Flashback: Dirtnap Records


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As widely respected Portland-via-Seattle punk label Dirtnap Records prepares to celebrate its 14th year, we asked founder Ken Cheppaikode to reminisce about its first release, a 7-inch record fr   More
 
Wednesday, September 18, 2013 WW MUSIC STAFF

Portland Exceptionalism

The best local albums of 2012.


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Admit it: You love lists. C’mon, you know you’re reading every single “Best of 2012” piece, either nodding with the satisfaction of having your own opinions validated or boiling with anger   More
 
Wednesday, December 26, 2012 WW MUSIC STAFF

Upper Extremities #51: Leave Home

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By the time you read this, I will be in Los Angeles. I think I’m going to stay there a while. So this marks the end of my 13-month attempt to keep tabs on Portland punk rock. My first impulse was to write a long essay about how fucking punk my navel is, but I’ve done a lot of that since last August, and rest assured my self-involvement comes into play plenty in the appreciations that follow. Instead ...   More
 
Thursday, September 13, 2012 CHRIS STAMM

Upper Extremities #50: PDX Punk Now

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For my penultimate column (I’m outta here next week) I wanted to throw a party, a little mutual masturbation session starring various Portland punk-affiliated people I’ve crossed paths with since starting Upper Extremities last summer.So I wrote to some of my favorite folks in town and asked them to send me a few words about their favorite punk (or punk-ish) band in PDX. I do believe my fellow ...   More
 
Tuesday, September 4, 2012 CHRIS STAMM

Video: Castanets, Ohioan on Terror Eyes


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Wednesday, July 7, 2010 CASEY JARMAN

Old Town Block Party is This Saturday (Bonus: Another Leak from Lovers!)


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Ah, the Old Town: Portland's melting-pot of vagrants, geeks, frat boys, strippers and rockers. Join them all this Saturday for the second annual Old Town Block Party, in that parking lot over the road from Backspace and Davis Street Tavern, for a day of eating, drinking and dancing for a good cause. Last year, over 3,000 people showed up to help re-erect the (heh) "Hung Far Low" sign. This year, ...   More
 
Thursday, August 26, 2010 RUTH BROWN

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