Live Review: Wax Fingers, Saturday, March 13 @ Mississippi Studios

When you toy with time signature changes as much as Wax Fingers do, it's hard for a fan to keep up. Three head bobs is all you get before your downward nod has switched from the accent to the offbeat. Realizing this and eager to keep up, the Wax Fingers faithful have invented a dance I'd like to call “The Catch Up.” The dance involves helpless flaying, air drumming, and a fish-out-of-water ...   More
Monday, March 15, 2010 MARK STOCK

LEAK: And And And, "The 2nd Proposition," A Fresh Summer With And And And

One of my favorite young Portland bands, And And And, just made me like them even more by sending a couple of leaks from their forthcoming record, A Fresh Summer With And And And. This particular recording is a great combination of low fidelity and smart orchestration. The horn lines almost drown everything else out of the mix, with a ghostly sing-along chorus echoing somewhere in the distance. The ...   More
Thursday, April 29, 2010 CASEY JARMAN

Live Review: Everybody Was in the French Resistance...Now!, Thursday, April 29 @ Mississippi Studios

On a disappointing night that saw the Blazers exit the playoffs after an emotional six-game series, Eddie Argos' new group brought some comic relief to Mississippi Studios. More like story time with Eddie than a full-fledged concert, the Art Brut frontman brought his three piece satire group to a small north Portland audience. Crowd members in the balcony giggled from desks while a couple dozen ...   More
Friday, April 30, 2010 MARK STOCK

Irrelevant Interviews: Tiny Vipers

Captivating and hypnotic, Seattle's Tiny Vipers (aka Jesy Fortino) is a stolen walk through a haunted forest. That sun-bleached record found in your grandparent's attic that, once revived, sings to daydreams and heartache long forgotten. Tiny Vipers is the memory of a memory, and Fortino casts a spell with her voice that silences a room. I caught up with Jesy after some failed attempts involving ...   More
Tuesday, July 13, 2010 Kat Gardiner

Money Watch: Trail Blazers, Nick Fish and Mississippi Studios in the MultCo Race

The Portland Trail Blazers, City Commissioner Nick Fish and Mississippi Studios are among the big names pouring money into the race for a Multnomah County Board of Commissioners seat representing North and Northeast Portland. The latest round of campaign finance disclosures shows candidate Loretta Smith collecting $500 from Fish and $1,000 from the Trail Blazers. As previously reported in ...   More
Tuesday, August 24, 2010 JAMES PITKIN


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