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Live Review: Tune-Yards at Roseland Theater, 12/12


“Those inflatable worms kind of look like dicks,” a guy in the crowd commented at the start of Tune-Yards' show at Roseland Theater on Dec. 12. The Oakland-based experimental pop group certainly does have a preference for odd stage props. The stage was draped in baby-pink linens, obscenely large googly eyes, toy cacti and, yes, giant inflatable earthworms—an aesthetic best described as...   More
Tuesday, December 16, 2014 by ASHLEY JOCZ

Show Preview: King Tuff, Le Sera

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[MACABRE POP] Kyle Thomas, better known by the moniker King Tuff, likes spooky shit. Whether it’s conveyed sonically via ominous basslines, lyrically through references to graveyards and freak c   More
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 ASHLEY JOCZ

White Hinterland: Sunday, Oct. 12

Casey Dienel left Portland to move back in with her parents. Then she made her best album yet.

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After Al Capone’s release from prison and frequent hospitalization, he moved to Palm Island, an exclusive neighborhood in Miami Beach. In order to escape his criminal past and any further mi   More
Wednesday, October 8, 2014 ASHLEY JOCZ

Show Preview: Pacific Mean Time at Alhambra Theatre

Who needs a job when you’ve got a basement and some instruments?

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After Edwin Paroissien was laid off from his job as a specialty-food distributor, he lived in his basement for two months. This may sound like the beginning of a    More
Wednesday, June 4, 2014 ASHLEY JOCZ

Introducing...: Ali Muhareb

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Who: Ali Muhareb Sounds like: An anthropomorphized kaleidoscope. For fans of: Panda Bear, Log Across the Washer, Ducktails, laser-light shows, El Guincho. Why you care: While you were sleeping, Ali   More
Wednesday, March 12, 2014 ASHLEY JOCZ

David Douglas, Lake Oswego Among the One-Third of Oregon School Districts That Fail to Comply With State Anti-Bullying Laws


One-third of Oregon school districts fail to comply with state anti-bullying laws, including three Portland-area districts, according to a new report issued by the Oregon Safe Schools & Communities Coalition. The organization's second annual State of Safe Schools Act report says that 70 Oregon school districts changed their anti-bullying policies in 2012 to better protect gay, lesbian, bi...   More
Tuesday, June 18, 2013 by ASHLEY JOCZ

Is Your Favorite Restaurant Violating Labor Laws?

Us Department of Labor names Oregon restaurants that shorted their employees

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Nearly four out of five Oregon restaurants got caught shorting their employees for overtime or failing to report it properly.The US Department of Labor investigated 110 restaurants under the the Fair Labor Standards Act and found 79 percent weren't following the law. Other violations include making employees ...   More
Thursday, June 6, 2013 by ASHLEY JOCZ

Suit Says Drunk Snowboarder Landed on Teen at Mt. Hood Ski Bowl


The family of a teenager is suing Mt. Hood Ski Bowl and a Clackamas County man, claiming the man drunkenly landed his snowboard on the boy, causing permanent damage.

The May 13 lawsuit, filed in Multnomah County Circuit Court, alleges that Jeffery Reichlein was drunk when he tried to jump off a small cliff on a beginners slope and hit Eric Stinson in the neck, back and head as Stinson was t...   More
Wednesday, May 15, 2013 by ASHLEY JOCZ

Identity Crisis

Taxpayers may end up subsidizing Portland bars to stem the flood of fake IDs from China.

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The Barrel Room was the first bar ever to let in Maddy Eivers. It was a Saturday night, it was summer, and she wasn’t yet 21. The memory is sharp for Eivers, not only because of the bouncer’s    More
Wednesday, May 8, 2013 ASHLEY JOCZ

May Day Protestors March for Worker's Rights


About 300 people marked May Day yesterday in a march through downtown, calling for workers' rights and equality. The marchers—beginning and ending at O'Bryant Square—chanted “si se puede," a slogan used by the United Farm Workers, and, "FBI and CIA ain't nothin' but the KKK."

Compared to the Occupy Portland-fueled    More
Thursday, May 2, 2013 by ASHLEY JOCZ
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