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Reporter's New Album Out in August


Set your clock and get ready to dance yourself clean: The new Reporter album is out in one month. On August 10, Holocene Music will release Time Incredible, the second full-length from the band formerly known as Wet Confetti and its first dive straight into the dark world of Italo disco. The tri...   More
 
Thursday, July 8, 2010 by MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

Primer: Ariel Pink


Born: 1978 in Beverly Hills, Calif.Sounds like: R. Stevie Moore, Animal Collective, Hall & Oates hits sung in a karaoke booth underwater.For fans of: Anything that’s been dubbed “chillwave” or “glo-fi” by Pitchfork in the last year.Latest release: 2010’s 4AD debut, Before Today.Why you care: Though Ariel Pink conside...   More
 
Wednesday, July 7, 2010 by MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

Primer: Ariel Pink


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Born: 1978 in Beverly Hills, Calif.Sounds like: R. Stevie Moore, Animal Collective, Hall & Oates hits sung in a karaoke booth underwater.For fans of: Anything that’s been dubbed “chillwave ...   More
 
Wednesday, July 7, 2010 MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

Advance Cassette: Garth Steel Klippert, Music For Taxicabs


At a party in early April, I was cornered by a friend and asked a question that's pretty typical when people realize that I write about music for a living. “Do vinyl records really sound better than CDs?” she asked. My response? “I'd rather listen to something on...   More
 
Thursday, July 1, 2010 by MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

Jason Simms Writes a Folk Epic About LeBron James


Just where will the king land? That's the question at the tip of every sports fans' tongue today, as tomorrow the bidding war officially starts for NBA superstar LeBron James. To coincide with LeBron's free agency, local songwriter (and former WW writer) Jason Simms wrote a folk-rock epic call...   More
 
Wednesday, June 30, 2010 by MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

Inside Voices Go Into the Woods


It's hard to keep up with everything Into the Woods does. After a two month hiatus spent working on the 28 Days in May project, the local video collective has been insanely active the last week, posting five videos of content presumably shot during the last few months. Still, out of everyth...   More
 
Wednesday, June 30, 2010 by MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

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.


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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


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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
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