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

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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

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...

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...
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
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