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Cheap Eats 2009


Food Reviews & Stories
Gloria’s exuberance for traditional El Salvadoran pupusas ($10.50) and tamales ($10.50) becomes apparent the second your plate hits the table. Chow down on everything from fresh paella ($10.50-$11.95) to mole ($10.50) while the El Salvadoran cook educates you about the meal. Filled with chicke   More
 
Wednesday, March 11, 2009 WHITNEY HAWKE

Badman Recording Co. Celebrates Double Digits with Free DigiComp


Portland's very own Badman Recording Co. is turning a dime. And they're giving you free music to celebrate. This is my kind of party.

Badman has released a 12-track compilation, aptly titled Badman, Has It Really Been Ten Years?, which is available now as a free digital downl...   More
 
Wednesday, November 26, 2008 by WHITNEY HAWKE

Cop Easter Egg's Latest, Jackin' For Beats, For Free


*And free.

Using a MacBook and the audio program Ableton Live, Easter Egg (SE Portland native Nathan Pham) has jammed 240 different samples into 70 minutes of complete mash-up madness onto his most recent album, Jackin' For Beats. It was released as a free download last Thursday...   More
 
Monday, October 13, 2008 by WHITNEY HAWKE

Sarah Vowell. The Wordy Shipmates.

Of buckles and corn and hacked-off body parts.


Books
It turns out the founding of America wasn’t all turkey and acorn squash. It turns out our “Puritan” nation didn’t have such pure beginnings. It turns out “the Bible is fu ...   More
 
Wednesday, October 8, 2008 WHITNEY HAWKE

Vampire Weekend

10:30 p.m. Friday, Crystal Ballroom


Special Section Stories
[HYBRID INDIE POP] There’s a mold for successful indie bands: catchy hooks, sexy vocals, foot-thumping beats. Vampire Weekend spills over that mold. That’s right, Vampire Weekend breaks th ...   More
 
Wednesday, September 3, 2008 WHITNEY HAWKE

The Parson Red Heads. Thursday, Aug. 28


[PSYCH FOLK] If you close your eyes and listen to the Parson Red Heads (only two of whom are actual gingers), you’ll probably envision hippies gyrating in tie-dyed dresses and flower children twirling in circles. But when you open your eyes at a Red Heads live show, you’re more likely to encounter scenesters with their arms folded sipping down tall boys of Pabst. This disconnect isn&r...   More
 
Thursday, August 28, 2008 by WHITNEY HAWKE

The Parson Red Heads. Thursday, Aug. 28

The Silver Lake life treats these ex-Oregon gingers right.


Music Stories
[PSYCH FOLK] If you close your eyes and listen to the Parson Red Heads (only two of whom are actual gingers), you’ll probably envision hippies gyrating in tie-dyed dresses and flower children tw ...   More
 
Wednesday, August 27, 2008 WHITNEY HAWKE

You Don’t Know Me


Books
You Don’t Know Me: A Citizen’s Guide to Republican Family Values (Tin House Books, 300 pages, $16.95) is a monstrous, Muhammad Ali-like jab square to the Republican groin. Win McCormack, p ...   More
 
Wednesday, August 20, 2008 WHITNEY HAWKE

Local Zinesters get Chatty at Zinesters Talking Series




Zinesters aren't supposed to talk! They're supposed to write quirky stories and draw awkward images, then print them in black and white and sell them for $3 to people who then feel ultra-indie because they own a zine. But at the    More
 
Tuesday, August 19, 2008 by WHITNEY HAWKE

Phix Needs Some Fixing... Steer Clear



Phix is a fixer-upper. The "all natural herbal supplement" comes in powder-form (Tropic and Teaberry flavored) that when mixed with 12-16 ounces of water, tastes like the bastard child of water and diluted Tang. Phix is a Seattle-based company that claims their drink powder will b...   More
 
Thursday, August 14, 2008 by WHITNEY HAWKE
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