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Commune Sense: Nomad/entreprenuer John “Brains” Brainerd skips town for the big easy.



Ever the roaming idealist, John Brainerd, 29, came to Portland two years ago after traversing the U.S. in a “bowl-cut” formation from Worcester, Mass. He intended to set up shop—a multimedia community center and coffee shop, to be precise. In the year that semi-epony...   More
 
Wednesday, February 20, 2008 by NILINA MASON-CAMPBELL

Commune Sense

Nomad/entreprenuer John “Brains” Brainerd skips town for the big easy.


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Ever the roaming idealist, John Brainerd, 29, came to Portland two years ago after traversing the U.S. in a “bowl-cut” formation from Worcester, Mass. He intended to set up shop—a mu ...   More
 
Wednesday, February 20, 2008 NILINA MASON-CAMPBELL

Photo Review: Starfucker and Guidance Counselor at Cha Cha Lounge (Seattle), Feb. 17, 2008


So here we have it! The first Seattle show for everyone's favorite pedal pushing pop trio, Starfucker [Editor's Note: We just like typing that name]. This show was a long time in the making after a cancelled Seahawk show, originally scheduled for September 2007 with Nire, didn't come to fruitio...   More
 
Monday, February 18, 2008 by NILINA MASON-CAMPBELL

Worms, "Dead in the Waves," Children of the Revolution 3 Compilation


I was inspired to write a fictional immigration "thriller" based both on the song "Dead in the Waves" by Worms and true events for many reasons. One is that when I heard the song, I could see a story unfolding and two, the band is very political.    More
 
Friday, February 15, 2008 by NILINA MASON-CAMPBELL

Compilation on Love from Portland's Music Scene


Oh, Valentine's Day! Where would bitter people be without you? Probably in a state of happiness due to not being reminded of their singledom. How much would your absence affect Hallmark's annual sales? Would Cupid lose income from lack of image usage?

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Thursday, February 14, 2008 by NILINA MASON-CAMPBELL

Hang the DJ: DJ Izm


Jeffrey Frederick is a man of two aliases and has two ports he calls home. Hailing originally from Long Island, New York, Frederick (known as both DJ Izm and as Mos Jeph) came to call Portland home after turning 23. He still carries hometown pride and claims New York to be his biggest influenc...   More
 
Thursday, February 14, 2008 by NILINA MASON-CAMPBELL

Photo Review: Yeasayer at Holocene, Jan. 30th 2008


LocalCutter Nilina Mason-Campbell went to check out Yeasayer at the Brooklyn via Baltimore quartet's sold-out Holocene show and snapped the below pics.




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Monday, February 11, 2008 by NILINA MASON-CAMPBELL

Hang the DJ: DJ FatBoy


This week, Hang the DJ is taking it to the Bay Area and back while still keeping it local. How so? On the docket this week is Portland's own DJ FatBoy, who keeps crowds on their feet via a little sound called Hyphy, culled from the streets of San Francisco and its suburbs. To find out how he ke...   More
 
Friday, February 8, 2008 by NILINA MASON-CAMPBELL

Chrome Wings, "Crickey!," Crikey!


Something tells me this song by Chrome Wings is not an ode to deceased zoo trooper Steve Irwin; even the title shares its name with one of his most popular phrases. If it is, the subtle stripped down melodica on the track would be a very fitting tribute to the famed alligator wrangler.
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Thursday, February 7, 2008 by NILINA MASON-CAMPBELL

Atole, Friday, Feb. 8


[EXPERIMENTAL DANCE] “Everything’s going to change,” says Atole frontman Manny Reyes. His declaration could’ve been Atole’s motto for its entire decade-plus existence, but he’s in fact referring to what’s on the horizon for the capricious electro-experimental outfit. Having diligently saved for the better part of a year, Atole now has top-of-the-line equi...   More
 
Wednesday, February 6, 2008 by NILINA MASON-CAMPBELL
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