Show Review: Mark Lanegan @ the Neptune

Mark Lanegan @ the Neptune, 10/29/14 Show Review by Ira Leonard Mark Lanegan Mark Lanegan is a performer of such striking gravitas that I am certain he could stand at a microphone and read from a Betty Crocker cookbook and it would be compelling. Blessed with a baritone voice of unburnished gold, a natural sense […]

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Show Review & Photos: Walking Papers, the Mothership & Tango Alpha Tango

Walking Papers, the Mothership & Tango Alpha Tango @ the Crocodile, 9/19/14 Review by Ira Leonard Photos by Dagmar Duff McKagan & Jeff Angell of Walking Papers On Friday, September 19th, a sold out audience at the Crocodile Café bore witness to the triumphant return of Walking Papers, featuring some of the Pacific Northwest’s most […]

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Album Review – Last Call for the Quite Life by Buddy

Buddy – Last Call for the Quiet Life by Ira Leonard Sometimes it takes a band a few tries to figure out exactly what kind of album they want to make. And sometimes they need to give themselves a “mulligan” album in the process. Such was the case for the Los Angeles-based (yet Portland born) […]

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Album Review: Fox and the Law’s Stoned to Death

Album Review: Fox and the Law‘s Stoned to Death by Ira Leonard Fox and the Law – photo by Eleanor Petry “You can’t beat two guitars, bass, and drums.” This oft-repeated Lou Reed quote taken from the liner notes of his 1989 classic New York album would certainly seem to be an audacious claim had […]

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