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Show Preview: Neutral Milk Hotel, Elf Power, the Minders


Music Stories
[FUZZY FREAK FOLK] Time has left few stones unturned in the wake of In the Aeroplane Over the Sea, Neutral Milk Hotel’s 1998 psych-folk masterpiece. The blown-out, kitchen-sink orchestration and   More
 
Wednesday, April 2, 2014 PETE COTTELL

Portlandia At Cartlandia

Fred and Carrie go to 82nd Avenue.


DVD & TV
Only the most devious real-estate agent would classify the tract of land occupied by Cartlandia as “prime Portland.” Splayed across a parking lot on Southeast 82nd Avenue, just a few hundred f   More
 
Wednesday, April 2, 2014 PETE COTTELL

Spin Laundry Lounge: Quick Slosh


Bar Reviews
Most proper college towns have at least one musty, old basement dive that swapped its pool tables for a handful of rickety Maytags that “fell off the back of a truck.” Portland deserves someth   More
 
Wednesday, April 2, 2014 PETE COTTELL

Show Preview: The War on Drugs, White Laces


Music Stories
[STONED AMERICANA] The bifurcation of the careers of Kurt Vile and Adam Granduciel could’ve gone a lot worse. Vile left the War On Drugs in 2008, but pegging indie-rock’s benevolent stoner laure   More
 
Wednesday, March 26, 2014 PETE COTTELL

Strip Club Guide 2014: Strip Steak

We rank these pieces of meat.


Strip Club Guide
Thanks to Oregon Liquor Control Commission laws that require bars to offer patrons “substantial food items” alongside a shelf full of liquor, your favorite strip club in Portland is likely t   More
 
Wednesday, March 12, 2014 PETE COTTELL

Show Preview: Russian Circles, KEN Mode, Helms Alee


Music Stories
[APOCALYPTIC MATH METAL] Between Easter, The Walking Dead and Keith Richards’ uncanny life force, it’s safe to say pop culture’s predilection for zombie kitsch is no longer weird. While necr   More
 
Wednesday, March 5, 2014 PETE COTTELL

Deal With It

A guide to dealing with your dealer—whoever it may be.


News Stories
THE BUD-TOTING BIKE MESSENGER How you know you’re there: You’re at home, you send a text message and a few minutes later (OK, probably longer), a sweaty man whose BO stench c   More
 
Wednesday, January 29, 2014 PETE COTTELL, BROOKE GEERY

Into It Over It: Wednesday, Jan. 29

Emo revivalists make the world a safe place to cry again.


Music Stories
Emo should’ve seen its slow decline coming. It was only a matter of time before the melody-driven punk offshoot collapsed under the heft of its aesthetical crimes against humanity—though the s   More
 
Wednesday, January 29, 2014 PETE COTTELL

Show Preview: Volcano Choir, the Cloack Ox


Music Stories
[POST-ROCK] When Volcano Choir released Unmap in 2009, few knew what to expect from America’s newly minted sad-guy laureate. Upon releasing For Emma, Forever Ago, Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon employ   More
 
Wednesday, January 22, 2014 PETE COTTELL

The Hole Story

3 months behind the counter at Voodoo Doughnut.


Cover Story
“TALKING SHIT ABOUT HALL & OATES WILL RESULT IN IMMEDIATE DISCIPLINARY ACTION.” This sign hanging next to the employee schedule at Voodoo Doughnut is probably a joke, but I’m not quite   More
 
Wednesday, January 15, 2014 PETE COTTELL
 

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