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Primer: Britney Spears


Music Stories
Formed: Out of the clay of Louisiana, Jive Records blessed her with the gift of fame, and so Britney Spears was loosed upon the earth.  Sounds like: Twenty-second-century Nashville. For fans of:    More
 
Wednesday, June 22, 2011 JAY HORTON

Primer: Old 97’s


Music Stories
Formed: In 1993, when a fight broke during a Dallas bar band rehearsal: “You put alt in my country!” “You put country in my alt!” Sounds like: Suburban cowboys tending their bar-brawl wounds a   More
 
Wednesday, June 1, 2011 JAY HORTON

One Night With Janis Joplin (PCS)

Miles and miles and miles of heart.


Performance
Portland Center Stage, inexplicably determined that its final show of the season pay tribute to a long-deceased blues belter of dimming celebrity, decided mid-season to shelve the originally schedul   More
 
Wednesday, June 1, 2011 JAY HORTON

I Think I Was There

An oral history of Satyricon.


Cover Story
In 1983, Portland’s Chinatown was, by all accounts, a real shithole. Peppered with empty lots, boarded-up storefronts and dealers pushing cocaine and heroin as casually as a grocery store clerk might ask “paper or plastic?”—it was a part of town best avoided altogether. It was in the heart of this dubious neighborhood that George Touhouliotis, a 36-year-old Greek immigrant and former cab driver with a fondness for poetry and rebellious youth culture, opened an equally dirty bar called Satyricon...   More
 
Wednesday, October 27, 2010 CASEY JARMAN, MICHAEL MANNHEIMER, JAY HORTON

Hot Gun (Wonderdiamond Productions)

The Iceman cometh.


Performance
Hot Gun, the latest effort of producer Jedediah Aaker and director Jeffrey Wonderful—the men responsible for the amped-up, oversexed rock opera Chariots of Rubber—re-imagines the unironic ...   More
 
Wednesday, June 9, 2010 JAY HORTON

Casey Neill Saturday, May 1


He’s got friends in lo-fi places.

[SINGER-SONGWRITER] A songwriter’s songwriter, Casey Neill has an unpretentious intelligence and depth of focus bleeding through his subtly lyrical tunecraft, which has long attracted the attentions of an array of admirers. Even while Neill was gigging coffeehouses and hawking demos as post-collegiate Olympia troubadour, his version of a...   More
 
Wednesday, April 28, 2010 by JAY HORTON

Casey Neill Saturday, May 1

He’s got friends in lo-fi places.


Music Stories
[SINGER-SONGWRITER] A songwriter’s songwriter, Casey Neill has an unpretentious intelligence and depth of focus bleeding through his subtly lyrical tunecraft, which has long attracted the attent ...   More
 
Wednesday, April 28, 2010 JAY HORTON

Jay Horton and Sarah Dylan at the 2010 PMAs, Part 2


The Pammys, part deux. This time with more Daniel Baldwin, less booze than expected, and the revelation that the "fat Baldwin" lives in Lake Oswego and knows nothing about the Portland music scene. But, really, is that a shock? So far it seems like he's enjoying Portland mostly for the Blazer gam...   More
 
Wednesday, February 3, 2010 by JAY HORTON

Jay Horton and Sarah Dylan at the 2010 PMAs


Here's what we know about the Portland Music Awards: it's run by a shady dude (the shady Craig Marquardo), it's getting bigger every year, and someone convinced Daniel Baldwin to host the 2010 edition. The only other question that really matters: Who are you wearing? Back for the third year in a ...   More
 
Monday, February 1, 2010 by JAY HORTON

Gossip Saturday, Oct. 24


Brace Paine talks U.K. media attention and life amid the eternal tour.

Through all of the changes Gossip has undergone in the long journey from Arkansas garages to clubs the world over, it’s never been overburdened by recorded material. “Four LPs in 10 years,” guitarist Brace Paine admits. “Yeah, we’re not exactly the Fall.” The trio’s new a...   More
 
Wednesday, October 21, 2009 by JAY HORTON
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