Category: Retro

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Album Review: Axxa/Abraxas — Axxa/Abraxas

One should definitely judge Axxa/Abraxas‘ self-titled album by its cover, resembling a page cribbed from some rough-hewn scrapbook of memories Scotch-taped with no particular rhyme or reason. In the wrong light, both the cover and the album could come across as nightmares about nostalgia. I’m not sure what made Athens,...

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Matt’s Bestest Songs of the Week: 4/22/13

(photo by Brooke Smith) Bonobo – “Stay The Same” Because: This is very much the most perfect song at this point in time.   Mr. Little Jeans – “Oh Sailor” (ft. The Silverlake Conservatory of Music Youth Chorale) Because:  I wouldn’t mind a class of kindergarteners having my back when...

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Matt’s Bestest Songs of The Week: 3/29/13

  I’m on Spring Break (kinda sorta), but I still can’t get away from great music.  Only fair to share it with you fine, fine people.  Please enjoy. A Mighty Wind – “God Only Knows” (Beach Boys Cover) Because:  In the opening moments of a gorgeous game, we get a...

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Matt’s Bestest Songs of the Week: 3/13/13

 (photo by Andrew Collins) This week’s episode of Bestest Songs is dedicated to one of my literary heroines, Wendy Roby, who wrote her last singles column this past Monday after four years of highlighting.  I’ve mentioned her a few times before in this feature’s short run, always borrowing a song or...

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Sallie Ford & The Sound Outside: “They Told Me”

If you bleed red and eat ice cream with your brownies whenever possible, then you, like most humans, should like and enjoy Sallie Ford & The Sound Outside.  There isn’t much NOT to frolic with in the Portland quartet; they make some of the best throbbing/scuffed-knee rock & roll out there today,...