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Napalm Beach Jan. 11 at Dante’s

A reunited Napalm Beach rocks Dante’s like it’s 1988.


Music Stories
[PRE-GRUNGE] Different sorts of folks attend reunion shows. Those who delight in Schadenfreude eagerly await chances to compare hair and waistlines from the Class of 1980; some wish to rekindle past m ...   More
 
Wednesday, January 16, 2008 JAY HORTON

Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks, "Baltimore," Real Emotional Trash (Matador)


With the release of second Jicks album Real Emotional Trash (the first with Sleater-Kinney's Janet Weiss) just weeks away, all the indie world's clamoring for a taste of Stephen Malkmus' tuneful musings, and, though Pitchfork got there first, we're honored to share "Baltimore" ...   More
 
Friday, January 11, 2008 by JAY HORTON

Pay The Coyote, "Take Me Over Tonight," Leigh Marble Remix (Unreleased)


Seasonal Affective Disorder, as a genre, rarely extends beyond tweaked Christmas music, but not all stormy weather blows away with the holidays. The lingering, literally-frosted-over post-party malaise deserves its own soundtrack, and, this long winter's fitful nap, may we suggest "Take Me Over Tonight?"
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Friday, January 4, 2008 by JAY HORTON

The Last Pogo: Portland's old New-Wave champions Theatre of Sheep tend the flock.


The group was old. No getting around that. Neighborhood stragglers wandering into Slabtown last Saturday wondered about the size of the crowd so late at night, looking to the stage with puzzled delight. It wasn’t a “dad band”; there was no hobbyists’ self-satisfaction, bu...   More
 
Wednesday, December 19, 2007 by JAY HORTON

The Last Pogo

Portland’s old New-Wave champions Theatre of Sheep tend the flock.


Music Stories
The group was old. No getting around that. Neighborhood stragglers wandering into Slabtown last Saturday wondered about the size of the crowd so late at night, looking to the stage with puzzled deligh ...   More
 
Wednesday, December 19, 2007 JAY HORTON

Ding! Logan Lynn Joins the Dandys' New Label


It's easy to figure why most music critics—even, especially, "community" obsessed northwest writers (our own very much included)—trash the Dandy Warhols. They specialize in infectious, lyrically available, immediately-explicable pop rendering the critic's job rather beside the point. They freely admit the...   More
 
Tuesday, December 11, 2007 by JAY HORTON

Christmas is for Children, Really: Jay Horton Does the Holidays, Part One


Location: Aimee Mann's 2nd Annual Christmas Show at the Aladdin Theater, Dec. 5, 2007.

Our wandering correspondent Jay Horton has returned home to spend the holidays with his long-suffering ex, Janet Baker. Whether from sentimentalized memories or Seasonal Affected Disorder, they've developed a troubl...   More
 
Friday, December 7, 2007 by JAY HORTON

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
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