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Fernando Friday, Feb. 13


A Portland rock icon finds his voice and drops his label.

[AMERICANA TROUBADOUR] Friday's show isn't, actually, a CD-release party for Fernando Viciconte's seventh album, True Instigator. In fact, there is no CD, unless the Americana icon's fanbase burned a disc. Instead, Viciconte will offer the self-released album as a free download from his website for the next three months.
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Wednesday, February 11, 2009 by JAY HORTON

Fernando Friday, Feb. 13

A Portland rock icon finds his voice and drops his label.


Music Stories
[AMERICANA TROUBADOUR] Friday’s show isn’t, actually, a CD-release party for Fernando Viciconte’s seventh album, True Instigator. In fact, there is no CD, unless the Americana icon&r ...   More
 
Wednesday, February 11, 2009 JAY HORTON

Family Gun Saturday, Jan. 17


Already something of a supergroup, the former Champagne Cowboys boasted Weaklings vet Casey Maxwell, Northwest punk warhorse Brian Zipper, Karaoke From Hell mainstay Kirk DeLong and Natron (the Natrons). And that was well before legendary frontman Michael Maker left Spokane's the Makers to lend his inimitable presence to the rechristened Family Gun. With their first single soon to be released, the...   More
 
Wednesday, January 14, 2009 by JAY HORTON

Family Gun Saturday, Jan. 17


Music Stories
Already something of a supergroup, the former Champagne Cowboys boasted Weaklings vet Casey Maxwell, Northwest punk warhorse Brian Zipper, Karaoke From Hell mainstay Kirk DeLong and Natron (the Natron ...   More
 
Wednesday, January 14, 2009 JAY HORTON

Little Sue Saturday, Nov. 22


Susannah “Little Sue” Weaver talks cross-alt-country journeying.

[COUNTRY-ISH] Susannah “Little Sue” Weaver grew up in West Virginia and, amid the late-'90s No Depression boomlet, was arguably the Portland face of y'allternative. “I'd never heard country until I moved out here,” Weaver says. “I certainly didn't plan on doing alt-country to m...   More
 
Wednesday, November 19, 2008 by JAY HORTON

Little Sue Saturday, Nov. 22

Susannah “Little Sue” Weaver talks cross-alt-country journeying.


Music Stories
[COUNTRY-ISH] Susannah “Little Sue” Weaver grew up in West Virginia and, amid the late-’90s No Depression boomlet, was arguably the Portland face of y’allternative. “I&rs ...   More
 
Wednesday, November 19, 2008 JAY HORTON

Q&A: The Upsidedown's Jsun Atoms


Midst national tour supporting the Dandy Warhols and pushing its own (lovely, louche) new album Human Destination, the Upsidedown frontman Jsun Atoms pulled over the van to take a few questions from Willamette Week about living the dream. [The interview was conducted on September 24 but is just ru...   More
 
Thursday, October 16, 2008 by JAY HORTON

Everclear, "Jesus Was a Democrat," Jesus Was a Democrat Single (Self-Released)



OBAMA WEPT

It's not just the song: an overwrought latter-day, hit-fiending Everclear cut dependent upon smothering production and dully repetitive riffage arousing AOR self-satisfaction. Not rock, exactly, though their generation mainlines the signifi...   More
 
Friday, October 10, 2008 by JAY HORTON

Kaia Wilson. Friday, Sept. 26

A former Team Dreschy talks about her solo album, pets and seeing Fugazi’s junk.


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[PET SOUNDS] “In terms of being a champion of my own career, I haven’t even been able to think about that. I’m putting together little shows in different cities when I can.” Ka ...   More
 
Wednesday, September 24, 2008 JAY HORTON

Mogwai

10:30 p.m. Wednesday, Roseland


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[UNCOMFORTABLE SHOEGAZING] It’s tempting to imagine the expectations of the Musicfest-curious who idly join the lines of dedicated Mogwai followers. Most alt-fans have heard of the Scottish post ...   More
 
Wednesday, September 3, 2008 JAY HORTON
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