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Portugal. The Man, Monday, July 23


[EXPERIMENTAL INDIE] On the surface, the history of Portugal. The Man follows the accepted path of band
evolution: Start playing music with your friends, get signed, tour the country and then the world. But beneath the formula, the quartet's history is almost as
circuitous as the reasoning behind...   More
 
Wednesday, July 18, 2007 by Brandon Seifert

Portugal. The Man Monday, July 23

Getting circular with one of Portland's most oddly named bands.


Music Stories
[EXPERIMENTAL INDIE] On the surface, the history of Portugal. The Man follows the accepted path of band evolution: Start playing music with your friends, get signed, tour the country and then the worl ...   More
 
Wednesday, July 18, 2007 Brandon Seifert

Road Trip: More What You Got? Fest Aural Love from Olympia


Here's a few more great acts from What You Got? Fest in Olympia, to go along with the three we told you about last Thursday. Those acts we haven't included videos or songs for have music ...   More
 
Thursday, July 12, 2007 by Brandon Seifert

Road Trip: Three Freaky Awesome Bands from Olympia's What You Got? Fest


Last week I announced that I'd be doing a live blog from What You Got? Fest, a four-day youth-oriented music festival in Olympia.

Oh yeah. Live blog. That went great. Yeah, gaze in awe at the ...
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Thursday, July 5, 2007 by Brandon Seifert

The Robot Ate Me, Saturday, July 7


[EXPERIMENTAL POP] There's one question you ask yourself after listening to Ryland Bouchard's music or seeing him perform—often while wearing a giant, stuffed rabbit head: What on earth is this guy thinking?

On the surface, Bouchard, a.k.a. the Robot Ate Me, is not unlike many Portlanders:...   More
 
Wednesday, July 4, 2007 by Brandon Seifert

The Browncoats are Coming!

What's the big deal about Joss Whedon?


Movie Reviews & Stories
If you're a fan of Joss Whedon, creator of TV's Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Firefly, it's a great time to live in Portland. Whedon's work has been all over the city this year. The Mission Theater sh ...   More
 
Wednesday, July 4, 2007 Brandon Seifert

The Robot Ate Me, Saturday, July 7

TRAM takes listeners on a long, strange trip through its creator's life.


Music Stories
[EXPERIMENTAL POP] There's one question you ask yourself after listening to Ryland Bouchard's music or seeing him perform—often while wearing a giant, stuffed rabbit head: What on earth is this ...   More
 
Wednesday, July 4, 2007 Brandon Seifert

What You Got, Oly? LocalCut in Olympia


My train gets in at the Olympia-Lacey Amtrak station eight minutes after the bus to downtown Olympia leaves the train station. The next bus isn't for a full hour. I haven't even been here a full minute, and already I miss TriMet. (Although a day pass here is only $1.50. At least the price is right).

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Friday, June 29, 2007 by Brandon Seifert

A Great Place to Leave


“Any high-school kid graduating is looking to get out of Alaska,” Nelson Kempf explains between sets by his two-piece folk act, the Old Believers. The baby-faced 19-year-old could just as easily be talking about any Alaskan band.

For musicians in most states, relocating to a bigger c...   More
 
Wednesday, June 20, 2007 by Brandon Seifert

A Great Place To Leave

Alaska to Portland may be the great music migration.


Music Stories
"Any high-school kid graduating is looking to get out of Alaska," Nelson Kempf explains between sets by his two-piece folk act, the Old Believers. The baby-faced 19-year-old could just as easily be ta ...   More
 
Wednesday, June 20, 2007 Brandon Seifert
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