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Daniel James debuts solo project Worried Well

Ten years into playing ska and radio-pop-punk for the masses, Daniel James (né Lohmeyer) apparently found the practice unsatisfying.
Skin in the game
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  November 11, 2011
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Network foundation

Attention bands on the cusp: the PORTLAND MUSIC FOUNDATION is assembling seven local groups to play a Portland Music Showcase at this year's CMJ FESTIVAL in New York.
Wax Tablet
By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  August 26, 2011
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Feeling bad with Good Kids Sprouting Horns

We have a natural inclination toward harmony. We look for patterns and symmetry and create narratives out of coincidences.
Animal instincts
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  May 27, 2011

Zach Zaitlin at the Oak and the Ax


Zach Zaitlin, home for the holidays from Portland, Oregon, has a Jeff Buckley-esque vocal style, realist lyrics, and a plunkily emotional style of piano playing...
By webteam  |  December 29, 2010

Jacob and the House of Fire at the Oak & the Ax


Jacob and the House of Fire, that spirited cabinet of Balkanized post-punk, play a set with two terrific touring groups: New York's tortured Americana act...
By webteam  |  November 17, 2010