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Brzowski will Sleep when he's dead

What you need to know about Brzowski in a nutshell: Not only does he understand that "myriad" is an adjective, and not a noun requiring a preposition, but he mines the Upanishads for samples.
Too old to die young
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  June 17, 2011
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Review: Put your hands together for Olas's debut album

It's hard to believe, surely, considering bands like Cerberus Shoal, Fire on Fire, and his solo work, but Chriss Sutherland may have outdone himself again with Olas.
Keeping time
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  November 12, 2010
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Review: AoK's solid debut

Appropriately, AoK Suicide Forest's self-titled debut record is traveling music; whether a soundtrack for coursing through terrain similar to their grim namesake or a more, uh, cosmic environment, is a decision left to the listener.
Start-up
By NICHOLAS SCHROEDER  |  November 12, 2010

The State Theatre's success, plus new discs from Jason Spooner and Olas

The first weekend at the STATE THEATRE is being lauded as an unmitigated success. Even a fire alarm going off during MOE. 's show Saturday night couldn't put a damper on anyone's experience.
Sibilance
By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  October 22, 2010

Leif Sherman Curtis + Tom K + Pine Smoke Lodge at Mayo Street Arts


Not only one of the most prominent rockers in the city (currently in AoK Suicide Forest), Leif Sherman Curtis is also a highly notable acoustic...
By webteam  |  May 12, 2010

Cloven Dozer + Kaveldt + AoK Suicide Forest

At Geno’s, March 19
Music Seen
By NICHOLAS SCHROEDER  |  March 26, 2010


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We heart these people

We all know Portland is a busy, exciting place to live. It takes a lot of people's amazing energy to keep it going, though. Who's doing the moving and the shaking?
Meet Portland's most influential
By JEFF INGLIS  |  February 12, 2010

Review: AC + PanzerBastard + AoK Suicide Forest

AoK Suicide Forest, featuring Michael Anderson (Loverless, Johnny Cremains), David Joy (Sunrunner) and Leif Sherman Curtis (Moneycastasia, ex-Conifer), have only been around since last summer and have quickly honed their blend of '70s proto-metal, psyche
Music Seen: AC + PanzerBastard + AoK Suicide Forest, live at Geno's, January 15
By DAN CLARK  |  January 22, 2010

Hope springs Eternal Otter

The latest scuttlebutt on Lady Lamb the Beekeeper, Ray Lamontagne, and more.
Sibilance
By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  December 18, 2009

Treble Treble release party

Treble Treble release party at SPACE Gallery, November 27
Music Seen
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  December 04, 2009
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It takes a village

Treble Treble , a new 15-page photobook and 10-artist compilation album curated by local musician and budding photographer Joshua Loring, is the first concerted effort to market Portland's indie music scene.
... and a compilation album/photobook to raise a self-sustaining indie scene
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  November 27, 2009


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Last call

One of the big topics of social conversation in Portland last week was the anonymous Portland Point blog's ruthless, somewhat self-negating takedown of the Honey Clouds' May 23 CD-release show.
Bands come, go, and get bashed
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  June 05, 2009
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Creative manifesto

"Is it fair to say we're a Marxist city in spirit if not law?"
Capturing Portland's collaborative spirit, with $90 and a borrowed car
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  May 29, 2009
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Printing Portland

Local artists reclaim mass production
Local artists reclaim mass production
By IAN PAIGE  |  February 18, 2009

Portland scene report: November 7, 2008

An update on Conifer, whose record we reviewed a couple weeks back.
Sibilance starts now
By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  November 05, 2008

Portland scene report: August 18, 2006

GRANT WILSON may not have what he’s going to do with the STATE THEATRE figured out, but he’s still got his toe in the music biz.
Sibilance
By SIBILANCE  |  August 17, 2006