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Bar Reviews
For a watering hole attached to a posh, sophisticated music venue, the recently opened Bar Bar (3943 N Mississippi Ave., 288-3895) is refreshingly unpretentious. Bar Bar is basically an extension of t ...   More
 
Wednesday, August 4, 2010 MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

Slanted And Enchanted

Oregon’s creepiest amusement park meets Portland’s hippest bands.


Headout
IMAGE: Adam KruegerWhen Roger Tofte finished building Enchanted Forest in 1971, he probably never imagined that nearly 40 years later his family amusement park would host a music festival featuring a ...   More
 
Wednesday, August 4, 2010 MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

The Corin Tucker Band, "Doubt," 1,000 Years (Kill Rock Stars)


Corin Tucker spends most of her debut solo album, 1,000 Years, trying to distance herself from the shadow of her former band. It's not an easy task: Sleater-Kinney was, in the words of renowned rock critic Greil Marcus, "America's best rock band" before it went on indefinite hiatus in 2006. ...   More
 
Monday, August 2, 2010 by MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

It's Time For PDX Pop Now!


Is everyone ready for PDX Pop Now!?! With the festival beginning in just a few hours, I wanted to share a bit of last-minute technical information for the weekend. For anyone outside the city (or people to lazy to make it down to Rotture) you can tune into two online radio stations to hear every...   More
 
Friday, July 30, 2010 by MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

Advance Cassette: Sad Horse


Label: Self-released?
Color: White
Insert: Yellow, with song titles printed on the front
Quantity: ???
Replayability: 9/10

I have no idea who is actually in the band Sad Horse. And honestly, I don't really care. I could dig around online a...   More
 
Thursday, July 22, 2010 by MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

Into the Woods Celebrate America with MFNW


Tecate and cigarettes and fire escapes, oh my! The latest Into the Woods video—in partnership with Willamette Week's own MusicfestNW—captures the epic Fourth of July block party hosted outside of East End. And Red Fang's performance of the vicious "Prehistoric Dog" is as awesome as ...   More
 
Wednesday, July 21, 2010 by MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

The Quiet Storm


Blitzen Trapper lets its music do the talking.

Blitzen Trapper’s Eric Earley is alarmingly quiet in person. Sitting outside the Satellite Cafe in Southeast Portland, it’s almost impossible to hear him talk about his band and its new album, Destroyer of the Void, amid the whir of cars, cyclists and one particularly loud couple’s argument. But suddenly, after...   More
 
Wednesday, July 21, 2010 by MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

Wolf Parade Tuesday, July 27


Spencer Krug and Dan Boeckner don’t come to blows—they just write perfect rock songs.

[SYNTH ROCK] Spencer Krug wastes no time opening Wolf Parade’s third album, Expo 86, with a declaration of intent. The second you press play, Krug’s sinewy voice hits you. Four minutes later, “Cloud Shadow on the Mountain” still hasn’t let up, though...   More
 
Wednesday, July 21, 2010 by MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

Wolf Parade Tuesday, July 27

Spencer Krug and Dan Boeckner don’t come to blows—they just write perfect rock songs.


Music Stories
[SYNTH ROCK] Spencer Krug wastes no time opening Wolf Parade’s third album, Expo 86, with a declaration of intent. The second you press play, Krug’s sinewy voice hits you. Four minutes lat ...   More
 
Wednesday, July 21, 2010 MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

The Quiet Storm

Blitzen Trapper lets its music do the talking.


Music Stories
Blitzen Trapper’s Eric Earley is alarmingly quiet in person. Sitting outside the Satellite Cafe in Southeast Portland, it’s almost impossible to hear him talk about his band and its new al ...   More
 
Wednesday, July 21, 2010 MICHAEL MANNHEIMER
 

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