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Tiger House, "Air Traffic," Geodyssey (Self-released)

Portland's own DIY boy, Alex Arrowsmith, has taken on a full band by the name of Tiger House. With damn near 10 solo self-releases, it makes sense that Arrowsmith would want to share his musical (and production) talent with other musicians.

Rather than flexing his multi-instrumental mus...   More
Monday, March 2, 2009 by Katrina Nattress

Lovers, "Tonight," We Are The West (Pop Heart Records)

This week's Cut of the Day was a tough choice. I knew I wanted to write about Lovers new album, We Are The West, but I had no idea what track to spotlight. Though the album is generally an electro-pop-folk collection, there are both tracks that are upbeat and highly pop-influenced, and others that...   More
Monday, February 23, 2009 by Katrina Nattress

Loch Lomand Ready 7-Inch, Plan Release Show at Mississippi Studios

Oh, Loch Lomond. Always showing so much love for our hometown! The lovely chamber-folk septet has set one more Portland show before embarking for a SXSW adventure in mid-March. The band recently announced a record release show on March 14 at the new Mississippi Studios for the 7-Inch vinyl rel...   More
Friday, February 13, 2009 by Katrina Nattress

Soft Tags, "Dig The Beret," Blue House (Self-Released)

I don't think the guys in Soft Tags accept the fact that they live in Portland, Oregon in the year 2009. In their minds, it is 1965 and they reside in New York City, partaking in the art scene Andy Warhol birthed, consuming massive amounts of LSD, recording psychedelic rock with Lou Reed and to...   More
Friday, February 13, 2009 by Katrina Nattress

Live Review: Talkdemonic at the Doug Fir, Saturday, Feb. 7

“How much is the cover tonight?” asked the girl standing in front of me outside Doug Fir.

“Twelve bucks, but it's sold out,” replied the heavyset bouncer.

The girl laughed. “You're fucking with me.”

“I wish...   More
Wednesday, February 11, 2009 by Katrina Nattress

Like Your House, But With A Butler

Bar Reviews
As soon as you set foot into the converted house on Belmont Street, Duke greets you. Don’t be intimidated by his 180-pound stature; this monstrous English mastiff is nothing more than a big tedd ...   More
Wednesday, February 11, 2009 Katrina Nattress

Laura Gibson, "Spirited," Beasts of Seasons (Hush)

Laura Gibson wastes no time on “Spirited,” the first single off her upcoming (second) album, Beasts of Season. The song begins with a burst of cymbal sound, and then, with no warning, a bass drum is beat and ethereal oohs fill your ears, accompanied by acoustic guitar picking.

Friday, February 6, 2009 by Katrina Nattress

Bombs Into You, "Slink," Metaphorically Yours [Vol. 1] (Self-released)

I've gotta say, I'm a sucker for songs without choruses.

“Slink,” the first track off Portland outfit Bombs Into You's newly released EP, Metaphorically Yours [vol. 1], is one of those songs. The track begins with a catchy keyboard riff atop an oscillating synthesizer. Inc...   More
Wednesday, February 4, 2009 by Katrina Nattress

Amanda Richards, "Cookies and Whiskey," Who Has Your Heart (Self-released)

I have only been interning at WW for a week now and have already discovered the key to Casey and Michael's hearts: swag. These dudes love free shit (but really, who doesn't?).

This morning Michael got called to the front desk. As he descended the stairs, he felt like he ...   More
Friday, January 23, 2009 by Katrina Nattress

Drink 2009

Food Reviews & Stories
This small bar tucked away in an Old Town alley is usually swarming with hip kids yearning for the days of yesteryear when smoking in bars was still legal. Depending on the night, the crowd consists either of music fans decked out in tight, brightly colored clothes, ready to dance to whatever the DJ   More
Tuesday, November 30, 1999 Katrina Nattress
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