Haute-N-Ready: Yumbo!

Burger King bumps ham & cheese up from the secret menu with retro flare


Food & Drink
Welcome to Haute-N-Ready, in which John Locanthi, Willamette Week’s trencherman of leisure, tastes the hastily made, modestly priced food of the common man.With the year 2015 finally upon us, the column and at least one fast food joint are taking a moment to wax nostalgic. Not into the already oversaturated 1960s, but into an era when people liked their lapels wide and their bell bottoms wider. I’m ...   More
Tuesday, January 6, 2015 JOHN LOCANTHI

Jukebox of Guilty Pleasures: Ancient Heat


For some, disco might be a genre counted as a guilty pleasure, but for the band Ancient Heat, it's a springboard. When it comes to disco and electronic-infused groove, the eight-piece certainly has its bases covered. It was super fun watching the group onstage recently as a part of the PDX Pop Now/School of Rock benefit show at the Crystal Ballroom, and the performance made me all the more curious ...   More
Tuesday, February 7, 2012 NILINA MASON-CAMPBELL

Photo Review: Glass Candy in Paris

ida no/ glass candy

Just after 2 am on Saturday, Glass Candy took to the stage at noted Paris club night Flash Cocotte, to a rabid audience that rivaled the hometown crowds that gather at Rotture whenever the pair plays the Rose City. Opening with "Digital Versicolor," front-woman Ida No was nearly unrecognizable with her new brunette hair-do and heavy '60s-style makeup. Of course, the moment she slipped off her shoes ...   More
Wednesday, October 12, 2011 NILINA MASON-CAMPBELL

Exclusive: Strength, "Brandy," Mind-Reader (Self-Released)

Back in the mid-aughts, Strength was the talk of Portland. The funk-electro-soul-pop group's sound was fun but relatively earnest—despite the fact that Strength began as an art school band—and there was a Michael Jackson/Prince vibe to what Strength was doing that was otherwise absent from the Portland music scene. Until the band's appearance at last year's PDX Pop festival, we had kinda ...   More
Wednesday, August 18, 2010 CASEY JARMAN


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