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Album Review: Pikara

Constellations (AIO Records)


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[SOUNDSCAPES] Is the “sophomore slump” an American concept? Because Pikara godhead Sara Johanne isn’t from our country—she’s from Sweden, though she has spent the past three years in Port   More
 
Wednesday, February 2, 2011 CASEY JARMAN

Album Review: Sustentacula

Salem: City of peace (Warble Records)


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[SALEM ROCK CITY] When people speak about Portland’s vibrant music scene, they talk about community and friendship, house shows and DIY record labels, James Mercer and No. 1 records (congrats, Co   More
 
Wednesday, February 2, 2011 MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

CD Reviews: Wow & Flutter, Super XX Man


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Wow & Flutter Equilibrio!(Mount Fuji Records) [REJUVENATED POST-PUNK] Local post-rock trio Wow & Flutter is hardly a new band. In fact, this isn’t even its first incarnation; starting back in ...   More
 
Wednesday, October 27, 2010 WW MUSIC STAFF

CD Reviews: Boom!, Quick & Easy Boys


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Boom! Boom!(Hovercraft Records) [PUNK ROCK, FUCK YEAH!] The Portland music scene, despite its virtues, often takes itself too seriously. In 2010, it seems like every new band has a fancy MySpace pa ...   More
 
Wednesday, October 20, 2010 WW MUSIC STAFF

Live & Album Reviews


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The Rockabilly Bash Jan 28The smell of pomade pervades at BC's.[ROCKABILLY] As I walk into BC's American Saloon Saturday night for the "Rockabilly Bash," the Juke Joint Gamblers are wrapping up the la ...   More
 
Wednesday, February 1, 2006 Casey Jarman, Jason Simms

Album & Live Reviews


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Homesweet and LeeryCelilo (self-released)A glossy sheen obscures a promising band.[SUBDUED ALT-COUNTRY] There is plenty of beauty on Homesweet and Leery, from the haunting, ever-present slide-guitar w ...   More
 
Wednesday, January 18, 2006 Casey Jarman, Michael Byrne

Live & Album Reviews


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White Rainbow, Jan. 7 at HoloceneAdam Forkner lays out his crowd.[ELECTRO] Walking into the back room at Holocene for the White Rainbow set last Saturday, you'd think the room was empty: Save for an o ...   More
 
Wednesday, January 11, 2006 Michael Byrne, David Gerritsen

Video - Album Reviews


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Sound Seen Music Video Review"Synthesized" The EpoxiesSo many things make the Epoxies awesome. Roxy Epoxy is easily one of the best frontwomen around. The songs, massive exploding synthy pop-punk, mak ...   More
 
Wednesday, January 4, 2006 Jessi Kramer, Michael Byrne, Jason Simms

Album & Video Reviews


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The Voice of Northeast Portland Cool Nutz (Jus Family Records)Jus Family's boasts and boosterism can't beat its abilities in selling this label.[HIP HOP] Mix-tape CDs are often nothing more than exten ...   More
 
Wednesday, December 21, 2005 Casey Jarman, Jessi Kramer

Boy Eats Drum Machine Dec. 3 at Doug Fir

Portland one-man band proves to be more than two turntables and a microphone.


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[ELECTRO-POP] When a band starts its first show by sheepishly telling the crowd there's extra equipment on stage because some of it might not work, it doesn't fill listeners with high hopes. Add to th ...   More
 
Wednesday, December 7, 2005 Amy Mccullough
 

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