Photo Review: Amen Dunes at Bunk Bar, July 11

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It can be a little jarring to witness an album as meticulously crafted as Amen Dunes' Love re-created live. Frontman Damon McMahon opened the band's show at Bunk Bar on July 11 with 'Lilac In Hand,' and despite the intimate venue, the song seemed to open up even wider than on record. McMahon continually filled the club with his quaking vocals, especially on the melodically hypnotic "Spirits Are ...   More
 
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 MARK STOCK

Ryley Walker: Monday, July 21

Escaping Chicago isn’t easy, even for a rambling folk troubadour.


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Ryley Walker’s music sounds like the open road. The 24-year-old singer-songwriter’s debut album, All Kinds of You, is the musical equivalent of a booze-fueled drive through the American West   More
 
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 TREE PALMEDO

Amen Dunes: Friday, July 11

Damon McMahon’s pastoral urbanism.


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The first few moments of Amen Dunes’ latest record, Love, may well sum up the band. There’s a gentle, pacesetting guitar rhythm being chased by another lumbering guitar that can’t quite fi   More
 
Wednesday, July 9, 2014 MARK STOCK

Live Review: Young Widows at Bunk Bar, 6/25

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One thing I knew for sure from catching Young Widows' soundcheck before the band's show at Bunk Bar: It would be loud. What surprised me was how empty the place was for such a buzzed-about act. Regardless, they delivered on the loud part. The band sounded fantastic tearing through their excellent new album Easy Pain, single “Kerosene Girl” and the head rattling “King Sol” providing ...   More
 
Friday, June 27, 2014 SAM CUSUMANO

Show Preview: Joseph Arthur, Carly Ritter


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[SINGER-SONGWRITER] Joseph Arthur found himself back in New York late last year in the wake of touring just after Lou Reed’s death. It was an unusually harsh winter, and soon the tireless musi   More
 
Wednesday, June 4, 2014 MARK STOCK

Bar Guide 2014: Bunk Bar


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Bunk Bar1028 SE Water Ave., 328-2865, bunksandwiches.com/bunkbar. 11 am-10 pm Sunday-Monday, 11 am-midnight Tuesday-Thursday, 11-1 am Friday-Saturday.Call it mission creep. Bunk Sandwiches started out   More
 
Wednesday, April 9, 2014 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Low-End Theory

The casual virtuosity of Stephen “Thundercat” Bruner.


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As a child, Stephen Bruner had two favorite toys: a plastic ThunderCats sword and a bass guitar. That’s how intertwined the 27-year-old musician, who records spaced-out R&B under the name    More
 
Wednesday, November 13, 2013 MATTHEW SINGER

Best of Portland 2013: Best Bites, Sips and Puffs


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BEST MENU BRAG The beige paper menus at Dockside Saloon & Restaurant (2047 NW Front Ave., 241-6433, docksidesaloon.com) are as faded and peeling as the longshoremen drinking shots in the shan   More
 
Wednesday, July 24, 2013 WW Staff

Like a Villain: Tuesday, March 12

Holland Andrews wants to teach the world to love.


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[EXPERIMENTAL MUSICAL THEATER] Holland Andrews stands just beyond the fray of the final gathering site at last year’s Portland May Day protests, in a video for local music-media website Into the   More
 
Wednesday, March 6, 2013 JONATHAN FROCHTZWAJG

Live Review: Wild Flag & Ramona Falls, Wednesday, Jan. 12 at Bunk Bar


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Looking back at the LocalCut archives, I realize that I haven't written a proper off-the-cuff live review in almost two years. But this morning, while laboring through a glut of PR emails and music listings, a funny thing happened: I couldn't stop thinking about the show I saw last night. Crazy for a music writer, I know, but that's just the power Carrie Brownstein holds over me when she's playing ...   More
 
Thursday, January 13, 2011 MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

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