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Kickstarted: Run On Sentence Community Support Music

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The project: Run On Sentence Community Supported MusicWho's behind the project? Dustin Hamman, the man behind Run On SentenceWhy does he want your money? Hamman is expanding a project he started l...   More
 
Tuesday, January 3, 2012 by ROBERT HAM

Cut of the Day: Yours, "Spin a Top," Spin a Top EP, (Imputor)

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 It has to be the season of gift-giving because the musicians of our fair city are bestowing so many lovely presents upon us in these days leading up to Christmas. Or did you musical kids all get together and decide to celebrate Hanukkah without mentioning anything to us? Works for me, just keep the goods coming. Today's little aural stocking stuffer is from the quartet known as Yours. A...   More
 
Thursday, December 22, 2011 by ROBERT HAM

Cut of the Day, Rachel Taylor Brown, "City of Angels," Songs Without a Home (self-released)

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 This is likely going to make me sound like the aging music writer that I try to deny that I am, but here goes: back in the days when I was a serious CD/cassette buyer, I used to love picking up CD singles of my favorite bands/artists because it guaranteed a few bonus tracks that gave me another facet of said band/artist that to grapple with. Usually, this meant a cover song or two, a remix o...   More
 
Wednesday, December 21, 2011 by ROBERT HAM

Black Cobra: Tuesday, Dec. 27

A rising tide lifts all snakes.


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[BRINGING HEAVY BACK] Metal and other forms of heavy rock haven’t had this good a year since the 1991 heyday of Metallica’s black album and Guns N’ Roses’ Use Your Illusion I and II.    More
 
Wednesday, December 21, 2011 ROBERT HAM

Kickstarted: The Peace Speaker

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The project: The Peace SpeakerWho's behind the project? Musician Tommy YasuharaWhy does he want your money? To build a 12 foot tall wooden peace sign that doubles as a speaker cabinet. It will carry 12 12" speakers and be...   More
 
Monday, December 19, 2011 by ROBERT HAM

Video: Adventures! With Might, "Real Portland"

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 A-yo, Adventures! With Might...where was this video two months ago? You know, around the time of All Hallow's Eve and all? I mean, this little black and white Bride of Frankenstein by way of a Technicolor basement dance party is one heck of an early Christmas gift and all, but this would have been great to...   More
 
Monday, December 19, 2011 by ROBERT HAM

Video: Regular Music, "The Work of Growing is the Work of Finding Something to Believe In Part 1"

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 I'm already excited in advance to see what Manny Reyes has lined for Supernature, his dance party/electronic music celebration that goes down every month at Rotture. But when I saw on the December bill a collaborative effort between Charlie Salas-Humara (Sun Angle/Panther), E*Rock, and Marius Libman (a.k.a. Copy), I believe I gasped a little. What could these three beat-driven masterminds co...   More
 
Thursday, December 15, 2011 by ROBERT HAM

Cut of the Day, Matthew Hein, "The Interstate", Grow Up, Move Out compilation (Fayettenam)

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You've heard it a dozen times over already: it's the season of giving. But, c'mon...look at the state of economic inequality in this country and tell me that you aren't at least considering buying one less present this year and trying to give back to those folks who need your help. Actually, if you can't tell me that, don't say anything at all. I'll just want to find you and mete out some justice ...   More
 
Monday, December 12, 2011 by ROBERT HAM

Kickstarted: Onuinu

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We're not the only ones here at Willamette Week keeping an eye on what's going on with Portlanders and Kickstarter. Our own Ruth Brown has started a similar column called Kickstart My Heart that will focus on the world of visual arts. Be sure to check it out. You know,...   More
 
Friday, December 9, 2011 by ROBERT HAM

Dirty Mittens Is Dead! Long Live Artifice!

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The news may or may not have spread like a wildfire yet, but the fact of the matter is: Dirty Mittens is no more. It's some kind of shock to the musical system, considering the acclaim that the band has received over the last two years for their high energy live shows and the spark of their recently released album Heart of Town. Fear not, music fans, the band isn't really disappea...   More
 
Thursday, December 8, 2011 by ROBERT HAM
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