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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

CD Reviews: Iretsu, Eric John Kaiser


Iretsu Fang
(Hidden Shoal Recordings)

[FORGOTTEN AVANT-POP] Local experimental-rock quartet Iretsu is hardly a new band. The group has roots that stretch all the way back to 2002, when singer Ryan Cross and Kate O’Brien Clarke (now a member of AgesandAges) began working on songs in an old house in Sellwood—before Modest Mouse or the Decemberists broke ou...   More
 
Wednesday, June 9, 2010 by MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

CD Reviews: Iretsu, Eric John Kaiser


Music Stories
Iretsu Fang(Hidden Shoal Recordings) [FORGOTTEN AVANT-POP] Local experimental-rock quartet Iretsu is hardly a new band. The group has roots that stretch all the way back to 2002, when singer Ryan C ...   More
 
Wednesday, June 9, 2010 MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

Rock Out

2010’s top outdoor concerts.


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It rains a lot in Portland. This spring was especially bad, with a late-May stretch that featured more hailstorms than sun showers. But I know the real reason we all live here: the summer months, when ...   More
 
Wednesday, June 9, 2010 MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

94.7 KNRK Introduces "Northwest Bands Only" AM Station


Memo to local radio heads: It looks like big changes are coming up at 94.7 KNRK. The alternative rock station announced a few things this morning, most interestingly the start of a new AM radio station devoted to playing nothing but music from the Northwest. 94/7too NorthWest Bands Only—w...   More
 
Tuesday, June 8, 2010 by MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

Sasquatch! 2010: Seeing My Favorite Band For the First Time


This weekend I spent three days in George, Washington for the Sasquatch! festival. Even though I've been back a few days, I'm still exhausted. I know this is a bit late, but finding the right words to say about Pavement—unquestionably my favorite band—was a little rough as I tri...   More
 
Friday, June 4, 2010 by MICHAEL MANNHEIMER
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