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Album Review: Trio Subtonic

I’ll Meet You There Tomorrow (Self-Released)


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[JAZZ] If the kids pried jazz from the old institutions that keep the music on life support and reinvented it for themselves—could this music be cool again? And what would a generation of new    More
 
Wednesday, February 22, 2012 CASEY JARMAN

Album Review: Let it Rain

Portland artists cover classic Portland songs for PDX Pop Now!


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[PORTLAND MUSIC] Why shouldn’t the navel-gazingest city in the country have a compilation of its current bands covering important bands from its past? We’ve got our own TV show, after all.&nbs   More
 
Wednesday, February 15, 2012 CASEY JARMAN

Album Review: Pheasant

Self-Titled (Self-Released)


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[INDIE ROCK] Somewhere between And And And’s carefree, swaggering basement pop and Typhoon’s controlled and confessional rock operettas, Pheasant is holding its ground. The local quintet’s s   More
 
Wednesday, February 15, 2012 CASEY JARMAN

Album Review: Black Pussy

On Blonde (Made In China Records)


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[STONER ROCK] Everything you need to know about Black Pussy’s debut record can be summed up in the album’s first 10 seconds. The disc opens with the sound of a lighter flicking to life followe   More
 
Wednesday, February 8, 2012 ROBERT HAM

Album Review: Alialujah Choir

Self-Titled (Jealous Butcher)


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[VOCAL POP] Two years ago, I was pretty excited about the Alialujah Choir. A supergroup of sorts featuring Weinland’s Adam Shearer and Alia Farah alongside Norfolk & Western frontman Adam Se   More
 
Wednesday, February 8, 2012 CASEY JARMAN

Album Review: The Sentiments

Self-Titled EP (Simmerdown Productions)


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[SKA] People hate what they don’t understand. That would explain why ska—a genre Frankensteined into all sorts of obnoxious incarnations in the mid- to late-’90s “third wave” boom years�   More
 
Wednesday, February 1, 2012 CASEY JARMAN

Album Review: The Golden Bears

Write It Like You Find It (Jealous Butcher)


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[POP OUT OF PLACE] In a strange way, the cover of the Golden Bears’ second album resembles that of Fleetwood Mac’s Rumours. Hear me out. Like Rumours, the art for Write It Like You Find It feature   More
 
Wednesday, February 1, 2012 MATTHEW SINGER

Album Review: Wow and Flutter

Double Deuce EP


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[7.5% ABV, 100% ROCK] The arrival of new music by Wow and Flutter is exciting not only for the aural treats on the new Double Deuce EP but also for how the band is releasing it: as a download access   More
 
Wednesday, January 25, 2012 ROBERT HAM

Album Review: Fruition

It Won’t Be Long Ep (Self-Released)


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[ROOTS MUSIC] Pretty tends to eclipse everything around it. And in pop music, that’s generally a good thing. Some of the prettiest music being made today—cough, Bon Iver—doesn’t always hav   More
 
Wednesday, January 18, 2012 CASEY JARMAN

Album Review: Duo Denim

Heat Rocks Vol. 1 (Self-Released)


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[MINIMAL ELECTRO-FUNK] When you get two musicians as talented as keyboardist Ben Darwish (Commotion, Ben Darwish Trio) and drummer Drew   More
 
Wednesday, December 28, 2011 CASEY JARMAN
 

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