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Brainstorm Thursday, Nov. 4

Who said experimental pop can’t be played with a tuba?


Music Stories
[TWO-MAN GROUP] When Patrick Phillips and Adam Baz started playing as Brainstorm in the spring of 2008, they had one simple mission: to make as much noise as possible using only their eight limbs. It ...   More
 
Wednesday, November 3, 2010 MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

Old To Begin With


Bar Reviews
I have a piece of advice for anyone who dares try one of the old-fashioned cocktails at Circa 33 (3348 SE Belmont St., circa33bar.com), the latest gem to open on Belmont Street: Don’t be afraid ...   More
 
Wednesday, November 3, 2010 MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

Tender Loving Empire Signs Loch Lomond


 For the past year or so, local chamber-pop outfit Loch Lomond has been sitting in a label no man’s land. The group’s new record, Little Me Will Start a Storm, has been finished for a long time—it was recorded, if I’m correct, before the Night Bats EP, which came out on Hush Rec...   More
 
Tuesday, November 2, 2010 by MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

Introducing Big Pretty


Are you bummed that the Strokes haven't dropped a new album in four years? I know that Brian Park isn't too happy about it. Park, the frontman for jangle rock band Blue Horns, spent most of his summer cooking up a batch of "noisy, surfy, glam punk songs" that sound alarmingly like New York's ...   More
 
Tuesday, November 2, 2010 by MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

Tender Loving Empire Signs Loch Lomond


For the past year or so, local chamber-pop outfit Loch Lomond has been sitting in a label no man's land. The group's new record, Little Me Will Start a Storm, has been finished for a long time—it was recorded, if I'm correct, before the Night Bats EP, which came out on Hush Records last...   More
 
Tuesday, November 2, 2010 by MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

Cajun Gems Get the Reissue Treatment


It looks like Christmas is coming early for local music fans! Today, New York's Partistan Records officially reissued Richard Bryd at Little America, the lone, long out of print album by Cajun Gems. The Gems, you may or may not know, are the band that Ben Whitesides and Darrell Bourque starte...   More
 
Monday, November 1, 2010 by MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

Tu Legit, Tu Legit Tu Quit


Tu Fawning expands, evolves and turns up the drums.

Corrina Repp and Joe Haege knew that the recording of their new album was going well when the police showed up at their house. “I was playing this really loud guitar part,” Repp tells me, her voice ratcheting up a notch as she tells the story. “We had these partying neighbors, and someone called the cops thinking ...   More
 
Wednesday, October 27, 2010 by MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

Tu Legit, Tu Legit Tu Quit

Tu Fawning expands, evolves and turns up the drums.


Music Stories
Corrina Repp and Joe Haege knew that the recording of their new album was going well when the police showed up at their house. “I was playing this really loud guitar part,” Repp tells me, ...   More
 
Wednesday, October 27, 2010 MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

I Think I Was There

An oral history of Satyricon.


Cover Story
In 1983, Portland’s Chinatown was, by all accounts, a real shithole. Peppered with empty lots, boarded-up storefronts and dealers pushing cocaine and heroin as casually as a grocery store clerk might ask “paper or plastic?”—it was a part of town best avoided altogether. It was in the heart of this dubious neighborhood that George Touhouliotis, a 36-year-old Greek immigrant and former cab driver with a fondness for poetry and rebellious youth culture, opened an equally dirty bar called Satyricon...   More
 
Wednesday, October 27, 2010 CASEY JARMAN, MICHAEL MANNHEIMER, JAY HORTON

Ramblin’ Man


Phosphorescent is a little bit country and a little bit rock ’n’ roll.

Inspiration comes to songwriters in different ways. Sometimes all it takes is seeing a game-changing live performance, or finally finding the perfect lyric to fit the melody you’ve been humming quietly to yourself the past two weeks. For Matthew Houck, all it took was hearing the right Willie N...   More
 
Wednesday, October 20, 2010 by MICHAEL MANNHEIMER
 

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