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Painfully True To The Music: Three Suggestions for KBOO


The venerable community-supported progressive radio station, KBOO, has always seemed somewhat mysterious. Who exactly is this community of which they speak? I've never known anyone to listen to KBOO unless they themselves or immediate family were going to be on the air, but somehow the station still...   More
 
Monday, April 7, 2008 by JAY HORTON

Caleb Klauder, "Can I Go Home With You", DANGEROUS MEs & POISONOUS YOUs (Self-released)


Ending our multimedia coverage of Caleb Klauder's trip to Sweden—would, dear readers, that technology allow you to smell the herring—here's a track from his country project's debut album, DANGER...   More
 
Friday, April 4, 2008 by JAY HORTON

Something Rootsy In The State Of Denmark: Act II


(AS TOLD TO JAY HORTON)


Just back from Scandinavian tour supporting new old-Nashville album DANGEROUS MEs & POISONOUS YOUs with ragtag crew of acoustic all-stars, Caleb Klauder (Colobo, Foghorn Stringband, self-titled – and Bobby Flay approved – bluegrass project) sat down ...   More
 
Friday, March 28, 2008 by JAY HORTON

Something Rootsy In The State Of Denmark: Act I


(AS TOLD TO JAY HøRTøN)

Just back from Scandinavian tour supporting new old-Nashville album, DANGEROUS MEs & POISONOUS YOUs with a ragtag crew of acoustic all-stars, Caleb Klauder (Colobo, Foghorn Stringband, self-titled—and Bobby Flay approved—bluegrass project) sat down wit...   More
 
Thursday, March 27, 2008 by JAY HORTON

Don't Mess With Texting: Portland Artists on SXSW


Blogging about festivals is like dancing about architecture—Jay Horton examines local artists' digitized memoirs of SXSW '08.

Anyone who's known a reasonably ambitious musician—anyone to spend time in the Northwest, then—has grown accustomed to South By Southwest...   More
 
Friday, March 21, 2008 by JAY HORTON

LEAK: Cherry Poppin' Daddies, "Blood Orange Sun," Susquehanna (Space Age Bachelor Pad)


Some seventeen years ago, the first time I saw Cherry Poppin' Daddies (the first time I ever saw any band), it was an opening slot for Sweaty Nipples. Close-in southeast Portland was a bit different those days—sallow proto-hipsters withering on the vine, SHARP/skinhead dialect...   More
 
Friday, March 21, 2008 by JAY HORTON

Thebrotheregg, Friday, March 21



[PSYCH-POP] Since recording its first 7-inch in 1992, Thebrotheregg has maintained a release schedule as mercurial as its bristling, psychedelia-tinged popcraft. Now, the self-described “avant-rainpop” quartet has a new guitarist, Jairus Smith (replacing family-bound...   More
 
Wednesday, March 19, 2008 by JAY HORTON

Thebrotheregg, Friday, March 21

Touching base with one of Portland’s most elusive, bizarre pop outfits.


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[PSYCH-POP] Since recording its first 7-inch in 1992, Thebrotheregg has maintained a release schedule as mercurial as its bristling, psychedelia-tinged popcraft. Now, the self-described “avant-r ...   More
 
Wednesday, March 19, 2008 JAY HORTON

KMRIA at Biddy McGraw's, Sunday, March 16, 2008


"... the pub where I was born."

All-star cover bands that gig annually don't, believe it or not, practice much more often. And, after Sunday's marathon rehearsal, Pogues-channeling supergroup KMRIA decided to play an unannounced show the evening before its Crystal Ballroom spectacula...   More
 
Monday, March 17, 2008 by JAY HORTON

Black Elk, "My Lil", Self-titled (Crucial Blast)


Sorta like Refused (apocalyptic dynamics nudging approachable) and Jesus Lizard (frontman absent boundaries) and Slayer (pride in craft seething coiled aggression), but still not really like them at all—even the enlightened metal circuit can't easily explain Portland's Black Elk....   More
 
Friday, March 7, 2008 by JAY HORTON
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