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Primer: Martha Reeves


Music Stories
Born: July 18, 1941Sounds like: The perfect R&B star.For fans of: The Ronettes, the Crystals, and all the recent nu-soul stuff like Amy Winehouse and Sharon Jones.Latest release: Home to You (2004), ...   More
 
Wednesday, November 10, 2010 MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

Almost Live: Raptors at Blazers


Who's ready for an exciting Saturday night game against the Toronto Raptors! The Rose Garden's already shady wireless is down before the game starts, so I guess I have to keep this brief. The Raptors—and their beastly rebounding machine Reggie Evans—come in at 1-4. The Blazers sh...   More
 
Saturday, November 6, 2010 by MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

Brainstorm Shows Off Its Basement


 
There are a lot of duos in rock music, but there aren’t a lot of duos that play tuba and sing through a computer headset. If you still haven’t seen the two man live beast that is Brainstorm, then the latest Into the Woods clip—which features Adam Baz and Patrick Phillips p...   More
 
Wednesday, November 3, 2010 by MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

Brainstorm Shows Off Its Basement


There are a lot of duos in rock music, but there aren't a lot of duos that play tuba and sing through a computer headset. If you still haven't seen the two man live beast that is Brainstorm, then the latest Into the Woods clip—which features Adam Baz and Patrick Phillips playing "Beast i...   More
 
Wednesday, November 3, 2010 by MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

Brainstorm Thursday, Nov. 4


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

[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 just took a few shows to realize how much pain that might cause. “I’ve practically thrown out my back swinging m...   More
 
Wednesday, November 3, 2010 by MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

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
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