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Hosannas to Play Last Show on Friday (Updated)


From the department of sad news: this morning I got an email from Brandon Laws of local avant-pop quartet Hosannas announcing that the band's show this Friday, July 2 at the Artistery will be its last as a group. According to Laws, two members of the group—keyboardist Cristof Hendrickson a...   More
 
Monday, June 28, 2010 by MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

Belly Dancing + the Builders and the Butchers = YouTube Gold


When listening to local raucous Americana group the Builders and the Butchers, I can imagine doing lots of things. Yelling. Stomping. Spazzing out. Taking whiskey shots. But never in my wildest dreams would I conceive an entire choreographed belly dance to a song called "When...   More
 
Thursday, June 24, 2010 by MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

Street Of (Real Weird) Dreams

The third annual No.Fest is the ultimate excuse to escape to St. Johns.


Music Stories
Illustrations by Jonathan HillOf all Portland’s districts, St. Johns feels the most like an actual neighborhood: From the minute you pass the ornate, Gothic arches of the St. Johns Bridge and wa ...   More
 
Wednesday, June 23, 2010 MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

Sunshine State


Bar Reviews
With over 40 brews on tap, it’s easy for the non-beer-snob to get intimidated when ordering at Apex (1216 SE Division St., apexbar.com). But if you look closely at the beer list—presented ...   More
 
Wednesday, June 23, 2010 MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

Into The Woods Brings Typhoon Into a House


It's been a minute since the Into The Woods guys gave us a new video. It's not like they haven't been busy, working on the 28 Days in May project and probably editing endless hours of clips for both the inevitable documentary and and future Into the Woods features. However, this mo...   More
 
Tuesday, June 22, 2010 by MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

And And And Saturday, June 19


One of Portland’s best young pop groups gets kicked out of a club and lives to talk about it.

[CHAOTIC POP] Toward the end of basement-pop outfit And And And’s November ’09 live debut at Northeast Portland dive Red Room, keyboardist Berg Radin picked up a snare drum and dove straight into the crowd. After rolling on the ground and knocking over various instruments...   More
 
Wednesday, June 16, 2010 by MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

And And And Saturday, June 19

One of Portland’s best young pop groups gets kicked out of a club and lives to talk about it.


Music Stories
[CHAOTIC POP] Toward the end of basement-pop outfit And And And’s November ’09 live debut at Northeast Portland dive Red Room, keyboardist Berg Radin picked up a snare drum and dove straig ...   More
 
Wednesday, June 16, 2010 MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

PDX Pop Now! Announces Lineup For 2010 Festival


Set your calendars, folks: The 2010 PDX Pop Now! festival is coming in a short seven weeks. Today the free, all-local, all-ages festival announced the lineup for this year's fest—set to take place July 30-August 1—and it's predictably great. Au! Parenthetical Girls! Clo...   More
 
Friday, June 11, 2010 by MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

Copy To Debut As Duo At Superfest 2


A few months ago, Copy's Marius Libman decided to do something he'd never done before under his current moniker: Jam with another musician. For a Winter is the New Summer warehouse party, Libman—and his trusty keytar—was joined by drummer Andy Parker of Guidance Counselor and Dirty Mitte...   More
 
Thursday, June 10, 2010 by MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

Norman, "No Clouds," Hay, Hay Make a Wish and Turn Away (Timber Carnival Records)


I assume that by now everyone has heard the new Blitzen Trapper album, Destroyer of the Void, right? While the band's past efforts ripped through genres like Jeremiah Masoli looking for a new laptop (sorry, it's just    More
 
Wednesday, June 9, 2010 by MICHAEL MANNHEIMER
 

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