This new jam from Portland’s ubiquitous popster, Spencer Albee (As Fast As, Rustic Overtones, Rocktopus), is an interesting change in direction. Most recently, The School Spirit Mafia took the Beatles to the Polyphonic Spree, but this new project is closer to Beck and the Gorillaz. Space Versus Speed will debut on August 10, and finds . . . → Read More: Spencer’s Gone Space Pop
The Portland Daily Sun has as its lead story the breaking news about how it’s hard to get your event flyers noticed in Portland. The above photo (taken last Spring when I was visiting Portland before moving here, I remember noticing how crowded the community boards were with concert announcements) gives you an idea . . . → Read More: It’s Like The Wild West Out Here. Flyer Wars.
It seems like Spencer And The School Spirit Mafia have been making a huge impression all over Portland for a while now, before releasing any recorded music or having much of an online presence at all. These days, this seems like a pretty novel approach to promoting a band, but it sure seems to work . . . → Read More: Spencer, etc. Mounting An Attack
I tried to get photos and interviews for all 9 acts performing at tomorrow’s Tower Of Song Festival (Saturday, May 23) and definitely came close, though a couple didn’t quite get finished. Below is a photo of the band that will close out the festival, Spencer And The School Spirit Mafia, taken at the incredible . . . → Read More: Tower Of Song Fest, What’s Left? Some Sorta Roundup