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We are family

How Foureveryoung's family ties allow it to cut the crap.


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When Foureveryoung—the musical project of Loch Lomond's Ritchie Young and his three younger brothers—first booked a show at Mississippi Studios, owner Jim Brunberg said, "I'm not gonna che ...   More
 
Wednesday, March 28, 2007 Amy Mccullough

Austin City Limits

Exhausted Portland bands share stories from SXSW.


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Every year, Austin, Tex., is host to literally thousands of bands during the giant annual press conference and music fest that is South by Southwest (SXSW). This year (like most), a good assload of th ...   More
 
Wednesday, March 21, 2007 Amy Mccullough

Fucked Up And Beautiful

Living history and moving on with Modest Mouse.


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On "Spitting Venom," perhaps the awesomest track on Modest Mouse's latest, We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank, Isaac Brock sings, "We've got a knack for fucked-up history." You can say that again, ...   More
 
Wednesday, March 14, 2007 Amy Mccullough

Broken Record

Riot Cop finds itself in bad company on a new punk comp


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When Riot Cop's Dominic Drumgo saw the booklet for Choke On It—a vinyl compilation of Portland punk that features his band—he treated the record just as he used to treat those by the famou ...   More
 
Wednesday, March 7, 2007 Jason Simms

C'mon, Feel The Hair

Revisiting Copy on the eve of his sophomore release


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In the year since Marius Libman— the finely dressed, massively bearded gentleman behind electronic dance project Copy—released his stellar debut LP, Mobius Beard, and took WW's Best New Ba ...   More
 
Wednesday, February 28, 2007 Michael Byrne

The Good, the Bad and the Funny

Michael Rockstar gives silliness a good name.


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In the land of what he calls "hyper-expressive" songwriters, Michael Rockstar is an odd bird: a musical comedian. What's more: He's actually pretty funny. It's not necessarily his Adam Sandler-esque f ...   More
 
Wednesday, February 21, 2007 Amy Mccullough

For the price of a cup of coffee...

Meet John Barrios, the Sally Struthers of local music.


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According to its online bio, local record label Love Harder "started out as a slogan after the demise of the American Electoral System." But, over beers at the label's two-year anniversary show this p ...   More
 
Wednesday, February 14, 2007 Amy Mccullough

Friends in High Places

How Portland helped All Smiles' Jim Fairchild find his voice.


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Jim Fairchild—best known for playing guitar in now-defunct Modesto, Calif.,-based blip-pop band Grandaddy—lived in Portland for only seven months. But during that short time in 2005, Fairc ...   More
 
Wednesday, February 7, 2007 Amy Mccullough

Rebirth Of The Cool

A trio of new owners brings the rock back to Slabtown.


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Slabtown is more than a bar. The name not only denotes a region—Industrial Northwest Portland—it embodies a history: In the 1880s, rich folks used "Slabtown" to refer derogatorily to worki ...   More
 
Wednesday, January 31, 2007 Amy Mccullough

If this ain't the blues..

Local legend Sonny Hess gets a dose of real-life inspiration.


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"Guacamole!" exclaim two women at a local Starbucks. They're not trying to place a special order; local blues legend Sonny Hess and award-winning bass player Lisa Mann (who was greeted by Hess with a ...   More
 
Wednesday, January 24, 2007 Amy Mccullough
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