Oregon Voice steps to Envision and Unbound and everybody else around who works on a publication. Dancers be prepared at NOON FRIDAY MAY 17TH IN FRONT OF THE EMU FISHBOWL
words MONTANA AGNEW Okay, cats and dawgs. This was a successful outing. After having a long, hard 50 minutes of class (for the entire day, mind you) I went back to my apartment and took a nice, long relaxation period accompanied by drugpop and honey. If you’ve never tried the mix, it comes from myself [...]
words MARISSA MCLAIN On the night of Tuesday, March 11th, many college kids could be seen hunched over their books, miserable in their attempts to cram for a test. However, many college kids were also sighted dancing their asses off at the WOW Hall. That night, a humble DJ named Douglas Appling and his friend [...]
WORDS Marissa McLain Trip-hop producer Emancipator is coming to the WOW Hall, March 12th, which is TONIGHT! He will soon be filling up the room with his lush, dreamy and enigmatic beats that are as hypnotizing as they are danceable. The openers for this show are instrumental hip-hop group Little People and synth-trip-hop group [...]
Sound engineered by: Thor Slaughter/KWVA Video by: Brinkley Capriola & Derek Chesnut/ Oregon Voice
words SHERLOCK DOMEZ New York based rapper, Mykki Blanco, is shredding it! He has clever, psychedelic flow and trippy dance-to-it style production that is dope! He’s also a transvestite! He’s showing the classically homophobic Hip-Hop world whats up! So if you want to dance hard or watch a crazy music video or listen to some good [...]
Greetings Voicers of the galaxies. The First Issue has arrived. Pick up a copy from a box. Hold it, touch it, love it. Or If you’re hella not in Eugene (boo), read it here in CyberSpace.
Hooray! Here are the first two student sound-scapes for the OV Voice this year. audio CHLOE RUSSICK This is a recording of one week in Eugene Oregon, the week of October 8th to 14th. It captures Ken Kesey square, the band Mount Eerie, Physics 204, a ride through the University of Oregon, Drunk talk [...]
words AIDAN MCCLEAN art MEAGHAN LARKIN Hell Yeah! Clap Your Hands Say Yeah! were set to be the openers for Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros at their show in Eugene! My chance to finally figure out what they were saying all these years! Alas, their lyrics were still practically incomprehensible. The vocals were comprised [...]
words LUCY OHLSEN The Daily Emerald made a big splash when the news of their transition came out May of this year. The buzz reverberated nationally across journalism blogs, and much attention was given to the voluntary “revolution” the Emerald staff instigated. The daily paper was nixed in favor of a digitally focused model. As [...]
words THOMAS EDMUNDS Main Attrakionz is a bay area rap duo. So it’s no surprise that they make bay area rap. The newest album, titled Bossalinis & Fooliyones, drops October 23rd and they perform at the WOW hall on September 28. Main Attrakions have been around for a while pioneering a hip hop scene that [...]
video REBEKAH DORSEY, MARIEL DELACY, MILES BOWERS Time to get cozy.
words BEKAH DEE It was the night I got back from Atlanta, after a two-week stay at my parent’s. It was mostly relaxing and wholesome but, even with more than 744hrs of quality time with the family, I was still able to leave the Bible Belt with one new dirty secret. The Dirty-Dirty were [...]
words LUCY OHLSEN Chicago-based DJs The Hood Internet have been mixing since the mid 2000s. After 300 mash-up tracks, they are finally releasing an original album: FEAT, out October 2nd. Video of “Won’t Fuck Us Over” The Hood Internet have been called “musical alchemists” because of their ability to blend distinctly different [...]
words Lucy Ohlsen Behind Woody Allen-esque round glasses, Jesse Harris and his big puppy dog eyes can’t help but be seductive. His new solo album, Sub Rosa, is nothing but a tempestuous love fest that coasts along like a light raft down the Willamette on a sweaty summer day. Harris is most known for his [...]
words BENJAMIN MCPHERSON FICKLIN Bent Knee’s performance at the Lazarus Pit this last Thursday was a shot in the ass for a town that rarely exhibits exceptional house shows. Over the course of their forty minute set they flitted from violin led ballads, to distorted rock, to total noise, to duple meter gypsy sing-alongs. The [...]
words MARGARET APPEL People, we’ve made it. We’ve made it through the summer kickoff binge drinking of June, that one kind of hot week in July, and it is now officially time for the annual Pickathon music festival at Pendarvis Farm in Happy Valley, Oregon! Pickathon is a magical place where the children and hipsters [...]
words LUCY OHLSEN For the past few weeks, cowgirls have been trouncing around the electrodes of my mind, sparking a weird little fire of dust-loving ballsiness in my heart. It started with a blazing read through Tom Robbins’ “Even Cowgirls Get the Blues” – a perfect transition from a Eugenian lifestyle and mindset into [...]
words C.W. KEATING Hailing from Madison, WI, Midas Bison is the moniker of Sidney Johnson, a former University of Oregon English major and full-time bedroom dreamer. Johnson has been playing music for years with various bands and side projects, but has only recently started releasing tracks on BandCamp, Tumblr, SoundCloud, and ReverbNation. His latest EP, [...]
words and photos LUCY OHLSEN Underneath an uncannily clear sky, Storm Large’s voice wiped away all memories of soggy rain and overcast blues. The Portland rocker’s debut with Pink Martini was like watching worlds of music collide, not violently, but lovingly, producing fiery sparks of passion. Behind the stunning singer in a goddess-like black dress [...]
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Check out this black and white vid of New York coolness for “Kids from Queens” by Children of the Night. Cop their mixtape Queens… Revisited for free. It’s the real deal.
words & photo TEDDY HENRIKSEN Sasquatch was insanity this year, but I really have nothing to compare it to, having never gone before. Over the course of my adult life I have never been able to take a break from work or school, and even if I could, tickets are somewhere around $400, not to [...]
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