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Show Preview: Anklepants at Dante’s

Show Preview: Anklepants at Dante’s

September 28, 2016 / Show Preview

The creature and multi-instrumentalist known as Anklepants comes to Dante’s tonight. We caught up with Dr. Reecard Farché to discuss his animatronic craftsmanship and why his true name must remain a secret.

Show Preview: The Kickback at Mississippi Studios

Show Preview: The Kickback at Mississippi Studios

September 27, 2016 / Mini Feature

Before Chicago’s The Kickback plays Mississippi Studios on Wednesday, we talked with frontman Billy Yost about the band’s Jim Eno-produced debut, what it’s like to have a sibling leave the band, and what on earth an airline does with an exclusive version of one of your songs.

Author Gina Ochsner

Author Gina Ochsner

September 2, 2016 / Literary Arts

In this month’s Literary Arts profile, we talk to Oregon writer Gina Ochsner. Her new novel, The Hidden Letters of Velta B., weaves an intricate and multi-generational tapestry of Latvian history, folklore and magic.

Ryan Berkley

Ryan Berkley

September 2, 2016 / Visual Arts

This month’s Visual Arts feature profiles Ryan Berkley, who discusses his artistic and business partnership with his wife Lucy, his self-taught drawing style and how he deals with copycats.

Preoccupations’ Self-Titled Album

Preoccupations’ Self-Titled Album

September 2, 2016 / Album Reviews

The Canadian rock outfit once known as Viet Cong has returned with a new album, a new name and a punk revival sound that still says “I’m politely resigned to my fate.”

Heaters

Heaters

September 2, 2016 / Aural Fix

The Michigan-based psychedelic outfit comes to Bunk Bar on Sept. 10.

Laurelthirst Public House

Laurelthirst Public House

September 2, 2016 / Know Your Venue

For almost 30 years, Laurelthirst Public House has been building a sense of community centered around folk, bluegrass and Americana music in Portland. It’s got the spotlight in this month’s Know Your Venue feature.

Johanna Warren

Johanna Warren

September 2, 2016 / Local Features

In this month’s local feature, Portland songwriter, instrumentalist and label founder Johanna Warren discusses her labelmates Forest Veil and Indira Valey, getting inspiration from Anne Carson and Sappho and her new album due out Sept. 16.

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