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Slanted & Enchanted

Asian dance-pop band rocks anime convention, melts stereotypes.


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“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 ...   More
 
Wednesday, September 19, 2007 JAY HORTON

The Young Immortals When History Meets Fiction (self-released)

The Young Immortals belie their age with an almost too mature debut.


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[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&rsqu ...   More
 
Wednesday, September 19, 2007 JAY HORTON

Power of County, Thursday, Aug. 30


[COUNTRY ROCK] Local twang-rock outfit Power of County has been kicking shit, so to speak, around Portland for a few years now. But thanks to a serendipitous tour with prodigal grandson Hank Williams III and alt-country writer Jim Goad, Power of County recently got the chance to showcase its matching, moniker...   More
 
Wednesday, August 29, 2007 by JAY HORTON

Power of County, Thursday, Aug. 30

Punk-country great Hank III teaches local boys the rules of the road.


Music Stories
[COUNTRY ROCK] Local twang-rock outfit Power of County has been kicking shit, so to speak, around Portland for a few years now. But thanks to a serendipitous tour with prodigal grandson Hank Williams ...   More
 
Wednesday, August 29, 2007 JAY HORTON

Roky Erickson & The Explosives

Midnight, Berbati’s Pan


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[GARAGE-PSYCH LEGEND] It’s a heartbreaking story—half Syd Barrett with a bit of One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest , the sort of thing that, even in Hollywood’s dearest imaginings ...   More
 
Wednesday, August 29, 2007 JAY HORTON

Jay Horton at Lollapalooza, Part Three: "And I Said No! No! No!"


[We sent WW freelancer Jay Horton to Lollapalooza to write about Portland bands that were playing there. He blogged the whole weekend for us, as well. Part One.    More
 
Wednesday, August 15, 2007 by JAY HORTON

Jay Horton at Lollapalooza, Part Two: "Why Are There So Many Songs About Rainbows?"



Fear, loathing, heat prostration at Lollapalooza Day Two (read Day One here)


I'm From Barcelona
Bud Light Stage
1:28 PM 8/4/07

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Tuesday, August 14, 2007 by JAY HORTON

Jay Horton at Lollapalooza, Part One: "We'll Make Great Pets"


WW Freelancer Jay Horton braved this year's Lollapalooza in Chicago to check out some Portland bands playing there. We asked him to chronicle his entire festival experience for LocalCut (his print story on Spoon lives    More
 
Thursday, August 9, 2007 by JAY HORTON

Fear, Loathing and Heat Prostration in Chicago


It was Saturday evening after dark, midway through Lollapalooza, and Spoon had just started its set on the MySpace stage. I was milling about the sound booth—vainly hoping for a set list and considering the merits of the day's neverending drizzle versus Friday's sauna. It was then that I heard a fellow ...   More
 
Wednesday, August 8, 2007 by JAY HORTON

Fear, Loathing And Heat Prostration In Chicago

A Portland expat reports on this year's Lollapalooza.


Music Stories
It was Saturday evening after dark, midway through Lollapalooza, and Spoon had just started its set on the MySpace stage. I was milling about the sound booth—vainly hoping for a set list and con ...   More
 
Wednesday, August 8, 2007 JAY HORTON
 

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