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Q&A: Ian Youngstrom of St. Johns Bizarre


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When the St. Johns Bizarre began six years ago, it was a low-profile street fair with crafts, beer and bands. Today it’s a slightly higher-profile street fair with more crafts, more beer and rea   More
 
Wednesday, May 9, 2012 CASEY JARMAN

Primer: Imperial Teen


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Formed: 1994 in San Francisco.  Sounds like: A series of intense couple fights that always end in cuddling. For fans of: Sonic Youth, Electric Light Orchestra, the Dandy Warhols, Letters to Cle   More
 
Wednesday, May 9, 2012 CASEY JARMAN

Album Review: Palo Verde

Zero Hour (Phratry)


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[FREE HARDCORE] The striking white stallion that adorns the cover of Zero Hour probably wasn’t meant as a sight gag, but it works as one: Palo Verde, you see, is no one-trick pony. Drummer Lauren    More
 
Wednesday, May 9, 2012 CASEY JARMAN

Headout: Friends Forever

Two decades later, what do you remember about The Golden Girls?


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I had to squint, but the Elvis impersonator in the back row at Sophia’s wedding looked awfully familiar. That forehead. That weird mouth. Yes, Quentin Tarantino was on The Golden Girls. Oh, th   More
 
Wednesday, May 9, 2012 CASEY JARMAN

Cut of the Day: Deer or the Doe, "Descriptions," Tonight We Love You

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It starts like jazz, which I like.
Deer or the Doe knows how to build atmosphere, but it also knows how to thrash as if the better parts of the mid-'90s underground never left. And after that build-up, everything about descriptions gets all Mascis and Bachmann, blasting and rumbling. I like that the never-ending-guitar-solo of a lead jets upward, and I like that it's never allowed to break free...   More
 
Tuesday, May 8, 2012 by CASEY JARMAN

Lotus Plaza: Monday, May 7

Dreamboat/Deerhunter Lockett Pundt takes his newly epic show on the road.


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[UNCHAINED MELODIES] The idolization of handsome young male musicians is not the sole province of Beatlemania, Tiger Beat magazine or the Jonas family. Lockett Pundt, Lotus Plaza’s frontman and a    More
 
Wednesday, May 2, 2012 CASEY JARMAN

Primer: Mahmoud Ahmed


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Born: 1941 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Sounds like: The most heartfelt, amazing love letter imaginable in a language you probably don’t understand. For fans of: Aster Aweke, Mulatu Astatke, The Eith   More
 
Wednesday, May 2, 2012 CASEY JARMAN

Album Review: Iame

Lame$tream (Self-Released)


Album Reviews
[HEAVY HIP-HOP] Sandpeople’s Iame has gone through some fascinating changes in the past two years. Physically, he’s almost unrecognizable, having lost considerable weight after cutting alcoh   More
 
Wednesday, May 2, 2012 CASEY JARMAN

Doin’ The Derb

You’re not rich, but on Kentucky Derby day, you can act like it.


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Horse races, like sex, are about mostly anticipation. And while the Kentucky Derby—like sex—only lasts two minutes, the elaborate celebrations around racing’s biggest event last all day. O   More
 
Wednesday, May 2, 2012 CASEY JARMAN

LocalCut's Half-Assed Sandpeople Week Concludes

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This is a second draft. I began this post with a long essay called Why Sandpeople Matters. It talked about race, DIY culture and Portland's reluctance to embrace locally grown hip-hop. I still think there's a piece to be written, but maybe it's bigger than me. I'm no ambassador to the local hip-hop scene. There's plenty I am unaware of and plenty of stuff I just plain don't like. So all I really w...   More
 
Friday, April 27, 2012 by CASEY JARMAN
 

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