On the Radio

Fense’s Radio Show: November 11, 2011

I am becoming more and more confident in talking on the radio. I am slowly developing my voice — my on-air personality. There is still room for improvement; namely in the transition from Stuarto’s show to mine, but I’ll get there eventually. Last Friday’s show was centered around indie-folk again, with plenty of psychedelic folk,… Continue reading Fense’s Radio Show: November 11, 2011

Headline

PDX Pop Now! 2011 Edition

Yesterday we covered a new track from Portland folk outfit Death Songs called “Wounds” off the new PDX Pop Now! compilation. We talked a little bit about the band and the song, and had a few words to say about the organization as well. That wasn’t enough; it’s high time I let slip a little… Continue reading PDX Pop Now! 2011 Edition

Album Reviews

Jared Mees & The Grown Children: Only Good Thoughts Can Stay (Album Review)

The merry men (and woman) are back! Jared Mees & The Grown Children somehow found time between touring the nation at an astonishing pace to record their fantastic new album, Only Good Thoughts Can Stay. It’s been almost three years since Jared and the gang shook the world with their acclaimed release Caffeine, Alcohol, Sunshine,… Continue reading Jared Mees & The Grown Children: Only Good Thoughts Can Stay (Album Review)

Live Reviews

Jared Mees & The Grown Children: Live at Baby Bar [10.06.10]

Located in the heart of downtown Spokane sits what might possibly be the most ill coordinated bars on earth. Yes, for an act to play “Baby Bar” (the actual bar area only being a 12 ft by 12 ft room), actually means you will be squeezing you and your gear into a devastatingly small spot… Continue reading Jared Mees & The Grown Children: Live at Baby Bar [10.06.10]

Song Reviews

Jared Mees & The Grown Children: Cockleburrs and Hay [mp3 review]

It’s almost been two years since Jared Mees & The Grown Children released their brilliant album Caffeine, Alcohol, Sunshine, Money. But with every live show they play in their hometown of Portland, or throughout the Northwest and California for that matter, their singularly identifiable brand of messy folk continues to seem fresh and frenzied in… Continue reading Jared Mees & The Grown Children: Cockleburrs and Hay [mp3 review]

Album Reviews

Jared Mees & The Grown Children: Caffeine Alcohol Sunshine Money [Album Review]

Written by Ron Trembath Despite using the “main star & his band” moniker, Jared Mees & The Grown Children is an obviously collaborative group in their execution. Although Jared hits hard with his wonderfully trebled vocals, his counterpart Meg adds to the mix one of the best voices in indie rock west of the Cascades.… Continue reading Jared Mees & The Grown Children: Caffeine Alcohol Sunshine Money [Album Review]