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Talkdemonic Announce Summer Dates


Those beautiful people in Talkdemonic are taking to the road yet again for the band's Summer Tour 2006, which I've decided will be called the Melodic Tank Tour (thank you Anagram Engine!). The duo of Kevin O'Connor and Lisa Molinaro will, of course, be out pimping Talkdemonic's sophomore release Beat Romantic (Arena Rock). On select dates, the drum-viola monster will be lending some support to Phi...   More
 
Wednesday, June 7, 2006 by MARK BAUMGARTEN

Can't Stop

Diagnosed with liver cancer and facing death, Curtis Salgado keeps goin'.


Riff City
Here are the facts. On March 17, Portland blues legend Curtis Salgado learned he has a tumor the size of a lemon on his liver. Because of complications caused by hepatitis C, which the singer has had ...   More
 
Wednesday, June 7, 2006 MARK BAUMGARTEN

John Weinland Just Finished New Album


The Portland folk upstarts in John Weinland have finished their latest, Demersville. The band will play a release show at Mississippi Studios, July 14. Read more about Weinland....   More
 
Wednesday, May 31, 2006 by MARK BAUMGARTEN

Social Work

An oral "herstory" of Portland's queer music pioneers Team Dresch on the eve of their reunion gig.


Featured Stories
On Saturday night at the Wonder Ballroom, four women with a lot in common will be taking the stage. Foremost, they are all queer. Plus, as members of the seminal queercore group Team Dresch, Donna Dre ...   More
 
Wednesday, May 24, 2006 MARK BAUMGARTEN

The "Band" Problem

The English language was not equipped to deal with Portland's solo music makers...until now.


Riff City
There is a glaring flaw on the cover of this week's WW. There, in the middle of the cover, is a lone man, Marius Libman, holding a Korg RK-100 and looking something like the touring keytar player for ...   More
 
Wednesday, May 10, 2006 MARK BAUMGARTEN

Dish Review


Food Reviews & Stories
Vegetarians and vegans will dig on this all-day breakfast joint's tofu egg-substitute, along with a laundry list of other V-friendly dishes, including an array of grilled sandwiches. Meat eaters should spy the specials board for one of the best Reubens in town ($7-$7.50). No Reuben? No worries. Ther   More
 
Friday, March 31, 2006 MARK BAUMGARTEN

Movin' On Up

Talkdemonic takes to the road and leaves some relics behind.


Riff City
"I can't believe I forgot it." Lisa Molinaro is riding in the backseat of a tan Econoline van cruising south on I-5 towards Eugene. There she and her Talkdemonic bandmate, Kevin O'Connor, will play th ...   More
 
Wednesday, March 29, 2006 MARK BAUMGARTEN

Cheap Eats 2006


Food Reviews & Stories
For those of us who do not suffer from Automobile Ownership, Northwest's Byways Cafe offers all of that affliction's positive side effects. The walls are cluttered with tourist plates, suitcases hover above the counter, and View-Masters on the tables let Junior experience a faux road trip. And then    More
 
Tuesday, March 28, 2006 MARK BAUMGARTEN

Cheap Eats 2006


Food Reviews & Stories
Sure this Hawthorne hotspot is buzzing with as many hipsters as fruit flies, but there are still plenty of reasons to head down. Vegetarians and vegans will dig on this all-day breakfast joint's tofu egg-substitute, along with a laundry list of other V-friendly dishes, including an array of grilled    More
 
Tuesday, March 28, 2006 MARK BAUMGARTEN

Cheap Eats 2006


Food Reviews & Stories
The most adventurous thing diners will find at Johnny B's are the bright-green tennis balls capping the legs of the chairs. Aside from that, everything here is strict greasy-spoon fare. The menu actually has more meat choices (ham, bacon, sausage links, corned beef, German sausage, etc.) than it doe   More
 
Tuesday, March 28, 2006 MARK BAUMGARTEN
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