On November 11th, 2018 Jim and I were present in the audience to witness Claudio Simonetti’s Goblin at the Hawthorne Theater in Portland, OR. We approached this with the trepidation of old fans. Neither of us had seen him live. Since the band was playing over their Suspiria score, we figured it would be good. We found parking for the Hawthorne Theater awful, especially when it is cold, windy and rainy. This was my first experience seeing a show there, although Jim had seen Quasi, the Sonics, and the Coathangers.
There stands the glass. Imagine it.
That’s the trick, isn’t it. The reveal. The card flop. The turn of a page. Either or. This or that.
DJ Name: Tom Kay
Freeform Show Name: Do the 45!
Freeform Day/Time of Show: Alternating Sundays from 10am-noon
Interview by: DJ Beanie
Tis’ the season to remember the joys of Christmas music. Here are 5 international Christmas songs to celebrate the holiday season to. Happy holidays to you & yours from Weekend Family Music Hour.
I discovered Benjamin S from receiving his album Kompor Meluduk for Christmas from my partner a couple of years ago. Upon hearing it, our minds were blown from the juxtaposition of soulful, funky eccentricity with psychedelic fuzz rock, plus some swinging duets with a woman vocalist, Ida Royani. Since there was zero information on the sleeve, I was inspired to ask, “Who in the world is Benjamin S?”
Freeform DJ: Plastic Passion
Freeform Show Name: Pillbox Tales (formerly The Upstairs Room)
Freeform Day/Time of Show: Friday nights/Sat mornings 12:00am – 2:00am
Interview by: DJ Beanie
Michael and Maia Gersten opened Speck’s Records and Tapes in March 2017. The family owned shop is inviting, unpretentious, and a cozy place to spend rainy days browsing for hidden treasure. Speck’s offers a little bit of everything, without any focus on a particular genre. You’re sure to find some of the essentials as well as a few rarities in the new wave, electronic, rock, and reggae crates. The “tapes” portion of the namesake includes obscure world recordings and spot-on compilation mixes. Speck’s also carried a curated collection of refurbished audio equipment including record players, amps and speakers. On Sundays, live DJs spin in the shop and often the space hosts release parties and other community music events. Speck’s has quickly become a celebrated gem of the Kenton neighborhood, visit them daily 12-7pm.
Freeform DJ: DJ Bubble Tea, DJ Devil Child & Karen
Freeform Show Name: Weekend Family Music Hour
Freeform Day/Time of Show: E/O Saturday 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM
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