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If you haven't yet summoned your "Horsie Forces," mount up: SUNSET HEARTS' excellent Deco Tech EP is now available for free download on their bandcamp.
PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF
| January 11, 2013
A flurry of releases in the new year
Like predicting the impact of climate change, looking forward to the season's album releases reveals an increasing number of significant events, but you can't quite pin down exactly when they'll all happen.
| December 28, 2012
Portland's 7-piece funk/hiphop outfit GRANT STREET ORCHESTRA ring their final coda this week, ending a three-plus-year run during which they became one of the most revered party bands in the state.
| June 29, 2012
Ridin' the spine
Got this one faxed in from classifieds: the honky-tonk band BIG ASS ROOSTER is looking for a new full-time fiddler to round out their full-on twang assault.
PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF
| January 20, 2012
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
| September 30, 2011
Foam Castles invite you to Come Over to My House
Bitch all you want about the firehose of new music nowadays, but the lowered barriers to recording and distribution certainly do make it easier for artists to be a lot more playful in their releases.
| April 15, 2011
Screaming Females at SPACE Gallery, September 27
Screaming Females have played Portland regularly as their blog-fueled star has risen; the buzz behind them is of a time-honored punk tradition (their albums are fine, but they are essential live viewing), but their punk itself is not.
| October 08, 2010
Beer, boys and parking-meter woes
As if you needed proof that Ron Harrity is one busy man (see: new releases from If and It, Honey Clouds, Marie Stella), two more albums finished off in his South Portland studio hit the streets this season in advance of your summer road trips.
New anti-anthems from Foam Castles and the Rattlesnakes
| June 18, 2010
Foam Castles + Rattlesnakes at Geno's
I tackled two solid new albums by Foam Castles and the Rattlesnakes this week, and you may well want to tackle both bands at a...
| June 16, 2010
Computer At Sea + Rotundo Sealeg + the RattleSnakes + the Grown Ups + Strawberry All-Stars at Geno’s
An indie alternative to that banger is at Geno’s, where Portland’s Best Electronic Act, Computer At Sea, joins forces with Rotundo Sealeg, the RattleSnakes, the...
| December 17, 2009
And then some...
Aside from the second season of Mad Men , Barack Obama, and Puppycam, I think we can all agree that it was a pretty mediocre year in national pop culture.
An addendum to the year in local music
| December 23, 2008
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