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Mark Stock's Coachella, Part One: The NW Presence


It is no coincidence that Coachella's finest lineup to date included five notable bands with strong Pacific Northwest ties. Simply put, these bands made the three-day festival set in California's scalding Mojave Desert quite a bit cooler.

One of the nation's grandest music gath...   More
 
Monday, April 19, 2010 by MARK STOCK

Live Review: Charlie Faye, Monday, March 29 @ Alberta Street Pub


Charlie Faye is a Texan on assignment. She's touring the country by way of month-long residencies in ten U..S cities. First came Phoenix, where she recorded a track with Calexico in sunny Tucson. Then there was Los Angeles, a metropolis she admits was not terribly hard to leave.

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Wednesday, March 31, 2010 by MARK STOCK

Live Review: Wax Fingers, Saturday, March 13 @ Mississippi Studios


When you toy with time signature changes as much as Wax Fingers do, it's hard for a fan to keep up. Three head bobs is all you get before your downward nod has switched from the accent to the offbeat. Realizing this and eager to keep up, the Wax Fingers faithful have invented a dance I'd like ...   More
 
Monday, March 15, 2010 by MARK STOCK

Live Review: Midlake, Saturday, March 6 @ the Wonder Ballroom


While Midlake's newest record hasn't received the acclaim the Texas outfit is used to, 2006's near perfect The Trials Of Van Occupanther is a tough act to follow. In fact, had that been the only release of the band's decade-long career, its existence still would have been more than worth it.   More
 
Monday, March 8, 2010 by MARK STOCK

Live Review: Sleepy Sun, Sunday, Feb. 7 @ East End


East End is the kind of place graying music junkies refer to when describing where they saw their favorite band for the first time, “before they went big and sold out.” Its tiny basement of brick feels more like the bottom level of a friend's house than a bar. And, despite obstructi...   More
 
Thursday, February 11, 2010 by MARK STOCK

Live Review: Glass Candy in Rome (with Photos)


Damn, localcut has gone international! First our ex-intern Jenny reported on the Swn Festival in Cardiff, Wales, and now our intrepid globe-trotting reporter Mark Stock reports live from a Glass Candy show in Rome. It's so real!

Club Akab—Rome, Italy 11.03.09

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Wednesday, November 4, 2009 by MARK STOCK

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.


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[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
 

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