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James Mercer on nostalgia, old Portland and how Broken Bells saved the Shins.

Music Stories
James Mercer is part of two very distinct—and very popular—bands: the Shins and Broken Bells. The Portland resident and father of three took the indie world by surprise with the former back    More
Wednesday, August 6, 2014 MARK STOCK

The Shins Playing Ampersand Gallery Tonight


Secret(ish) show alert: Natalie Portman's favorite band the Shins has apparently created a new book in collaboration with Alberta Street bookstore/gallery Ampersand. According to Ampersand's mailing list, the band will be signing copies and playing a live set in store tonight. That is one tiny room, so expect things to get squishy.Details: Ampersand, 2916 NE Alberta St. Signing at 6 pm, music at 8 ...   More
Thursday, September 27, 2012 RUTH BROWN

Album Review: Ben Mason

Acapulco: Volume 2—Pdx (Self-Released)

Album Reviews
[VOX HUMANA] I don’t envy any new artist trying to get themselves noticed these days. Unless they’re packing some major-label heat, the only way to crack the full-to-bursting head and hard-dri   More
Wednesday, September 5, 2012 ROBERT HAM

Scoop: The Shins and M. Ward Snub Portland

Gossip dropped in the ocean at the end.

CARRIE ON: The sun came up, so it was another big week for Carrie Brownstein. Undeterred by her Mayoral Madness loss to Victoria Taft...   More
Wednesday, April 4, 2012 WW Culture Staff


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