Starfucker: Self-Titled Debut

[ELECTROPOP ODYSSEY] Amid the cluster of curious cartoon imagery adorning the outer sleeve of Starfucker’s long-awaited self-titled debut album stand two astronauts. It’s a little misleading. This record is less about space travel than it is about time travel. In the face of increasing expectations culled from MTV exposure and Pitchfork acclaim, the disc is more history lesson than hit...   More
Wednesday, September 17, 2008 by NILINA MASON-CAMPBELL

Starfucker: Self-Titled Debut

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[ELECTROPOP ODYSSEY] Amid the cluster of curious cartoon imagery adorning the outer sleeve of Starfucker’s long-awaited self-titled debut album stand two astronauts. It’s a little misleadi ...   More
Wednesday, September 17, 2008 NILINA MASON-CAMPBELL

Computerization, "Kingsmen," LocalCut Song Cycle (Part 3 of 5)

We're mining history, y'all, with this Cut of the Day. Well, Computerization is at least. In this third installment of Computerization's custom LocalCut series, he again tackles another vital Portland band. While things were decidedly contemporary and Scottish last week, now we're going back to 1...   More
Tuesday, September 16, 2008 by NILINA MASON-CAMPBELL

Live Review: Old Time Relijun, Ghosts & Mysteries, Will Carpenter's Towering Trees at Lewis and Clark College, Sunday, Sept. 14 2008

Lookout below! Last night Lewis and Clark College's student radio station KLC threw a free show just outside the studio, complete with giveaways and an un-utilized barbecue. Activities kicked off at 7:30 pm on the dot with Will Carpenter's Towering Trees—a trio consisting of Will Carpente...   More
Monday, September 15, 2008 by NILINA MASON-CAMPBELL

Hang the DJ: Sparker Lewis

This week Sparker Lewis—Sandpeople's DJ in residence—steps up to the Hang the DJ plate. He casts a comparison to everyone's favorite hidden stripe wearer Waldo (from the "Where's Waldo" book series) when it comes to his abundance of engagements, and uses a cast of celebrities to humo...   More
Friday, September 12, 2008 by NILINA MASON-CAMPBELL

Shaky Hands Lunglight PSA

"Darker and more provocative." Apparently that's how the Shaky Hands' new album is being described, or at least that's what bassist Mayhaw Hoons tells you in this short video. For the album that just dropped this past Tuesday, the Shaky Hands have recorded a PSA of sorts as hosted by Hoons whi...   More
Thursday, September 11, 2008 by NILINA MASON-CAMPBELL

Computerization, "Loch Lomond," LocalCut Song Cycle (Part 2 of 5)

This week, Brooklyn-based laptop maestro Computerization tackles another corner of the Portland music scene with an ode to Loch Lomond and the group's recent change in the pronunciation of its name. With the chorus, the folk song-esque track turns the band's name into a tongue-in-cheek tongue-twis...   More
Tuesday, September 9, 2008 by NILINA MASON-CAMPBELL

Music Video: Southern Belle's "Sunnyside" with Director Interview

It has arrived! While LocalCut bloggers and many of Portland's fine musicians were belting their hearts out at the Towne Lounge last Sunday night for the most recent edition of Portland Lounge Series, Southern Belle was thr...   More
Friday, September 5, 2008 by NILINA MASON-CAMPBELL

Computerization, "Local Cut Theme Song," LocalCut Song Cycle (Part 1 of 5)

Some pop stars are bright enough to go by just one name. Cher, Britney, Michael, Rhianna, Derek... Wait, Derek? Who's Derek? Why he's the Brooklyn-based genius behind Computerization. Wait, what's Computerization? I'm glad you asked.

From behind his laptop, Derek creates custom song...   More
Tuesday, September 2, 2008 by NILINA MASON-CAMPBELL

Hang the DJ: DJ O.G.ONE

The past few days I've been watching the Democratic National Convention on PBS, and it seems every speech stresses the importance of giving back to the community. DJ O.G.ONE certainly doesn't skimp in that category. This week we speak to DJ O.G.ONE, aka David Jackson. His resume is rather imp...   More
Friday, August 29, 2008 by NILINA MASON-CAMPBELL
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