Album Review: Blitzen Trapper - Destroyer Of The Void (Sub Pop)

Blitzen Trapper
By Robert Ham: On the one hand, it is disappointing to hear how sedate Blitzen Trapper has become relative to the eclectic start that sparked the band's recent successes. Their first batch of albums found this sextet jumping joyfully all over the map from blues-y acoustic breakdowns to trudging T.

Abby Sunderland sixteen year old round the world sailor found alive

Abby Sunderland Sailor Found Alive

16 year old Abby Sunderland is attempting to be the world's youngest person to sail solo around the globe. A couple of days ago she lost contact with her handlers as she was battling rough seas in the Indian Ocean and it was feared that her boat, Wild Eyes, had capsized, as a transmitter on her wet suit was activated suggesting she had fallen overboard.

Video - Arcade Fire at the Notman House

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An exhibition of nineteen century hand-colored Japanese photographs - June show

The Ampersand Gallery & Bookshop, at 2916 NE Alberta Street, Portland, OR., has a June show featuring these amazing hand-colored Japanese photographs.

Portland Mayor gets a painting of Isaac Brock of Modest Mouse

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Arne Backstrom professional freeskier killed in accident

Arne Backstrom Killed Freeskier Arne Backstrom picture via Freeskier.com

Freeskier reports:

Freeskier has learned of an immeasurable loss to the skiing community. We have confirmed that Arne Backstrom, perennial freeskiing pro, 29, has passed after a big mountain fall.

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Robert Ham: Dispatch From Sasquatch (Days Two & Three)

My intention was to have regular updates from the Sasquatch Festival up on the site while the festival was going on, but the Internet service at the event had other ideas. I conceded defeat quickly and decided to instead spend my time concentrating on the almost overwhelming amount of music at my disposal.

I think I made the right decision as almost every one of the bands and performers that I saw on Sunday and Monday hit their marks with deadly accuracy, leaving the often-overflowing crowds ravenous for more.

Hop In The Dark Cascadian Dark Ale with Artwork by Casey Burns

 

This Cascadian Dark Ale from Deschutes Brewery is available May through September and should be available wherever you normally pick up your 22 ouncers.. The bottle has a striking design by Portland artist, Casey Burns - here's his story:

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