PDX Pop Now! Announces Show at City Hall


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Sam Adams sure does love local music. Just a week after announcing that the city is replacing its old hold music with tunes from local bands, today PDX Pop Now!—Portland's premiere all-ages music festival—outlined its plans for a free concert outside city hall. PPN! is hosting the event on Thursday, July 22 with performances from the Nick Jaina Band, Atole, Kelli Schaefer, and the Andrew ...   More
 
Monday, July 12, 2010 MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

Nick Jaina Writes Music For a Ballet


Music
Last Friday, we got a press email tipping us off to the fact that Nick Jaina—one of our favorite local songwriters—is set to debut a ballet, titled Satellites Become Us, with members of the New York City ballet on August 11. Um, hello! I was obviously excited but skeptical about the details—did he choreograph the dancers and write the music? Would there be vocals? Why is it taking ...   More
 
Monday, July 19, 2010 MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?


Music
Last week, I wrote an article for the paper about Portlanders using crowdfunding website Kickstarter to help finance a variety of weird and wonderful creative projects. Due to word limits—every journo's mortal enemy—I was only able to feature one music project: Blue Crane's tour by train idea, which I chose because it was recent, original and because they did such a good job of crafting ...   More
 
Wednesday, October 6, 2010 RUTH BROWN

Nick Jaina: I Finally Broke Into the Prison (Umatilla, OR)


Music
Editors note: As of this morning, Nick Jaina is still short of reaching his Kickstarter goal of $5,000 to fund his new album with less than three days to go. Please visit the page and contribute something if you can. The freedom that most of us work for and defend is ultimately the freedom to waste things. If we feel that we are constrained in our ability to throw away resources, whether those ...   More
 
Tuesday, October 26, 2010 Nick Jaina

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