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Video: Dolorean, "Black Hills Gold"


Well, this is cool. I'm not sure I have much to add to the conversation posted over at IFC (I guess this video is sorta an homage to Dennis Wilson? See, I never woulda got that), where this video premiered today, but I'm a huge Dolorean fan and anything the band comes up with is good news...   More
 
Wednesday, August 24, 2011 by CASEY JARMAN

Deep Cuts: Okkervil River, "Black" (With Will Sheff Q&A)

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Hello, and welcome to the long-delayed second installment of my column, Deep Cuts, wherein I closely examine a song that I love and interview the artist at ridiculous length about it. Today we're talking to Okkervil River's Will Sheff about his song "Black," from the band's 2005 album Black Sheep Boy. Okkervil River plays this Thursday and Friday at the Edgefield with the Decemberis...   More
 
Tuesday, August 23, 2011 by CASEY JARMAN

Primer: Toby Keith


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Born: July 8, 1961, in Clinton, Okla. Sounds like: Bored high-school bullies hanging out in the summer.  For fans of: Tim McGraw, Kenny Chesney, Clint Black, Trace Adkins  Latest release: Bu   More
 
Wednesday, August 17, 2011 CASEY JARMAN

Album Review: Rob Wynia

Iron By Water (Self-Released)


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[NAKED SONGS] The first time I heard Rob Wynia’s solo recordings, he was experimenting with soundscapes and edgy spoken-word pieces. I was shocked at how far off course the material was from the    More
 
Wednesday, August 17, 2011 CASEY JARMAN

Album Review: Your Rival

Seven Sparkling Children (Self-Released)


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[POP SONGS] I don’t think I ask too much of pop songs. I want them to physically move me and say something interesting or clever. In fact, if a song can do one of those two things well, I’ll tak   More
 
Wednesday, August 17, 2011 CASEY JARMAN

I Am Legend

A larger-than-life Blazer legend stops by to say goodbye.


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Arvydas Sabonis, who entered the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Mass., on Aug. 11, might be the best-loved Portland Trail Blazer of all time. Sure, Bill Walton won the te   More
 
Wednesday, August 17, 2011 CASEY JARMAN

Top Five Portland Bands with Summer Releases


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Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks, Mirror Traffic (out 8/23) Yeah, the Jicks still count as a Portland band even with Malkmus moving to Germany. And this disc has been a long time coming   More
 
Wednesday, August 17, 2011 CASEY JARMAN

Video: Mattress, "Only Lonely Souls"

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Growing up, my favorite television show was Pee-Wee's Playhouse. I was especially fond of his video calling booth, inside of which he had a number of different pull-down backdrops and accessories, so that it could appear Pee-Wee was speaking to you from some exotic island, the North Pole or a dude ranch when he answered the phone. I am more than a little reminded of that Pee-Wee tradition a...   More
 
Friday, August 12, 2011 by CASEY JARMAN

Beijing There

Punk’s not dead—in China, anyway.


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The most compelling band on this year’s Warped Tour isn’t a tried-and-tested old-school punk act, a guyliner-sporting American emo band or even the token hip-hop dude (sorry, Yelawolf). The most   More
 
Wednesday, August 10, 2011 CASEY JARMAN

Album Review: Sapient

Eaters Vol. One: Tusks! (Self-Released)


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[BEATS AND BLASTS] Sapient might be too good at his day job of selling beats. While the Sandpeople Producer/MC’s new collection, Eaters Volume One: Tusks!—the first in a planned series of Mad L   More
 
Wednesday, August 10, 2011 CASEY JARMAN
 

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