Yes, I agree - I love the Portland music scene, but boy do our local rags WAY over-agrandize and slip into wet-dreamy myopia whenever some somewhat-successful band 'graces' us with their visit to stumptown. PLEASE get a little perspective for heavens sake. Not just in this review - but in general. I quit going to the shows you recommend long ago before giving them a listen on myspace first after going to show after show of dogfood. Save the filette-mignon comments for talent that truely deserve them. A band that's been around for 15 years still stuggling to make a name for themseves outside their own circle does NOT deserve praise like this.
There's a lot of better talent all around the country, let alone the world, to be asserting what this article does. I hardly can take you seriously when you raise good (but not awe-shockingly great) musicians to levels they clearly haven't been recognized by most other notable critics and authorities to belong in.
Freedom socialist party? Is that a joke or just a really bad oxymoron... yeah give me that great soviet/chinese/north Korean freedom!
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