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A wandering member of Portland’s music vanguard visits home.


Music Stories
Those of us old enough to have gotten our hair done or bought clothes back in the ’80s lived to regret it. Most, though, are thankful those unfortunate choices aren’t immortalized online&m ...   More
 
Wednesday, May 21, 2008 JEFF ROSENBERG

6. Nick Jaina

26.5 points


Special Section Stories
WHO: Nick Jaina, with help from Ali Ippolito, Nathan Langston, William Joersz, Jason Leonard, Sean Flynn, Scott Magee and John Whaley.WHAT: Literate, moody balladry and acoustic-pop cabaret.SOUNDS LIK ...   More
 
Wednesday, May 7, 2008 JEFF ROSENBERG

RACHEL TAYLOR BROWN, Half Hours With The Lower Creatures (Cutthroat Pop)




[WEIRD POP] Rachel Taylor Brown's new recording begins with an unsettling collage of toy piano, ringing telephones, muted voices and scattered crowd noise. It's an aurally arresting intro, and on most artists' albums it would make a perfect, say, 30-second lead-in to the first song. But this is a Rach...   More
 
Wednesday, April 2, 2008 by JEFF ROSENBERG

Rachel Taylor Brown, Half Hours With The Lower Creatures (Cutthroat Pop)

Album review


Music Stories
[WEIRD POP] Rachel Taylor Brown’s new recording begins with an unsettling collage of toy piano, ringing telephones, muted voices and scattered crowd noise. It’s an aurally arresting intro, ...   More
 
Wednesday, April 2, 2008 JEFF ROSENBERG

VARIOUS ARTISTS, Mississippi Studios Live, Volume III (Mississippi Studios)




[ECLECTIC ACOUSTIC] Marking the first year of the acoustic mecca's existence, WW named Mississippi Studios “Portland's Best Place to Get an Earful” in 2004. Judging from the aural evidence on its new disc, Mississippi Studios Live, Volume III, the title holds. From the first few notes of local neo-folk act Weinland's opening number, the laconic lament “Piles of Cl...   More
 
Wednesday, January 30, 2008 by JEFF ROSENBERG

Various Artists Mississippi Studios Live, Volume III (Mississippi Studios)


Music Stories
[ECLECTIC ACOUSTIC] Marking the first year of the acoustic mecca’s existence, WW named Mississippi Studios “Portland’s Best Place to Get an Earful” in 2004. Judging from the au ...   More
 
Wednesday, January 30, 2008 JEFF ROSENBERG

Q&A: Will Johnson on Moonshine Hangover's Last Show


I'm trying to come up with some clever way to twist the metaphor of a hangover clearing up and a band named after one breaking up, and I'm coming up short. But after a half-decade, Moonshine Hangover calls it quits this week, and I spoke to bassist/vocalist Will Johnson about the life and death of the band. Hair of ...   More
 
Wednesday, November 7, 2007 by JEFF ROSENBERG

PAULA SINCLAIR, The Good Horse (self-released)


[AMERICANA] Paula Sinclair’s The Good Horse sets five Oregon poets’ words to music. Sinclair’s precise, emotive singing sounds amazing, as does Rob Stroup’s production and the work of players like Chris Robley and Paul Brainard (keys and guitar, respectively). But poetry is holy&mda...   More
 
Wednesday, October 17, 2007 by JEFF ROSENBERG

PAULA SINCLAIR The Good Horse (self-released)

Sinclair’s latest pays pretty, if careless, homage to Oregon poets.


Music Stories
[AMERICANA] Paula Sinclair’s The Good Horse sets five Oregon poets’ words to music. Sinclair’s precise, emotive singing sounds amazing, as does Rob Stroup’s production and the ...   More
 
Wednesday, October 17, 2007 JEFF ROSENBERG

DAN HALEY, Mister Casual (Sings for You) (self-released)


Stop! Don't buy that new Stephen Stills demos compilation. If you want to hear a roughly recorded, rough-voiced singer-songwriter at his best, check out the newly reissued 1989 collection Mister Casual (Sings for You) by former local stalwart Dan Haley. It's one of two new archival releases (the other being D...   More
 
Wednesday, September 12, 2007 by JEFF ROSENBERG
 

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