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Boy Eats Drum Machine Download Code Giveaway!


Does Jon Ragel ever stop working? The Boy Eats Drum Machine frontman/DJ/everything released the excellent Hoop + Wire in February, and now he's back just seven months later with another new one, the all-instrumental 20 Beats—and he wants you to hear it RIGHT NOW with an exclusive download ...   More
 
Wednesday, September 22, 2010 by MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

Local Video Roundup: Joggers and Parenthetical Girls Go Into the Woods


As far as bands go, you couldn't get two acts with a more disparate aesthetic than Joggers and Parenthetical Girls. Joggers play "indie rock" before the term became a basterdized catchall for anything written about on the blogosphere—think Merge Records stalwarts Polvo or Superchunk—...   More
 
Tuesday, September 21, 2010 by MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

R. Kelly, "I'm a Flirt (Copy Remix)," The Pied Piper of Electro (Audio Dregs)


It takes a special person to remix a raunchy R. Kelly song that's already been remixed by the Pied Piper himself. But Copy's take on "I'm a Flirt"—a song the King of R&B (sorry, The-Dream, but you're not quite ready to steal the crown) originally wrote for Bow Wow back in ...   More
 
Wednesday, September 15, 2010 by MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

Dream Weaver


Copy returns, spinning a darker electropop tale.

Marius Libman has one of the most recognizable sounds in Portland. Recording under the alias Copy, his hyperactive dance jams combine 8-bit video-game blips, stomping drum patterns and arpeggiated synth chords often played on a keytar. Copy’s music is, to put it bluntly, really fun to dance to. But you wouldn’t know that ...   More
 
Wednesday, September 15, 2010 by MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

Dream Weaver

Copy returns, spinning a darker electropop tale.


Music Stories
Marius Libman has one of the most recognizable sounds in Portland. Recording under the alias Copy, his hyperactive dance jams combine 8-bit video-game blips, stomping drum patterns and arpeggiated syn ...   More
 
Wednesday, September 15, 2010 MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

Sweep The Leg


Brew Views
Joel Silberg’s Breakin’ has a plot—something about a struggling young jazz dancer trying to find her place in the lonely world—but the 1984 masterpiece actually uses breakdanci ...   More
 
Wednesday, September 15, 2010 MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

Top Five MFNW Acts That’ll Make You Lose Your Shit


Thee Oh Sees (Dante’s, Friday, 11:30 pm)
The super-prolific San Francisco band combines punk-rock scuzz with classic ’60s pop melodies better than just about anyone these days. Also, frontman John Dwyer is crazy.

Big Freedia (Roseland, Thursday, 10 pm; Holocene, Saturday, 11:55 pm)
Who doesn’t want to see a transsexual rapper start the party by ...   More
 
Wednesday, September 8, 2010 by MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

Everyone Loves Menomena... Except Menomena

Why doesn’t Portland’s best band get along?


Music Stories
IMAGE: Ben MoonBrent Knopf is hiding the truth. His deep blue eyes, covered slightly by curly brown hair, dart to the side, looking for something to play with. He fidgets in his seat, nervously taps o ...   More
 
Wednesday, September 8, 2010 MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

Top Five MFNW Acts That’ll Make You Lose Your Shit


Top 5
Thee Oh Sees (Dante’s, Friday, 11:30 pm)The super-prolific San Francisco band combines punk-rock scuzz with classic ’60s pop melodies better than just about anyone these days. Also, frontm ...   More
 
Wednesday, September 8, 2010 MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

Little Beirut Debuts "Last Light" Video


There are few local bands that I can imagine getting more serious play on alt-rock stations across the country than Little Beirut. The local quartet—led by singer-songwriter Hamilton Sims—do power pop the right way, with big, fat choruses and driving guitar chords that wouldn't ...   More
 
Friday, September 3, 2010 by MICHAEL MANNHEIMER
 

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