Merchandise is not a punk band. The orchestral swells and chiming acoustic guitars that welcome listeners to new album After the End
should make that obvious. But the Internet hype machine continu
The D.I.Y. bookstore and show space goes out with one final concert this Friday.
The Portland D.I.Y. scene suffers yet another loss: Laughing Horse Book and Film Collective (12 NE 10th Ave) closes its doors for good this Friday. Ownership could not be reached for comment, but they did release an official statement regarding the lefty bookstore and all ages show-space's closure via Facebook on Monday ...
The Starbucks underground is ruining baristas’ lives.
Even in Portland, there are people who care deeply about Starbucks. Like, really
care. Sure, the Seattle chain’s ham-fisted Big Brother approach to one
of our city’s most precious commodities
Spending all day and night in the Portland coffee shop that never closes.
If Starbucks is the “third place” between business and
home, as plugged by CEO Howard Schultz, then the open-24-hours Southeast
Grind at 1223 SE Powell Blvd. is a “fourth place”—a have
Who: Kevin Rafn, Daniel Rafn.
Sounds like: If Ween’s 2000 record, White Pepper, delved deeper into the ’80s synth-pop territory explored on the Magnetic Fields’ The Charm of the Highway Strip
[SYNTH POP] Despite its ubiquity on Top 40 charts the past
three decades, synth-pop music has rarely felt both modern and sincere.
In the ’80s, the omnipresence of chintzy Casio presets often
Comedy and Variety
If you’re an aficionado of Adult Swim, you know Tim
Heidecker and Eric Wareheim. But the comedy duo’s lo-fi aesthetics and
sense of retro-futurist dread are familiar to anyone who’s stayed
[FREAK FOLK] Like much of Raymond Raposa’s other work under the Castanets moniker, the swaggering variance on Decimation Blues
reveals itself to be the strongest case for his existence in a realm