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Mark Stock at Austin City Limits: Part Three (Photos, too!)

Hangovers, stolen band equipment, migas, God and a severe lack of towels at the hotel. Not to mention Portland's big breakout day (the reason I avoided the National and Band of Horses covering Cee-Lo). It's Sunday in Austin, Texas.

Blind Pilot at the Zync Card Stage
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Friday, October 15, 2010 by MARK STOCK

Mark Stock at Austin City Limits: Part Two

No rain, more football jerseys than “Keep Austin Weird” bumper stickers and barbecue for breakfast. It must be Saturday in the capitol of Texas. Somehow, I managed to see M.I.A.'s “Paper Planes” performed three different times, saw Danger Mouse play every instrument on stage...   More
Wednesday, October 13, 2010 by MARK STOCK

Mark Stock at Austin City Limits: Part One

We sent Mark Stock to Austin for the ACL festival again this year (well, he sent himself, but we got him a press pass), only to find out that he's a Phish fan. He took lots of photos with a non-digital camera. Those are coming tomorrow. So without further ado, part one of his Austin adventures.....   More
Tuesday, October 12, 2010 by MARK STOCK

Live Review: Admiral Radley, Wednesday, July 21 @ Doug Fir

It ended too soon, but that's the sad truth about young bands with limited catalogs. “We don't know anything else,” co-lyricist Aaron Espinoza said, wrapping up the last of his new band's record I Heart California.

Admiral Radley is a little more Grandaddy tha...   More
Friday, July 23, 2010 by MARK STOCK

Live Review: Sera Cahoone, June 1 at Mississippi Studios (with photos)

The quiet shows are always the most vulnerable. Chit-chat at the bar can poison an entire evening, wafting over from clanking glasses to the stage like a toxic cloud. I have seen musicians simply pack up and leave when conditions are too boisterous for their fragile ways.

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Friday, June 4, 2010 by MARK STOCK

LIVE REVIEW: Shout Out Louds & Freelance Whales, Sunday, May 16 @ Doug Fir

On a balmy Sunday night at the Doug Fir, three very different bands squeezed into a single bill. Opening act the Franks, quick to tout childhood connections to the Pacific Northwest, loosened up a growing crowd of overzealous, sunburned weekenders. While sounding somewhat like a an avera...   More
Wednesday, May 19, 2010 by MARK STOCK

Live Review: The Antlers, Monday May 3 @ Doug Fir

The Antlers is the strong mother of countless fables, nurturing and tender when health is at stake but brutally honest and forceful when emotions pile up. In a mere 75 minutes, Peter Silberman and company shook the crowd by the nape Monday night, offering a slower—though more muscularR...   More
Wednesday, May 5, 2010 by MARK STOCK

Live Review: Everybody Was in the French Resistance...Now!, Thursday, April 29 @ Mississippi Studios

On a disappointing night that saw the Blazers exit the playoffs after an emotional six-game series, Eddie Argos' new group brought some comic relief to Mississippi Studios.

More like story time with Eddie than a full-fledged concert, the Art Brut frontman brought his three piece s...   More
Friday, April 30, 2010 by MARK STOCK

Pickathon Announces Six More Acts; We Chat with Dr. Dog's Scott McMicken

Pickathon (August 6-8, 2010) is coming back for another round. Portland's rootsy, old-growth-shaded oasis of Americana music, nature and general merriment. There aren't many gatherings that showcase the likes of Bonnie Prince Billy and Dr. Dog while encouraging you to bring your own inst...   More
Tuesday, April 27, 2010 by MARK STOCK

Mark Stock's Coachella, Part Three: The Dids and Didn'ts

Now that the dust has settled and my dehydration-based hallucinations have passed, it's time for a somewhat rational rant.

Frown Face:

Coachella is one of our nation's prominent music festivals, there's simply do dodging that. Proof outside of the lineup lies in th...   More
Friday, April 23, 2010 by MARK STOCK

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