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What A Fool Believes...

is that there’s no sun in Portland this spring.

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The late ’70s and early ’80s were extravagant times: The economy was booming; high-style party drugs like cocaine were in vogue; hair was big and bodified, and beards followed suit. The mu ...   More
Wednesday, April 2, 2008 Amy Mccullough

Dinosaur Schminosaur

How OPB Radio Is Rollin’ With The New.

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When the ol’ boob tube debuted in the late ’30s, the general consensus was that radio would eventually disappear into the dinosaur-format ether. Well, thanks to forward-thinking media outl ...   More
Wednesday, March 26, 2008 Amy Mccullough

Bizzare Love Triangle

Oh, you’re so awesome, Jens; as are you, Bon Iver.

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Sometimes the music gods smile down on us. Take a look at this year’s Sasquatch! lineup, for cryin’ out loud. Or take a listen to recent releases by Swedish heartthrob Jens Lekman and Midw ...   More
Wednesday, March 19, 2008 Amy Mccullough

Simon Don’t Say

Portland Teen Idol is keeping it real, dog.

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It’s Saturday night at Mt. Scott Community Center. Elliott, a spindly blonde eighth grader at Hosford Middle School, steps into an arts and crafts classroom and prepares to sing—a cappella ...   More
Wednesday, March 12, 2008 Amy Mccullough

He’s So Excited

Badman Recording Co.’s Dylan Magierek is officially a Portlander. And with a new local release and a just-signed hot-shit band on his roster, he just can’t hide it.

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Dylan Magierek has figured out how to fit in here: Realize there’s more to Oregon than McMenamins, sign a local band. The 40-year-old brought his life—and his label, Badman Recording Co.&m ...   More
Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Songs in the Key of Life

Nick Jaina spins a universal yarn with his latest.

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In 2006, on the fiddle-led “Maybe Cocaine,” Nick Jaina sang: “Every time I see a film about a doctor/ I think that’s what I should be/ I should be savin’ lives.” It ...   More
Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Rumor Has It

Discovering the joy of karaoke, private-style.

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I have never been a forthcoming karaoker. In fact, until very recently, I was downright terrified to get onstage at the Galaxy or Chopsticks and belt one out in front of Portland’s late-night hi ...   More
Wednesday, February 13, 2008

He Said, We Said

Two sides to the rock-’n’-roll parenting story.

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On Nov. 13, 2007, multi-instrumentalist Benjy Rickard excitedly wrote the following in his personal blog: “The recent batch of Boy Eats Drum Machine shows have been particularly good, some would ...   More
Wednesday, February 6, 2008 Amy Mccullough

Growing Pains

If at first you don’t succeed...

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Sure, gifted artists—be they authors, songwriters or painters—are inspiring. But their stellar work can also be totally intimidating. Perhaps that’s why it’s so gratifying when ...   More
Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Swan Song

Where do musicians go when a regular gig dies?

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Bars open and close all the time. It’s the nature of business in a rapidly growing city like Portland. But that doesn’t make the blow of a neighborhood fave closing its doors any easier to ...   More
Wednesday, January 16, 2008
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