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$9.99

Clay achin’ hearts.


Movie Reviews & Stories
The Australian-Israeli collaboration $9.99 asks an engaging question: What if P.T. Anderson made an existential ensemble drama starring refugees from the California Raisins commercials? The Andersonia ...   More
 
Wednesday, July 29, 2009

No Go Know, Sunday Aug. 2

Finally, a non-masturbatory double album.


Music Stories
[SCHIZOPHRENIC ROCK] No Go Know frontman Scott Taylor is a prick. Not really, but that’s what he felt like when suggesting that the band’s second full-length be a double album. In craftin ...   More
 
Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Live Review: David Byrne, Tuesday, June 23 @ the Schnitz


After nearly two hours, legendary oddball David Byrne had more than given his audience at the Schnitz its money's worth. Clad in white from hair to toe, Byrne blasted through a selection of his work with immortal producer Brian Eno, which includes two solo collaborations and three of the Talk...   More
 
Thursday, June 25, 2009 by

My Sister’s Keeper

The family that donates organs together, vomits french fries together.


Movie Reviews & Stories
Hollywood boasts a proud tradition of equal-opportunity schlockery: Every testosterone-spewing blockbuster must be paired with a weepie for the ladies. And nothing guarantees gallons of tears like the ...   More
 
Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Michael Dean Damron, Friday, June 19


Mike D reveals a quieter, gentler sonofabitch on Father’s Day.

[COUNTRY CROONIN’ AND SUCH] With his new release Father’s Day, local songwriter Michael Dean Damron says he was subconsciously trying to make a gospel record. But most gospel albums don’t drop five “goddamns” mere seconds into the opening. Still, this is a different Damr...   More
 
Wednesday, June 17, 2009 by

Michael Dean Damron, Friday, June 19

Mike D reveals a quieter, gentler sonofabitch on Father’s Day.


Music Stories
[COUNTRY CROONIN’ AND SUCH] With his new release Father’s Day, local songwriter Michael Dean Damron says he was subconsciously trying to make a gospel record. But most gospel albums don&rs ...   More
 
Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Live Review: Jens Lekman, Saturday, June 6 @ the Wonder Ballroom


Shitty music has given bubblegum a bad name. Which is a shame, because gum is delicious. But musically, it can associate groups unfairly with the mainstream garbage of the bubblegum kingdom and makes the phrase seem negative when it's actually used as a positive, such as in the following:
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Tuesday, June 9, 2009 by

Apocalypse No! Zombie “Safe Zone” established outside PDX




The recent PDX Zombie Prom was a true eye opener for a problem many Portlanders will face if the dead truly rise, hungry for warm flesh and predisposed to kill.

Sure, it...   More
 
Friday, May 29, 2009 by

Smoke Out


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SURGEON GENERAL’S WARNING: Smoking causes lung cancer, emphysema, shriveled testes and alien babies. With the implementation of Oregon’s Smokefree Workplace Law in January, it also leads t ...   More
 
Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Love and Death: PDX Zombie Prom 2009




Apparently, there was no more room in hell. Saturday, Hades barfed hundreds upon hundreds of lost souls into the Bossanova Ballroom for the second-annual PDX Zombie Prom. The theme, "Enchantment Under the Dead Sea," meant a considera...   More
 
Tuesday, May 19, 2009 by
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