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Live Review: Operation Jonas Brothers (June 27th, 2009 at the Rose Garden)


Editor's Note: The thoughts and opinions expressed by Nilina in this post are not necessarily—in fact, are not at all—reflected by WW. She's pretty much a rogue agent at this point.

A year a half ago, I wrote a listing for the paper previewing the Jonas Brother's show ...   More
 
Tuesday, June 30, 2009 by NILINA MASON-CAMPBELL

Photo Review: The Rainy States, Southern Belle, Church, & The Shivas, Friday, March 27 @ The Coop


The Rainy States held a release party for their brand spankin' new 7-inch New Castle last Friday at the Coop, and Nilina—back for a week from outdoor school, where she's a camp counselor—took pictures of the whole all ages affair. Bonus points to anyone who can spot WW music editor C...   More
 
Tuesday, March 31, 2009 by NILINA MASON-CAMPBELL

The Slaves, "You Could Save Me" (Self-Released)


It's rather apropos that the Slaves' haunting aria "You Could Save Me" is titled as such considering the song sounds like the soundtrack to a plight. Singer Barbara Kinzle's operatic voice soars over the collage of sounds from Birch Cooper's oodles of pedals, keyboards and white MacBook. Those sa...   More
 
Monday, March 30, 2009 by NILINA MASON-CAMPBELL

Hang the DJ: DJ Futurehorse


Guards, to your stations. Prepare for an invasion. The enemy awaits. Or shall we say best friend forever? Yes, today Rob Simonsen of that other weekly newspaper in Portland (the one that's not the Tribune) steps up to the plate this week to field questions as DJ Futurehorse. And I'm telling you it cou...   More
 
Friday, March 13, 2009 by NILINA MASON-CAMPBELL

Fuck You Safari, "Building Song," Blanket Party EP


If Bob the Builder wants a new theme song, I think he's found one in Fuck You Safari's "Building Song." If the early learning television program ever wanted to be cutting edge and retain its viewers as they age, then they couldn't go wrong with this one. Sounds like a winning plan!

A...   More
 
Wednesday, March 11, 2009 by NILINA MASON-CAMPBELL

Nurses Wednesday, March 11


Nurses goes from California dreaming to living in a van to the loving arms of Portland.
[MAGIC MELODIES] Nurses' decision to leave behind its hometown of Idaho Falls, Idaho, for the excitement of Southern California was easy. But after a three-year spell in the Golden State, the carnival-pop then-quartet packed itself into a van bound for the streets of Chicago. Then they lived in the van. ...   More
 
Wednesday, March 11, 2009 by NILINA MASON-CAMPBELL

Nurses Wednesday, March 11

Nurses goes from California dreaming to living in a van to the loving arms of Portland.


Music Stories
[MAGIC MELODIES] Nurses’ decision to leave behind its hometown of Idaho Falls, Idaho, for the excitement of Southern California was easy. But after a three-year spell in the Golden State, the ca ...   More
 
Wednesday, March 11, 2009 NILINA MASON-CAMPBELL

Hang the DJ: Remy the Restless


Fresh from casino capital Las Vegas, new PDX residents Remy the Restless and MDY sell tattoo machines by day and set the decks alight by night. I first heard of the duo in a recommendation from Holocene co-owner Scott McLean and met the pair myself at    More
 
Friday, March 6, 2009 by NILINA MASON-CAMPBELL

Erik Gage, "Little Brother," Inner Cosmic (Unreleased)


Better known for his role rallying the troops (and executing funky dance moves) as frontman of young spirit punks White Fang, Erik Gage always seems to have the wheels churning on a side project—be it various sub-bands within the White Fang family, meticulous zine making, or overseeing his ca...   More
 
Tuesday, March 3, 2009 by NILINA MASON-CAMPBELL

Photo Review: Valkyrie Rodeo, Friday, Feb. 27 @ KPSU


Not only did Valkyrie Rodeo whip up a frenzied mash of metal and hardcore during its Hour Long Hour set on KPSU this past Friday, but the pair created an earthquake, too. Most notably, the Valkyrie Rodeo's chaotic thrash of drums and guitar brought a framed portrait of Ice Cube crashing to the ...   More
 
Tuesday, March 3, 2009 by NILINA MASON-CAMPBELL
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