Home · Articles · By JAY HORTON
 

LITTLE BEIRUT, High Dive (self-released)


[NOT QUITE POP] Little Beirut's debut, High Dive, isn't quite pop. It goes down easy enough—infectious melodies, casually perfected structures, instantly memorable turns of phrase—but pop demands singles. For all the quartet's invention, an endless parade of potential hits numbs. ...   More
 
Wednesday, March 5, 2008 by JAY HORTON

Little Beirut, High Dive (self-released)


Music Stories
[NOT QUITE POP] Little Beirut’s debut, High Dive, isn’t quite pop. It goes down easy enough—infectious melodies, casually perfected structures, instantly memorable turns of phrase&md ...   More
 
Wednesday, March 5, 2008 JAY HORTON

Girls Rock! Documentary (Likely) Rules


Conceptual loathing for the School of Rock phenomenon aside—authorities should always be considered the enemy and we're a generation away from doctoral shredding—the Rock & Roll Camp For Girls pretty much evades cynicism. Fact is: our daughters are far less likely to join ban...   More
 
Thursday, February 28, 2008 by JAY HORTON

Pure Country Gold, "Moanin' in the Moonlight" (Unreleased)


Portland's Pure Country Gold, as every review must note, remain hitless, twangless, and resolutely un-virginal, but one part of that's about to change. "Moanin' in the Moonlight", a roughly mastered track recently recorded with Steve Lobdell at Audible Academy for the garage duo's forthcoming second album, finds gara...   More
 
Wednesday, February 27, 2008 by JAY HORTON

Tonya & Nancy: The Rock Opera

Campy collaboration goes for gold, swings wide.


Theater
You know the story: mall-rink leaper versus suburban princess. The plot, the baton, the knee, Gillooly. Triangle Productions’ run of Tonya & Nancy: The Rock Opera garnered national press when To ...   More
 
Wednesday, February 27, 2008 JAY HORTON

Highway, "1973" (Unreleased)


Less driving music, than loping music: This track from Highway's upcoming debut, Black Letters Home, serves up an instantly hummable tune rendered li'l bit country through relaxed beat, honkytonk piano trills and the inimitable presence of vocalist Rob Bonds. Dylan comparisons could be made, not ...   More
 
Friday, February 22, 2008 by JAY HORTON

CHINA FORBES, '78 (Heinz Records)


[LILITH POP] As the story’s told, Thomas Lauderdale rescued China Forbes from a singer-songwriter career 14 years ago to front Portland art-lounge outfit Pink Martini. A gazillion-selling albums later, it seems Forbes never lost her old dreams. Nor, troublingly, her old journals.  Pink...   More
 
Wednesday, February 20, 2008 by JAY HORTON

China Forbes ’78 (Heinz Records)


Music Stories
[LILITH POP] As the story’s told, Thomas Lauderdale rescued China Forbes from a singer-songwriter career 14 years ago to front Portland art-lounge outfit Pink Martini. A gazillion-selling albums ...   More
 
Wednesday, February 20, 2008 JAY HORTON

The Young Immortals, "Lottery" (Unreleased)


As Jacob Ray wings his way to Hawaii following the dissolution of the (alpha version) Young Immortals, the frontman/songwriter plans to recuperate from the past few months' drama, begin work on the next a...   More
 
Friday, February 8, 2008 by JAY HORTON

Q&A: Jacob Ray of the Young Immortals


[PSEUDO-BRIT POP] After last summer’s cross-country tour and the subsequent release of bristling guitar-rock debut When History Meets Fiction, the Young Immortals’ future seemed, well, endless. Reviews were sparkling, Starbucks employed standout track “The Fever” as the de facto soundtrack for its in-store iTunes kiosks, and labels had started to call. Now the b...   More
 
Wednesday, February 6, 2008 by JAY HORTON
Top Articles from JAY HORTON
No articles in this section
 

Web Design for magazines

Close
Close
Close