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Bar Guide 2014: The Blue Monk


Bar Guide
The Blue Monk3341 SE Belmont St., 595-0575, thebluemonk.com. 5 pm-2:30 am daily.There’s something undeniably retro about grabbing a drink at the Blue Monk. Maybe it’s the green vinyl booths and ch   More
 
Wednesday, April 9, 2014 MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

Show Preview: Schoolboy Q, Isaiah Rashad & Vince Staples


Music Stories
[LOS AWESOME] It’s not a big stretch that Los Angeles rapper Schoolboy Q decided to title his major-label debut Oxymoron. Schoolboy, who rolls as part of the    More
 
Wednesday, April 9, 2014 MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

Dance Yourself Meme

Future Islands just want to move you.


Music Stories
On a Monday night in early March, everything changed for Future Islands. The Baltimore synth-pop trio was in New York to make its national television debut on the Late Show With David Letterman, p   More
 
Wednesday, April 2, 2014 MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

Show Preview: St. Vincent, Noveller


Music Stories
[QUEEN AYE] At this point, comparing St. Vincent to anyone else isn’t just besides the point—it’s downright unfair. Over the course of four increasingly weird and wonderful solo albums, Anni   More
 
Wednesday, March 19, 2014 MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

Headout: Happy Birthday, Blaze!


Headout
Dear Blaze, Happy birthday! Gosh, you have to be, what, 12 years old now? Time sure does fly when you’re having fun, running around the Moda Center, shooting Silly String at unsuspecting fans,    More
 
Wednesday, February 19, 2014 MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

Live Review: Action Bronson at Roseland Theater, 2/3

Queens rapper puffed a joint onstage, fought security, and got the show shut down early.

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Before last night’s Action Bronson show at the Roseland, I had never been to a concert in Portland that was shut down early. But on what started off as another sleepy Monday night, at a show that was moved up from Peter’s Room to the actual Roseland to accommodate a theater that was about half-full, all hell broke loose the seco...   More
 
Tuesday, February 4, 2014 by MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

Show Preview: Action Bronson, Party Supplies


Music Stories
[FANTASY RAP TOP CHEF] The first thing you notice about Arian Asllani, the Queens-bred rapper who goes by the name Action Bronson, is that his voice sounds almost exactly like Ghostface Killah’s.    More
 
Wednesday, January 29, 2014 MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

Outer Limits

With his new project, Nicolas Jaar explores the Darkside of the Earth.


Music Stories
When electronic wunderkind Nicolas Jaar was looking for a guitarist for his new project, he ended up going with an unusual choice: someone who didn’t really know how to play the instrument. ��   More
 
Wednesday, January 22, 2014 MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

Album Review: Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks

Wig Out at Jagbags (Matador)


Album Reviews
[ROUNDBALL ROCK] On a recent Grantland podcast, Stephen Malkmus let his guard down on the secrets behind the awesomely titled Wig Out at Jagbags, his new record with the Jicks. “There’s one song   More
 
Tuesday, December 31, 2013 MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

Show Preview: King Krule, Willis Earl Beal


Music Stories
[THUG LYFE] Archy Marshall is a lover, not a fighter. The music he creates under his nom de plume King Krule is wise beyond its years—gritty, stubborn, stark and impossibly tuneful. Watching the   More
 
Wednesday, December 11, 2013 MICHAEL MANNHEIMER
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