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DJ Gregarious And The Socio-politics of Dancing.

From the files of roving correspondent Jay Horton...



On the occasion of the eighth anniversary of Shut Up & Dance, we asked Jay Horton to post his (...   More
 
Friday, August 29, 2008 by JAY HORTON

Friends Forever: Rawkers Kleveland and synth-punk jokers The Punk Group have a chat.


More than a bit strange that Devo divos the Punk Group and Kleveland’s longtime rawk heroine Stephanie Smith would choose to hold a joint release party for their new albums—the bands sound nothing alike and are notoriously prickly about other musicians—so WW asked the bands to interview one another.  As told to Jay Horton’s Pabst-drenched microcassette recorder the ...   More
 
Wednesday, August 20, 2008 by JAY HORTON

Friends Forever

Rawkers Kleveland and synth-punk jokers The Punk Group have a chat.


Music Stories
More than a bit strange that Devo divos the Punk Group and Kleveland’s longtime rawk heroine Stephanie Smith would choose to hold a joint release party for their new albums—the bands sound ...   More
 
Wednesday, August 20, 2008 JAY HORTON

McCaughey At the Bat: Scott McCaughey Chats at 2 pm on ESPN Today


He's a five-tool player. Always has dirt on his uniform. The sort of guy you want around the clubhouse. Ever since his days with The Young Fresh Fellows, Scott McCaughey's enjoyed hall of fame status around the northwest, mixing local pursuits (seasonal Pogues cover band K.M.R.I.A.) wit...   More
 
Wednesday, August 13, 2008 by JAY HORTON

A Fan’s Notes

VJ-turned-archivist Dan Woods tapes men that make the whole world sing.


Music Stories
Dan Woods has no training in film or journalism. He’s not a musician. He’s never been affiliated with any professional media outlet. He dropped out of an Anchorage high school 18 years ago ...   More
 
Wednesday, August 13, 2008 JAY HORTON

Shut Up & Give: The Fez Organizes Prids Benefit Tonight


By now, most Portlanders—and indie synth-rock fans across the globe—have heard of The Prids' horrific auto accident Sunday, July 20th. Five years to the day after the Exploding Hearts' tragedy, the Prids' tire blew out on the freeway while driving to Los Angeles, their van rolled, an...   More
 
Friday, August 1, 2008 by JAY HORTON

The Wanteds, "Ladysmith," Failure Looks So Good (self-released)


"Ladysmith," the first track and single off of the Wanteds' upcoming sophomore full-length Failure Looks So Good showcases a new direction—the Wanteds want you to want them. Fronted by Tommy Harrington and rounded out by bassist Ryan Mullen and drummer Adam Mack, ...   More
 
Friday, July 25, 2008 by JAY HORTON

The Last Schmaltz: Michael Ian Black Talks to Jay Horton, Appears On Live Wire


Thing is, Willamette Week hasn't much of a literary website. And, though the last stop on
actor/comedian/newly-best selling author Michael Ian Black's book tour deserves attention, LocalCut does seem an odd venue. "To compare it more to music, we'll call it The Last Waltz," Black says. His fina...   More
 
Friday, July 25, 2008 by JAY HORTON
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