Sex Pistols, ‘posh boys’ Cameron and Clegg, and those butter ads

Saturday, July 17th, 2010

Ahead of PiL’s UK tour, frontman John Lydon scratches his nuts and surveys the pop-cultural landscape – Lady Gaga, Vampire Weekend, Jay-Z and all

The changing face of lo-fi indie

Monday, July 12th, 2010

DIY is now a way to allow a more intimate relationship with a increasingly fickle audience in the context of a shrinking record industry

Bret Easton Ellis: the most musical author?

Tuesday, July 6th, 2010

The American Psycho author’s appetite for pop culture ensures his work influences music as much as literature

The Musicians Are Complaining Again

Sunday, February 21st, 2010

I hate to say it, but every time I have an idea or two about how musicians might be able to embrace the web to further their career, it’s always the musicians themselves who write in with the most negative comments. This suggests to me that there is a distinct lack of ideas amongst musicians [...]

Beaux-Arts Ball at Portland Art Museum February 6th – Support The Arts

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2010

Ok Portland, I’m doing a DJ set at the Beaux-Arts Ball at Portland Art Museum this Saturday night, February 6th. Proceeds from the show will benefit education programs at the Portland Art Museum. Other than myself, entertainment is provided by Morningwood and Lily Verlaine. For tickets and information click here.

Dear Musicians – The Web Is Not A TV Channel

Monday, January 4th, 2010

On David Foster Wallace, the Social Web and How We Watch Now First, Happy New Year to all of this blog’s readers. Second, I am going to sorely test your patience. For just over four years I have been posting here about the state of the music industry, especially its ridiculous attempts to understand how [...]

MusicFestNW – Bringing It On – Line Up Announced

Thursday, June 25th, 2009

Here’s the line up so far for this year’s MusicFestNW Sunny Day Real Estate – Explosions in the Sky – Girl Talk – Bad Brains – The Get Up Kids – Will Sheff (of Okkervil River) – Dirty Three – Monotonix – Mudhoney – Frightened Rabbit – The Twilight Sad -Dillinger Four – Swollen Members [...]

Pampelmoose Picks For The Week Of June 12th

Thursday, June 11th, 2009

Ethos Student Bands – Friday @ Backspace (115 NW 5th) Ethos Music Center is a wonderful nonprofit that gives affordable music lessons, holds afterschool music programs in local elementary and high schools around the city, and does incredible work keeping music in the hearts and hands of young people. This concert is an end of [...]