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More Alter Egos: Persona Bands Speak!


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This week's behind-the-scenes look into Portland's persona band movement, Alter Egos, generated lots of great quotes. Here are some of the highlights of the lines that didn't make it into the article, including perspectives from two bands there wasn't ...   More
 
Wednesday, December 12, 2007 by Brandon Seifert

Alter Egos

These ninjas, Klingons and Elizabethans mean business. Unmasking Portland’s persona-band movement.


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It’s late October, the last days of East Burnside’s Outlaws Music Hall, and the club’s green room is full of people pulling on costumes, applying eyeliner and doing warm-up stretches ...   More
 
Wednesday, December 12, 2007 Brandon Seifert

THE BUILDERS AND THE BUTCHERS/LOCH LOMOND, Split 12-inch (Bladen County Records)


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[OTHERWORLDLY FOLK] Loch Lomond and the Builders and the Butchers might seem an odd couple. The former plays idyllic, expansive chamber folk, the latter stripped-down punk-blues. But these seemingly disparate groups share two commonalities: Both have dark sides, and both could be f...   More
 
Wednesday, November 28, 2007 by Brandon Seifert

The Builders and the Butchers/Loch Lomond Split 12-inch (Bladen County Records)


Music Stories
[OTHERWORLDLY FOLK] Loch Lomond and the Builders and the Butchers might seem an odd couple. The former plays idyllic, expansive chamber folk, the latter stripped-down punk-blues. But these seemingly d ...   More
 
Wednesday, November 28, 2007 Brandon Seifert

Per Se's Anne Adams Extended Q&A: By Virtue of Her Own Essence


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Anne Adams is a busy lady. In addition to performing pop whimsy around town as Per Se, she's also doing scut work for a major fantasy film that's being shot in Portland. And that made it so difficult to schedule an interview -- even a phone interview -- for this week's Per Se profile in WW that we ended up ...   More
 
Wednesday, October 24, 2007 by Brandon Seifert

PER SE, Sunday, Oct. 28


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[QUIRK POP] When she performs as Per Se, Anne Adams is not afraid to get her audience’s attention—whether it’s by striking up a conversation (“Did you guys find parking OK?” she asked the crowd at this year’s PDX Pop Now! festival) or by wearing homemade wings. “Really, it&...   More
 
Wednesday, October 24, 2007 by Brandon Seifert

PER SE Sunday, Oct. 28

Anne Adams would like you to pay attention to her.


Music Stories
[QUIRK POP] When she performs as Per Se, Anne Adams is not afraid to get her audience’s attention—whether it’s by striking up a conversation (“Did you guys find parking OK?&rdq ...   More
 
Wednesday, October 24, 2007 Brandon Seifert

LOCH LOMOND, Paper the Walls (Hush Records)


Music
[CHAMBER FOLK] If you've only recently stumbled on the quiet wonder that is Portland's Loch Lomond, the folk ensemble's sprawling chamber enchantments might seem like they sprung fully formed out of songwriter Ritchie Young's skull. But go back and listen to the band's 2003 debut, When We Were Mountains. What...   More
 
Wednesday, October 3, 2007 by Brandon Seifert

LOCH LOMOND, Paper The Walls (Hush Records)

The recording history of Loch Lomond is a curious thing.

 


Music Stories
[CHAMBER FOLK] If you’ve only recently stumbled on the quiet wonder that is Portland’s Loch Lomond, the folk ensemble’s sprawling chamber enchantments might seem like they sprung ful ...   More
 
Wednesday, October 3, 2007 Brandon Seifert

Brandon Graham & Corey Lewis

It came from Seattle: anime at Floating World.


Visual Arts
A busboy who eats magic fortune cookies that turn him into a shirtless ninja robot so he can fight the monsters that a gangster put in the walls of his restaurant? A girl named Sexica who smuggles mag ...   More
 
Wednesday, August 1, 2007 Brandon Seifert
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