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Primer: Paul Di’Anno


Music Stories
Born: In 1958 in London.
Sounds like: Early Iron Maiden songs performed by less capable players who have not taken very good care of themselves.
For fans of: Iron Maiden, Blaze Bayley, Tim “Ripper
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Wednesday, December 19, 2012 NATHAN CARSON

Michael Chapman: Tuesday, Oct. 9

The British folk rebel you’ve never heard of.


Music Stories
[BRITISH FOLK] “I’m not very good at doing what I’m told,” says Michael Chapman through a crackling phone line from Leeds, England. That’s an understatement. At age 71, Chapman, one of   More
 
Wednesday, October 3, 2012 NATHAN CARSON

Portland Rock Trivia

Twelve absolutely random things you didn’t know about the Portland music scene.


Cover Story
1.MusicfestNW began as the bastard child of SXSW...   More
 
Wednesday, September 5, 2012 NATHAN CARSON, CASEY JARMAN, RUTH BROWN, MATTHEW SINGER, JAY HORTON, MARTY SMITH

Primer: Ringo Starr & His All Starr Band


Music Stories
Formed: In 1989, thanks to producer David Fishof, who envisioned a show where “everybody onstage is a star in their own right.”  Sounds like: The Travelling Wilburys with a stoned Caveman on   More
 
Wednesday, July 11, 2012 NATHAN CARSON

Album Review: Lost Lockets

Love Not Fear (Cochon Records)


Album Reviews
[SIREN SONGS] After several years in the making, the surrealist pop duo Lost Lockets has finally immortalized a collection of its finest tunes to wax. It’s never been easy to describe Lost Locke   More
 
Wednesday, June 13, 2012 NATHAN CARSON

Album Review: Order Of The Gash

Configuraton (Self-Released)


Album Reviews
[DEATH METAL] Hearing Configuration makes me realize how many times I’ve seen Order of the Gash in DIY settings with inadequate sound systems. These three good folks operate without ego, alway   More
 
Wednesday, May 9, 2012 NATHAN CARSON

Star Wars: Uncut

Greedo shot first. Han shot his own movie.


Movie Reviews & Stories
A long time ago, a USC student named George transformed his love of Buck Rogers serials, pulp novels and Japanese cinema into the greatest space-opera film of all time. Since then, he’s redeco   More
 
Wednesday, February 8, 2012 NATHAN CARSON

Giving Up the Ghost

Don’t fear the Reaper—even if it’s a really convincing-looking Reaper.


Music Stories
“A lot of black-metal bands have an agenda where they actually say, ‘We want you to kill yourself,’” bemoans Ghost’s frontman. “We don’t have an agenda. Our uppermost goal is not t   More
 
Wednesday, January 25, 2012 NATHAN CARSON

Album Review: Danava

Hemisphere of Shadows (Kemado)


Album Reviews
[METAL] On its self-titled debut album in 2006, local hard-rock band Danava established itself as a formidable power trio with a healthy laser-gloss of analog synth to push its sound into outer    More
 
Wednesday, December 7, 2011 NATHAN CARSON

Primer: Opeth


Music Stories
Formed: In 1990 in Stockholm. Sounds like: Swedish death metal from the ’90s having a fireside chat with progressive rock from the ’70s. For fans of: Morbid Angel, King Crimson, Camel, Metallica,    More
 
Wednesday, October 12, 2011 NATHAN CARSON
 

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