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Keep It Like A Secret

New Bloods unearth roots, but hold the marrow sacred.

Music Stories
Amid the ruckus of sound checks and merch-table set-ups, New Bloods drummer/vocalist Adee Robeson and violinist/vocalist Osa Atoe took a moment to catch up with WW during the hectic few hours before a ...   More
Wednesday, April 2, 2008 Anika Sabin

Hornet Leg Friday, Dec. 7

Olympia ain’t got nuthin’ on PDX. OK, except K Records and burritos.

Music Stories
[GARAGE SOUL] “I play Portland’s drumkit!” Claudia Meza exclaims, inadvertently summing up Hornet Leg’s ever-growing momentum. Like many fellow Portland transplants, the duo is ...   More
Wednesday, December 5, 2007 Anika Sabin

Newspapers, Friday, Sept. 14

PDX-via-Cleveland pop outfit cleans up its act—musically and actually.

Music Stories
[INDIE POP] It’s the last night of August, and I’m mingling with well-dressed thirtysomethings at a Northeast Portland country club. To my left, a few of those thirtysomethings are happily ...   More
Wednesday, September 12, 2007 Anika Sabin

Deer or the Doe, Go to Sleep Quit Listening (self-released)

Local indie rockers find tension on their debut, but don’t release it.

Music Stories
[INDIE ROCK] Deer or the Doe’s debut album, Go to Sleep Quit Listening , is a tease. Recorded with engineer Skyler Norwood (who’s worked with the likes of Talkdemonic and Horse Feathers), ...   More
Wednesday, August 29, 2007 Anika Sabin

Drink Guide 2007

Food Reviews & Stories
Bartender’s choice: The extravagant falafel salad with salty ’n’ sultry olive tapenade.If Burning Man were prom, this would be the after party. An inconspicuous anchor of Morrison’s nightlife, Crush is home to such lively events as “Dumpster Diving Disco,” where t   More
Tuesday, July 3, 2007 Anika Sabin

Musee Mecanique, Thursday, April 5

Local rummagers pick up curious sounds and subjects as they go.

Music Stories
[MUSIC-BOX FOLK] Micah Rabwin and Sean Ogilvie, the core members of Musee Mecanique, recently acquired a hefty stack of National Geographics dating all the way back to 1934. Inside the weathered pages ...   More
Wednesday, April 4, 2007 Anika Sabin

Shoeshine Blue Friday, March 23

Shoeshine Blue takes a stroll through the country and finds the blues.

Music Stories
[BLUES-FOLK] Encountering Shoeshine Blue for the first time is like fiddling with the radio dial while driving through the heartland of America: Faint traces of melodic history—crackling lo-fi b ...   More
Wednesday, March 21, 2007 Anika Sabin

Dish Review

Food Reviews & Stories
The location for this food cart (the parking lot of a video store) may be humble; its offerings are anything but. Quickly becoming one of the best reasons to drive down North Lombard Flavourspot is the perfect pint-sized pit stop for your morning or midday commute. The waffles all wrapped in tinfoil   More
Tuesday, March 6, 2007 Anika Sabin
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