Originally Posted by *BaseClogger*
I agree. It's a sound, a "scene", a time and place. Especially for bands that are already established like those that relocated to Portland. You wouldn't hear anybody on the streets of Portland talking about Modest Mouse as a "local band"...
That's not necessarily true. They're not "from" here, but they definitely have a local presence and Issac has lived here a long time (approx 15 years). I understand what you guys are saying but regardless of whether or not people outside Portland perceive of many of these bands and artists as local (and I can understand why they wouldn't) a lot of folks here do. Issac Brock may be from Issaqua, but he shops at the New Season's on SE 21st and has a practice space across from Colonel Sumner Park off of Belmont Street. People who live here associate with that.