Eating, Drinking & Dancing in the Streets

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August is here which means Street Fare is near! (Yes, we’re poets and we know it) We can’t believe this is already our fourth year shutting down Davis Street in front of our Portland Pub for this amazing event, bringing together some of Portland’s finest food carts, brilliant local indie bands, and our favorite summer brews.

Punk rock legend Patti Smith tells aspiring artists to leave New York City

Patti Smith’s quote: “New York has closed itself off to the young and the struggling. But there are other cities. Detroit. Poughkeepsie. New York City has been taken away from you. So my advice is: Find a new city.”

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Bravely Done artist salute: Mount Eerie

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It takes a certain kind of person to want to hole up in a cabin in Norway for the winter…ALONE.

Bravely Done artist salute: Everest

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Where do you go after touring the world, playing arenas with the likes of Neil Young, Wilco, and Death Cab For Cutie, skipping from show to show via a small plane the way Buddy Holly used to do?

Bravely Done artist salute: Jason Ricci & New Blood

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“Openly Gay” bodes well for the guy. Gay or not gay, we could care less. It’s the “openly” part we especially dig. Open. Honest. Stand-up. Without a net. Hey, you can’t go through life walking on egg-shells. (What kind of bland, forgettable, lowest-common-denominator beer would we end up churning out that way?) Anyway, on to the real issue: music.

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