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Blue Skies for Black Hearts, “Embracing the Modern Age"

Few band names sum up the musical approach of a group quite so perfectly as Blue Skies for Black Hearts. Writing despondently melancholy lyrics, Blue Skies have avoided staggering into the old Emo "poor me" thing by taking a tip from the '60s and bringing in blue sky sunshine-pop melodies instead. ...   More
Wednesday, August 12, 2009 by Jenny Booth

The Cribs Honor the City of Roses

UK lads the Cribs are set to release a special limited-region boxset in Yorkshire, Lancashire and...Portland?!?.

Jackpot Records will exclusively stock a limited run of "The Roses Edition" of the band's third album, Ignore the Ignorant, when it's released on September 7th. Housed in ...   More
Friday, August 7, 2009 by Jenny Booth

DJ Rascue Benefit Tonight!

This evening at the Blue Monk, a ton of top regional MCs are coming together to play a benefit show for DJ Rascue of Cali Agents. Rascue suffers from kidney failure and needs a transplant, and we all know how expensive any type of surgery is without quality health insur...   More
Friday, August 7, 2009 by Jenny Booth

Susan Barry

For this scientist, the world was flat until she was 48 years old.

Q & A
Susan Barry grew up in a different world from the rest of us. Nothing ever loomed out of the darkness, or swung back and forth. She had trouble focusing on words while reading, and 3-D movies were a w ...   More
Wednesday, August 5, 2009 Jenny Booth

Live Review: Micachu and the Shapes, Thursday, July 23 @ Doug Fir Lounge

Oh, meet our new intern Jenny! She asked to do a live review of the Micachu and the Shapes show last week, but wound up doing so much more. —Ed.

The lo-fi, oft-discordant sound of Micachu and the Shapes isn't instantly accessible. Abstaining from the current po...   More
Friday, July 31, 2009 by Jenny Booth

Live Review: Lebowski Fest, Wednesday, July 22 @ Aladdin Theater

The lengths people will go for a moment of shared bonding.

Wednesday night, and a trip down to the Aladdin found us in distinctly ‘unique' company: beards a plenty, oversize leisure wear, and the occasional spangled Viking—that's right, Lebowski fest just rolled...   More
Tuesday, July 28, 2009 by Jenny Booth

LEAK: Hurtbird, "The Bike Song," Nature Vs. City

What can compare with the thrill of a brand new bike? Hurtbird's latest offering poses the question. Well, just don't underestimate the brake power and hurtle over the handlebars, spilling blood everywhere, my hapless buddy chimes in.

Nevertheless, new bikes are way fun and exciti...   More
Tuesday, July 21, 2009 by Jenny Booth
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