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Head2Head: Car2Go Vs. The Future of Transportation

Willamette Week's correspondent thinks the future has a long way to go.


It isn’t often one gets invited to participate in a revolution of the future, but that’s just what OMSI did. “Drive Revolution: The Future of Transportation,” a car showcase at OMSI on Saturday, July 13, was our local science museum's way to allow the Big Three and their E...   More
 
Monday, July 15, 2013 by MITCH LILLIE

Live Review: Closer Fest, Day 3


Looking on the bright side, Portland knows how to support some of its local artists. The turnout for Natasha Kmeto's release show for her new LP Crisis was one of the most impressive crowds of the Closer Festival. Maybe it was just the comparatively intimate venue—Holocene is smaller than Refuge, where another crowded main event was hel...   More
 
Tuesday, June 25, 2013 by MITCH LILLIE

Live Review: Closer Fest, Day 2

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The biggest night in Closer's three year history did not disappoint. Three rooms in Refuge, the main host of the festival for each of the three years, sought to appease the varying musical tastes of Portland's electronica lovers. Outside, and audible from blocks away, was the PDX Junglist stage, showcasing Portland's best in drum 'n' bass—if you're into that kind of thing.On the VIP Stage,   More
 
Saturday, June 22, 2013 by MITCH LILLIE

Live Review: Closer Fest, Day 1

Art of Hot

Kicking off an electronic music festival at a gay bar is fitting. Electronic music would still be twitching around on the floor to Herbie Hancock’s “Rockit” if we lived in a fully hetero society. Thursday’s event at Crush Bar, a “straight-friendly” gay bar, was supposedly ...   More
 
Friday, June 21, 2013 by MITCH LILLIE

Top Five Must-Sees at Closer Electronic Music Festival


Top 5
John Tejada (Friday, Refuge) The meticulous, melodic house master (pictured) is bringing his all-hardware (read: MacBook-free) set to Portland for its stateside debut. Eat your heart out, San Fra   More
 
Wednesday, June 19, 2013 MITCH LILLIE

Futro Records: Sunday, June 9

Electro hip-hop party jams thicker than blood.


Music Stories
[FAMILY PARTY] For some of the residents of Southeast’s Washington Towers, the drab apartment complex down the street from Lone Fir Pioneer Cemetery has another name: Futro Towers. That’s beca   More
 
Wednesday, June 5, 2013 MITCH LILLIE

Trekking Nowhere Fast

Where’s JJ when you need him?


Movie Reviews & Stories
JJ Abrams’ Star Trek Into Darkness has gotten great reviews. Already released in Australia, Mexico and other countries, the movie’s U.S. release was delayed because of a competing opening of T   More
 
Wednesday, May 15, 2013 MITCH LILLIE

Lovecraft on the Tabletop

How to scare the father of Doom.


Movie Reviews & Stories
Game designer Sandy Petersen isn’t afraid of anything. Well, almost anything. “The revelation that things are not as they seem—that’s scary to me,” says Petersen, the guest of honor   More
 
Wednesday, May 1, 2013 MITCH LILLIE

Brew Views: Star Trek TV at Holocene

Wyatt Warp and the Yellow-Bellied Spandex.


Brew Views
In the JJ-fied Star Trek of today, it’s easy to look upon the pitifully low-budgeted original series and giggle. The episode “Spectre of the Gun,” Gene Roddenberry’s 1968 nod to the cowboy W   More
 
Wednesday, April 24, 2013 MITCH LILLIE

The Company You Keep

Redford’s thriller can’t keep up with its actors.


Movie Reviews & Stories
Never mind that in real life, Weather Underground activists did not murder anyone in their anti-war radicalism of the early 1970s. In Robert Redford’s The Company You Keep, they did.  As    More
 
Wednesday, April 17, 2013 MITCH LILLIE
 

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