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Virginia Cafe

Smoke doesn’t get in your eyes.


Bar Reviews
You’d think the weirdest thing about Portland staple the Virginia Cafe’s new digs (820 SW 10th Ave., 227-0033) would be the fact that it’s, well, new. The hardwood floor is gleaming; ...   More
 
Wednesday, April 2, 2008 Amy Mccullough

Meet the Press: Taking the Horror Out of Band-to-Critic Correspondence


As Portland's musician-studded masses know all too well, it can be hard to stand out in our ever-growing talent pool. Getting yourself listed in a local publication's calendar section isn't too rough, but having someone take the time to listen to your music and pen some words about itR...   More
 
Friday, March 28, 2008 by Amy Mccullough

Here Comes Your Fan: Dinosaur Schminosaur




When the ol' boob tube debuted in the late '30s, the general consensus was that radio would eventually disappear into the dinosaur-format ether. Well, thanks to forward-thinking media outlets like OPB, radio's not only here to stay—it's more future-friendly than ever. That's in large part due t...   More
 
Wednesday, March 26, 2008 by Amy Mccullough

Dinosaur Schminosaur

How OPB Radio Is Rollin’ With The New.


Here Comes Your Fan
When the ol’ boob tube debuted in the late ’30s, the general consensus was that radio would eventually disappear into the dinosaur-format ether. Well, thanks to forward-thinking media outl ...   More
 
Wednesday, March 26, 2008 Amy Mccullough

Here Comes Your Fan: Bizzare Love Triangle




Sometimes the music gods smile down on us. Take a look at this year’s Sasquatch! lineup, for cryin’ out loud. Or take a listen to recent releases by Swedish heartthrob Jens Lekman and Midwestern folk visionary Justin Vernon (a.k.a. Bon Iver). Now, take a minute to per...   More
 
Wednesday, March 19, 2008 by Amy Mccullough

Bizzare Love Triangle

Oh, you’re so awesome, Jens; as are you, Bon Iver.


Here Comes Your Fan
Sometimes the music gods smile down on us. Take a look at this year’s Sasquatch! lineup, for cryin’ out loud. Or take a listen to recent releases by Swedish heartthrob Jens Lekman and Midw ...   More
 
Wednesday, March 19, 2008 Amy Mccullough

Day of Lions, "Summertime," Come Down From the Mountain (Yukon Records)


A little over a year ago, I wrote a Cut of the Day for Day of Lions' "Wish" that used the descriptor "weepy" innumerable times. In fact, looking back on it, it's pretty depressing,...   More
 
Tuesday, March 18, 2008 by Amy Mccullough

LC VIDEO: Tender Forever Scoots 'round Portland


Just when you thought Tender Forever's Melanie Valera couldn't get any more adorable, she goes ahead and dons a suit made of Post-its and rides around our fair city on a scooter. Okay, maybe it's a motorcycle; I can't tell for sure, but scooters seem cuter—and Valera's certainly got a...   More
 
Thursday, March 13, 2008 by Amy Mccullough

Invisible Rockets, "Panning Gold," Unreleased (Bladen County)


The guitar that rings in Invisible Rockets' "Panning Gold"—not to mention the delivery of its opening lyrics—totally reminds me of Canadian indie rockers Ladyhawk. And god knows I love me some Ladyhawk.

But despite the despondent tone and on-the-verge-of-total...   More
 
Wednesday, March 12, 2008 by Amy Mccullough

Here Comes Your Fan: Simon Don’t Say


It’s Saturday night at Mt. Scott Community Center. Elliott, a spindly blonde eighth grader at Hosford Middle School, steps into an arts and crafts classroom and prepares to sing—a cappella. He’s auditioning for Portland Teen Idol, a contest run by Portland Parks and R...   More
 
Wednesday, March 12, 2008 by Amy Mccullough
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