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Magic Johnson


Show me your tears: Los Angeles transplants make PDX their home.
[BILINGUAL PUNK] There’s a reason Magic Johnson sings in another language—it’s the best way the pair could think of to retain the language they grew up speaking. “We decided to sing in Spanish because w...   More
 
Wednesday, October 22, 2008 by NILINA MASON-CAMPBELL

Magic Johnson

Show me your tears: Los Angeles transplants make PDX their home.


Music Stories
[BILINGUAL PUNK] There’s a reason Magic Johnson sings in another language—it’s the best way the pair could think of to retain the language they grew up speaking. “We decided to ...   More
 
Wednesday, October 22, 2008 NILINA MASON-CAMPBELL

Gossip Post New Demo


Guess who posted not only a bulletin today, but a new song too? That would be fearsome trio Gossip.

Practice tapes, wanna check it out?
We are recording our new record....thanks to everyone that has been patient...it will be done soon!

While the group...   More
 
Tuesday, October 21, 2008 by NILINA MASON-CAMPBELL

Hang the DJ: DJ Patricia Furpurse


Honey Owens has more on her plate than we thought. Not only does she make music in a myriad of bands and run the retail store Rad Summer, but she apparently doles out DJ names, too. Like Prince declaring Tara Leigh Patrick to be Carmen Electra, Ow...   More
 
Friday, October 17, 2008 by NILINA MASON-CAMPBELL

Curious Hands, "Phuket," Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!! (Self-Released)


After spending a minute with "Phuket"—a minute because that's exactly how long the punchy track from Curious Hands is, I put out a call to the quartet's Tyler Riggs to tell me about it. Turns out the title is a phonetic spelling of sorts for a much more well-known euphemism while at the sa...   More
 
Friday, October 17, 2008 by NILINA MASON-CAMPBELL

Live Review: Nurses at Holocene, Monday, Oct. 13


As a very wise rabbit once alluded to: you can't be late for a very important date. However that was very much the case for me on Monday as I raced from SW to SE by bus and on foot to catch Nurses opening for Born Ruffians at Holocene. I've been enchanted with the band for awhile now but still ...   More
 
Thursday, October 16, 2008 by NILINA MASON-CAMPBELL

Benoît Pioulard, "Golden Grin," Temper (Kranky)


"Golden Grin" begins with a hush that one could attribute to wind whispering through autumn trees, and with Benoît Pioulard's (the mom de guerre of PDX transplant Tom Meluch) penchant for the natural world and interest in recording and then sampling the sounds around hi...   More
 
Thursday, October 16, 2008 by NILINA MASON-CAMPBELL

Hang the DJ: DJ BJ


My first introduction to Manny Reyes came via a Madonna tribute night at Holocene. He had ladies dancing their hearts out on the speakers and my friends and I giggling with glee over his ...   More
 
Saturday, October 11, 2008 by NILINA MASON-CAMPBELL

Valet Brings XLR8R Around to Rad Summer


Not only does Honey Owens have her hand in a lot of musical projects (including 2008's #3 Best New Band act Valet and bass plucking duties for Bradford Cox's Atlas Sound), but also a host of local businesses—including starting up Dunes and, most recently, co-founding the eclectic boutique Ra...   More
 
Friday, October 10, 2008 by NILINA MASON-CAMPBELL

Don Hellions, "Unrequited Like," In Yer Underwear (Self-Released)


When I caught Don Hellions this weekend at Dekum Manor, one particular song caught my ear. Just as Tom Cruise had Renee Zellweger at hello in Jerry Maguire, the trio had me at the song title "Unrequited Like." Lucky for listeners, this spazzy track of pop destruction (not unlike Fist Fite's ene...   More
 
Thursday, October 9, 2008 by NILINA MASON-CAMPBELL
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