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Re: “Long Time Coming

Move Back to Minnesota.
This Band is Absolutely Without a Doubt, Horrible.
What's with crap bands relocating to Portland? Minden being another example of a shitty band that HAD to move to Portland.....Oh wait, I think I might get it. People are too passive here to actually be honest and say that a 'Portland' band actually kinda of really sucks. Exercise your right to be honest!

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Posted by duhhhhhhhhhhhhh on 08/16/2013 at 1:23 PM

Re: “Portland's Poisonous Past

now, if only Kings of Punk would show up on Spotify

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Posted by feralcow on 08/09/2013 at 2:26 PM

Re: “Portland's Poisonous Past

Poison Idea fucking rocks. Pig Champion was a god in his own right. I love Jerry too. I miss Chris Tense. I love reggae, or was it the other way around...... Hubert

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Posted by Justin Hibbard on 08/07/2013 at 11:42 PM

Re: “Pickathon: Art Before Commerce

pickathon; noun, my morning commute, after i get my in-car shaving done.

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Posted by i'mrightyourwrong on 08/02/2013 at 11:44 PM

Re: “Debate Club

Rush - the pussy eqivalent of King Crimson.

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Posted by frankieb on 07/28/2013 at 2:45 PM

Re: “How to Run a Record Label in 2013

I know it's probably asking too much for any REAL reporting from the so-called street press, but this piece is particularly pathetic. How on earth can you run a piece about record labels in 2013 in this town without mentioning the dozen-odd outfits that not only are actually documenting the underground, but thriving? The dude that wrote this couldn't be bothered to talk to more than a couple of his friends, none of whom are doing anything that even deserves a slap in the face. I suppose it's typical of this town's current cultural conservatism to restrict its analysis to people who are doing nothing much other than saying they do things. None of the labels mentioned in this piece are worth a damn, the writer's not worth a damn, and both are complicit in how rotten the music scene is at present. Stop covering people who don't do anything worthwhile. And "signing" a new musician is not like getting a fucking power up in a videogame, you fucking idiot. Fuck the Portland Mercury and all who work for it; nothing but a advertising depot for prostitutes of all stripes.

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Posted by Bob Dylan on 07/28/2013 at 6:17 AM

Re: “How to Run a Record Label in 2013

I know it's probably asking too much for any REAL reporting from the so-called street press, but this piece is particularly pathetic. How on earth can you run a piece about record labels in 2013 in this town without mentioning the dozen-odd outfits that not only are actually documenting the underground, but thriving? The dude that wrote this couldn't be bothered to talk to more than a couple of his friends, none of whom are doing anything that even deserves a slap in the face. I suppose it's typical of this town's current cultural conservatism to restrict its analysis to people who are doing nothing much other than saying they do things. None of the labels mentioned in this piece are worth a damn, the writer's not worth a damn, and both are complicit in how rotten the music scene is at present. Stop covering people who don't do anything worthwhile. And "signing" a new musician is not like getting a fucking power up in a videogame, you fucking idiot. Fuck the Portland Mercury and all who work for it; nothing but a advertising depot for prostitutes of all stripes.

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Posted by Bob Dylan on 07/28/2013 at 6:15 AM

Re: “Debate Club

Hey, Ned. I really love this debate club thing! Please keep 'em coming.

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Posted by Lewcifer on 07/25/2013 at 8:06 PM

Re: “How to Run a Record Label in 2013

We actually had great luck using streaming services to our advantage with the Wild Ones release. On Rdio, new releases are sorted by popularity, so if you can get people to listen to your new album early, it can snowball and stay towards the top, as more people check it out. Wild Ones ended up being the #8 new release in the US for the week of July 9-16!

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Posted by Ben Moral on 07/25/2013 at 4:01 PM

Re: “How to Run a Record Label in 2013

The trend toward listening to music via streaming services like Spotify is sucking out what little money there was left for emerging artists. In the not too distant future bands will only be relegated to part-time hobbyists who will never be able to quit their day job. This is a pretty good article quoting Thom Yorke as to why he pulled his new side project Atoms For Peace from Spotify:

http://www.stereogum.com/1406001/atoms-for…

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Posted by Spindles on 07/25/2013 at 11:52 AM

Re: “How to Run a Record Label in 2013

I so proud of our friends at fluff & gravy! It is such a challenge to find new talent and develop it successfully. They are doing a great job and spotlighting some very talented acts.

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Posted by B William Ginsler on 07/24/2013 at 7:07 PM

Re: “How to Run a Record Label in 2013

"Andrew Sloan and Mees of Tender Loving Empire similarly describe their selection process. "Andrew fills up a Super Soaker with paint," says Mees, "then I stand there with bands drawn on my hands and my feet and my chest. He proceeds to shoot me with the Super Soaker and the band that ends up with no paint on them wins."

brilliant. - Babá.

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Posted by Rob Babá on 07/24/2013 at 5:08 PM

Re: “Waving the Flag

the Hall and Oates version of Family Man fairly kicks ass too.

Posted by i'mrightyourwrong on 07/22/2013 at 6:30 PM

Re: “Waving the Flag

Family Man RULES

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Posted by ogrizzled on 07/18/2013 at 2:38 PM

Re: “King Beach

thank you! - but when Chris said "But just 10 percent of it is good and the rest is shit" - he was NOT referring to his albums - but to his 4-track recording experiments in the basement! - Erika M

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Posted by ErikaK on 07/10/2013 at 6:24 PM

Re: “Debate Club

The first Debate Club was decent enough, if overly long. This one wasn't even a debate. It was two people, both of whom have had their sense of relevance vastly inflated by a choice job telling a young urban population what to love every Wednesday, discussing why they are too cool to enjoy Huey Lewis & The News. They didn't even present opposing viewpoints. Nor did they examine anything but the most surface level reasoning as to their popularity in the 80's. One of the main reasons they became as popular as they did is because they really embraced the dawning age of the music video. They made a shit ton of music videos, and MTV was still young and so their playlist inevitably ended up playing 2 or 3 Huey Lewis & The News songs in every block of programming. And those days, they only programmed a couple blocks of videos which then just repeated until the next broadcast day. So the 2 or 3 Huey Lewis songs you saw in the afternoon, you ended up seeing 2 more times each later that night. They brilliantly exploited the relatively new format of music videos and the limitations of MTV's programming to make sure that people were hearing them CONSTANTLY. Say what you will about the music, that's good business.

But I'm biased. When I was 8 years old, my aunt had a barbeque to celebrate and she gave me a harmonica as a gift. The harmonica came with a free lesson by Huey fucking Lewis himself. She is/was literally the president of their fan club and ended up being invited to play golf with him. The round of golf happened to line up with my birthday barbeque. So she bought me a harmonica, asked Mr. Lewis to humor me in a brief lesson, and now I have one of the awesomest stories involving a celebrity harmonica lesson you will ever hear.

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Posted by mediocre on 07/08/2013 at 11:40 AM

Re: “Up & Coming

Jaill is gonna be rad too!! Go support local music

Posted by ccarter029 on 07/05/2013 at 10:47 PM

Re: “Up & Coming

Tonic Lounge: Surf Night
9pm $6 Saturday, July 6th

http://thejoyfuldrags.bandcamp.com/
http://theroyalsloots.bandcamp.com/

Come party with us! Bring ear plugs!

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Posted by ccarter029 on 07/05/2013 at 10:24 PM

Re: “Debate Club

If you read this piece all the way through to find out why Ezra "ace" Cryoff is so attracted to Huey Lewis (of all people) the answer is at the very end with the last thing he says.

Can things that dont matter have spoilers? Sorry.

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Posted by i'mrightyourwrong on 07/05/2013 at 7:34 PM

Re: “Debate Club

Oh, yeah, I heard that about his dick too, somehow....

Posted by frankieb on 07/04/2013 at 6:08 PM

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