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Building and Butchering, One Year Later: A Look Back at the B&B's Last Year


This time last year, The Builders and the Butchers had scored—and had to turn down—a spot at PDX Pop Now! 2007. But the invite was probably the coolest thing that had happened to them as a band until that point.

Fast-forward a year, and the band just got done playing ...   More
 
Friday, August 1, 2008 by Brandon Seifert

All Blocked Up: LocalCut at the Capitol Hill Block Party in Seattle


There is no Seattle Pop Now! festival.

Portland may not have a festival as large and significant as Bumbershoot, but Seattle doesn't have an all-local showcase like Portland does. What they do have is the Capitol Hill Block Party, which was going on at the same time as the first two ...   More
 
Friday, August 1, 2008 by Brandon Seifert

Live Review: The Izzard Has Landed


It's strange to see Eddie Izzard out of make-up, in a pair of jeans. The English comedian's built a reputation based almost as much on his cross-dressing as on his Monty Python-esque non-sequituring all over the place. But that's how ...   More
 
Thursday, July 17, 2008 by Brandon Seifert

COMIC BOOK TATTOO, Various Artists

The Portland/Tori Amos/Sandman connection revealed.


Books
Comics and music. On the surface, they seem a strange combination—it’s not like you can weld music to print the way you can build a soundtrack into a film. Still, in the past few years the ...   More
 
Wednesday, July 16, 2008 Brandon Seifert

The New Old Sound: Getting away and getting together with Run On Sentence.


You almost expect to hear a faint trace of static dusting Run On Sentence’s songs. The band’s music—a mixture of swing, blues and folk often embellished with Spanish trumpets, subtly Latin rhythms, even yodeling—sounds like something coming out of a phonograph horn a century ago. Even the lyr...   More
 
Wednesday, May 14, 2008 by Brandon Seifert

The New Old Sound

Getting away and getting together with Run On Sentence.


Music Stories
You almost expect to hear a faint trace of static dusting Run On Sentence’s songs. The band’s music—a mixture of swing, blues and folk often embellished with Spanish trumpets, subtly ...   More
 
Wednesday, May 14, 2008 Brandon Seifert

4. Loch Lomond

38 points


Special Section Stories
WHO: Ritchie Young, Scott Magee, Laurel Simmons, Heather Broderick, Jade Eckler, Amanda Lawrence, Dave Depper, Pia Da Silva (plus Heather Broderick and Jason Leonard when they aren’t busy with H ...   More
 
Wednesday, May 7, 2008 Brandon Seifert

Tim Fite at Mississippi Studios, April 7, 2008


However you spent your Monday night on April 7, there's a 95% likelihood that you would've had more fun watching Tim Fite at Mississippi Studios. But that's sort of a given—Fite puts on one of the strangest and most enjoyable live shows you're ever likely to see.

Fite is som...   More
 
Wednesday, April 23, 2008 by Brandon Seifert

Hello Lobster, Friday & Saturday, Jan. 18 & 19


[SYNTH POP] Since 2002, they’ve been living among us, observing the inanities of life here on “Planet Zero”—NASCAR, low-rider Honda Civics, the band Creed—and reporting back to their superior officer via catchy synth-pop tunes. But Hello Lobster recently announ...   More
 
Wednesday, January 16, 2008 by Brandon Seifert

Hello Lobster Friday & Saturday, Jan. 18 & 19

Synth-pop jokesters Hello Lobster close their claws...or do they?


Music Stories
[SYNTH POP] Since 2002, they’ve been living among us, observing the inanities of life here on “Planet Zero”—NASCAR, low-rider Honda Civics, the band Creed—and reporting b ...   More
 
Wednesday, January 16, 2008 Brandon Seifert
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