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Extended Q&A: Stephen Malkmus


Stephen Malkmus has done a lot of interviews in his 20-odd years fronting Pavement and the Jicks. So when we talked on the phone in advance of the latter group’s Portland stop—it will be the first time the latest incarnation of the band, which features Jake Morris of the Joggers on drums in addition to longtime Jicks Joanna Bolme and Mike Clark, has played Portland—I wasn’t surprised...   More
Wednesday, October 12, 2011 by CASEY JARMAN

The Weird World of Blowfly

The dirty old man in winter.

Movie Reviews & Stories
In contemplating Clarence Reid’s career touring the world as septuagenarian soul singer/rap inventor/pussy lover Blowfly, it’s hard not to think of a tired old circus lion. Occasionally he roars   More
Wednesday, October 12, 2011 CASEY JARMAN

Q&A: Stephen Malkmus

The head Jick talks about moving to Berlin, the stock market and Nirvana.

Music Stories
Stephen Malkmus has done a lot of interviews in his 20-odd years fronting Pavement and the Jicks.
Wednesday, October 12, 2011 CASEY JARMAN

Club 21: My New Pep-Pep

Bar Reviews
Club 21 (2035 NE Glisan St., 235-5690) still looks like a little fish tank castle on the outside and feels like a ski lodge on the inside. But the former dive bar, which took only a slight hit in p   More
Wednesday, October 12, 2011 CASEY JARMAN

Video: Radiation City, "Park" (Live on Breakthrough Radio)

rad city in studio

Radiation City's recent record release party at Doug Fir was one of the better local rock shows I've seen in a long time. The quartet plays with plenty of loose passion while keeping both the delicate and complex aspects of its songwriting wholly intact. They seem to me to be a band destined for some very big things. I'm not always right about these things, but my track record isn't horrible, eith...   More
Tuesday, October 11, 2011 by CASEY JARMAN

Reel Music 26

Texans fiddle while Cab burns.

Movie Reviews & Stories
Cab Calloway: Sketches 60 Few musicians whom I grew up worshipping stand taller and prouder in my memory than Cab Calloway. With his big band swing-blues, his unconventional dance moves and his ree   More
Wednesday, October 5, 2011 CASEY JARMAN

Kids in the Hall

Getting to know this year's Oregon Music Hall of Fame inductees

Music Stories
There is no Oregon Music Hall of Fame. No building with vaulted archways and gold records lining the halls. But for its board of directors and 87 past inductees—punk guitarists, jazz drummers and    More
Wednesday, October 5, 2011 CASEY JARMAN

Astronautalis: Sunday, Oct. 9

Astronautalis crossed the streams and lived to tell the tale.

Music Stories
[PUNK HIP-HOP] Minneapolis may be the only city in America where Andy Bothwell’s music doesn’t make him a weirdo. After three years in Seattle, Bothwell—better known as the MC/songwriter Astr   More
Wednesday, October 5, 2011 CASEY JARMAN

Cut of the Day: Cloudy October, "Play," The Metal Jerk (Fieldwerk)


My God. Where did this man come from? What does he want from us? Who did he sell his soul to for this sick beat?

Though he is shrouded in mystery, Cloudy October also lives across the street from me. We've chatted a few times—he's got a good sense of humor (as this song illustrates) and I like his style. But when I hear Cloudy's music, I feel like I don't know the guy at all. In this worl...   More
Friday, September 30, 2011 by CASEY JARMAN

Primer: Hank III

Music Stories
Born: 1972 in Nashville, Tenn.  Sounds like: Somebody spiked a honky-tonk jukebox with well whiskey and plenty of prescription pills.  For fans of: Hank Williams, Hank Williams Jr., Webb Pie   More
Wednesday, September 28, 2011 CASEY JARMAN

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