Music from Portland That I Enjoyed in 2009

Sunday, December 13th, 2009

To paraphrase what I wrote in my 2009 Best of.. List a few days ago, “here’s a list of Portland artists that I spent the most time with in 2009. This is not meant to be a ranked list..” Portland never ceases to delight, with fresh new music popping up every month or so. Here’s [...]

Pampelmoose New Music Hour on WOXY Week 18

Friday, September 25th, 2009

Finally, Week number 18 of the Pampelmoose New Music Hour radio show on The show has been on vacation while the WOXY radio station made its move from its home in Cincinnati to its new home in Austin, TX. They have finished setting up shop so it’s back to normal weekly transmission for the [...]

Album Review: Nurses – Apple’s Acre (Dead Oceans)

Tuesday, August 4th, 2009

I’m quite charmed by the fact that Aaron Chapman & John Bowers, the two men behind the ether frolic pop group Nurses, have been buddies since middle school, following one another across the country and – from the looks of their promotional pictures and live shows – developing their own cohesive world of brightly colored [...]

Pampelmoose New Music Hour on Woxy Show 10

Wednesday, July 1st, 2009

Ohmega Watts Week number 10 of the Pampelmoose New Music Hour radio show on This week we feature even more cuts from Portland bands as once again the whole hour is dedicated to Portland’s rich music scene. You’ll hear Ohmega Watts, Boy Eats Drum Machine, She & Him, Nurses, Blow and more. The show [...]

Pampelmoose New Music Hour on 5-05-09

Tuesday, May 5th, 2009

Y La Bamba Week number 4 of the Pampelmoose New Music Hour radio show on We could have named it the Portland Music Hour as 80% of the acts this week are from Portland. The show airs twice a week – every Tuesday at 3PM PST and 6PM EST and every Sunday at 8AM [...]