Cut of the Day: "I Took My Aldridge Jersey To Goodwill," Colin Jenkins

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Every Blazers fan is taking the loss of LaMarcus Aldridge differently. Some went the Cleveland route and burned jerseys. Others have dealt with their grief in a much more passive-aggressive manner—by simply donating those jerseys to second-hand stores. That is, apparently, how Colin Jenkins of local cabana-pop group Rio Grands has coped. But then he went home and did something even more Portland-y: ...   More
Friday, July 10, 2015 MATTHEW SINGER

The PDX Pop Now! Superlatives

From Wampire's pancakes to Myke Bogan's spliff, our favorite moments from this year's all-Portland music festival.

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I’ll admit it: After last Friday night, I was preparing to write PDX Pop Now’s obituary. Or at least a lengthy think-piece about the shifting tides of Portland youth culture. The all-ages local music festival was created 11 years ago to galvanize a flourishing music community and engage a demographic often shut out of the scene, and it’s been one of the city’s most anticipated annual traditions ...   More
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 MATTHEW SINGER

Introducing...: Rio Grands

Music Stories
Who: Colin Jenkins (vocals, guitar, percussion), Steve Amon (keyboards), Richard Bennett (bass), Lee Ritter (drums). Sounds like: A ’60s lounge band from Miami time-warped to present-day Portland. For fans of: Frank Sinatra, the Beach Boys, Pink Martini. Why you care: Colin Jenkins chronicles Portland weirdness through Rio Grands’ forthcoming   More
Wednesday, February 26, 2014 GRACE STAINBACK

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. Part of a 26-track recoding of alphabetical girls names, “Beverly” aims straight for the tropics, starting with a breezy synth intro chased ...   More
Thursday, May 9, 2013 MARK STOCK


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