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Cut of the Day: Youthbitch, "Punk Show", Youthbitch X5 (Gnar Tapes)


 There are many, many reasons to love Youthbitch - their facility with three chord garage punk, their penchant for releasing music only on cassette - but for me, it is how completely they inhabit the snot-nosed punk lifestyle. To wit: the band promised to send me a copy of their latest cassette, titled Youthbitch Youthbitch Youthbitch Youthbitch&nbs...   More
Thursday, February 2, 2012 by ROBERT HAM

Oregon Bands Cover Oregon Bands and Everybody Wins

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 Here's a meeting of two great forces here in the city that have created something both mutually beneficial and downright awesome. For the past few months, the Oregon Historical Society has been host to Oregon Rocks! an exhibit focused on the ri...   More
Tuesday, January 31, 2012 by ROBERT HAM

Kickstarted: Razzle Dazzle 2.0 - The MarchFourth Bus Project


 The project: Razzle Dazzle 2.0 - The MarchFourth Bus ProjectWho's behind it? The March Fourth Marching BandWhy do they want your money? A new tour bus. One of the most in demand liv...   More
Monday, January 30, 2012 by ROBERT HAM

Cut of the Day: Holy Tentacles, "Yukon Gold" (self-released)


 Oh, what is a concertgoer to do tonight? So many amazing options. Wow & Flutter releasing their beer/mp3 combo at Kelly's Olympian...Sir Richard Bishop opening for the Black Swans at Kenton Club...Beat Connection and Wampire at Holocene...sigh. Well, let me throw another possibility out to you: the fine math rock by way of power pop outfit    More
Saturday, January 28, 2012 by ROBERT HAM

Video: Jarad Miles, "Rocketship"


 Have the musicians of this city gone video mad or is that just us? The last week has seen a surge of amazing looking promotional clips cooked up by Portland artists and their visually minded friends. And, no surprise, we've featured a bunch of them here. I mean, we wouldn't bother if they weren't great to look at and featured great songs, right? Take this latest example from singer...   More
Friday, January 27, 2012 by ROBERT HAM

Video: Radiation City "Find It Of Use"


 Now that you're done watching the Red Fang video Casey posted about mere moments ago - take a little gander at this gorgeous clip for a new - repeat NEW - Radiation City track. Directed by Andrew Sloan, the video captures a bit of the recording process for the song, but, m...   More
Thursday, January 26, 2012 by ROBERT HAM

Better Toking Through Chemistry

Should you take Sour Diesel or Purple Kush for nausea? Science has the answer.

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For recreational users, the only criterion for picking a strain of cannabis is the character of the high they want to get.  But for the medical user, the choice of strain can be vitally importa   More
Wednesday, January 25, 2012 ROBERT HAM

Album Review: Wow and Flutter

Double Deuce EP

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[7.5% ABV, 100% ROCK] The arrival of new music by Wow and Flutter is exciting not only for the aural treats on the new Double Deuce EP but also for how the band is releasing it: as a download access   More
Wednesday, January 25, 2012 ROBERT HAM

Bubblin' Bubbles Up in 2012


 The monthly DJ nights known as Bubblin' have been some of the most can't miss events in the electronic/dance music calendar for a couple of years now. To date, they have brought in folks like global bass maniac Dre Skull, UK Funky pioneer    More
Friday, January 20, 2012 by ROBERT HAM

Cut of the Day: Wow & Flutter, "Tired of Waiting," Double Deuce EP (self-release)


 If you hear any chatter about the new Wow & Flutter EP Double Deuce, it will likely be about the admittedly cool method with which the band is distributing it: as a download, which is only accessible via a code found in bottles of a new Imperial Ale from Alameda Brewing. But let's not forget that new Wow & Flutter mus...   More
Wednesday, January 18, 2012 by ROBERT HAM
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