Or, alternatively, Eternal Summers: The best show you didn’t see. Eternal Summers have a particularly evocative sound. Back before their show, in those first few weeks when the weather had just rolled around to seriously hot, forcing us to make the pants-to-shorts sacrifice for redemption from the heat, I spent a lazy
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CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: More than Marriage Nonfiction Anthology Ooligan Press seeks creative nonfiction and personal essays from LGBTQ writers of the Pacific Northwest for the anthology More than Marriage (working title). The anthology will add fresh voices to an ongoing conversation about queer equality, with the understandi
Happy Friday, Portland! I was lucky enough to snag some time with the fantastic Jesca Hoop, who will be rocking the Doug Fir Lounge this Sunday. (You can snag tickets here.) Here’s what she had to say about touring, writing new songs, and learning new things… Thanks so much for taking the time to talk [...]
Last night around 9-10pm at SW 13th and Stark, my friend was assaulted by a group of men who punched her and hurled garbage at her, including a beer can, demanding that she lose weight. The photos of the assailants below were provided by a nearby apartment building. If you can identify any of the [...]
There’s a certain kind of magic in returning to a dance studio’s annual event, having spent 12 months away, ruminating on what you observed and how it made you feel. Conduit Dance, Inc’s second annual DANCE+ performance made it’s debut this past weekend in downtown Portland, with four striking, moder
Earlier this morning, I received a press e-mail forwarded from the esteemed editor of this very blog, Lauren Hudgins. It referred to this song from A.S. What follows is the Gchat discussion between Lauren and I. Check out the appalling lyrics at the bottom. Lauren H: The song. Listen to that song. Lauren R: What the [.
Comment on this post by 5pm on Thursday June 27th to win a pair of tickets to PetesFest, the Pete and Pete reunion at the Hollywood Theatre. PetesFest is both Friday June 28 and Saturday June 29, so specify in your comment which night you would like to attend but it turns out we’re only [...]
Comment by 5pm today and we’ll pick one person at random to win a pair of tickets to the International Pancake Film Festival at the Hollywood Theatre. The night is filled with film shorts dedicated to the beloved breakfast food, and don’t forget your appetite, because a short stack will be provided. It’s t
I received the following press release: I just wanted to reach out and see if you were interested in interviewing the Portland based band The Chicharones about their recent success with their song “Hi, Hey, Hello” being included in a Samsung short movie/commercial. If you want to speak to them about their affini
When I close my eyes and put on The Fresh & Onlys, I get lost in a whirlwind of eras. There’s some 60′s-style mod pop, some 80′s-style post-punk, some 90′s fuzz, and something wonderfully modern that is hard to pin down. And when I try to imagine who is producing this incredible sound, I have [..
Every so often we get a magical evening of perfect timing, coincidence, and luck, as though everything in the universe has coalesced to throw us a city-wide surprise party, notable less for epicness than for the way in which hundreds of intricate details flow together into a thousand perfect moments. Like Samantha’s birth
In general, I’m leery of relying too much on labels, even as I regularly use them to navigate through life. Labels can be useful for orienting ourselves in a vast and complicated world, but using them unquestioningly can lead us away from experiences that would enrich our lives. With music, labels in the form of [...]
Honestly, Portland, I’ve been in the middle of about 2 straight months of exhaustion. I get a 5-hour ENERGY®-like boost from attending shows, but like an energy drink I’m often even more tired at the end. Not so with NTNT (formerly Ninja Turtle Ninja Tiger). If you could bottle the energy of a teenager before [
Ooligan Press invites you to join us for Transmit Culture: A Panel Discussion about Comic and Graphic Novel Publishing. Featuring: Chris Ross, Director of Digital Publishing and in-house book designer for Top Shelf Productions (2013 Eisner Award nomination for best publication design) Sarah Mirk, Online Editor of Bitch Medi
The OBT has done it again. This year’s American Music Festival features gorgeous costuming and modern music, including one performance set to the Fleet Foxes; I jokingly called this my “hipster ballet” experience, until I was blown away by the choreography and attention to detail. The American Music Festiv
From TFAW: Planning to attend Stumptown Comics Fest at the Oregon Convention Center April 27 and 28? Start the celebration right at the Stumptown Comics Fest Kickoff Party April 26 at the Portland TFAW. Meet and mingle with guests from the Fest, enjoy music by Switch from Dangerous Kids and Bobby Roberts from Welcome to [..
Sunday night shows can be rough. Even in Portland, home of the oddly-scheduled, Sunday finds people tired from the weekend and extra tired in the face the looming work week. I rolled up to the Doug Fir expecting to stand quietly in the back, watch the show, and take off, with very little interaction in between. But [...]
I grew up in a desert city. There was almost nothing to do for entertainment most nights. When I was 15, I would hop into my friend’s car and we would drive out to where we went to high school. We would roll down all of the car windows and blast whatever music we were [...]
You know those summer parties, the ones thrown right as the weather is just starting to hint at unbearable and you are just barely into your 20s; those parties that always start in the hour or two before twilight when the world is warm and open and life seems fully possible? Those parties promise nothing, [...]
Are you doing a thing tonight? No? May I suggest that you drop by the Doug Fir Lounge at 8pm to see Ramona Falls and Social Studies? That’s where I’ll be. Ramona Falls are on tour promoting their sophomore album, Prophet. Check out this acoustic version of “Spore” on YouTube from that album and joi
Attention all ye nerds of Portland: The Aladdin theatre is bringing Charlie Ross, Canadian actor and writer, to the stage in a one-man production of the Star Wars trilogy. After sold-out performances at Fringe festivals worldwide, Ross brings his multi-tasking sci-fi vision to Portland on April 26, with tickets available at
What were you doing last Friday night? I was at Tonic Lounge, listening to music and dodging the drink-spilling dancers who just couldn’t contain their excitement long enough to set down their PBRs. No matter how musically saturated your city may be, there is something magical about an album release show. It is the
If you don’t have plans tonight, come check out Rare Monk. They will be bringing the garage pop goodness to Tonic Lounge at 9:30pm. Pre-game their fuzzy pop sound by listening to Drumhead.
From Ooligan Press: PSU’s Masters in Publishing, along with Ooligan Press, is pleased to announce the start of Transmit Culture: a Lecture Series of Publishing Professionals. The series will delve into current issues in publishing and print media, led by a variety of professionals in the field. First on the roster is Eli
We don’t have much to do with weddings here at DTR, but we support any attempts to make Portland better at being multicultural. So when we received this press release, we decided to pass the info on. Introducing the first Indian Wedding Showcase in Portland, Oregon! Want something unique for your wedding? Stop by the
Sean Grasso created an enchanting short video about Lâm Quảng and Kestrel Gates, artisan lamp makers of the HiiH Gallery. HiiH Lights from Cineastas on Vimeo.
Portland Center Stage: A Midsummer Night’s Dream This December, Portland Center Stage features a dynamic modern retelling of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Directed by Penny Metropulos, the production features standout performances by the key players, each of whom breathe new breath into these classic roles.
It really is a wonderful life when I’m eating Salt and Straw ice cream. Salt & Straw will be selling their limited run holiday flavors during the 2pm screening of “It’s a Wonderful Life” on December 23rd at the Hollywood Theatre. AND a Golden Ticket will be placed under the seats of the theater. The [...]
I originally wrote this guide to the Mississippi Neighborhood for the guests of a friend’s wedding. It’ll do for the purposes of any short trip to this stretch of NoPo. Coffee Albina Press 4637 N Albina Ave Fresh Pot 4001 N Mississippi Ave Ristretto Roasters 3808 N Williams Ave Dining Monsoon Thai 4236 N Mississ
Portland band Rare Monk has their new EP Death By Proxy available for download on BandCamp. Woo! Free music.