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Mark Stock's Austin City Limits


We sent Mark Stock to Austin City Limits because—well, because he wanted to go to Austin City Limits, and because we wanted to hear about it. It's going up a bit late due to unforeseen circumstances at the home office. -Ed.

Friday

Local legend and troubled grunge bo...   More
 
Friday, October 9, 2009 by MARK STOCK

Tyler Stenson Friday, Sept. 11


Local songwriter decides to test out his Portland résumé in Music City.

[WESTERN WORDWORM] “Music is now the focus and the purpose of my days,” announces Tyler Stenson, who recently quit his day job selling wallets for DB Clay. But eking a living out of song isn’t always easy: It can translate into gigs at the Buffalo Gap or in private living rooms; p...   More
 
Wednesday, September 9, 2009 by MARK STOCK

Tyler Stenson Friday, Sept. 11

Local songwriter decides to test out his Portland résumé in Music City.


Music Stories
[WESTERN WORDWORM] “Music is now the focus and the purpose of my days,” announces Tyler Stenson, who recently quit his day job selling wallets for DB Clay. But eking a living out of song i ...   More
 
Wednesday, September 9, 2009 MARK STOCK

Live Review: Wax Fingers and Patterns, Wednesday, Aug. 26 @ Holocene


The Portland psych-rock trio (plus a computer bassist) Wax Fingers play with time signatures like a cat toys with twine. One minute accessible, the other playing with haste in some distant realm, the band challenges its listeners, who fight to find a rhythm they can consistently bob their heads ...   More
 
Friday, August 28, 2009 by MARK STOCK

Live Review: Horse Feathers, Thursday Aug. 20 at Doug Fir


Oh so sublimely pretty: I don't know how else to describe what Horse Feathers does. Every song the group sings and strums gives me chills. And when they play before your very eyes, you can't help but think that age-old time capsule thought: If this sound was frozen and thawed before listeners g...   More
 
Monday, August 24, 2009 by MARK STOCK

Live Review: The Flaming Lips, Thursday Aug. 20 at Edgefield


Mark Stock has been a busy man. First he went to see the Flaming Lips, then (that same evening) caught Horse Feathers at Doug Fir. Here's the first of two live reviews going up today. -Ed.

While the antics of Wayne Coyne's Flaming Lips are over the top and utterly absurd—mor...   More
 
Monday, August 24, 2009 by MARK STOCK

Live Review: Indigo Girls, Friday, July 24 @ The Zoo


Where do the animals go at night? If they were around on Thursday, they weren't interested in acoustic empresses Indigo Girls Friday night, who played a hits-ridden set before a large and obedient outdoor crowd.

And like the disciples of Dave Matthews or the dire hard followers o...   More
 
Tuesday, July 28, 2009 by MARK STOCK

Live Review: Sunset Rubdown, Friday, June 26 @ Doug Fir


He's the busiest man in show business and he still leaves it all on the stage. His name is Spencer Krug, and he's indie rock's version of Ashanti—always busy with a collabo or side project. The tireless Canadian poet graced the Doug Fir's stage Friday evening.

One ou...   More
 
Tuesday, June 30, 2009 by MARK STOCK

Live Review: White Rabbits, Tuesday, June 23 @ Doug Fir


With zero stage banter and complete focus, New York's thumping six-piece White Rabbits played a clean three-hour set in less than an hour. Born to play live shows, the group made the quickest return for an encore I've seen to date. Maybe they were playing another show in Seattle that very night. M...   More
 
Wednesday, June 24, 2009 by MARK STOCK

Mark Stock's Coachella, Part Three: Coachella Education


Five Things I Learned From Coachella

1. We're poor, but we still like music.

For the first time in its decade long history, Coachella offered tickets on layaway. In other words, in the tongue of a used car salesman, “half down, half paid later—in full...   More
 
Thursday, April 23, 2009 by MARK STOCK
 

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