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Sophomore Bump

Closer electronic music fest returns for a second year, humble as ever.


Music Stories
 Jack Coleman knows that “Portland” and “electronic music” aren’t exactly synonymous for most people. Like many fringe music makers, Coleman—who has produced techno and house musi   More
 
Wednesday, June 20, 2012 CASEY JARMAN

Summer Guide 2012: It’s Not a Portland Summer Until You’ve...

39 ways to stretch the next few months as far as they’ll go.


Featured Stories
Locals talk about “Portland summers” in near-spiritual terms. There’s a reason for that. In what are supposed to be the warmer months...   More
 
Wednesday, June 20, 2012 CASEY JARMAN

Headout: “Nickelback” is Fun to Say

And 12 other compliments for the Canadian rock band you love to hate.


Headout
13. Nickelback knows how to make friends.Recent corporate tie-ins include a deal with the NHL and...   More
 
Wednesday, June 20, 2012 CASEY JARMAN

Friends, Bandmates Remember Sean Roberts of Thirty Ought Six

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As reported in this Wednesday's WW: Sean Roberts, bassist and vocalist for well-loved ’90s Portland rock trio Thirty Ought Six, died June 8 at his parents’ home in Alexandria, Va., according to friends and family members on Facebook. The details of Roberts’ death have not been disclosed. Thirty Ought Six broke up in 1996 after playing dates on the Lollapalooza tour. The band played wi...   More
 
Thursday, June 14, 2012 by CASEY JARMAN

Video: Cassow, "Mind Yo Bidness"

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FRSH SLCTS, Portland's premiere hip-hop blog, has been on somewhat of a hot streak lately. And it's hard to avoid Cassow—the self-declared "young hot nigga everybody talking about"—who has indeed been on the tip of a lot of tongues in the local hip-hop community as of late.
"Mind Yo Business" is not, perhaps, as powerful a showcase as his last video,    More
 
Thursday, June 14, 2012 by CASEY JARMAN

Mount Eerie: Tuesday, June 19

Phil Elverum tries to demystify his image while making the best music of his life.


Music Stories
[COUNTRY DARKNESS] It is not unusual for a Mount Eerie show to be booked thusly: “A kid in a small town in Wisconsin or whatever will write and want me to come there,” the band’s sole static   More
 
Wednesday, June 13, 2012 CASEY JARMAN

Album Review: Kaia

Two Adult Women in Love (Jealous Butcher)


Album Reviews
[SINGER-SONGWRITER] Few solo artists can mesmerize a room the way Kaia Wilson does. There’s no one reason for this. Despite making music for the past two decades, Wilson retains a nervous ener   More
 
Wednesday, June 13, 2012 CASEY JARMAN

Primer: A Place to Bury Strangers


Music Stories
Formed: In 2003 in New York City. Sounds like: A lovely sample platter of mopey rock sounds from the ’80s, ’90s and aughts flipped over and then rubbed into the carpet.  For fans of: Bauhau   More
 
Wednesday, June 6, 2012 CASEY JARMAN

Album Review: Tu Fawning

A Monument (City Slang)


Album Reviews
[SULTRY POST-POP] Tu Fawning doesn’t really work on paper. The band is fronted by a guy best known for his work with the carnivalesque, heavy Portland rock act 31Knots (Joe Haege) and a singer   More
 
Wednesday, June 6, 2012 CASEY JARMAN

The Lion’s Eye Tavern: Bullseye


Bar Reviews
No longtime Portlander is surprised to hear there’s great stuff in the outer reaches of Southeast 82nd Avenue. Even so, The Lion’s Eye Tavern (5919 SE 82nd Ave., 774-1468) comes as a bit of a sh   More
 
Wednesday, June 6, 2012 CASEY JARMAN
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