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Pig out on new 6gig
On stage a couple Fridays back, opening for Paranoid Social Club (who also have new work on the way shortly), 6gig frontman Walt Craven was as relaxed as I've ever seen him.
A four-song EP, and some B-sides, come out of nowhere
| February 01, 2013
The city’s practice-space situation gets worse yet again for musicians
Sometimes things get worse before they get better. Such is the case with Portland's already beleaguered bands in search of affordable and accommodating practice space.
Prime real estate blues
| June 08, 2012
The Baltic Sea craft a crisp dystopia
It's been nearly three years since the Baltic Sea's phenomenal debut, Through Scenic Heights and Days Regrets , but when you're making music like this, I can see how it might take a while to build a second edifice.
Minding every Period
| July 29, 2011
The digital delight of Space versus Speed
Since 2000, we've had the Popsicko, Rocktopus, As Fast As (three albums), Spencer and the School Spirit Mafia, and now Space versus Speed. All with Spencer Albee as principal songwriter and frontman. Seven full-length records.
Out of this world
| January 28, 2011
A dead season of desolate grace
JOHN PAUL was back in town last week, and not just to play a gig at the Empire.
PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF
| January 15, 2010
Can we have a benefit show or something in the coming year to save up enough money to buy three ghosts (preferably the ghosts of local rock's past, present, and future) to visit Sam Pfeifle in his dreams to tell him the following.
Letters to the Portland Editor, January 1, 2010
PORTLAND PHOENIX LETTERS
| January 01, 2010
Local luminaries’ picks
I asked a bunch of people who really dig local music to help me make sure I wasn’t leaving any songs out when I was developing my list of the best 10 songs of the 2000s, but then I quickly realized that “best” is about as subjective as things come when y
A sample of other best songs of the 2000s
| December 25, 2009
We have Liftoff (again)
If there is a constant that runs through Walt Craven's vocal and lyrical work from 6gig through Lost on Liftoff, it is his role as the impassioned voice of the underdog.
Back, Brightside , and they've got it nailed
| November 20, 2009
I remember when...
It's been a while, and I've been here for all of it. These moments are what I remember best, and what I wish there was more evidence of.
(Or at least I think I do)
| September 18, 2009
Lost on Liftoff have plans to release their debut album on Labor Day Records later this month. When they do, I’ll make sure to remind you that frontman Walt Craven is now on his third wildly popular Portland band.
The Portland music scene needs a centralized archive of memorabilia and music
| January 17, 2006
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