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Album Review: Let it Rain

Portland artists cover classic Portland songs for PDX Pop Now!

Album Reviews
[PORTLAND MUSIC] Why shouldn’t the navel-gazingest city in the country have a compilation of its current bands covering important bands from its past? We’ve got our own TV show, after all.&nbs   More
Wednesday, February 15, 2012 CASEY JARMAN

Album Review: Pheasant

Self-Titled (Self-Released)

Album Reviews
[INDIE ROCK] Somewhere between And And And’s carefree, swaggering basement pop and Typhoon’s controlled and confessional rock operettas, Pheasant is holding its ground. The local quintet’s s   More
Wednesday, February 15, 2012 CASEY JARMAN

Balls Out!

U.S. pinball’s top two players face off in Portland.

One might assume when the United States’ first- and second-ranked pinball pros hit the same tournament, it’s all strobe lights and smoke machines and Zoolander-esque ego. Not so, says Seattle   More
Wednesday, February 15, 2012 CASEY JARMAN

Brew Views: Fletch

Dr. Rosenpenis

Brew Views
I think of Fletch as a sunny film noir. Though Chevy Chase prefers Lakers jerseys to crumpled suits and plays a slacker newspaperman rather than a two-bit detective, the film is surprisingly sim   More
Wednesday, February 15, 2012 CASEY JARMAN

Top Five Free Portland Jazz Festival Events

Top 5
Jazz Conversation: Roy Nathanson & Curtis Fowlkes with Marty Hughley, Sunday, Feb. 19, at The Art BarThese Jazz Passengers know an awful lot about the New York scene, and hopefully they’ve got   More
Wednesday, February 15, 2012 CASEY JARMAN

Portland Hip-Hop is Having a Big Month


A handful of items of note from the local hip-hop world, in case you, like me, are bad at Twitter. Seriously, I can't remember a time when this much good stuff was pending or seeing release all at the same time, so I had to give it one big rundown. Lots of free music here, so get your ears and your clicking-finger ready.
But first, two items:
1. I have very specifically avoided chiming in...   More
Tuesday, February 14, 2012 by CASEY JARMAN

A Lovers' Guide to Tonight's Blazers/Wizards Game: An Almost Live Special Report


I will not be live-blogging tonight's Blazers/Wizards Valentine's Day matchup (too busy being romantic, I'm afraid), but I didn't want to leave you empty-handed. So tonight I give you A Lover's Guide to Portland's Valentine's Day Match-up. It is aimed at the fellas, but please feel free to switch all the gender-specific terminology to suit your needs.

POPPING THE QUESTIONIf your Vale...   More
Tuesday, February 14, 2012 by CASEY JARMAN

Lackthereof (Menomena's Danny Seim) Releases Free EP

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I don't have one of those little Daily Quotation calendars on my desk, but sometimes when I'm feeling hard up for writing ideas, I'll go to one of those awful ad-swamped quotation websites and try to find some strength (or just crib an idea) from the words of wiser men. Danny Seim, whom you know as Menomena's singer-percussionist, did the same thing when looking for inspiration for    More
Friday, February 10, 2012 by CASEY JARMAN

Almost Live: Rockets at Blazers


So I'm having a bit of trouble with the picture, which is coming from my phone (I drew it on my way to the game, on the bus...it is horrible). But we're about to tip-off here at the Rose Garden! Panic time!
10:27There we go. Ray Felton scores Portland's first basket, and he's the guy who we weren't sure we'd see in uniform tonight. Nice work, Ray Ray. Why do people named Ray get nicknamed Ray R...   More
Wednesday, February 8, 2012 by CASEY JARMAN

Songs To Seal The V-Day Deal

Portland musicians present and defend their favorite sex jams.

Music Stories
Most Portland musicians don’t want to talk about doing it. Or so it seemed when we asked dozens of Portland musicians about their favorite sex songs. Like with so many other topics, it’s all i   More
Wednesday, February 8, 2012 CASEY JARMAN
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