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PDX Pop Now! Yearbook, 2012

Getting all sentimental over this year’s eclectic PDX pop crop.


Music Stories
Every year, the PDX Pop Now! festival offers a glimpse into the music that’s moving Portland. And despite this city’s recent reputation as a haven for confessional, tattooed singer-songwriters   More
 
Wednesday, July 18, 2012 CASEY JARMAN

Vinnie Dewayne: Saturday, July 21

A young St. Johns MC puts his whole life—warts and all—on his brilliant new mixtape.


Music Stories
[HIP-HOP] In the middle of his 2010 mixtape, Solitary, over a sample from Wings’ “Band on the Run,” 19-year-old Portland MC Vinnie Dewayne crystallized his home life. “My family different/   More
 
Wednesday, July 18, 2012 CASEY JARMAN

Brew Views: Amélie

Fun with Francophilia.


Brew Views
Amélie was once a charming little foreign film that had you longing for a simple life among long-faced Frogs who just wanted a little goddamn magic in their lives. You were transfixed by the ro   More
 
Wednesday, July 18, 2012 CASEY JARMAN

Video: Luck One, "Searchin'"

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Reports of Luck-One's retirement have been greatly exaggerated. I just don't buy that this dude is leaving the music world any time soon. This video, for one of the finest cuts from his latest release, Beautiful Music Part 2, should tell you why. Hanif Collins is what they call "a head." His interest in and passion for music is going to eat away at him no matter how far he travels or what he's doi...   More
 
Friday, July 13, 2012 by CASEY JARMAN

Video: Onuinu, "Happy Home"

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Behold! The new Onuinu video, wherein Dorian Duvall travels to the outer reaches of East Portland in search of tin foil and hard-boiled eggs, then uses his shopping list to create lightning and, presumably, time-travel. We hope you'll enjoy it. Andrew Sloan directed this little surrealist verite docu-drama (I studied film in college, but now I fo...   More
 
Wednesday, July 11, 2012 by CASEY JARMAN

Don’t Quit Your Day Job

Codeine gets back together—sort of.


Music Stories
When one Googles the name “Stephen Immerwahr,” the first result is a LinkedIn profile. And there on his résumé between “Researcher: Public Agenda” in the late ’80s and “City Research   More
 
Wednesday, July 11, 2012 CASEY JARMAN

A Day To Remember

Ray Davies Day is just the latest in awesome Portland proclamations.


Featured Stories
Longtime Portland DJ Gregarious T. Cline had a simple dream: to open for famed Kinks frontman Ray Davies at the Aladdin...   More
 
Wednesday, July 11, 2012 CASEY JARMAN

Album Review: Ozarks

Ozarks (Self-Released)


Album Reviews
[BAROQUE POP] Robbie Augspurger may have been born in the wrong decade. In his photography, the Portlander captures contemporary characters in classic formal poses, their hair neatly slicked or br   More
 
Wednesday, July 11, 2012 CASEY JARMAN

Scoops' out for Summer: Day 10

Alma Chocolate

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Did you know that, in addition to those amazing gold leaf chocolate masterpieces, Portland chocolate shop Alma makes its own ice cream? It does. We sent Music Editor Casey Jarman down for day 10 of Scoops' out for Summer.
 Alma Chocolate
140 NE 28th Ave., almachocolate.com</...   More
 
Tuesday, July 10, 2012 by CASEY JARMAN

Same As It Ever Was

OLCC rule changes have done little to help Portland’s underage music fans.


Music Stories
Four years ago, there was hope that Portland’s midsized concert venues might start making room for kids. Music lovers were...   More
 
Wednesday, July 4, 2012 CASEY JARMAN
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