Dead Moon's Fred Cole To Undergo Emergency Heart Surgery

"Our worst nightmare has come true."

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Fred Cole, the Portland punk legend most known as the frontman for Dead Moon, will undergo heart bypass surgery, according to an announcement on the Web site of his current project, Pierced Arrows.Here is the full message:“Our worst nightmare has come true. Over the last couple of weeks Fred has problems with his heart. We didn't want to make any decisions until the tests were all finished ...   More
 
Tuesday, March 11, 2014 MATTHEW SINGER

Photo Review: Dead Moon at Crystal Ballroom, Jan. 4

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Punk wasn't supposed to age well. It's music of and for adolescent rage, meant to burn out fast and leave behind a corpse still pudgy with baby fat. At least, that was the myth, before the original punks got old, and all that rage started to seem less like a product of youth than a means of clinging to it. Luckily for Fred and Toody Cole, by the time they started Dead Moon, in the late ...   More
 
Tuesday, January 7, 2014 MATTHEW SINGER

Once In A Dead Moon

The band that made Fred and Toody Cole Portland punk legends rises again—if just for one night.


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Who’s going to tell Fred and Toody Cole they can’t smoke in here? No one at Mississippi Studios, certainly. Upstairs in the North Portland music venue’s green room, the punk-rock power cou   More
 
Tuesday, December 31, 2013 MATTHEW SINGER

Year of the Rats

A lost Portland punk outfit crawls out of the past for one last show.


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Attempting to trace the history of Fred Cole’s musical career is like mapping the human genome, only harder. He’s played in approximately two zillion bands since the early 1960s, some of which   More
 
Wednesday, November 16, 2011 MATTHEW SINGER

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