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First Love, Last Rites

What happens after you get what you want?


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Four years ago, I sat, a fresh-faced prospective intern, across from WW’s notoriously cantankerous assistant Arts & Culture editor, Steffen Silvis, and told him I wanted to write about music. He ...   More
 
Wednesday, July 23, 2008 Amy Mccullough

Moral Support

Menomena’s Danny Seim steps into the spotlight.


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Some people love to be the center of attention. Danny Seim, best known as drummer and co-songwriter for the awesome, experimental-pop triple-threat Menomena, is not one of those people. He’s bee ...   More
 
Wednesday, July 16, 2008 Amy Mccullough

Privileged Information

PIAPTK releases music worth its weight in vinyl.


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Mike Dixon doesn’t cater to just your average nerd. He may be a high-school accounting and introductory computer teacher in nearby Olympia, Wash., but the bespectacled 29-year-old spends just as ...   More
 
Wednesday, July 2, 2008 Amy Mccullough

Human Touch

Viva Voce branches out, in sound and number.


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I believe it was the Boss who so eloquently sung the praises of “human touch” back in the ’90s. And though husband-and-wife duo Viva Voce—whose discography includes such mushil ...   More
 
Wednesday, June 18, 2008 Amy Mccullough

Rock ’N’ Roll Savior

Remembering Christian music’s unlikely forefather.


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Christian rock is probably the furthest thing from most kids’ minds when considering ways to rebel. But Greg Glover—host of KRNK’s Sunday night program, the Bottom Forty, and founder ...   More
 
Wednesday, June 11, 2008 Amy Mccullough

The Housewife’s Choice

Six reasons why ladies love Sir Tom Jones.


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Tom Jones turns 68 years old this Saturday. Yet, last Thursday at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, women of all ages threw panties at him, squealed with twitterpation and smiled at his every word. E ...   More
 
Wednesday, June 4, 2008 Amy Mccullough

Just Like Heaven

Three days of rock boil down to one old fave.


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At the end of the South Park episode where the Cure’s Robert Smith defeats a giant, monstrous Barbra Streisand—she plays “Mecha-Streisand” to his “Smithra” in a bat ...   More
 
Wednesday, May 28, 2008 Amy Mccullough

Alma Matters

A tale of two high-school fundraisers.


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Do-goodery hits us at different times. For 16-year-old Lincoln High student Alden Harris-McCoy, the charitable urge struck when he realized profits from his Curbside Market—a food cart he runs d ...   More
 
Wednesday, May 14, 2008 Amy Mccullough

Soul Man?

Colin Meloy tries his hand, er, voice at Sam Cooke.


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I have a lot of faith in Colin Meloy. The Decemberists frontman is capable of many wondrous things: writing a pop song that casually employs the word “balustrade,” for one; convincingly de ...   More
 
Wednesday, April 30, 2008 Amy Mccullough

The Accidental Venue

Exit Only fills a void in Portland’s all-ages scene.


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Last Monday night, I found myself wandering under the Fremont Bridge’s industrial east side. The block I was pacing—between North Albina Avenue and Tillamook Street, just off the MAX&rsquo ...   More
 
Wednesday, April 16, 2008 Amy Mccullough
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