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Primer: Little Wings


Formed: During the late ’90s in San Luis Obispo, Calif.Members: Kyle Field, sometimes with friends, sometimes by his lonesome.Latest releases: 2007’s Soft Pow’r and 2008’s By the Beach, recorded with Lee Baggett as Be Gulls.Sounds like: Bonnie “Prince” Billy if he tried to remake the country-rock songs of the Grateful Dead and ...   More
 
Wednesday, October 20, 2010 by MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

Living On The Edge

Are the Blazers ready to take the next step, or is the house about to fall down?


News Stories
For the past three seasons, pundits have pegged the Trail Blazers as the NBA’s up-and-coming franchise. Before the 2008-09 season, everyone was calling the Blazers the best young team in the le ...   More
 
Wednesday, October 20, 2010 MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

Ramblin’ Man

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


Music Stories
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 ...   More
 
Wednesday, October 20, 2010 MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

Primer: Little Wings


Music Stories
Formed: During the late ’90s in San Luis Obispo, Calif.Members: Kyle Field, sometimes with friends, sometimes by his lonesome.Latest releases: 2007’s Soft Pow’r and 2008’s By t ...   More
 
Wednesday, October 20, 2010 MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

Alexis: Restaurant Guide 2010


Food Reviews & Stories
Lunch 11:30 am-2 pm Monday-Saturday, dinner 5-10 pm Monday-Thursday, 5-11 pm Friday-Saturday. $$ Moderate.[GREEK] Anyone who’s ever visited Greece knows the country’s big culinary secret isn’t spanakopita but an overwhelming commitment to friendliness. On cue, the minute you enter    More
 
Wednesday, October 20, 2010 MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

Ciao Vito: Restaurant Guide 2010


Food Reviews & Stories
5-10 pm daily. $$ Moderate.[ITALIAN] For people who are new to town—and if you’re younger than 35, odds are you’re a transplant—it’s easy to dismiss Alberta Street as a hippie bohemian playground. But go beyond Last Thursday and you’ll find plenty of relaxed, fanc   More
 
Wednesday, October 20, 2010 MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

Tabla: Restaurant Guide 2010


Food Reviews & Stories
5:30 pm-close daily. $$-$$$ Moderate-expensive.[MEDITERRANEAN DELIGHTS] Chef Anthony Cafiero’s Mediterranean bistro does simple pasta dishes better than any strictly Italian restaurant—or any restaurant at all—in town. Most places would be lucky to have one perfect dish on the menu   More
 
Wednesday, October 20, 2010 MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

Podnah's Pit: Restaurant Guide 2010


Food Reviews & Stories
281-3700, podnahspit.com. 11 am-9 pm Tuesday-Friday, 9 am-9 pm Saturday-Sunday. $-$$ Inexpensive-moderate.   More
 
Wednesday, October 20, 2010 MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

Lincoln: Restaurant Guide 2010


Food Reviews & Stories
5:30 pm-close Tuesday-Saturday. $$ Moderate.Though it’s undeniable that the food at Jenn Louis and David Welch’s bare-beamed Northwest-comfort-food enclave is top notch, it’s the restaurant’s simple presentation that puts it over the top. The menu is constantly changing, but    More
 
Wednesday, October 20, 2010 MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

Strength Go "Metal" On New Video


It's hard to listen to local synth-disco trio Strength without breaking a sweat. Yeah, the band's love jams are sexy and kinky and silly, but they're also totally sincere—when Strength want you to dance, you dance. So it's fitting that the clip for "Metal," the first single from its new al...   More
 
Sunday, October 17, 2010 by MICHAEL MANNHEIMER
 

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