Fleshtone, Monday, May 5

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[ELECTRO-POP] With its elaborate makeup and custom-made sexed-up costumes, Fleshtone has always put its own twist on the rock opera. Past shows have included softcore porn-ish hot-dog outfits, jungle ...   More
Wednesday, April 30, 2008 NILINA MASON-CAMPBELL

Hang the DJ: DJ Cityrocker

Yet another East Ender: Cityrocker. Let's meet him, shall we?

How did you decide on your DJ name? What's your real name?
Cityrocker was the name of a Japanese punk record label in the 80's. I'm sure they took it ...   More
Friday, April 25, 2008 by NILINA MASON-CAMPBELL

Guidance Counselor and the Death Set at Backspace, April 23, 2008

Wednesday night, while Hot Chip were singing backwards live at the Crystal Ballroom (at least during the Brit quintet's song "Wrestlers") and Brace Paine's new club night Situations was launching at Dunes</...   More
Friday, April 25, 2008 by NILINA MASON-CAMPBELL

Swallows, "Twilight's Last Hour," Cloud Machines (Church Of Girl Records)

This Thursday's cut of the Day is "Twilight's Last Hour" by local guitar/drum duo Swallows. I asked member Em Brownlowe to give me the lowdown on the lush track:

Both Jon and I agree that "Twilight's Last Hour" is our favorite track on Cloud Machines. Twilight...   More
Thursday, April 24, 2008 by NILINA MASON-CAMPBELL

Getting Yourself Into Awesome Situations

Tonight marks the debut of Brace Paine's new club night Situations at Dunes. Founder of such seminal Portland dance nights as No No Disco at Tube and Suicide Club at Dunes (not to mention being guitarist for the Gossip), Nathan Howdeshell (aka Paine) is back in town and ready to aid your part...   More
Wednesday, April 23, 2008 by NILINA MASON-CAMPBELL

Photo Review: Southern Belle at KPSU, April 21, 2008

On Monday night at 10 pm, Portland's Southern Belle rocked out at KPSU for an airing of Arya Imig's program, Sound Judgement. Despite promising a Britney Spears cover ("Lucky") and then not playing it, the local quartet ran through a solid set of Southern Belle standards and brand new songs, mo...   More
Wednesday, April 23, 2008 by NILINA MASON-CAMPBELL

Hang the DJ: The Incredible Kid

Did you know that Powell's not only stocks great books, but great DJs too? Next time you go for a reading in the Pearl room or are on the hunt for your next tome, you just may bump into a part-time employee by the name of Stephen Strausbaugh, aka The Incredible Kid. Bringing international dan...   More
Friday, April 18, 2008 by NILINA MASON-CAMPBELL

Newspapers, "German Love" (Starfucker cover, Unreleased)

On May 25th of last year I experienced my first house show. After venturing out to SE Portland, I came for Starfucker and got just what I came for. I didn't come to see a solo Josh Hodges playing a myriad of instruments during his set and bouncing beside fellow fans (though that was cool), I c...   More
Thursday, April 17, 2008 by NILINA MASON-CAMPBELL

Buckman Bash: Malkmus and Mercer at Jupiter Hotel, April 11, 2008

In a white tent outside of the Jupiter Hotel, a bustle brewed on Friday in support of Buckman Elementary School. The school's annual art show and sale has been going on for years, but never has it been done on this large of scale, or outside of the actual public school building.

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Monday, April 14, 2008 by NILINA MASON-CAMPBELL
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