Sounds from Doom Town

A Grossly Oversimplified Guide to Portland Music

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Hey Ned,
What a great piece to include in this themed issue of The Mercury. I also really appreciate that you included the link to the gofundme campaign for Dead Moon's drummer, Andrew (not Andy) Loomis. I want to offer just a bit of a perspective shift to what's written here, though, which is pretty much the same coverage that has popped up in all media about the band lately. First, if you truly know the Portland music scene and the historical context of it as is the aim of your piece, you know that Andrew is much more of an "ambassador" of it--during the early days of the band, he was the one out in the clubs--mainly Club Satyricon--promoting Dead Moon and building its audience, which he did with many local bands--if Andrew said go to the show, we all went. Additionally, his earlier band The Boy Wonders was actually more of a draw and more part of the scene here than any of Fred's early projects. Truly, Dead Moon is equal parts Fred, Toody, and Andrew and has been for 28 years, going strong...
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Hey Ned,
What a great piece to include in this themed issue of The Mercury. I also really appreciate that you included the link to the gofundme campaign for Dead Moon's drummer, Andrew (not Andy) Loomis. I want to offer just a bit of a perspective shift to what's written here, though, which is pretty much the same coverage that has popped up in all media about the band lately. First, if you truly know the Portland music scene and the historical context of it as is the aim of your piece, you know that Andrew is much more of an "ambassador" of it--during the early days of the band, he was the one out in the clubs--mainly Club Satyricon--promoting Dead Moon and building its audience, which he did with many local bands--if Andrew said go to the show, we all went. Additionally, his earlier band The Boy Wonders was actually more of a draw and more part of the scene here than any of Fred's early projects. Truly, Dead Moon is equal parts Fred, Toody, and Andrew and has been for 28 years, going strong... meaning there will be "plenty more great rock 'n' roll from Fred and Toody [and Andrew] to come...