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The Smashing Pumpkins first tour in nearly 20 years made their Portland appearance on Saturday August 25th. Heavily touring in the early 90s through the first part of 2000s they have a seamless stadium show that lasts over 3 hours. Guitarist James Iha debuting a fabulous pimp worthy white suit warned the audience of the […]

Smashing Pumpkins first tour in nearly 20 years is happening now. They’ll be at Portland’s Moda center this Saturday August 25th. The Smashing Pumpkins album Siamese Dream was in heavy rotation during my tween angsty phase of not full-blown teenage hating everything but just hating most things. Re-listening to the album after the 2012 sound […]

The House of Sarcasm #15 – Old Portland ’80s/’90s Grunge/Punk/Rock Today I played a bunch of old-school Portland punk, rock, grunge, and alternative type stuff, in honor of tonight’s sold-out Melvins show!  Bands that influenced the Melvins, such as the Wipers, and bands they may have influenced, such as…lots of bands! Here are some events […]

Yo Man! I barely managed 2/3rds of the 16 items in his bag, and one of them I didn’t really manage at all. One of Matt’s selections was a live recording (rare) of Dylan with the Band, so I substituted with The Dead covering a Dylan tune. Oh heavens can you ever forgive me?!?!? Yo Man! On […]

CAKE So yeah, it’s the second hour of a birthday celebration episode of  Box of Chocolates. Enjoy. CAKE And back to this lengthy speech (imaginary) it’s actually 2 or 3 speeches but whatever, they’re all supposed to flow together as one. CAKE Of course, you understand that there’s nothing special about mice in this regard. […]

Memorial Sunday Pour some out for our Homies!! This show was originally streamcast May 28 of last year (2017). The two year period of 2016 through the end of 2017 saw an inordinate number of musical luminary deaths. This was the Sunday after having Chris Cornell and Gregg Allman release from this mortal coil only […]

Memorial Sunday Pour some out for our Homies!! This show was originally streamcast May 28 of last year (2017). The two year period of 2016 through the end of 2017 saw an inordinate number of musical luminary deaths. This was the Sunday after having Chris Cornell and Gregg Allman release from this mortal coil only […]

Expectations This show was originally streamcast on the 17th of December. The playlist is composed of artists whom subverted what would be the expectations of them. As has become my personal mission of insanity, I will continue with this ramble that is so deep in this tunnel the light is pumped to us, and it […]

MusicFest NW provided what we know and love about big concerts: large stages filled with cool moving visuals, jam pack crowds singing along with their favorite songs, amazing people watching, overpriced must have merch, crazy stage antics, and fun stories to share afterwards. There are still the annoying things we roll our eyes at and […]

The world lost a rare and amazing talent on Wednesday, May 17, 2017. An elder statesman of rock with an iconic and unmistakable voice, Chris Cornell emerged from the Seattle grunge scene and was becoming one of those timeless artists that spanned generations. I’m pretty sure I was in shock this whole episode having just […]


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