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Balls Out!

U.S. pinball’s top two players face off in Portland.


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One might assume when the United States’ first- and second-ranked pinball pros hit the same tournament, it’s all strobe lights and smoke machines and Zoolander-esque ego. Not so, says Seattle   More
 
Wednesday, February 15, 2012 CASEY JARMAN

Brew Views: Fletch

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Brew Views
I think of Fletch as a sunny film noir. Though Chevy Chase prefers Lakers jerseys to crumpled suits and plays a slacker newspaperman rather than a two-bit detective, the film is surprisingly sim   More
 
Wednesday, February 15, 2012 CASEY JARMAN

Top Five Free Portland Jazz Festival Events


Top 5
Jazz Conversation: Roy Nathanson & Curtis Fowlkes with Marty Hughley, Sunday, Feb. 19, at The Art BarThese Jazz Passengers know an awful lot about the New York scene, and hopefully they’ve got   More
 
Wednesday, February 15, 2012 CASEY JARMAN

Portland Hip-Hop is Having a Big Month

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A handful of items of note from the local hip-hop world, in case you, like me, are bad at Twitter. Seriously, I can't remember a time when this much good stuff was pending or seeing release all at the same time, so I had to give it one big rundown. Lots of free music here, so get your ears and your clicking-finger ready.
But first, two items:
1. I have very specifically avoided chiming in...   More
 
Tuesday, February 14, 2012 by CASEY JARMAN

A Lovers' Guide to Tonight's Blazers/Wizards Game: An Almost Live Special Report

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I will not be live-blogging tonight's Blazers/Wizards Valentine's Day matchup (too busy being romantic, I'm afraid), but I didn't want to leave you empty-handed. So tonight I give you A Lover's Guide to Portland's Valentine's Day Match-up. It is aimed at the fellas, but please feel free to switch all the gender-specific terminology to suit your needs.

POPPING THE QUESTIONIf your Vale...   More
 
Tuesday, February 14, 2012 by CASEY JARMAN

Lackthereof (Menomena's Danny Seim) Releases Free EP

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I don't have one of those little Daily Quotation calendars on my desk, but sometimes when I'm feeling hard up for writing ideas, I'll go to one of those awful ad-swamped quotation websites and try to find some strength (or just crib an idea) from the words of wiser men. Danny Seim, whom you know as Menomena's singer-percussionist, did the same thing when looking for inspiration for    More
 
Friday, February 10, 2012 by CASEY JARMAN

Almost Live: Rockets at Blazers

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So I'm having a bit of trouble with the picture, which is coming from my phone (I drew it on my way to the game, on the bus...it is horrible). But we're about to tip-off here at the Rose Garden! Panic time!
10:27There we go. Ray Felton scores Portland's first basket, and he's the guy who we weren't sure we'd see in uniform tonight. Nice work, Ray Ray. Why do people named Ray get nicknamed Ray R...   More
 
Wednesday, February 8, 2012 by CASEY JARMAN

Songs To Seal The V-Day Deal

Portland musicians present and defend their favorite sex jams.


Music Stories
Most Portland musicians don’t want to talk about doing it. Or so it seemed when we asked dozens of Portland musicians about their favorite sex songs. Like with so many other topics, it’s all i   More
 
Wednesday, February 8, 2012 CASEY JARMAN

Album Review: Alialujah Choir

Self-Titled (Jealous Butcher)


Album Reviews
[VOCAL POP] Two years ago, I was pretty excited about the Alialujah Choir. A supergroup of sorts featuring Weinland’s Adam Shearer and Alia Farah alongside Norfolk & Western frontman Adam Se   More
 
Wednesday, February 8, 2012 CASEY JARMAN

Foos Fighters

Four tips for tomorrow’s foosball champs.


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Isaac Bowen and Ryan Harvey know that their sport’s glory days are, for the moment, behind it. The best player in the world, Belgium’s Frédéric Collignon, is a car salesman by day. And while   More
 
Wednesday, February 8, 2012 CASEY JARMAN
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