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Drink 2010


Food Reviews & Stories
I’ll be honest—stepping through a bar’s rainbow-adorned doors and instantly becoming the focus of 30 mostly middle-aged men is a touch intimidating for a young-ish straight man. But after a moment in the spotlight, all eyes at Joq’s return to the center-stage pool game, and I   More
 
Wednesday, May 26, 2010 David Robinson

Strange Fruit


Bar Reviews
I’ll be honest—stepping through a bar’s rainbow-adorned doors and instantly becoming the focus of 30 mostly middle-aged men is a touch intimidating for a young-ish straight man. Espe ...   More
 
Wednesday, September 9, 2009 David Robinson

Live Review: Mr. Lif, Tuesday, April 21 @ Holocene


As someone who's always had a lot of time for the highly political Boston M.C. Mr Lif, this review isn't gonna be a whole lot of fun to write; not wanting to beat around the bush, let's keep it to three observations:

The sound at Holocene was really quiet.

So it's...   More
 
Wednesday, April 22, 2009 by David Robinson

Live Review: Cage The Elephant, Monday, April 13 @ Berbati's


It's no surprise to learn that Bowling Green, Ken. band Cage the Elephant has already made a name for itself in the UK. After all, the kind of straight-up rock ‘n' roll that the band plays sounds like it could've come from any time during the last 35 years—in other words you'd probably gu...   More
 
Wednesday, April 15, 2009 by David Robinson

Strangers Die Everyday, "Bicycle," Aperture For Departure (This Generation Tapes)


Not too long after the former Boulder, CO based, string-dominated outfit Strangers Die Everyday relocated to Portland, I managed to catch the band play at Holocene. I'd been excited to see it, what with knowing of an association with Denver's excellent DIY label Ash From Sweat Reco...   More
 
Wednesday, December 10, 2008 by David Robinson

Resin Hits Wednesday, Dec. 10


Ex-Vonneguts admit that there can be an awful lot in a name.

[BONGOS ? WORLD MUSIC] Why did the Vonneguts switch their name to Resin Hits earlier this year? Out of respect to the passing of their namesake, perhaps? In reference to current economic circumstances, asking us to make the best of our limited resources?

Or maybe the switch was simply intended to reflect the...   More
 
Wednesday, December 10, 2008 by David Robinson

Resin Hits Wednesday, Dec. 10

Ex-Vonneguts admit that there can be an awful lot in a name.


Music Stories
[BONGOS ≠ WORLD MUSIC] Why did the Vonneguts switch their name to Resin Hits earlier this year? Out of respect to the passing of their namesake, perhaps? In reference to current economic circumstan ...   More
 
Wednesday, December 10, 2008 David Robinson

Sportscenter


Bar Reviews
Last Saturday evening, just before the storm of the De La Hoya fight, I was ushered into The Agency (1939 SW Morrison St., 548-2921) by a gaggle of spiffy-looking black-clad ladies to a table in front ...   More
 
Wednesday, December 10, 2008 David Robinson

Vice TV Takes on Pierced Arrows, Malkmus Tomorrow at Bagdad


Not sure how we missed this one, but Vice's web TV show Soft Focus will be filming here in PDX this Thursday (Dec. 4) at the Bagdad Theater (3702 SE Hawthorne).

The show will feature legendary Nation of Ulysses/the Make-up front-dood Ian Svenonius interviewing similarly legendar...   More
 
Wednesday, December 3, 2008 by David Robinson

Attend Free Vice TV Taping At Bagdad Theater: Interviews With Pierced Arrows, Stephen Malkmus


Not sure how we missed this one, but Vice's web TV show Soft Focus will be filming here in PDX this Thursday (Dec. 4) at the Bagdad Theater (3702 SE Hawthorne).

The show will feature legendary Nation of Ulysses/the Make-up front-dood Ian Svenonius interviewing similarly legendar...   More
 
Wednesday, December 3, 2008 by David Robinson
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