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Introducing Seance Crasher


Music Stories
Who: Kevin Rafn, Daniel Rafn. Sounds like: If Ween’s 2000 record, White Pepper, delved deeper into the ’80s synth-pop territory explored on the Magnetic Fields’ The Charm of the Highway Strip   More
 
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 PETE COTTELL

Extended Q&A: Eric Wareheim of Tim and Eric

Eric Wareheim on guest-star freakouts and new horror series Tim and Eric’s Bedtime Stories.

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In this week's Green Room, we spoke to Eric Wareheim of Tim and Eric. Here's the extended version of that conversation.

If you’re an aficionado of Adult Swim, you know Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim. But the comedy duo’s lo-f...   More
 
Wednesday, September 10, 2014 by PETE COTTELL

Album Review: Hustle and Drone

Holyland (Red Bull Sound Select)


Album Reviews
[SYNTH POP] Despite its ubiquity on Top 40 charts the past three decades, synth-pop music has rarely felt both modern and sincere. In the ’80s, the omnipresence of chintzy Casio presets often    More
 
Wednesday, September 10, 2014 PETE COTTELL

Green Room: Eric Wareheim


Comedy and Variety
If you’re an aficionado of Adult Swim, you know Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim. But the comedy duo’s lo-fi aesthetics and sense of retro-futurist dread are familiar to anyone who’s stayed   More
 
Wednesday, September 10, 2014 PETE COTTELL

Album Review: Castanets

Decimation Blues (Asthmatic Kitty)


Album Reviews
[FREAK FOLK] Like much of Raymond Raposa’s other work under the Castanets moniker, the swaggering variance on Decimation Blues reveals itself to be the strongest case for his existence in a realm    More
 
Wednesday, September 3, 2014 PETE COTTELL

Music Preview: How To Dress Well Gets Emo.

The Heart of the Matter.


Music Stories
It’s been 22 years since Pavement released Slanted & Enchanted, the wellspring from which the old guard of music criticism sought irony over earnestness, detachment over enthusiasm. The most   More
 
Wednesday, August 20, 2014 PETE COTTELL

MusicfestNW 2014: EMA

Erika M. Anderson fills the void of the internet era with noise—and fake palm trees.


MFNW 2014
Considering her predilection for unironic lyrics about “the innerwebz,” one would think the harsh binary static that opens The Future’s Void is Erika M. Anderson’s nihilistic anti-statemen   More
 
Wednesday, August 13, 2014 PETE COTTELL

MusicfestNW 2014: How I learned to Stop Hating Pop and Start Loving Haim.

How I learned to stop hating pop and start loving Haim.


MFNW 2014
I never thought I had it in me to appreciate Haim. Like most bored Midwestern kids born in the ’80s, I found punk rock at a young age and presumed that the part of my brain capable of apprecia   More
 
Wednesday, August 13, 2014 PETE COTTELL

Introducing: U SCO


Music Stories
Who: Ryan Miller (guitar), Jon Scheid (bass), Phil Cleary (drums). Sounds like: Steve Albini, Rick Froberg and Damon Che soundtracking a disjointed art film about speed freaks careening through t   More
 
Wednesday, August 6, 2014 PETE COTTELL

Maine Lobster Roll: The State Where Even McDonald's Serves Lobster

Our 50 Plates tour continues with buttered lobster on a bun from Maine Street Lobster

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Summer is road-trip season, so we're taking a culinary tour of America. But because Portland is a city of immigrants from other states, we don't have to leave town to do it. We're traveling to 50 Portland restaurants to try one distinctive food from each s...   More
 
Thursday, July 24, 2014 by PETE COTTELL
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