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UK Band The Cribs Reps PDX


You know what they say: Once you go Portland, you never go back.

Or at least that's true for Gary Jarman, bass player for UK indie-sensation the Cribs, who moved to Portland from Wakefield, West Yorkshire, last year while writing songs for the band's latest album, Men's Needs, Women's Needs, What...   More
 
Thursday, October 25, 2007 by Paige Richmond

THE HONUS HUFFHINES, Saturday, Oct. 27


[CRUNCHY POP] “Not sure if you’re hoping to uncover the next great Portland icons,” emails Honus Huffhines drummer Joe Kobjerowski in response to WW’ s interview request. “That’s probably not us. Unless you’re a really, really amazing (like ‘God’s own,&rsq...   More
 
Wednesday, October 24, 2007 by Paige Richmond

The Secret Musical Lives Of Hipsters: When did playing a cello become, well, kind of cool?


Quick: Name your favorite cellist (besides Yo-Yo Ma). Can’t think of one? All right, how about your favorite guitarist, drummer or singer? That was much easier, wasn’t it? Chances are, when you hear the words “rock star” or “Portland music scene,” the cello is the last instrument ...   More
 
Wednesday, October 24, 2007 by Paige Richmond

The Secret Musical Lives Of Hipsters

When did playing a cello become, well, kind of cool?


Music Stories
Quick: Name your favorite cellist (besides Yo-Yo Ma). Can’t think of one? All right, how about your favorite guitarist, drummer or singer? That was much easier, wasn’t it? Chances are, whe ...   More
 
Wednesday, October 24, 2007 Paige Richmond

THE HONUS HUFFHINES Saturday, Oct. 27

Four grown-up guys with real jobs play Portland’s catchiest music.


Music Stories
[CRUNCHY POP] “Not sure if you’re hoping to uncover the next great Portland icons,” emails Honus Huffhines drummer Joe Kobjerowski in response to WW’ s interview request. &ldqu ...   More
 
Wednesday, October 24, 2007 Paige Richmond

Fast, Free And In Control

Two websites are changing the way Portlanders read, write and publish.


Featured Stories
It started with an ad on Craiglist.com: “We are seeking writers to create new and exciting short stories....To push ourselves within the realm of fiction.” A year later, those who answered ...   More
 
Wednesday, October 24, 2007 Paige Richmond

The Honus Huffhines, "Nathan's from Montana," Unreleased


Mark my words: Caribou will be to alternative rock what the supermarket is to punk music. Ever noticed how many punk rock bands write songs—good songs—about grocery stores? There's “Supermarket Song” by ska-punk band Citizen Fish, “Supermarket Fantasy” by Ramones rip-off band S...   More
 
Tuesday, October 23, 2007 by Paige Richmond

Dear You: Do You Miss Me Like You Say You Do?


I'm sad to admit this, Portland, but I did not realize until Sunday morning that it was the four-year anniversary of Elliott Smith's passing. No one had mentioned it to me but Spokane, Wash., my car's likely-possessed CD player and a Smith fan's MySpace page—not a peep out of you, Portland, not a peep.
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Monday, October 22, 2007 by Paige Richmond

Chris Walla is a Threat to National Security


Anyone who watched The O.C. and heard nerdy indie-rock character Seth Cohen babble on and on about how much he loves Death Cab For Cutie will probably side with the U.S. government on this one. On Monday, the Department of Homeland Security seized Death Cab guitarist and Portland resident Chris Walla's hard driv...   More
 
Wednesday, October 17, 2007 by Paige Richmond

Paper Brain, "Yorkshire" from Self-titled Album (self-released)


Bands that sound hungry—where a singer pushes himself to force a higher note or the guitar struggles to find its perfect fit within a song—are difficult to ignore. Hungry bands are earnest and honest: They make the music they want to make, hoping that whoever listens to their music will recognize the ...   More
 
Tuesday, October 16, 2007 by Paige Richmond
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