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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

Album Review: Death Songs

Self-Titled EP (Post-Consumer)


Album Reviews
[ACOUSTIC WORLD-POP] The disconnect between the band name “Death Songs” and the sunny, celebratory music made under the moniker is something not lost on Nick Delffs. The instantly recognizable D   More
 
Wednesday, September 28, 2011 CASEY JARMAN

Talk on the Wild Side

Insane Clown Posse and Odd Future will probably never speak to one another. But if they did...


Headout
Detroit’s Insane Clown Posse and Los Angeles’ Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All—both of whom visit the Roseland Theater this week—have more in common...
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Wednesday, September 28, 2011 CASEY JARMAN

Portland Musicians Talk About Their Favorite REM Songs

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Yesterday's news that REM was calling it quits after three decades came as a shock to fans and non-fans alike. Here was a band that we all grew up with (or, at least, those of us who grew up in the last 30 years did) that held on for so long, then dropped it out of the blue. I'm a huge fan of bands breaking up when they aren't feeling it, especially bands with a huge financial incentive to stay to...   More
 
Thursday, September 22, 2011 by CASEY JARMAN

Pearl Jam Twenty

We unleashed a lion.


Movie Reviews & Stories
Pearl Jam Twenty is a Pearl Jam-approved Pearl Jam documentary. So you already know what to expect from it: Pearl Jam’s members will appear all humble and smiley; Pearl Jam’s peers will talk ab   More
 
Wednesday, September 21, 2011 CASEY JARMAN

New Romantics

We built this Radiation City on...love?


Music Stories
There are intangibles in Radiation City’s debut record, The Hands That Take You: Ghosts in the machine that cast dark shadows and shoot warm jetstreams across tracks like the skittering, electro-s   More
 
Wednesday, September 21, 2011 CASEY JARMAN

Mic Check: Sage Francis


Music Stories
Last May, Sage Francis was headed to Portland in support of his then-new album, Li[f]e—an excellent collection that examines death from every conceivable angle—when life kicked him in the gut. A   More
 
Wednesday, September 21, 2011 CASEY JARMAN

Album Review: Old Growth

Out of the Sand and Into the Streets (Bakery Outlet)


Album Reviews
[PRE-GRUNGE] Upon dropping his band’s new album by the WW office, Old Growth co-frontman John Magnifico noted disparagingly that Out of the Sand and Into the Streets was recorded quickly and under    More
 
Wednesday, September 21, 2011 CASEY JARMAN

Achieving Nirvana

The Top Five albums released on the same day as Nevermind.


Top 5
On Sept. 24, 1991, the rock world changed forever. That’s the day Red Hot Chili Peppers released Blood Sugar Sex Magik. And, less notably, some Seattle hair band called Nirvana made its major-labe   More
 
Wednesday, September 21, 2011 CASEY JARMAN

Cut of the Day: Serge Severe feat. Luck-One, "Know the Truth"

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Everybody knows the global economy is fucked right now. And anybody with common sense should be troubled by the great disparity between rich and poor in this country. I had a long conversation about this with a smart friend last night. We were sitting outside Valentine's and he summed it up real well: "I think shit is about to get really weird in this country," he said. "There are just too ma...   More
 
Tuesday, September 20, 2011 by CASEY JARMAN
 

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