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Ambassador Ward (LC at ACL, Part One of Three)


We're insanely jealous that freelancer Mark Stock spent last week in Austin for the Austin City Limits Festival. Luckily, he was willing to share a few stories with us. Here's his report on M Ward's show, the first of three LocalCut at ACL installments.

In the land of salt a...   More
 
Tuesday, September 30, 2008 by MARK STOCK

The Wanteds. Friday, Sept. 19


Of no real surprise, it’s hard to make it in Portland. Perhaps only Brooklyn rivals the Rose City in terms of musical anti-myopia. Yet, the opposite side of that unapologetically sharp sword is named inspiration, and the Wanteds know full well how not to get cut. The three-piece act is hot off its upcoming sophomore release, Failure Looks So Good, a cauldron of crisp, well-behaved gru...   More
 
Wednesday, September 17, 2008 by MARK STOCK

The Wanteds. Friday, Sept. 19

The unapologetically unhip Wanteds can make it here, anywhere.


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Of no real surprise, it’s hard to make it in Portland. Perhaps only Brooklyn rivals the Rose City in terms of musical anti-myopia. Yet, the opposite side of that unapologetically sharp sword is ...   More
 
Wednesday, September 17, 2008 MARK STOCK

Boy Eats Drum Machine at the Ash Street Saloon, Thursday, Sept. 11


Jon Ragel rested but once Thursday night, for a few brief measures during the horn-driven and funky "Demonic with Horns," off his upcoming record Booomboxxx. His arms went limp—a rare site from the man who brings you simultaneous turntabling, saxaphoning, drumming and singing.

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Friday, September 12, 2008 by MARK STOCK

Bon Iver at the Aladdin Theater, Friday, Aug. 29


Words by Mark Stock, Photos by Ro Tam.


Justin Vernon could not stop thanking the crowd, who equal parts whooped and sniffled in between Bon Iver's dense and soulful set. With but a single album (For Emma, Forever Ago) under their belt, one could count on
all the piercing...   More
 
Tuesday, September 2, 2008 by MARK STOCK
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