Peer Reviews

Four Portland artists critique each other’s new albums.

Music Stories
Everyone’s a critic—even artists, who are predisposed to hating critics. So, with several major Portland albums dropping Feb. 19, we let the artists do our jobs for us and take a shot at rev   More
Wednesday, February 13, 2013 MATTHEW SINGER

Video: Parenthetical Girls Debut New Song on Into The Woods

And now for your weekly dose of Into the Woods. Once again we're taken to the home of a local band, in this case experimental-pop act Parenthetical Girls, who debut the new song "The Common Touch" for their "Feels Like Home" series. Singer Zac Pennington seems uncharacteristically reserved as the song begins, singing the opening line ("I came out of my mother") sitting down on a couch before rising ...   More
Tuesday, April 6, 2010 MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

PDX Pop Now! Announces Lineup For 2010 Festival

Set your calendars, folks: The 2010 PDX Pop Now! festival is coming in a short seven weeks. Today the free, all-local, all-ages festival announced the lineup for this year's fest—set to take place July 30-August 1—and it's predictably great. Au! Parenthetical Girls! Cloudy October! Joggers! But even with the bigger names, this fest has always been about discovery, about seeing a band you've ...   More
Friday, June 11, 2010 MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

Local Video Roundup: Joggers and Parenthetical Girls Go Into the Woods

As far as bands go, you couldn't get two acts with a more disparate aesthetic than Joggers and Parenthetical Girls. Joggers play "indie rock" before the term became a basterdized catchall for anything written about on the blogosphere—think Merge Records stalwarts Polvo or Superchunk—with a perfect blend of sloppy minimalism and technical craft (those guitar sounds!). Parenthetical Girls' ...   More
Tuesday, September 21, 2010 MICHAEL MANNHEIMER


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