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DJ Shadow Wednesday, Oct. 27

What does DJ Shadow’s soul look like?


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[FREE-RANGE TURNTABLISM] Funny. I’ve always thought of Josh Davis, better known as DJ Shadow, as a composer whose music comes not from him, but through him—whose otherworldly   More
 
Wednesday, October 27, 2010 Jenny Tatone

The Pendulum Swings

In a digital world, Portland seeks to redefine the mom-and-pop record shop.


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Times aren’t getting any easier for traditional record stores. As iTunes sold 5 billion tracks between 2003 and 2008, some 3,100 record stores across the nation shuttered. Yet there’s a fe ...   More
 
Wednesday, May 19, 2010 Jenny Tatone

It's the Semiotics, Stupid!

The Kingdom wants to change the way you feel about pop music-and snowmobiles.


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What is Chuck Westmoreland singing about? It's a question anyone who has seen him front Portland synth-poppers the Kingdom is bound to ask, thanks to his tendency to hiccup indiscernible Richard Hell- ...   More
 
Wednesday, March 23, 2005 Jenny Tatone

Hidden Cameras


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Joel Gibb was born to a God-fearing family in the sterile suburb of Mississauga, a frigid little Canadian town just south of Toronto. He grew up religious, suburban and, subsequently, in the closet. B ...   More
 
Wednesday, February 2, 2005 Jenny Tatone

TARA JANE RISING

Portland's talented transplant turns her turmoil into a powerful new album.


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In astrological speak, Sade-sati is said to dramatically change a person's life three times. Brought on by Saturn's transit over three astrological houses, Sade-sati hits you around your 30s, 60s and ...   More
 
Wednesday, September 1, 2004 Jenny Tatone

Field Trippers

The "original" School of Rock goes pop for teacher.


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You don't go to school to learn how to rock. That's what skipping school is for, right? C'mon, rock 'n' roll's not something you learn from The Man. Unless the man is Paul Green. And he's not even rea ...   More
 
Wednesday, August 11, 2004 Jenny Tatone

SERIOUSLY ABSURD

Mark Heimer and his No-Fi Soul Rebellion are here to entertain you. Try not to laugh.


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"We got married at a gas station on our way to a gig," says No-Fi Soul Rebellion's main man, Mark Heimer. "It was a drive-through coffee-slash-marriage place. We got dressed in our wedding duds in the ...   More
 
Wednesday, February 18, 2004 Jenny Tatone

Points In Between

For slowcore pioneers Low, silence comes naturally.


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Mimi Parker is comfortable with spaces. Pauses, in everyday life and her band's music, actually make her feel at home. After 10 years of exploring the vacant spaces between the beats as the drummer fo ...   More
 
Wednesday, February 4, 2004 Jenny Tatone

Our Hero Bares His Heart

Instead of saving the world, Decemberists leader Colin Meloy uses his passion to create his own.


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He doesn't rant about the pitiful state of the world or preach about the way things ought to be. He doesn't grunt beneath those who keep him down or vent about those who break him. He's not like B ...   More
 
Wednesday, November 5, 2003 Jenny Tatone

BY THE SIGN OF THE CROSS

Federation X preaches its own gospel of dirty rock and roll.


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There's often something mysteriously admirable about people who grow up in absurdly strict, ultra-religious families. Unable to cruise along as mindless, PlayStation-loving drones, these kids are ...   More
 
Wednesday, July 10, 2002 Jenny Tatone
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