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Album Review: Tu Fawning

A Monument (City Slang)


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[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

It Takes Balls: A Part-Time Blazer Enthusiasts' Guide to Tonight's NBA Draft Lottery

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UPDATE: The Blazers landed number 6 and number 11 in the NBA draft. That's right where the team was predicted to land. So there's that. 
The NBA's unique draft lottery is a fancy, even thrilling way of not simply handing the best incoming players to the worst teams. In case you've not been paying attention—and, seriously, you'd be forgiven for not paying attention after tha...   More
 
Wednesday, May 30, 2012 by CASEY JARMAN

Divide, Conquer

Illmaculate’s long-delayed debut album has guts—now can it find ears?


Music Stories
Greg Poe hasn’t grown any—height-wise—since gracing the cover of WW in 2009. The Portland MC, better known as Illmaculate, is still 5-foot-5 with a crooked Blazers cap. And while he jokes ab   More
 
Wednesday, May 30, 2012 CASEY JARMAN

Album Review: Deer or the Doe

Tonight We Love You (Self-Released)


Album Reviews
[SINEWY ROCK] Deer or the Doe should probably receive some sort of cultural grant for keeping ’90s underground rock alive and well in Portland well over a decade past its heyday. Then again, i   More
 
Wednesday, May 30, 2012 CASEY JARMAN

Cake on a Hot Tin Roof


Food Cart Reviews
It’s hard to miss the pink-and-yellow Winnebago at the Northeast corner of Cartlandia. It looks like something out of a children’s book. With her rosy cheeks and white hair, Jennie Goodrich,   More
 
Wednesday, May 30, 2012 CASEY JARMAN

Video Roundup: Michael The Blind, Vinnie Dewayne, Serge Severe, Plankton Wat and More

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Videos! Some are real new, some we just missed the first time around. Either way, they are something Portland-centric for you to stare at as you wind down the final minutes before your Memorial Weekend begins (we hope). There'll be no time for video-watching in the great outdoors, friends. And, snap, look at the time! We'd better make this quick! 
Michael the Blind, "Sympathies"In ...   More
 
Friday, May 25, 2012 by CASEY JARMAN

Cut of the Day: Vinnie Dewayne, "Can't Lie," Castaway Mixtape

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If there's one thing I get all blustery about on a regular basis when it comes to the Portland music scene, it's that we have plenty of great singers and rappers—but very few great storytellers. 
And now here comes a 21-year-old kid to blow that thesis away [TRUST ME: STREAM OR DOWNLOAD C...   More
 
Wednesday, May 23, 2012 by CASEY JARMAN

Mbilly: Saturday, May 26

William Helfrich tries to untangle his past and makes his best album in the process.


Music Stories
[SINGER-SONGWRITER] William Helfrich woke up one morning a few years ago and realized he was a grown-up. It was something none of his previous life experiences—not going to college, not holding    More
 
Wednesday, May 23, 2012 CASEY JARMAN

Album Review: Arjay

Love Strong (Self-Released)


Album Reviews
[HOMETOWN R&B] Arjay lives, like many urban singers of his generation, at the intersection of hip-hop and R&B. If you know his name, it’s probably from the former: The Portland staple ha   More
 
Wednesday, May 23, 2012 CASEY JARMAN
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