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October 2008

Issue 121: PDXLR8R!

For this year’s special City Issue, Portland's weirdest and finest tell us about their music, their art, and their uniquely Pacific Northwestern lives. We catch up with Panther, Valet, video artist Matt McCormick, Decemberist/designer Carson Ellis, Glass Candy mastermind Johnny Jewel, and tour the town with Strategy, Reverend Shines, and a host of others. We do our best to keep it real, and the weirdness just flows.

Issue Extras:

  • Rebel Rebel
    A brief history of Portland punk, according to Mark Sten.
  • Oh the Places You'll Go
    Portland, Oregon artists pick their favorite spots in Stumptown.
  • Cat Scratch Fever
    Rib juice, big hair, and boogaloo with Charlie Salas-Humara and Joe Kelly of Portland act Panther.
  • Worn Out
    Thoughts on Portland style from some of the city’s good-lookers.
  • XLR8R TV Episode 77: Matt McCormick
    This unhurried filmmaker's art is all about things that unfold beautifully before your eyes–if you're patient enough to look for them.
  • XLR8R TV Episode 28: Yacht
    At the intersection of indie rock and electronic music floats Portland’s Yacht (a.k.a. Jona Bechtolt), and the Team Yacht video blog.

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