Over on End Hits, we've got photos and a quick writeup—courtesy of Rachel Milbauer, as Boat Cop was unavailable—of last Friday's midnight KPSU Kruise, with music from Onuinu and Grandparents aboard the good ship Portland Spirit. Click on over to check it all out!
Last weekend's Malt Ball was a raging success in every sense. The bands were loud and magnificent, every last one. The sell-out crowd was friendly and attractive and in full-on party mode (that may be the first time a mosh pit has ever broken out at a beer fest). And the beer... oh, the beer! It was a day and night to remember.
But you can't put a beer on a computer screen. Luckily we've got LOTS of photos from the best music-and-beer fest the world has ever seen (no bullshittin'!) over on End Hits, so click on over and feast.
Via an article on Wired.com, check out this great set from photographer Eirik Johnson on Oregon's mushroom camps, and the foragers who make a living hunting for chanterelles and morels in Central Oregon.
Did you see Springsteen last night? It was EXCELLENT. Photographer Jason Quigley took some great shots of the show—including Bruce crowd surfing!—and I got all blah-blah about how incredible it all was. Go over and look at the great pictures on End Hits, and ignore all the gushy words if you have to. But jeez, what a good show that was.
I've wanted to explore Wilhelm's Memorial, that huge mausoleum in Sellwood, ever since I laid eyes on it from the Springwater Corridor. I got my wish on Monday, when the historic building opens to the public every year on Memorial Day. I walked four miles around that place (so says my pedometer) and spent nearly two hours in its labyrinthine hallways. The joint has eight floors, burrowing down into the wetlands. I can't even begin to estimate how much square footage is in that place. There were hundreds of people there, yet the halls were nearly empty on certain floors. Just me and the goths in certain rooms. But enough of this jibber jabber, check out the pics:
So many more after the jump.
Father Figure, Tiger House, Charts, and ??? play tonight at Kelly's Olympian, 426 SW Washington, 9 pm, FREE
Gotye played a sold-out Crystal Ballroom on Monday night, along with Kimbra, his partner in crime on the inescapable "Somebody That I Used to Know." Our photographer Minh Tran was on hand to capture it all inside his magical camera. Click over to End Hits to check it out!
Saw this on my way back from the DEQ this morning.
Consider yourself informed.
I sent this photo to Erik Henriksen, who replied:
I know Red Tails didn't do that great but I still thought George was doing okay, money-wise :(I don't know what he's talking about.
It all started with Nathan Fillion.
A Sunday post from the bloggess features a story that basically redeems Twitter in my eyes, but more importantly features this picture of Matthew Broderick that just made this day worth waking up for:
In the end, Nathan Fillion has nothing to do with anything. Unfortunately.
Kudos go out to our crackerjack art director Suji Allen who once again has knocked it out of the park with this week's cover for the Mercury's Booze Issue, titled, "Portland: A Drinking Romance." The feature is about the best bars in Portland for picking people up, romancing them, and later cheating on 'em. You know... THE YOUZH. It's pretty good, and you should definitely check it out.
But back to the cover! This cover and accompanying photos taken by Nicolle Clemetson and styled by Marissa Sullivan are especially amazing considering it was conceived and shot in only two days. As always we don't like to employ much photoshop on our covers, but this one did need one bit of shoppin'. CAN YOU FIGURE OUT THE ONE PHOTOSHOPPED THING IN THIS PICTURE? Obviously we're not talking about the Merc masthead or the words... but there is one thing that ain't real. Can you pick it out?
Later this afternoon... let's say around 3:30, I'll post the original photo below the jump so you can see what was added! Put your guesses in the comments! (HINT: Boobs and that guy's eyes are REAL. Seriously dude... stop eye-fucking me!!)
UPDATE! The answer and original un-photoshopped pic is after the jump!
There is one magical little fashion show wedged in on a week crowded with holiday sales events: R.A.W. lingerie is debuting their 2012 lingerie collection, titled "Psyche" (as in the Greek word for both "butterfly" and "soul," not "psyyyyyche!!") this evening at Branch and Birdie, 8 pm. It's one of designer Rio Wrenn's most inspired collection, IMHO—you can read more about the collection and Wrenn's natural dyeing techniques (she is foremost a textile designer) in this week's Sold Out column, where there are two bonus photos to supplement the one we had room for in the print edition. For even more eye candy, the complete lookbook for the collection is now up on the R.A.W site to coincide with the show. It's gorgeous—not only the pieces, but the shoot altogether, by Blueglair, is well worth a perusal.
Oh, the holidays. Time to stuff your face, cram your calendar full of boozy holiday parties (just sleep through January and February, they suck anyhow), and smile for the camera. The tradition of holiday family photos is due for a comeback, along with fruitcake that you actually want to eat and gifts of socks and underwear that you actually want. Although probably my favorite holiday portrait ever was taken at the mall, then Photoshopped so that dad's face was also under mom's hair, as well as on their very creepy, stubbly toddler. Sort of like this:
We've got a batch of great photos from the Appleseed Cast show at the Doug Fir this past Saturday, courtesy of the talented Katie Swezey. Click on over to End Hits to check 'em all out.
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