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Strength Friday, Sept. 3


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Mind-reading trio foretold Portland’s dance future.

[DIRTY DANCING] Anyone who has ever heard the slinky, aggressive confidence of one of Strength’s “love jams,” or caught the Portland synth-disco trio at one of its too few and far between local shows, would expect its members to be cocksure, strutting sex gods. But the three humble, soft-spoken gentlemen (se...   More
 
Wednesday, September 1, 2010 by REBECCA RABER

Strength Friday, Sept. 3

Mind-reading trio foretold Portland’s dance future.


Music Stories
[DIRTY DANCING] Anyone who has ever heard the slinky, aggressive confidence of one of Strength’s “love jams,” or caught the Portland synth-disco trio at one of its too few and far be ...   More
 
Wednesday, September 1, 2010 REBECCA RABER

Primer: Crowded House


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Formed: 1985 in Melbourne, AustraliaMembers: Frontman Neil Finn, bassist Nick Seymour, guitarist-keyboardist Mark Hart and drummer Matt SherrodLatest Release: Intriguer, the June-released follow-up to 2007’s Time on Earth, which was the band’s first record in 14 years.Sounds like: the New Wave pop of Elvis Costello, Joe Jackson or XTC bled of i...   More
 
Wednesday, August 25, 2010 by REBECCA RABER

Primer: Crowded House


Music Stories
Formed: 1985 in Melbourne, AustraliaMembers: Frontman Neil Finn, bassist Nick Seymour, guitarist-keyboardist Mark Hart and drummer Matt SherrodLatest Release: Intriguer, the June-released follow-up to ...   More
 
Wednesday, August 25, 2010 REBECCA RABER

Reporter Friday, Aug. 13


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Reporter hits the floor with new album Time Incredible.

[DANCE] When Reporter started out nine years ago as Wet Confetti, it was another arty post-punk trio brought together by WW’s classifieds section. But onstage at this month’s PDX Pop Now! festival and playing songs off its sophomore album, Time Incredible, it hardly seemed like the same band. ...   More
 
Wednesday, August 11, 2010 by REBECCA RABER

Reporter Friday, Aug. 13

Reporter hits the floor with new album Time Incredible.


Music Stories
[DANCE] When Reporter started out nine years ago as Wet Confetti, it was another arty post-punk trio brought together by WW’s classifieds section. But onstage at this month’s PDX Pop Now! ...   More
 
Wednesday, August 11, 2010 REBECCA RABER

Live Review: Jamie Lidell, Wednesday, June 16 @ Doug Fir


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I'm no Jamie Lidell neophyte. I've seen him play live many times before (in New York City, my former hometown and Lidell's current one) and devoured each of his three electro-soul solo records with gusto. So last night's show shouldn't have been surprising. I was prepared for how great Lidel...   More
 
Thursday, June 17, 2010 by REBECCA RABER

Almost Famous


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What didn’t kill the Prids only made them stronger.

“Do you think bands of our size that have been around awhile and don’t get any bigger, do you think they’re forgotten?” asks Mistina Keith, the raven-haired bass player and co-founder of Portland DIY post-punk institution the Prids. Her anxiety is understandable; few bands seem to survive, let alone th...   More
 
Wednesday, June 9, 2010 by REBECCA RABER

Almost Famous

What didn’t kill the Prids only made them stronger.


Music Stories
“Do you think bands of our size that have been around awhile and don’t get any bigger, do you think they’re forgotten?” asks Mistina Keith, the raven-haired bass player and co- ...   More
 
Wednesday, June 9, 2010 REBECCA RABER

Live Review: Magnetic Fields, Monday, Feb. 22 @ the Aladdin Theater


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It's rare when a performer encourages his or her audience to clap less, but that's exactly how Stephin Merritt, the diminutive genius behind the Magnetic Fields' (and the Gothic Archies' and Future Bible Heroes' and the 6ths') droll torch songs, began the second show of his band's sol...   More
 
Tuesday, February 23, 2010 by REBECCA RABER
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