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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

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
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