Mike Cunnane

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Wax Tablet
Wax Tablet
By  |  April 20, 2013

Sunset Hearts' bright laments

There's something we respond to in the juxtaposition, the pairing of sweet and sour, dark humor, vulnerable heroes. And, of course, opposites attract.
The bones of you
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  September 30, 2011

Music Seen: Huak and Readings from 33 1/3 series

There was nothing Sunday-sized about the crowd at SPACE last weekend, when Michael T. Fournier and Zeth Lundy took turns reading from their books, both part of Continuum Press's 33 1/3 series. The series, which so far features 67 volumes with 67 differe
At SPACE Gallery, November 8
By BRIDGET M. BURNS  |  November 13, 2009
huak list

Rock of wages

Huak are the rare local band who, in the two-plus years they've been playing regular gigs, sound bolder and more self-possessed every time you see them.
Huak intertwine politics, sentiment, and decades of influences
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  August 28, 2009

Music seen: Christopher Teret + Huak

Chris Teret's singing is just as unassuming as his songwriting.
Christopher Teret at SPACE Gallery and Huak at Empire Dine and Dance, March 20
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  March 25, 2009

New wave

For two of Portland’s noisiest and most exciting bands of the moment, Cougars kill Cobras and the RattleSnakes, chaos is a virtue and tonality is a worthless pursuit.
Breakthrough EPs by two emergent Portland bands
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  July 16, 2008


The500s + The RattleSnakes

Portland’s The500s’ contemporary contribution to the indie-pop world is just to the badass side of twee.
Music seen at the Soundpost, July 15, 2007
By IAN PAIGE  |  July 18, 2007