Hang the DJ: DJ FlipFlop

On the docket this week is DJ FlipFlop. We get the origin of his DJ name out the way first. Note: It is not inspired by the flip-flopping allegations against John Kerry during the 2004 Presidential election, but instead his racial background. Where do we go next? Read along to find out.
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Friday, December 5, 2008 by NILINA MASON-CAMPBELL

Photo Review: World's Greatest Ghosts Gnome Party, Monday, Dec. 1

It turns out gnomes aren't just protectors of animals, but also great fodder for theme parties—as last night's shindig at World's Greatest Ghost headquarters revealed. The second annual event was a hit judging by the swarm of attendees (many decked out in gnome paraphernalia) that easily t...   More
Tuesday, December 2, 2008 by NILINA MASON-CAMPBELL

Pelican Ossman, "Hajj," A Compilation of Portland Music Volume 4 (Falling Records)

Opening with a quote from Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's poem "Paul Revere's Ride," Pelican Ossman's hardy tale "Hajj" begins on a somber note. Using minimal percussion to set the pace with acoustic guitar chords intertwined, the boy-girl duo pairs its voices together for the final component of th...   More
Friday, November 28, 2008 by NILINA MASON-CAMPBELL

Metro Station and Cash Cash at the Roseland (Nov. 21, 2008)

I've outlawed guilty pleasures in my life. As I believe honesty is the best policy, why not apply that rationale to my musical tastes? Consider that your warning for what you're about to read...

There's something special about pop concerts—and though I'm the oldest non-pare...   More
Wednesday, November 26, 2008 by NILINA MASON-CAMPBELL

Hang the DJ: Lady Adie

While she's presently pursuing a Ph.D. in neuroscience, Lady Adie's real desire is to be a full-time DJ. However, if you take a look at her current residencies—at Dante's, Pala, Hecklewood gallery and more—it seems as though she pretty much already is. In this installment, the 27 ye...   More
Friday, November 21, 2008 by NILINA MASON-CAMPBELL

Aan, "Girls of Spring" (Unreleased)

I was just talking to a friend about the movie Dude, Where's My Car? yesterday. In attempting to persuade them to watch the Ashton Kutcher/Seann William Scott opus, I mentioned how it unexpectedly turns into a sci-fi movie, inferring that that twist is reason enough to catapult it into must-view sta...   More
Thursday, November 20, 2008 by NILINA MASON-CAMPBELL

Atole Signs to Audio Dregs

There's been a rash of releases from local artists this fall, huh? From Starfucker to Horse Feathers, Blitzen Trapper to All Girl Summer Fun Band, Benoît Pioulard to...you get the picture. One band that hasn't popped up in the release flurry? Atole. During 2008 the electronic five-piece h...   More
Tuesday, November 18, 2008 by NILINA MASON-CAMPBELL

Music Video: Horse Feathers Get Nostalgic With "Curs In the Weeds"

Another week, another music video for a Portland artist premiered on Chicago-based blog giant Pitchfork. This week it's Horse Feathers with a clip for the nostalgic, string-laden track "Curs in the Weeds." The video stars a few familiar faces from around town including DJ and scenester    More
Monday, November 17, 2008 by NILINA MASON-CAMPBELL

LIVE REVIEW: Blue Horns, Bark Hide and Horn at Backspace, Saturday, Nov. 15

Following through on the shiny writeup in this week's paper, Blue Horns took the stage at Backspace on Saturday in front of the biggest non-MFNW audience I've seen yet at the venue—in addition to the regulars watching the show from o...   More
Monday, November 17, 2008 by NILINA MASON-CAMPBELL

Hang the DJ: DJ Gray

This week's edition of Hang the DJ calls to mind those famous lyrics from Disney's animated flick Pocahontas: "The things you never knew you never knew." I for one didn't know Benny Benassi had continued to release music after his erotic club banger "Satisfaction" in 2002—that is, until DJ Gr...   More
Friday, November 14, 2008 by NILINA MASON-CAMPBELL
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