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Tour Diary of a Roaming Intern: Jenny Booth at Swn Festival (Cardiff, UK)


So why not send our former intern, Jenny Booth, to a festival in the UK, right? Heck, if it helps her with a press pass, we feel pretty damn good about it. -Ed.

Having studied my degree in Cardiff—and always longed for a music festival on my doorstep—it was down...   More
 
Friday, October 30, 2009 by Jenny Booth

Monsters of Folk Ticket Giveaway! Draw Us a Cartoon! Win Two Tix!


UPDATE: Holy crap this is still here! Got nice responses! Announcing winner and posting images 'round noon.

Let's face it: Tickets for jumbo-songwriting-crew Monsters of Folk are pretty spendy, seeing as how they're playing the luxurious confines of the Schnitz. Lucky then, that we hav...   More
 
Friday, October 9, 2009 by Jenny Booth

Federale, "Starvation Creek Trail," Devil in a Boot (Revolver Records)


Here's a cut from a band playing Dante's tonight with Michael Dean Damron (and not playing with the pulled-out Richmond Fontaine. Portland spaghetti westerners Federale brought out their second disc mere weeks ago, telling a whole new story in their inimitable soundtrack-without-a-film style.   More
 
Friday, October 9, 2009 by Jenny Booth

Dan Chaon


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You really should read: You Remind Me of MeIf a writer is measured by his accolades, Chaon is your man. You Remind Me of Me was named one of the best books of 2005 by a host of publications, and his s ...   More
 
Wednesday, October 7, 2009 Jenny Booth

Jeannette Walls


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You really should read: The Glass CastleThere is life after the gossip column! Who knew. MSNBC reporter Walls’ touching memoir, The Glass Castle, outlined a childhood full of adventures and uniq ...   More
 
Wednesday, October 7, 2009 Jenny Booth

Maria Semple


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You really should read: This One is MineWith a movie script bought up by 20th Century Fox as she graduated college, followed by a 15-year stint in TV writing (including the genius cult-com Arrested De ...   More
 
Wednesday, October 7, 2009 Jenny Booth

Sound Clash Preview: Nude Yoga, Pyrotechnics, and Face Tattoos


Be warned, this could be the end for two of Portland's finest, Viva Voce and the Builders and the Butchers. Both bands are so hyped up about their Sound Clash at the Crystal Ballroom tonight, that they're threatening retirement when the dust has settled. I headed down to rehearsals yesterday to ...   More
 
Thursday, October 1, 2009 by Jenny Booth

Siren Nation ‘09 Festival Announced


The 2nd Annual Siren Nation Festival has been announced for November 5-8th.

Gotta love Local Cut; Boob headlines one day, “inspiring and empowering women of all ages” the next. At least, that's Siren Nation's mission statement, as the only women's collective to produc...   More
 
Friday, September 25, 2009 by Jenny Booth

Music and Reebok Pumps: A Love Story



"If you wanna beat those rock‘n'roll tennis guys - Pump Up and Air Out”
See, Michael Chang understood the symbiotic relationship between Reebok and music, which is being celebrated in true style tomorrow night at the Massive 11 Fashion Show Dance Party.

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Friday, September 25, 2009 by Jenny Booth

Q&A: Arctic Monkeys


Arctic Monkeys have enjoyed a meteoric rise in Europe since their 2006 incisive-indie debut, Whatever People Say I am, That's What I'm Not. Third offering Humbug sees the band take a darker, dirtier direction under the tutelage of Josh Homme and James Ford. Recorded at the Rancho, Mojave Desert, ...   More
 
Friday, September 18, 2009 by Jenny Booth
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