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Album Review: Kenny Feinstein

Loveless: Hurts To Love (Fluff & Gravy)


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[COWBOY BOOTGAZE] A great cover album not only pays homage to a beloved musician but reimagines the music itself. And while there’s little new about covering My Bloody Valentine, Portland’s Ke   More
 
Wednesday, September 11, 2013 MARK STOCK

MusicfestNW 2013: Animal Collective

For these veteran experimentalists, distance makes the music grow weirder.


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Noah Lennox has some advice for bands on the international touring circuit. “Don’t say you’re in ‘a psychedelic experimental band’ when going through customs,” says the artist better   More
 
Wednesday, August 28, 2013 MARK STOCK

Album Review: Laura Veirs

Warp & Weft (Raven Marching Band)


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[REFINED COUNTRY] A thread of kinship runs through Laura Veirs’ ninth studio album. Produced by husband Tucker Martine, Warp & Weft explores the joy and stress of being a parent, to the tune o   More
 
Wednesday, August 14, 2013 MARK STOCK

WL: Sunday, July 14

Dreaming in the rain.


Music Stories
[SHOEGAZE] Michael Yun was ready to call it a no-show. A few winters ago, the guitarist sat in his house in St. Johns, listening to the downpour outside and waiting for the singer who so impressed   More
 
Wednesday, July 10, 2013 MARK STOCK

Live Review: Alela Diane at the Old Church, 6/26

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Given the delicacy of Alela Diane’s newest material, the Old Church, with its gently sloping walls and towering heights, is the ideal venue for her to perform in. The 131-year-old edifice cups every note with a padded hand. Opener and musical co-conspirator    More
 
Friday, June 28, 2013 by MARK STOCK

Album Review: Portugal. The Man

Evil Friends (Atlantic)


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[ANTHEMIC ROCK] More often than not, when Brian “Danger Mouse” Burton produces a record, his involvement turns out to be a blessing. His work with James Mercer in Broken Bells imparted an ap   More
 
Wednesday, May 29, 2013 MARK STOCK

Live Review: Kurt Vile at Doug Fir, 5/10

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On a tour that is selling out significantly larger venues like Lincoln Hall in Chicago and New York’s Bowery Ballroom, Kurt Vile gave Portland a true gift in performing at the Doug Fir. The relatively small space that sound engineer Mick Learn has turned into a sonic temple proved perfect backdrop for a band that’s hit a graceful stride and only going forward. Vile and band hav...   More
 
Monday, May 13, 2013 by MARK STOCK

Cut of the Day: "Beverly," Rio Grands

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Be it climate change’s current sun-drenched adaptation of a Pacific Northwest spring or the cloud-parting vocals of Colin Jenkins (Sex Life), but this track from Portland’s Rio Grands is a rooftop beer in the summer. ...   More
 
Thursday, May 9, 2013 by MARK STOCK

High and Very Dry: A Coachella Wrap-Up

Images—real and imagined—from the annual desert soiree.

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Coachella is an ancient Native American word that loosely translates to “obsessed with the past.” That not actually true, of course, but so it feels when one of the country’s largest, most shapeshifting festivals offers acts like Red Hot Chili Peppers, Blur, the Stone Roses, Moby, Wu-Tang Clan and Violent Femmes as top-tier headliners. They’ve done this before, and they did it agai...   More
 
Wednesday, April 24, 2013 by MARK STOCK

Shred the Light Fantastic

The adorable electrocution of Marnie Stern.


Music Stories
In 2006, Ben Parrish of the Portland- and Olympia-based record label Kill Rock Stars received a demo from a 31-year-old New York singer-guitarist named Marnie Stern. At the time, the label was bei   More
 
Wednesday, April 24, 2013 MARK STOCK
 

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