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3 Leg Torso Saturday, July 31


Portland’s most eclectic band gets even more eclectic...with sexy results!

[UNBRIDLED ECLECTICISM] “We call it our ‘Wet Album,’” Courtney von Drehle says of 3 Leg Torso’s richest, most colorful record since its 1996 inception. The phrase is both a play on the Beatles’ White Album and a term for reverb, and it’s a fitting joke: Recordin...   More
 
Wednesday, July 28, 2010 by BRETT CAMPBELL

3 Leg Torso Saturday, July 31

Portland’s most eclectic band gets even more eclectic...with sexy results!


Music Stories
[UNBRIDLED ECLECTICISM] “We call it our ‘Wet Album,’” Courtney von Drehle says of 3 Leg Torso’s richest, most colorful record since its 1996 inception. The phrase is both ...   More
 
Wednesday, July 28, 2010 BRETT CAMPBELL

Chamber Music Northwest’s Protégé Project

The 40-year-old festival gets loose.


Theater
Only in the musty museum world of classical music would white dinner jackets and ties qualify as “informal.” But that’s standard attire for the male musicians at summer festivals, in ...   More
 
Wednesday, June 23, 2010 BRETT CAMPBELL

This Time The Dream’s On Me


Koji Okuna brought sushi to Portland in 1982. Now he’s giving the gift of jazz.

[JAZZ] During his college days in Osaka, Japan, Koji Okuno was a pretty good jazz drummer. He performed regularly at clubs and coffeehouses until a bout with tuberculosis sidelined him; late nights in smoky jazz clubs didn’t help his condition. A later comeback attempt fell victim to an unfor...   More
 
Wednesday, June 9, 2010 by BRETT CAMPBELL

This Time The Dream’s On Me

Koji Okuna brought sushi to Portland in 1982. Now he’s giving the gift of jazz.


Music Stories
[JAZZ] During his college days in Osaka, Japan, Koji Okuno was a pretty good jazz drummer. He performed regularly at clubs and coffeehouses until a bout with tuberculosis sidelined him; late nights in ...   More
 
Wednesday, June 9, 2010 BRETT CAMPBELL

CD Review: Tango Pacifico


Revirado (Furbco Records)

[NUEVO TANGO] The great Argentine composer Astor Piazzolla earned the ire of tango traditionalists for doing for that once-disreputable dance what composers from Dvorak to Gershwin, Louis Armstrong to Bob Dylan did with other grassroots musical forms: used it as the basis for a more sophisticated art music that never sounded like it was slumming. Si...   More
 
Wednesday, May 12, 2010 by BRETT CAMPBELL

CD Review: Tango Pacifico

Revirado (Furbco Records)


Music Stories
[NUEVO TANGO] The great Argentine composer Astor Piazzolla earned the ire of tango traditionalists for doing for that once-disreputable dance what composers from Dvorak to Gershwin, Louis Armstrong to ...   More
 
Wednesday, May 12, 2010 BRETT CAMPBELL

The Mustachioed Man Sings

Making an opera is really hard, but musicians from The Who to Portland’s Vagabond Opera keep on trying. Why?


Featured Stories
VAGABONDAGE: Stern, center, and the rest of the Vagabond Opera. IMAGE: Alicia J. Rose“There’s nothing like telling a story,” says Eric Stern, the founder of Vagabond Opera, Portland& ...   More
 
Wednesday, May 5, 2010 BRETT CAMPBELL

LIVE REVIEW: A roundup of recent concerts of music by Portland composers.




"New music is old music now." That was the winning definition of “new music”—the inadequate and deliberately vague shorthand often used to describe contemporary music in the classical tradition—in    More
 
Wednesday, March 24, 2010 by BRETT CAMPBELL

Trouble In Tahiti (Portland Opera)

Love stings.


Theater
Opera companies tend to be conservative, regularly rotating the same-old same-old, big moneymakers (your Carmens, your Bohèmes, your Traviatas). Portland Opera’s Studio Artists series is ...   More
 
Wednesday, March 24, 2010 BRETT CAMPBELL
 

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