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Joy In Mudville


It's a long road from Portland to Brooklyn. But, for local songwriter Casey Neill, the path to Brooklyn Bridge—his new album—was far longer than geography would imply. It's been eight years, in fact, since Neill last released a collection of all-new material. And that nearly decadelong journey stre...   More
 
Wednesday, May 9, 2007 by JEFF ROSENBERG

Joy in mudville

Mighty Casey Neill’s long-awaited album finally rounds home.


Music Stories
It’s a long road from Portland to Brooklyn. But, for local songwriter Casey Neill, the path to Brooklyn Bridge—his new album—was far longer than geography would imply. It’s bee ...   More
 
Wednesday, May 9, 2007 JEFF ROSENBERG

The Sippy Cups at the Aladdin Theater, Saturday, May 5 (1 PM!)


So, I said in my WW preview of this show that "this here rag doesn't pay me enough to possibly come up with a pithier description" for this San Franciscan children's music group than the L.A. Times' "The Flaming Lips of the toddler set." Ironically, it is on this blog, for which WW pays me absolutely nothing t...   More
 
Monday, May 7, 2007 by JEFF ROSENBERG

Lily Allen at the Aladdin Theater, March 28th, 2007


OK so, first things first: Ya know my WW show preview for Lily Allen? As in, the lead review of the whole music listings section this week? Well, just to clarify: it wasn't supposed to begin "When I first heard 'Smile,'" as it does. No, it was supposed to read, "At first, when I heard her ...   More
 
Friday, March 30, 2007 by JEFF ROSENBERG

Paul deLay Memorial Show Announced


Portland's blues harmonica giant, Paul deLay, who died unexpectedly March 7th, will be celebrated on Sunday, April Fools' Day with a concert at the Portland Art Museum's Kridel Grand Ballroom. Hosted by eleven former members of various incarnations of The Paul deLay Band, the bill features Duffy Bishop, Linda ...   More
 
Thursday, March 29, 2007 by JEFF ROSENBERG

Paul deLay Memorial Show Announced


Portland's blues harmonica giant, Paul deLay, who died unexpectedly March 7th, will be celebrated on Sunday, April Fools' Day with a concert at the Portland Art Museum's Kridel Grand Ballroom. Hosted by eleven former members of various incarnations of The Paul deLay Band, the bill features Duffy Bishop, Linda ...   More
 
Thursday, March 29, 2007 by JEFF ROSENBERG

In Memoriam: Paul deLay


Native Portland harmonica master Paul deLay died in the early hours of Wednesday morning, just a month or so past his 55th birthday, and just days after learning he had terminal leukemia. He'd battled health problems for years, but he must have counted his blessing...   More
 
Friday, March 9, 2007 by JEFF ROSENBERG

Patty "Heart" Townes Friday & Saturday, Jan. 26-27


[OFFBEAT TRIBUTE] To the accompaniment of a lone banjo player—whose shadow on the backdrop starts sprouting serpents—a clown dressed as what indie-folkie Holcombe Waller calls "this rattlesnake-charmer voodoo business guy" steps out. As viola and cello join in, said guy (who goes by Mihael Sagalovesky) then begins to sing a sly request laden with Southern gothic gloom: "Won't you lend ...   More
 
Wednesday, January 24, 2007 by JEFF ROSENBERG

PASSING THROUGH: Joanna Newsom at the Aladdin Theater, Dec. 3, 2006


"Hello, Maine!" Joanna Newsom shouted mischievously, following her opening song Sunday night at the Aladdin. After everyone had a hearty chuckle, she made it clear that she knew she was really in Oregon. With most artists, such clarification would be gratuitous, but Newsom's so quirky that it was probably wise...   More
 
Wednesday, December 6, 2006 by JEFF ROSENBERG

Mike Coykendall, Friday Nov. 11


[PSYCH-FOLK] Besides leading alt-country's Old Joe Clarks through the late '90s, singer/guitarist Mike Coykendall has accomplished a helluva lot since moving here from 'Frisco in 1999. He's produced several albums for artists whose impact reaches far beyond Portland—such as M. Ward and Richmond Fontaine—and also released his own hushed, effects-laden solo debut, Hello Hello Hello   More
 
Wednesday, November 15, 2006 by JEFF ROSENBERG
 

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