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Nick Jaina: No More Than Jonah, No Less Than the Whale (Burlington, Vt.)


A couple weeks after starting our tour in a prison I met the king of freedom. He needed help putting his raft in the water so he could circumnavigate the world.

I don't know how to talk about freedom without it sounding like a campaign slogan. "Freedom" is one of ...   More
 
Tuesday, November 9, 2010 by Nick Jaina

Nick Jaina: I Finally Broke Into the Prison (Umatilla, OR)


Editors note: As of this morning, Nick Jaina is still short of reaching his Kickstarter goal of $5,000 to fund his new album with less than three days to go. Please visit the page<...   More
 
Tuesday, October 26, 2010 by Nick Jaina

Golden Set


Jeremy Petersen serves OPB listeners his own personal mixtapes.

If you’re frustrated there’s not a go-to radio station in Portland for great independent music, I have good news for you: There is one. And it’s not just on the Internet; it’s actually on the radio waves. There’s one catch, however: This station lies underneath the normal OPB ...   More
 
Wednesday, March 17, 2010 by Nick Jaina

Golden Set

Jeremy Petersen serves OPB listeners his own personal mixtapes.


Music Stories
If you’re frustrated there’s not a go-to radio station in Portland for great independent music, I have good news for you: There is one. And it’s not just on the Internet; it’s ...   More
 
Wednesday, March 17, 2010 Nick Jaina

Almost Live: Kings at Blazers


A very special night here at the Rose Garden, as we have the fantastic Nick Jaina—singer/songwriter, storyteller, frequent LocalCut tour diarist and, from what we hear, excellent cook—on board to blog the contest. Jaina originally hails from the Sacramento area, so it's fitting...   More
 
Tuesday, March 9, 2010 by Nick Jaina

Nick Jaina's Little Box of Lies: There Should Be A Song About A Werewolf (The Michael Hurley Interview)


Michael Hurley plays Mississippi Studios TONIGHT with Jolie Holland. 9 pm. $15. Wahoo! -Ed.

Michael Hurley has been writing and recording songs since the early '60s. He was born in Pennsylvania, lived in Vermont for twenty years, and currently resides in Astoria, Oregon. He ...   More
 
Wednesday, October 7, 2009 by Nick Jaina

Nick Jaina's Little Box of Lies: Dinosaur Armageddon


Editor's Note: This is the second installment of a new weekly column by Nick Jaina. A longtime LC tour diarist and a talented local songwriter who should surely—by Portland standards—be referred to as a "veteran" of the city's music scene, Nick has been given free rein to cover ...   More
 
Friday, September 11, 2009 by Nick Jaina

Nick Jaina's Little Box of Lies: Shades of Hey


Editor's Note: This is the first installment of a new weekly column by Nick Jaina. A longtime LC tour diarist and a talented local songwriter who should surely—by Portland standards—be referred to as a "veteran" of the city's music scene, Nick has been given free reign to cover ...   More
 
Thursday, September 3, 2009 by Nick Jaina

Nick Jaina: Where A Royal Flush Can Never Beat A Pair (Bismarck, ND)


The other night I was out with Nathan here in Portland and he bought me a few drinks. (By the way, I've given up on my campaign to legitimize the drink I call the High Roller, which—if you'll recall—is vodka and coke with a lemon. It was modified slightly on this tour to great e...   More
 
Friday, June 12, 2009 by Nick Jaina

Nick Jaina: Even Damnation Is Poisoned With Rainbows (Baltimore, MD)


Most tours in my memory are filled with sun. This one was filled with rain. Rain, indefatigable rain. Thread-soaking rain. Rain every day. Rain into May. Rain across the Southeast. Rain in the Northeast. Rain in the Midwest. Rain across the nation. Rain in Philadelphia, PA. Even in the Motor City. ...   More
 
Thursday, June 4, 2009 by Nick Jaina
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