross, along with Jack Charles, Rick DiGiallonardo, Rich Gooch, and Brian David Willis. Having a lead singer who also played the sax
The Minders is a band closely associated with The Elephant Six Collective. Started by Martyn Leaper in Denver, Colorado in 1996, the band's original members included Leaper on guitars and vocals, Rebecca Cole on drums, Jeff Almond on guitar, and Marc Willhite on bass. Leaper formed the Minders in De
The Humpers were a garage rock band formed in 1989 led by Scott "Deluxe" Drake, formerly of The Suicide Kings. Despite being based out of Long Beach, California, they recorded their first EP, My Machine, for a Yugoslav Zagreb based independent label, Zdenko Franjić's Slušaj Najglasnije. The Made i
Cerberus Shoal was a United States rock band formed in 1994 in Boston but largely based in Portland, Maine. They split up in the mid-2000s with some members going on to form Fire on Fire.
Heatmiser was an alternative rock band that originated in Portland, Oregon in October 1991. Consisting of Elliott Smith, Neil Gust, Brandt Peterson, and Tony Lash, they were known for their well-crafted lyrics and songs often featuring the juxtaposition of melancholic and cheery words and melodies.
Yume Bitsu was a shoegaze / space rock /ambient rock/ experimental band from Portland, Oregon active between 1995 and 2002. Their debut Giant Surface Music Falling to Earth Like Jewels From the Sky was self-released in 1998 and was re-released by BaBaBing! Records in 1999. Their self-titled second a
SubArachnoid Space was a San Francisco, California-based psychedelic rock band founded in 1996 by Mason Jones, the owner of the independent music label Charnel Music. Initially the band was a trio and the debut 7" single release was by the trio. Before the band's first live show, performed at KFJC r
Team Dresch is an American punk/riot grrrl band from Portland, Oregon, originally formed in Olympia, Washington, which was initially active from 1993 until 1998. The band made a significant impression on the DIY movement queercore, which gave voice through zines and music to the passions and concern