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Girl Power!

Is being a woman all it takes to “rock”?


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In an interview earlier this year, local songwriter Morgan Grace had this to say about being a female musician: “The gender issue kinda pisses me off. It’s like, ‘Oh, you’re a ...   More
 
Wednesday, October 3, 2007 Amy Mccullough

Burning Down The Hizzy

WW’s music editor gets down and dorky with this year’s MusicfestNW.


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The four words in this year’s guide to MusicfestNW that bring me the greatest joy are “Aqueduct in the hizzy.” Granted, that’s because I’m a huge dork, but don’t le ...   More
 
Wednesday, September 5, 2007 Amy Mccullough

Idol Worship


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There’s a scene in the movie Airheads where Brendan Fraser’s character asks a stuffed shirt (played by Harold Ramis), “Who’d win in a wrestling match, Lemmy or God?” When ...   More
 
Wednesday, August 22, 2007 Amy Mccullough

Something to Believe In


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Last Thursday, I found myself amid livestock, awarding-winning pies, carnival rides and more faded Open Up and Say...Ahh! T-shirts than you could throw an elephant ear at. And, because I traveled out ...   More
 
Wednesday, August 15, 2007 Amy Mccullough

You-zak


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On a recent Monday night (after a long WW press day), all I really wanted was a burger. So I wandered blurry-eyed into the Blue Moon (432 NW 21st Ave., 223-3184), intent on scarfing down a Captain Neo ...   More
 
Wednesday, July 25, 2007 Amy Mccullough

I of the Mourning


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Everyone has a band that first "changed their lives," so to speak. Mine was the Smashing Pumpkins. My first guitar is covered in SP stickers; I'm donning an SP tee (and a flannel!) in my senior class ...   More
 
Wednesday, July 18, 2007 Amy Mccullough

Out of the Blue


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A few months ago, I received a copy of Debbie Gibson's Out of the Blue on vinyl as a gift—and it wasn't a joke. OK, it was kind of a joke, but Gibson was one of my absolute faves growing up, and ...   More
 
Wednesday, July 4, 2007 Amy Mccullough

Dear and Far


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When it comes to the arts—and especially music—Portland holds its own near and dear. We're happy to claim folks like the Shins, Modest Mouse and the Decemberists, and for several years fol ...   More
 
Wednesday, June 27, 2007 Amy Mccullough

Let It Be Heard


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For music critics—and probably some Beatles fans—Paul McCartney's latest solo effort, Memory Almost Full, is a big pink elephant in the room. It's the first proper release from Starbucks' ...   More
 
Wednesday, June 20, 2007 Amy Mccullough

Old Growth


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The first time a WW reader told me to "fuck off," it was in response to a comment I made about the Aladdin Theater's typical audience. In a fairly positive preview of OPB's live radio variety show, Li ...   More
 
Wednesday, June 13, 2007 Amy Mccullough
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