Video: TriMet GM Neil McFarlane Says Fare-Hopping is a Crime


When TriMet General Manager Neil McFarlane stopped by WW's office last Thursday, we had to ask him about the stings.Last year, as the regional transit agency ended its Free Rail Zone and increased fares, it also escalated its fare enforcement. TriMet began setting up corrals outside Timbers and Trail Blazers games, forcing passengers disembarking trains to show their tickets before being allowed to ...   More
Thursday, February 14, 2013 AARON MESH

Video: TriMet GM Neil McFarlane Says CRC Backers Had Better Hurry


Lawmakers in Washington and Oregon continue to escalate a standoff over whether the Project Formerly Known as the Columbia River Crossing should include light rail. You'll never guess whose side TriMet General Manager Neil McFarlane is on. He says U.S. Department of Transportation officials are more likely to back the CRC if it's differentiated from "very big auto bridges" they usually see.But in this ...   More
Friday, February 15, 2013 AARON MESH

Live Video: A Red Fang Twofer!

Destroying the Wonder Ballroom and the Portland School of Rock!


Red Fang rules. They rule so hard, in fact, that just one live video won't cut it. Thanks to the folks at Generator, we're gifting you two clips of the Portland stoner metal heroes. The first, from this past Sunday, shows the band destroying a packed and feverish Wonder Ballroom crowd with "Crows in Swine," a track from the group's latest seven inch. And the second is from a performance at that ...   More
Tuesday, February 19, 2013 MATTHEW SINGER

Live Video: Ra Ra Riot at Wonder Ballroom, 2/9


We're a bit late posting this—hey, we've been busy—but earlier this month, New York chamber pop ensemble Ra Ra Riot delivered a heart-rending performance at the Wonder Ballroom. Generator was there, and captured this clip of the danceably poppy "Beta Love," the title track off the band's surprisingly synthesized new album. Enjoy! Ra Ra Riot at the Wonder Ballroom 2/9/13 from Generator ...   More
Tuesday, February 19, 2013 by Matthew Singer

Videos: Laura Gibson, iAME, Burning Yellows, Parson Red Heads

Indoors, Outdoors and Everywhere Between

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Just four videos today, none of which feature any special effects. Laura Gibson, "Milk-Heavy, Pollen-Eyed"I thought I had tired of all those "playing a song out in public" videos that La Blogothèque wrought years ago, but this one from Mason Jar Music—a creative take on what may be my favorite track from Laura Gibson's forthcoming record, La Grande—is shockingly beautiful. It feels pretty standard ...   More
Friday, September 16, 2011 CASEY JARMAN

A Roundup of Interesting Portland Kickstarter Projects

Arts & Books
Insert Caption...Credits: Insert Credits...By now most Portlanders are likely familiar with Kickstarter, the web site that enables individuals to solicit funds for art projects and new businesses from the general public. We wrote about several local Kickstarter projects last summer. Here are several more.These people would like to build a giant land-ship with "sails of fire" and take it to Burning ...   More
Tuesday, July 5, 2011 BEN WATERHOUSE

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Saturday, March 26, 2011

A Different Take on David Wu

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How Mayor Sam Adams Blows Off Steam

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Monday, March 14, 2011 HANK STERN


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