Gary Wilson, Nurses, Fog Father, Wampire DJs: June 30 at Holocene

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Music Stories
Gary Wilson emerged from the New York underground scene in the late ’70s with the seminal album You Think You Really Know Me, mining a never-before-heard fusion of lounge-singer bravado and lite jaz   More
Wednesday, June 24, 2015 WYATT SCHAFFNER

Video Round-up: Starfucker, Nurses, Wild Flag, MFNW and More

We Forgot about Music Videos During MFNW. Now we Remember!

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Howabout some ten-word reviews, huh? Let's keep it simple! Wild Flag, "Romance" (Okay, this is extra-old, but we missed it)Clock-punching superstars go on a field trip. Super fun!  Nurses, "Fever Dreams"Creepy dispatch from Portland: Minstrel-rave capital of the world.Starfucker, "Bury Us Alive"It's about time Starfucker had a great video! More blackface!?Blind Pilot, "Cecillia (Paul Simon ...   More
Wednesday, September 14, 2011 CASEY JARMAN

Top Five Portland Bands with Summer Releases

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Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks, Mirror Traffic (out 8/23) Yeah, the Jicks still count as a Portland band even with Malkmus moving to Germany. And this disc has been a long time coming   More
Wednesday, August 17, 2011 CASEY JARMAN

Sasquatch! 2010: Seeing My Favorite Band For the First Time

This weekend I spent three days in George, Washington for the Sasquatch! festival. Even though I've been back a few days, I'm still exhausted. I know this is a bit late, but finding the right words to say about Pavement—unquestionably my favorite band—was a little rough as I tried to catch up on lost sleep. It came out sentimental and a bit cheesy, but that's just the way life is sometimes. ...   More
Friday, June 4, 2010 MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

Nurses Video Tour Diary #4

All good things have to come to an end. So it's with this fourth video tour diary—or "Mega Tour Journal" as drummer James Mitchell puts it—that Nurses end the current series for LocalCut. But rest assured, this clip is just as crazy as anything else the trio has done before. Turkeys and SUVs and beards, oh my! Thanks again to Mitchell, Aaron Chapman, and John Bowers for sharing all the ...   More
Tuesday, May 25, 2010 Nurses

Nurses Video Tour Diary #3: Missin Yer Kissin

When the going gets tough, the tough keep chunking along. That's one of the essential life lessons you learn from watching the third video tour diary from our favorite lovable/deranged psych-pop band Nurses. Also of note? The crippling condition they dub "psycho," or the mental state on notch above van madness on the psychology of van-dwelling totem pole. Would you expect anything else from these guys? ...   More
Tuesday, May 18, 2010 Nurses

Nurses Video Tour Diary #2

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Wednesday, April 28, 2010 Nurses

Nurses Video Tour Diary #1

Everyone knows that the down time on a tour can be rather, well, boring. Sometimes you have to goof around a bit. Last week local psychedelic-pop trio Nurses left on a big national tour supporting Sweden's the Tallest Man on Earth, and the guys were nice enough to make us an exclusive video tour diary. Here's part one, and check back tomorrow for a second round of shenanigans featuring more pain killers, ...   More
Tuesday, April 27, 2010 Nurses


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