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The Shins | Port of Morrow
Meet the new Shins. Same as the old Shins? Kinda sorta.
Aural Apothecary/Columbia (2012)
| March 16, 2012
Photos: James Mercer of the Shins at the MFA
James Mercer of the Shins performs at a WFNX Acoustic session at the Museum of Fine Arts on January 26, 2012.
Hosted by WFNX | January 26, 2012
| February 03, 2012
[playlist] Our music fall preview hits Spotify
Despite the inevitable drop in temperatures, this week's Fall Preview includes a concert schedule that promises to keep things hot n' heavy all season long....
| September 16, 2011
Tiny Showcase grapples with a market gone big
Jon Buonaccorsi stands alongside a large, rectangular table and plays with a series of flat, wooden pieces that, when assembled, make for an arty little pizza shop that might look sharp on your mantle.
| March 25, 2011
Oranjuly | Oranjuly
Three years is a long time to make an album. A band could either neuter every nuance that might have existed on the tape or patiently polish their songs like little gemstones.
| July 02, 2010
Photos: Broken Bells at Ames
Broken Bells, live at the WFNX Ames Acoustic Session, on June 4, 2010
Broken Bells, WFNX Ames Acoustic Session | June 4, 2010
| June 11, 2010
Avi Buffalo | Avi Buffalo
Look, I get it: the last thing we need right now is yet another band who can be described as “sun-baked,” “reverb-soaked,” or even just “psychedelic.” But Avi Buffalo (I know! An animal name to boot!) are worth your attention for a few reasons.
Sub Pop (2010)
| May 28, 2010
Let me just assure you, right off, that after this, I promise never, ever, to talk to you about this year’s SXSW again, but check it out: we passed by a tossed-up tent-and-chain-link venue with a long line jutting into the street, and from between the po
The controlled chaos of Bear in Heaven
| April 02, 2010
Broken Bells | Broken Bells
Danger Mouse ( né Brian Burton) had a pretty good run through the '00s, a decade that saw him go from a mash-up nobody to producer du jour for a motley assortment of artists.
| March 12, 2010
Ride that wave
Like a killer wave or a lousy metaphor, success can really sneak up on you.
Are Surfer Blood the only band from Florida?
| February 26, 2010
VIDEO: Top 101 songs of the decade
WFNX's top 101 songs of the decade
The top 101 songs of the decade from WFNX 101.7 FM
WFNX AND PHOENIX STAFF
| December 18, 2009
Hottest songs of 2009
| December 18, 2009
How it feels to be something (back) on
Sub Pop co-founder Jonathan Poneman still sounds amazed by the band he saw at Seattle’s Crocodile Café back in 1993.
The return of Sunny Day Real Estate
| September 25, 2009
Fly by night?
For a decade, Eric Johnson's primary songwriting vehicle has been Fruit Bats, but the Portland-via-Chicago singer and multi-instrumentalist has always dipped in and out of other projects — Califone, Vetiver, Ugly Casanova among them.
Fruit Bats aren't a Shins side project
MICHAEL ALAN GOLDBERG
| September 11, 2009
VIDEO: Malkmus, Shins do new music
Video documentation of new music from a pair of beloved Oregonian carpetbaggers has surfaced. First,...
| May 12, 2009
The series grew out of an excellent 1999 documentary directed by author Arthur Bradford ( Dogwalker ) and produced by South Park 's Trey Parker and Matt Stone.
News from waaay outside the mainstream
| February 03, 2009
Daro + Why Hello
With side projects, you always learn a thing or two about the scope of the musician’s interests and influences.
Music seen at Slainte, July 12, 2008
| July 16, 2008
“Ashlee Simpson’s new album sold so poorly,” snorted the headline on Yahoo! this past week, that “it was beaten by a comedy album.”
As the AltCom Festival arrives at the Somerville Theatre, we look at the roots of the indie comedy boom.
| May 07, 2008
Let’s talk numbers
There’s some talk that Cult Maze are the best rock band in Portland right now.
Cult Maze move well beyond Ice Arena with 35, 36
| November 07, 2007
Beirut’s French kiss
Beirut’s role in the Gypsy reappropriation wave is more whimsical than their more aggressive counterparts in Gogol Bordello, in both form and function.
Escaping the Gulag, with romance and accordions
| October 10, 2007
It’s been interesting to, however briefly, listen to songs I’ll likely still enjoy in twenty years.
Reconsidering hipsterism, sensitivity, and Ryan Adams’s legacy
| September 12, 2007
Grace Potter is going to be a star.
Grace Potter makes a major-label smash
| September 04, 2007
Lines upon the Multimedia and Internet-enabled Mobile Phone Newly Produced by the Apple Corporation
Could be verse: poetry ripped from the headlines
| July 06, 2007
Readers' picks 2007: Arts and Entertainment
SPACE Gallery, Dock Fore, the White Heart, and more.
Best bar, best gallery, best jukebox, best happy hour, and more
PORTLAND PHOENIX STAFF
| April 27, 2007
Going on sale: February 23, 2007
Shins, Three Day Threshold, Norah Jones, and more.
Breaking news from the concert ticket trade
GOING ON SALE
| February 20, 2007
What’s the story?
‘Liam Gallagher should have stayed in England,’ opined Newsday after a show on Long Island.
Sorting through the ruins of Oasis
| February 06, 2007
The Shins’ third album, Wincing the Night Away (Sub Pop), is as good as any rational mortal should expect an indie-pop album to be in the winter of 2007. The Shins, "Phantom Limb" (mp3)
The Shins tend to a growing fan base
| February 06, 2007
Sub Pop video bin
Once upon a time, Sub Pop had a singles club.
The singles club
| January 30, 2007
Wincing the blogs away
In the first quarter of 2007, more than a dozen bands who made very big names for themselves via the Internet hype machine face a compelling and dangerous question: what does it take to maintain your cred and succeed commercially in such a dynamic enviro
Indie rockers try selling out for a change
| January 17, 2007
The House that Headstart built
How did that CSN song go? “Our house/ Is a very, very, very fine house/ With two cats in the yard/ Life used to be so hard/ Now everything is easy, cuz of you.” That’s it.
It’s more Amityville Horror than Victoria Mansion
| October 11, 2006
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