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Jared Mees & the Grown Children, "Bees," from forthcoming album Caffeine, Alcohol, Sunshine, Money (Tender Loving Empire)


I've said it before, and I'm saying it again: Jared Mees is one of the best songwriters in Portland. And this track from his upcoming release, Caffeine, Alcohol, Sunshine, Money (which is set to drop October 7 on his own Tender Loving Empire), does nothing to dissuade me from this stance....   More
 
Wednesday, June 25, 2008 by Amy Mccullough

High Seas, Low Wages

How to teach yourself to sail without scuttling your savings—or dying.


Special Section Stories
In a little over a month, I’m quitting my job (as WW’s music editor) to spend a year sailing the Pacific coast. True story. And every time I tell it to someone, they say, “Man, I wis ...   More
 
Wednesday, June 25, 2008 Amy Mccullough

Bar Mingo


Bar Reviews
SUMMER LOVIN’: Approaching “fancy Italian row”—how I’ve mentally termed the strip of Northwest 21st Avenue that’s home to Serratto, Caffe Mingo and now Bar Mingo (8 ...   More
 
Wednesday, June 25, 2008 Amy Mccullough

Blue Giant, "Blue Sunshine," from self-titled EP (Amore!Phonics)


Kevin Robinson, who most of us know as the drummin'/singin'/guitarin' guy half of Viva Voce, offered "organic" when asked what might best describe he and wife Anita's new project, Blue Giant. And this here Cut of the Day, "Blue Sunshine," makes a pretty solid argument for his claim.

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Wednesday, June 18, 2008 by Amy Mccullough

Here Comes Your Fan: Human Touch


I believe it was the Boss who so eloquently sung the praises of “human touch” back in the ’90s. And though husband-and-wife duo Viva Voce—whose discography includes such mushily titled numbers as “N Love W/U”—has never been hurting in the romance department, the Portland pai...   More
 
Wednesday, June 18, 2008 by Amy Mccullough

Meat Country, U.S.A.

Loco’s takeout Tex-Mex is crazy good.


Food Reviews & Stories
Tex-Mex can be confusing to, well, anyone not from Texas. It involves lots of meat—various cuts of beef; pork ribs, shreds and slices—but there’s also tortillas, peppers and beans in ...   More
 
Wednesday, June 18, 2008 Amy Mccullough

Human Touch

Viva Voce branches out, in sound and number.


Here Comes Your Fan
I believe it was the Boss who so eloquently sung the praises of “human touch” back in the ’90s. And though husband-and-wife duo Viva Voce—whose discography includes such mushil ...   More
 
Wednesday, June 18, 2008 Amy Mccullough

Greg Glover Talks Larry Norman, the Man and the Anthology


In this week's Here Comes Your Fan column, I spoke with Greg Glover, founder of local label Arena Rock Recording Company and host of KNRK's the Bottom Forty, about Larry Norman. A Texas-born, California-bre...   More
 
Wednesday, June 11, 2008 by Amy Mccullough

Here Comes Your Fan: Rock 'n' Roll Savior


Christian rock is probably the furthest thing from most kids’ minds when considering ways to rebel. But Greg Glover—host of KRNK’s Sunday night program, the Bottom Forty, and founder of local label Arena Rock Recording Company—was originally attracted to an album by “the father o...   More
 
Wednesday, June 11, 2008 by Amy Mccullough

Rock ’N’ Roll Savior

Remembering Christian music’s unlikely forefather.


Here Comes Your Fan
Christian rock is probably the furthest thing from most kids’ minds when considering ways to rebel. But Greg Glover—host of KRNK’s Sunday night program, the Bottom Forty, and founder ...   More
 
Wednesday, June 11, 2008 Amy Mccullough
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