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LEAK: Little Wings,


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You can only imagine how close the guys from Olympia's K Records and Portland's Marriage Records must be. Lately, there's been overlap between bands and artists: First, Calvin Johnson put out Marriage's founder Adrian Orange's latest album. Now, Marriage subsidiary Rad Records, is putting out longtime K-ster Li...   More
 
Friday, August 31, 2007 by Paige Richmond

The Soda Pop Kids, Saturday, Sept. 1


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[GLAM ROCK] Roller-skating fans, rejoice. For one night, you can relive your childhood roller-rink birthday parties—but with spandex, booze and rock 'n' roll.

“We just love the roller disco,” says Tony Mengis, bassist for local quintet the Soda Pop Kids. Fittingly, the band's...   More
 
Wednesday, August 29, 2007 by Paige Richmond

The Soda Pop Kids, Saturday, Sept. 1

For glam-pop enthusiasts the Soda Pop Kids, every day is S-A-T-U-R-D-A-Y.


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[GLAM ROCK] Roller-skating fans, rejoice. For one night, you can relive your childhood roller-rink birthday parties—but with spandex, booze and rock ’n’ roll. “We just love th ...   More
 
Wednesday, August 29, 2007 Paige Richmond

Babes In Boy-Land


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It's something no punk feminist woman likes admitting: Aggressive music is a man's world. Sure, there are role models—like Kathleen Hanna of riot grrrl pioneers Bikini Kill or proto-punk songwriter Patti Smith—but they're famous more for being female in a male-filled subculture than for the music ...   More
 
Wednesday, August 22, 2007 by Paige Richmond

Babes in Boy-land

Is there a place for women in metal, grindcore and punk?


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It’s something no punk feminist woman likes admitting: Aggressive music is a man’s world. Sure, there are role models—like Kathleen Hanna of riot grrrl pioneers Bikini Kill or proto- ...   More
 
Wednesday, August 22, 2007 Paige Richmond

Q&A: What the hell is a double downside tailwhip?


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Remember that guy in high school who spent all of his free time at the skate park on his tiny BMX bike and swore someday he'd turn pro? Remember how you always figured he was full of hot air, especially since he picked on you all the time for being a super nerd?

That guy was Austin Coleman, and we went to high school together. One of Ride Magazine's Top ...   More
 
Friday, August 17, 2007 by Paige Richmond

The Word Made Flesh

Multnomah Bible College reverses its ban on tattoos. Christians rejoice.


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Matt Farlow's body belongs to God. The Multnomah Biblical Seminary grad student claims that all of his tattoos "glorify Christ," except for his first piece of ink: a small, now-faded lightning bolt. S ...   More
 
Wednesday, July 11, 2007 Paige Richmond

Joey B. Goode


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“I'm not terribly interested in the music that's happening in Portland right now,” says Joe Dixon, the bearded and bespectacled founder-owner of local upstart label Shake Appeal Records. “Don't get me wrong, I love the music scene here, even though a lot of the music doesn't turn me on.&#8221...   More
 
Wednesday, June 27, 2007 by Paige Richmond

Joey B. Goode

Shake Appeal Records just wants Portland to rock.


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"I'm not terribly interested in the music that's happening in Portland right now," says Joe Dixon, the bearded and bespectacled founder-owner of local upstart label Shake Appeal Records. "Don't get me ...   More
 
Wednesday, June 27, 2007 Paige Richmond

Powell's Books not racist toward African-Americans, just poets


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It's your typical case of “he said, she said”—except he's Michal Drannen, the director of regional marketing and publicity at Powell's Books, and she's Rochell “Ro Deezy” Hart, a local poet and activist who claims that Powell's refusal to host a reading and signing for her...   More
 
Friday, May 18, 2007 by Paige Richmond
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