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Thanksgiving, "Off With Yr Hat" from Nothing (Marriage Records)


Of all Adrian Orange's albums, Nothing may be the most oddly titled. Sure, some of his albums have poetic almost nonsensical names—Now It Is All Over Like The Birds and Cave Days And Moments come to mind—but Nothing is an album title that makes little sense when compared with the album's content....   More
 
Wednesday, September 19, 2007 by Paige Richmond

Portrait of the Artist: Adrian Orange's First Time


Seeing Portland phenom Adrian Orange perform live for the first time is more than memorable; it's unshakable. His performances are so raw, so risky, that they stay with you, no matter how times in 10 years of Portland shows you've seen Orange play solo ...   More
 
Wednesday, September 19, 2007 by Paige Richmond

Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

Ten years and 10 albums as a child prodigy: What does music look like through Adrian Orange-colored glasses?


Featured Stories
It’s a Friday night in early September. Adrian Orange stands in the street outside Satyricon, playing a recorder. The plastic tube whistles and cracks, reminiscent of the year Orange—who s ...   More
 
Wednesday, September 19, 2007 Paige Richmond

Terry Shanley

Former real-estate developer makes a SMART move to help Oregon’s youngest students.


Q & A
Terry Shanley is a father of two teenage girls who thinks other Oregon parents aren’t doing enough to encourage their children to read. But Shanley also knows that change comes slowly. And that& ...   More
 
Wednesday, September 19, 2007 Paige Richmond

2012: The Return of Quetzalcoatl

Pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall.


Headout
Pride can be dangerous. In ancient Greek literature, men met their downfall on account of hubris, an exaggerated kind of self-confidence: The titular character of Sophocles’ Oedipus the King k ...   More
 
Wednesday, September 19, 2007 Paige Richmond

The Kid Stays in the Picture: Extended Q&A with Pat Graham



WW recently spoke with indie-rock photographer Pat Graham about his first published collection of snapshots, Silent Pictures. But Graham is a walking history book of the '90s indie rock scene, and the few questions published in    More
 
Wednesday, September 12, 2007 by Paige Richmond

The Kid Stays in the Picture


These days, anyone with a camera phone can be a rock photographer: Snap a band's photo and post it to MySpace, and your image is part of history. But it takes more than an itchy trigger finger to match the indie cred of Pat Graham.

Longtime tour photographer for Modest Mouse (and close friend o...   More
 
Wednesday, September 12, 2007 by Paige Richmond

The Kid Stays in the Picture

Rock photog Pat Graham sheds light on his indie-rock images.


Music Stories
These days, anyone with a camera phone can be a rock photographer: Snap a band’s photo and post it to MySpace, and your image is part of history. But it takes more than an itchy trigger finger t ...   More
 
Wednesday, September 12, 2007 Paige Richmond

Magnolia Electric Co. at Someday Lounge, Sept. 2, 2007


It's a source of pride for me that I jumped on the Magnolia Electric Co. bandwagon back when it was, well, just a wagon with no band attached. The first time I heard Jason Molina, MEC's singer/guitarist, was about six years ago. He was a solo artist then, perfo...   More
 
Tuesday, September 4, 2007 by Paige Richmond

'The death of a friend': Music Millennium NW's Last Night




How do Portlanders react when a beloved landmark closes? They come out in droves.

Friday night marked Music Millennium Northwest's going-out-of-business party, and the store was swamped. Some Portlanders came for the 40% discount on CDs, buying up as much as they could. But for the store's owner Terry Currier...   More
 
Sunday, September 2, 2007 by Paige Richmond
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