Tag Archives: Portland

Spectrum Culture album reviews: Poliça – Give You The Ghost and Emily Wells – Mama

Another cd double header. Emily Wells and the voice behind Poliça both are crafters of impressive music and charismatic frontwomen. Their music stands for itself. Read about, and watch, below: “Amongster” leads off the record with scratchy, Wall of Sound synth … Continue reading

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Spectrum Culture music reviews: Laura Gibson’s “La Grande,” rediscover of Lia Ices’ “Grown Unknown”

Two reviews, four vids. Haunted-voiced female singer-songwriters. A good day for everybody involved. First, Laura Gibson’s new album, the spectral “La Grande”: Due to enlistment of percussionists Matthew Rubin Berger and Rachel Blumberg as well as appearances from Calexico’s Joey … Continue reading

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Spectrum Culture concert reviews: Papercuts, Sea & Cake/Lia Ices, Minus the Bear/Velvet Teen, Sallie Ford & the Sound Outside

This one’s a four-fer! First up is my review of Aughts icons Minus the Bear and the Velvet Teen, at the Doug Fir on Nov. 8: Minus the Bear entered with “Thank You For Being A Friend” blaring on the … Continue reading

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Concert reviews: Moonface (Oct. 16, Doug Fir Lounge) and Hooray for Earth (Oct. 10, Missippi Studios)

Two concerts from last month I reviewed for Spectrum Culture, plus vids of the bands involved: In concert, Moonface… is more than just Spencer Krug’s one man show. Touring behind the debut album Organ Music Not Vibraphone Like I’d Hoped, … Continue reading

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Poetry 365: #1 – August excerpts

Although I have still been keeping up with my yearly poetry quota — for the most part at least, since I’m a bit behind on making it to my goal of another 175 poems for 2011 and may shoot for … Continue reading

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Spectrum Culture concert review: CANT

CANT (solely composed of Grizzly Bear producer and multi-instrumentalist Chris Taylor) came to town the first weekend of this month, and I covered his show at the Doug Fir for Spectrum Culture. Playing basically everything off his solo debut, Taylor–and … Continue reading

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Spectrum Culture: MFNW 2011 wrap-up

My editor and I covered MusicFestNorthWest in Portland this year. Some of these blurbs are his (like the intro), some (mostly the latter ones) are mine. Enjoy! It’s that time again when hundreds of bands descend upon Portland, turning the … Continue reading

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