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The Thermals & YACHT at Backspace, Nov. 30, 2007


[ELECTRO POP&POP PUNK] This must be a joke, right? A fire code-taunting publicity stunt, some hacker’s Make-A-Wish or a trenchant satire of music industry 2.0? Homegrown pop-punk sensation the Thermals caps its annus mirabilis with a free concert at cafe/gamer haven Backspace? ...   More
 
Wednesday, December 5, 2007 by JAY HORTON

The Thermals & YACHT Nov. 30 at Backspace

YACHT and the Thermals prove goofiness and age, respectively, have no bounds.


Music Stories
[ELECTRO POP&POP PUNK] This must be a joke, right? A fire code-taunting publicity stunt, some hacker’s Make-A-Wish or a trenchant satire of music industry 2.0? Homegrown pop-punk sensation the T ...   More
 
Wednesday, December 5, 2007 JAY HORTON

Lael Alderman, Friday, Nov. 30


[SINGER-SONGWRITER] “My buddies used to call me a sensitive singer-songwriter,” former Bella Fayes frontman Lael Alderman says, laughing. “And I didn’t wanna do that at all.” He’s referring to Of Birds, Devils and the Heart, his new release—and his fi...   More
 
Wednesday, November 28, 2007 by JAY HORTON

Lael Alderman Friday, Nov. 30

After 10 years, Lael Alderman as solo songwriter returns.


Music Stories
[SINGER-SONGWRITER] “My buddies used to call me a sensitive singer-songwriter,” former Bella Fayes frontman Lael Alderman says, laughing. “And I didn’t wanna do that at all.&rd ...   More
 
Wednesday, November 28, 2007 JAY HORTON

Caleb Klauder, Friday, Nov. 16


[COUNTRY] Caleb Klauder plays so often—and so often for free—that even longtime fans sometimes forget the extent of his résumé. The collegiate folk jams of Colobo packed houses through the late ’90s, and Klauder’s bluegrass ensemble soundtracked a Food Networ...   More
 
Wednesday, November 14, 2007 by JAY HORTON

Caleb Klauder Friday, Nov. 16

Stringband luminary goes Nashville on his sophomore solo release.


Music Stories
[COUNTRY] Caleb Klauder plays so often—and so often for free—that even longtime fans sometimes forget the extent of his résumé. The collegiate folk jams of Colobo packed hous ...   More
 
Wednesday, November 14, 2007 JAY HORTON

Reparations: Luther Russell returns with his first solo album in six years.


“I do consider myself a Portlander!”

It's been a few years since Luther Russell—rootsy troubadour, former Freewheeler, beloved producer (Fernando, Richmond Fontaine)—left our fair city, but he hasn't forgotten about us: “I come back, I still have all these friends ...   More
 
Wednesday, September 26, 2007 by JAY HORTON

REPARATIONS

Luther Russell returns with his first solo album in six years.


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“I do consider myself a Portlander!” It’s been a few years since Luther Russell—rootsy troubadour, former Freewheeler, beloved producer (Fernando, Richmond Fontaine)—lef ...   More
 
Wednesday, September 26, 2007 JAY HORTON

Slanted & Enchanted


“People were dressed up like Dragonball Z and Sailor Moon. It was like playing for a cartoon!” says Simon Young, bassist for self-styled Chinatown dance-rock troupe the Slants. He's talking about the band's recent gig playing at Kumoricon, an annual anime convention held in Vancouver, Wash.
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Wednesday, September 19, 2007 by JAY HORTON

THE YOUNG IMMORTALS, When History Meets Fiction (self-released)


[PSEUDO-BRIT POP] At times resembling a freshman's Intro to British Guitar Rock sampler—Ash exuberance, Muse grandeur, Travis' sheer love of melodicism—the Young Immortals' debut, When History Meets Fiction, apes the dynamics and propulsive sing-along rush of its more obvious inspirations. But the...   More
 
Wednesday, September 19, 2007 by JAY HORTON
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