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The Jesus Lizard Book
The Jesus Lizard Book
The Jesus Lizard Book

“ . . . And no matter where, when, or how, (the Jesus Lizard) were always the best band on the stage. I don’t care if you were Slint, Bitch Magnet, Cop Shoot Cop, Circus Lupus, Wreck, Sonic Youth, Helmet, Dirt, the John [...

 
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Greg Kihn "Rubber Soul"
Greg Kihn "Rubber Soul"
Greg Kihn "Rubber Soul"

Greg Kihn may be best known for “Jeopardy” and “The Breakup Song,” but the Bay-area musician is more than those 1980s MTV-era hits. In the 1990s, Kihn became a leading radio personality and spent 16 years hosting the top-rated ...

 
Eats & Drinks
 
Donut Friend
Donut Friend
Donut Friend
 

Donut Friend: Now serving Bacon 182

 
December 30, 2013
 



In 2013, acclaimed record producer (Blink-182, Jimmy Eat World) and drummer (Drive Like Jehu) Mark Trombino began a new career when he launched Donut Friend in Los Angeles, California. The store’s motto is: “Donuts Done D...

 
Beer
 
Winter Ale Tasting
Winter Ale Tasting
Winter Ale Tasting

Portland has recently been through a cold snap, and I figured it was time to delve into a winter ale tasting. I raided the beer aisle at my neighborhood Safeway store in hopes of finding more nationally accessible seasonals. Wh...

 
Beer
 
Holiday Ale Festival
Holiday Ale Festival
Holiday Ale Festival

In another example of how fortunate I am to live in Portland, Oregon, the 18th annual Holiday Ale Festival met and surpassed expectations in several ways. (And I only attended two days out of five – I shudder to think of all th...

 
 
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The Motel Life
The Motel Life
The Motel Life

Down-and-out drifters Frank (Emile Hirsh) and Jerry Lee (Stephen Dorff) Flannigan grow up together on the run – from their circumstances, from the law and from their own demons. What passes for home in The Motel Life is any pla...

 
Beer
 
Ninkasi Brewing Company's Sleigh'r
Ninkasi Brewing Company's Sleigh'r
Ninkasi Brewing Company's Sleigh'r

Let’s start with the name. Eugene, Oregon’s Ninkasi Brewing Company was clearly inspired by arch metal band, Slayer. Regardless of how you may feel about the genre, Slayer is far and away one of its best, most highl...

 
Beer
 
The Brutal Truth
The Brutal Truth
The Brutal Truth
 

The Brewtal Truth Will Set You Free

 
November 11, 2013
 



Author Adem Tepedelen came of age simultaneously surrounded by the Pacific Northwest craft brewing and hard rock cultures. Growing up playing in bands, writing, and drinking beer, one might say he was on a crash course toward p...

 
Beer
 
Pray For Snow
Pray For Snow
Pray For Snow

I don’t feel strongly about praying. But if I were a mountain sports enthusiast and/or lived in Bend, Oregon in the shadow of Mt. Bachelor, I wouldn’t be opposed to asking a higher power for some meteorological assi...

 
Beer
 
Jubelale
Jubelale
Jubelale

Now that I’ve lived in Portland, Oregon more than a decade, I’ve learned to take a few things for granted, found routines, formed habits, and so forth. But I feel like–no matter how long I live here–I’ll never...