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Introducing...: Unicorn Domination


Music Stories
Who: Chelsea Unicorn, Lucia Luna, Clint “ClickAttack” Harvard. Sounds like: ’80s French electro processed with glitter, Lucky Charms and a black widow spider. For fans of: Air, Massive Attack,   More
 
Wednesday, December 18, 2013 GRACE STAINBACK

Mountain Sounds: Thursday, Nov. 21

U.S. immigration laws wouldn’t let Tim Hoyt and Franc Castillejos make an album together. So they headed for the hills.


Music Stories
Mountain Sounds’ Tim Hoyt has a bone to pick with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. “As an American citizen, all the immigration laws have done are slow me down personally and try to s   More
 
Wednesday, November 20, 2013 GRACE STAINBACK

The Undocumented

Over the border.


Movie Reviews & Stories
It’s one thing to hear the facts: In the past 15 years, more than 2,500 migrants attempting to cross the Mexico-Arizona border through the Sonora Desert have perished en route. It’s quite an   More
 
Wednesday, October 30, 2013 GRACE STAINBACK

Show Preview: Janelle Monáe


Music Stories
[SPASTIC SOUL] On tour for her latest album, The Electric Lady, Janelle Monáe has taken to being rolled onstage in a hand truck, at which point she bursts free from a straitjacket and right into    More
 
Wednesday, October 23, 2013 GRACE STAINBACK

Restaurant Guide 2013: Andina


Restaurant Guide
1314 NW Glisan St., 228-9535, andinarestaurant.com. [EDIBLE ANDES] Andina’s massive menu charts the course of contemporary Peruvian cuisine. It starts somewhere in Madrid’s basement taverns,    More
 
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 GRACE STAINBACK

Restaurant Guide 2013: Grain and Gristle


Restaurant Guide
1473 NE Prescott St., 298-5007, grainandgristle.com. [STARTER CHARCUTERIE] Grain & Gristle is straight from central casting. You’ll know you’re in the archetypical Northwest gastropub jus   More
 
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 GRACE STAINBACK

Jeni Wren: Thursday, Sept. 19

It took a village to create this ex-Shy Girl’s debut EP.


Music Stories
[JAZZY SOUL] “Community” is Jeni Wren’s favorite buzzword. Through the years of soaking up inspiration in Seattle’s jazz scene, the collaborations with Portland-area musicians that first   More
 
Wednesday, September 18, 2013 GRACE STAINBACK

The Lower 48: Friday, Aug. 16

Former folkies tap into their rock-’n’-roll hearts.


Music Stories
[NEO-CLASSIC ROCK] The members of the Lower 48 are digging their new rehearsal space, and well they should: At their last spot, the band was beset on all sides by the uniform blare of death metal.   More
 
Wednesday, August 14, 2013 GRACE STAINBACK

Album Review: Wishyunu

Futuray (Self-Released)


Album Reviews
[SYNTHSCAPES] Husband-and-wife duo Bei and Tony Yan have been cranking tunes out of their windowless basement recording studio since 2008, and it’s starting to show: This latest four-track EP, t   More
 
Wednesday, August 7, 2013 GRACE STAINBACK

Album Review: Houndstooth

Ride Out the Dark (No Quarter)


Album Reviews
[SUMMER SONGS] Ride Out the Dark, the debut album from Portland quintet Houndstooth, certainly could not have come at a better time. In fact, the album couldn’t have a more apt title: Katie Be   More
 
Wednesday, July 17, 2013 GRACE STAINBACK
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