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THE STACK with Monkey Trick's Trevor Solomon

Warning: The description of these albums may offend, which is just the way the Jesus Lizard would have wanted it.


Music Stories
In the early '90s, most of the music world was swooning over the sounds of Nirvana and Pearl Jam. But Trevor Solomon was interested in more risky pursuits--namely riding around downtown Atlanta listen ...   More
 
Wednesday, January 5, 2005 MARK BAUMGARTEN

Music


Special Section Stories
The kids who want to rock received an unexpected present from the Oregon Liquor Control Commission in March when the state agency killed its flawed minor-entertainer rule. Initiated in early 2003, the ...   More
 
Wednesday, December 29, 2004 MARK BAUMGARTEN

THE LIST 2004

Freakys and dropouts and Roland 505s: Here are the year's top 10 albums.


Music Stories
1. Devendra Banhart, Niño RojoIn a year when cultural conservatism crept into the electorate and onto the charts, the neo-folk movement let its freak flag fly, silently subverting the status qu ...   More
 
Wednesday, December 22, 2004 MARK BAUMGARTEN

So this is the Future.


Album Reviews
Stare into the crystal ball, children, if you dare.There are few things quite as useless as trying to predict the path of popular and underground music. Just look at this year: Who'd have guessed in 2 ...   More
 
Wednesday, December 22, 2004 MARK BAUMGARTEN

Something to Say

After three years as a top Portland songwriter, Corrina Repp lost her muse. Now she's found it again.


Music Stories
Singer-songwriters are a dime a dozen. Since every flunky with a six-string to play, a voice box to abuse and a coffee shop to fill with musical metaphor can become one, sometimes it seems like everyo ...   More
 
Wednesday, December 15, 2004 MARK BAUMGARTEN

Dysfunctional Democracy

Chemistry, shmemistry. The guys in Grails make discord sound beautiful.


Music Stories
Interviewing most bands is like talking to newlyweds. Without a sliver of doubt in the bunch, band members expound on how wonderfully everything is going and how the only thing standing between them a ...   More
 
Wednesday, December 8, 2004 MARK BAUMGARTEN

NOTHING IS REVEALED

Bob Dylan has lied to us for years. Can two new explorations of his life offer a grain of truth?


Music Stories
If reading a memoir is a leap of faith that demands a belief in the veracity of the author, then reading a Bob Dylan memoir is a foolish leap into a twisting kaleidoscope of half-truths. No one who pi ...   More
 
Wednesday, December 1, 2004 MARK BAUMGARTEN

SNUGGLE UPS

WW dissects Portland's feel good electro-pop duo one piece at a time.


Music Stories
BEST FRIENDS FOREVER: Brett W. and Liam K. are unlikely best friends. While attending high school in Prineville, Brett ran with the cool kids. Liam ran from the cool kids. Add to that the fact that Li ...   More
 
Wednesday, October 27, 2004 MARK BAUMGARTEN

DIRTY WORDS Meant to Be Heard

A new Lenny Bruce anthology tells the trailblazing comic's story in his own filthy words.


Books
Introducing infamous comic Lenny Bruce before an interview aired in 1959, Studs Terkel opined, "Lenny Bruce is the type of comic that needs to be seen and heard." That quote and the interview that fol ...   More
 
Wednesday, October 20, 2004 MARK BAUMGARTEN

THE BUSINESS OF HIP-HOP

This year POH-Hop is as much about educating as it is about entertaining.


Music Stories
Terrance Scott is a realist. While putting together the ninth installment of his annual hip-hop festival, POH-Hop, the local music impresario realized that he needed to do more than just entertain P-t ...   More
 
Wednesday, October 20, 2004 MARK BAUMGARTEN
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