Jukebox of Guilty Pleasures: Ancient Heat

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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

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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)


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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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