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Album Review: Wild Flag

Wild Flag (Merge)


Album Reviews
[UNDER THE BANNER OF ROCK] In the music video for “Romance,” the lead single on their recently released self-titled debut, the members of Wild Flag play unlikely work buddies who, on their lunch   More
 
Wednesday, November 9, 2011 JONATHAN FROCHTZWAJG

Log Across the Washer: Tuesday, Oct. 18

Ex-And And And co-frontman Tyler Keene is looking for A Love Supreme.


Music Stories
[ONE-MAN BAND] Tyler Keene is searching. Speaking via telephone from outside a wedding reception in his hometown of Saginaw, Mich., he is searching for the words to explain why he recently left his    More
 
Wednesday, October 12, 2011 JONATHAN FROCHTZWAJG

Hey Lover: Friday, Sept. 23

The Portland couple behind Hey Lover gets comfortable in its own sound.


Music Stories
[GARAGE ROCK, GROWN UP] Hey Lover is like, a bajillion years old. In Portland band years, that is. By the regular old Gregorian calendar, the garage-rock two-piece—which releases its new album, Ten   More
 
Wednesday, September 21, 2011 JONATHAN FROCHTZWAJG

Al's Den: Hold The Iniquity


Bar Reviews
Considering that Al’s Den (303 SW 12th Ave.), the live-music venue in the Crystal Hotel’s basement, takes its name from Al Winter, a Portland gambling kingpin who purportedly directed his vast    More
 
Wednesday, September 7, 2011 JONATHAN FROCHTZWAJG

Velodramatic

The wheels on these bikes go round and round.


Headout
For a city so fixated on bikes, Portland pays surprisingly little attention to bike racing. Maybe that’s because all Portland’s potential racers are, at present, using biking mainly as an altern   More
 
Wednesday, July 13, 2011 JONATHAN FROCHTZWAJG

Summer Guide 2011: Go Play Outside

You have 32 days off before the end of September. Here’s how you’re going to spend them.

Wizard’s Lament

Is the end nigh for Harry and the Potters?


Headout
 Headout Picks THURSDAY JUNE 16 [MOVIE] FERRIS BUELLER’S DAY OFF He’s shifty, deceitful, conniving, selfish—and 25 years later, Ferris Bueller remains the most charismatic teenager in ci   More
 
Wednesday, June 15, 2011 JONATHAN FROCHTZWAJG

Short $100K for Next Season, ‘Couv Symphony May Fade Out


The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra will have to cancel its 2011-2012 season unless it can raise $100,000 before month’s end, the group’s board of directors says.

In an open letter posted on the orchestra’s website, the board attributes the group’s financial Sturm und Drang to the recession-driven decline in indiv...   More
 
Friday, June 10, 2011 by JONATHAN FROCHTZWAJG

Primer: Aesop Rock


Music Stories
Born: In Northport, N.Y., in 1976.  Sounds like: An unexpectedly—then unbelievably—skilled busker/rapper/poet on some bygone New York street corner. For fans of: Buck 65, Atmosphere, Eyedea &   More
 
Wednesday, June 8, 2011 JONATHAN FROCHTZWAJG

Bikeasaurus Rex

Three-term Metro councilor to Portland’s elected officials: Get off your asses!


Featured Stories
Rex Burkholder, ever the environmentalist, is concerned about a new endangered species in Portland: the biking public official. Burkholder helped found the Bicycle Transportation Alliance and, as th   More
 
Wednesday, May 25, 2011 JONATHAN FROCHTZWAJG
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