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LEAK: Matt Sheehy, "Go Missing," Tigerphobia (self-released)


The last time I posted a leaked track from Matt Sheehy's forthcoming debut, Tigerphobia, it was a "rough mix," and he planned to release the album in the fall of '07. It's still...   More
 
Wednesday, January 16, 2008 by Amy Mccullough

Here Comes Your Fan: Swan Song


Bars open and close all the time. It’s the nature of business in a rapidly growing city like Portland. But that doesn’t make the blow of a neighborhood fave closing its doors any easier to take, especially for the musicians who call those bars’ stages home—and ...   More
 
Wednesday, January 16, 2008 by Amy Mccullough

Carcrashlander, "Gold Sunset," from Carcrashlander (Parks and Records)


The beauty of being a session player, apparently, is having friends in high places, all over the place. Such is the case with trumpeter and pianist Cory Gray, who—with a rotating cast of stellar collaborators—records as Carcrashlander (read more    More
 
Wednesday, January 9, 2008 by Amy Mccullough

Gray Matters: Cacrashlander shares stories from the road and, uh, "little poops."


Based solely on context clues—the well-fitting, deep-red sport coat; the smooth blasts of trumpet and dark, eerie keyboard sounds; the black derby cap and stoic stage presence; collaborators like country chanteuse Shelley Short and folk charmer Laura Gibson—you’d never g...   More
 
Wednesday, January 9, 2008 by Amy Mccullough

Here Comes Your Fan: Eight Days a Week


It’s no secret that Portlanders—especially those in the music industry—work themselves to the bone. Between all the barista-photographer-
drummers, student-cab driver-bassists and bartender-writer-singers, Portland gives new meaning to the term “multitask.” T...   More
 
Wednesday, January 9, 2008 by Amy Mccullough

Gray Matters

Carcrashlander shares stories from the road and, uh, “little poops.”


Music Stories
Based solely on context clues—the well-fitting, deep-red sport coat; the smooth blasts of trumpet and dark, eerie keyboard sounds; the black derby cap and stoic stage presence; collaborators lik ...   More
 
Wednesday, January 9, 2008 Amy Mccullough

The Tree People, "Thomas," from Human Voices (self-released)


A few weeks ago, I discovered a storied psych-folk outfit originally from the Eugene area called the Tree People (read the full story here). The band, led by singer-songwriter Stephen Cohen, had been d...   More
 
Wednesday, January 2, 2008 by Amy Mccullough

Here Comes Your Fan: What Is This?


Most people know what they like—especially when it comes to music. But DJ Santo, host of cutting-edge radio program Something Different (6-9 pm Sundays on 89.1 FM KMHD), is here to flip those supposed preferences on their heads. “Exposing people to things they don’t kn...   More
 
Wednesday, January 2, 2008 by Amy Mccullough

Shabby Chic


Bar Reviews
You may recall a window-clad bar surrounded by wooden picnic tables that once sat catty-corner from the Blue Moon on Northwest 21st Avenue. It was called Silver Dollar Saloon&Pizza (501 NW 21st Ave., ...   More
 
Wednesday, January 2, 2008 Amy Mccullough

New(ish) A Weather Video: "The Feather Test"


When I met the folks in A Weather about a year ago, I can't say I was all that surprised to find the group a bit on the quiet side. Even with a five-member band and a chatty Cathy like myself, the interview was a bit on the awkward silence-filled side. But, by the end of the night, vocalist S...   More
 
Monday, December 31, 2007 by Amy Mccullough
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