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TechfestNW 2013: Michelle Rowley

Bringing Women Into Tech

TFNW 2013
This year, Michelle Rowley was named one of the 100 Most Creative People in Business by the magazine Fast Company. Beginning with $18,000 in seed funding from the Portland Incubator Experiment, th   More
Wednesday, August 28, 2013 ROBERT HAM

TechfestNW 2013: Jackson Gariety

The Teen Inventor

TFNW 2013
The enduring achievement of most 15-year-olds is passing the exam for their driver’s permit. Jackson Gariety, on the other hand, made a Web app that landed him awards for Best Developer and Most   More
Wednesday, August 28, 2013 ROBERT HAM

TechfestNW 2013: Google Gogglers

TFNW 2013
Don’t be surprised if you see some people hanging around at TechfestNW wearing what looks like a broken set of prescription wear. They’re likely one of the 8,000 people who were selected to tr   More
Wednesday, August 28, 2013 ROBERT HAM

Album Review: Drumgasm

Drumgasm (Jackpot)

Album Reviews
[THREE DRUMMERS DRUMMING] The press release for Drumgasm, the one-off improvisational collaboration between Zach Hill (Death Grips, Hella), Janet Weiss (Wild Flag, Quasi) and Matt Cameron (Sound   More
Wednesday, August 21, 2013 ROBERT HAM

Outer Worlds #14: Pure Harsh Noise Worship Festival


The Pure Harsh Noise Worship Festival last year was two full nights of righteous sensory overload. The organizers packed about 100 people into the humid confines of the Ella St. Social Club, subjecting them to sparks, blood, clanging metal, terrifying visuals, and towering masses of volume. Everyone escaping outs...   More
Friday, August 16, 2013 by ROBERT HAM

Twang Town

It ain’t Nashville, and that’s how Portland’s country scene likes it.

Music Stories
It’s a random Tuesday in July, and the center of the universe for local country music fans is a truck stop situated a few hundred feet from the evening softball games at Delta Park in North Port   More
Wednesday, August 14, 2013 ROBERT HAM

Cut of the Day: The Harvey Girls, "Red Plastic Chairs"


 It's been interesting and exciting to hear the Harvey Girls evolve from Hiram Lucke's bedroom experimental pop project into this full-fledged power trio. The music is still warped and untethered to any marketable genre, but now with a steady drive to the low end via bassist Shawn Hampton and drummer Austin Giles. ...   More
Tuesday, August 6, 2013 by ROBERT HAM

Album Review: White Orange

Onawa (Made In China)

Album Reviews
[ACID RAWK] The members of White Orange reference the use of psychedelics frequently when discussing their music, and to listen to the band’s latest EP, Onawa, it becomes apparent these heavy    More
Wednesday, July 31, 2013 ROBERT HAM

Cut of the Day: "Deaf Americans," The Woolen Men


Watching Woolen Men at this past weekend's PDX Pop Now! fest was especially a delight, because even before they played a single note, it was obvious the trio was going to perform with an extra bit of fire in their bellies. Guitarist/singer Lawton Browning was having issues with his guitar cable, and all three looked downright peeved at having ...   More
Wednesday, July 24, 2013 by ROBERT HAM

Top Five Under-The-Radar Acts at What the Festival

Top 5
ThriftworksJake Atlas has been slowly seeping into the consciousness of the California electronic scene these past three years, via a quartet of crumbling, downtempo LPs. Topping his discography i   More
Wednesday, July 24, 2013 ROBERT HAM
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