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


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


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.

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

Boise's Treefort Festival to Host a Lot of Rad Portland Bands

Road Trip in March?


Capitalizing on the outbound traffic from SXSW, Boise has put together a pretty impressive three-day music shindig. The Treefort Music Festival features big names like Of Montreal, Why? and—of course—Built to Spill, but a surprising number of its acts are from Portland. My rough count revealed at least 15 groups from the Rose City lin...   More
Tuesday, February 7, 2012 by CASEY JARMAN

Almost Live: Thunder at Blazers


I'd say the atmosphere here qualifies as "hyped." Especially for a Monday night.
At every Thunder game, you get a handful of fans in Sonics jerseys—this time many of them are right behind the Thunder bench. Seattle has a rich history of protest (I was tear-gassed at the WTO protests, so I know, see), and it's pretty admirable for these folks to keep showing up despite the fact that the Thunde...   More
Monday, February 6, 2012 by CASEY JARMAN

The Lion and the Lamb

Laura Gibson learns a few lessons from rock ‘n’ roll...and basketball.

Music Stories
Laura Gibson seemed an unlikely candidate to show a beastly side when she competed in And And And’s basketball tournament last year. The slender, soft-spoken singer-songwriter is known for swa   More
Wednesday, February 1, 2012 CASEY JARMAN

Neal Morgan: Sunday, Feb. 5

All Neal Morgan wants to do is play drums and sing. Good thing he sounds amazing doing just that.

Music Stories
[DRUM-’N’-VOICE] When Neal Morgan walks into Stepping Stone Cafe for our interview, his body freezes and his face tightens with puzzlement. Then he points a finger into the air and his face    More
Wednesday, February 1, 2012 CASEY JARMAN

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