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Zompire: The Undead Film Festival

Save the last dance for zombies.


Movie Reviews & Stories
“When there’s no more room in hell, the dead will walk the Earth,” says Ken Foree’s nerve-addled survivor in George A. Romero’s Dawn of the Dead. So what should we think ...   More
 
Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Jujuba, Saturday April 26


[AFROBEAT] Nojeem Lasisi doesn’t say much. He nods throughout a conversation, his head bobbing atop his short frame, and speaks softly in a thick Nigerian accent. But that’s not to say Lasisi isn’t a good communicator. As the leader of Jujuba, Portland’s 11-piece Afrobeat o...   More
 
Wednesday, April 23, 2008 by

Jujuba, Saturday April 26

Communication shakedown: Jujuba speaks a universal language.


Music Stories
[AFROBEAT] Nojeem Lasisi doesn’t say much. He nods throughout a conversation, his head bobbing atop his short frame, and speaks softly in a thick Nigerian accent. But that’s not to say Las ...   More
 
Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Scotland Barr & The Slow Drags, Friday, April 18


[GRITTY ROOTS-POP] Scotland Barr has come unstuck in time. One minute, he's in Catholic school. The next, he's walking through his hometown of Santa Cruz, or holed up in Montana with a flat-chested femme fatale. He's drunk in a no-name bar, then suddenly sucked into “a distinct...   More
 
Wednesday, April 16, 2008 by

Scotland Barr & The Slow Drags, Friday, April 18

Meet Portland’s gritty-voiced time traveler—of music and storytelling.


Music Stories
[GRITTY ROOTS-POP] Scotland Barr has come unstuck in time. One minute, he’s in Catholic school. The next, he’s walking through his hometown of Santa Cruz, or holed up in Montana with a fla ...   More
 
Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Sportland

Portland’s not a sports town: it’s a sports bar town.


Featured Stories
It’s a spring evening, and Chicagoans are sucking down Vienna Beef hot dogs plopped in a thick, soggy bun and slathered with the weird, neon-green relish you can only get from a cart near Wrigle ...   More
 
Wednesday, April 9, 2008

COPACRESCENT, So Selective (self-released)


[SOUL-HOP] With so much hip-hop produced digitally these days, groups utilizing full bands stick out in the studio as much as they do onstage, where the pang of an organic drum kit and the zip of fingers along bass strings add musical humanity to match the flow. Like the Roots and Sacramento-...   More
 
Wednesday, March 26, 2008 by

Copacrescent: So Selective (self-released)

ALBUM REVIEW


Music Stories
[SOUL-HOP] With so much hip-hop produced digitally these days, groups utilizing full bands stick out in the studio as much as they do onstage, where the pang of an organic drum kit and the zip of fing ...   More
 
Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Any Sufficiently Advanced Technology is Indistinguishable From Magic: Shutter Reviewed


Brave soul that he is, AP Kryza has again ventured into a movie that wasn't screened for critics until 15 hours before it was released to the public. He was not afraid:



Shutter

When it comes to modern horror, fa...   More
 
Monday, March 24, 2008 by

Dystopian Mix Tape: Doomsday Reviewed


The new apocalypse flick from Neil Marshall, the director of The Descent, wasn't screened for critics. But that didn't stop AP Kryza:



Doomsday

Take the basic set-up from any plague-induced apocalypse movie—vi...   More
 
Monday, March 17, 2008 by
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