Ross Blanchard

PDX Magazine No. 8 Release Party Saturday, 5/17 at Ford Food + Drink

Dear Readers, Get your mitts on our finest issue yet this Saturday at our PDX Magazine No. 8 Release Party. It’s at Ford Food + Drink (2505 SE 11th Ave) from 7:30 to 10 p.m. We have two remarkable Portland writers who are also renowned performers in the lineup: frequent contributor to the mag Famous Author Mykle Hansen as well as poet Leah Noble Davidson, whom we covered in our very first issue of the magazine. Both will ply their literary talents before you. Wander by, meet the staff, hobnob with the many contributors to the mag, get those back issues you’ve missed, and most importantly, pick up a copy of No. 8. When I claim No. 8 is our finest work yet, I’m not being the slightest bit hyperbolic despite the seven stupendous issues that precede this one. Number 8 features a Portland cityscape painted by Chris Haberman (see the image above). At the magazine’s center spread is a removable art poster of this painting minus all the identifying marks we need to put on the cover version. Also, writer Mike Allen falls in with Portland moonshiners, Leo Daedalus survives the world’s most dangerous drinking game. Not that our…

“Never Be Lame” by Sallie Ford

Video of “Never Be Lame.” Sallie Ford has a new band and all new music. PDX Magazine caught Ford’s very first show in March at Mississippi Studios. Visit our Youtube Channel or more Sallie Ford footage and more. Video by Stephanie Neil.

#7 Release Party @ Star Theater

“Extravaganza” is not a word we throw around lightly, but this weekend’s Issue 7 release party is so packed with talent and fun there’s just no other word for what is in store for you. So, come out to the Star Theater this weekend for a PDX Magazine Extravaganza. This is not your typical concert, folks. Yes, we have three incredible bands — Sallie Ford, Rick Bain & The Genius Position, and Three for Silver — all of whom promise great musical performances, but we also have Leo Daedalus of The Late Now and his brain trust who are cooking up some special shenanigans with the PDX Magazine crew. And then we have the special guests: Zia McCabe of The Dandy Warhols who will join Rick Bain and the Genius Position, and Bela Balogh from 3 Leg Torso who will sit in with Three For Silver. Tickets are on sale now at startheaterportland.com – $15 in advance, $18 at the door.   

Keyon Gaskin Performance at Place, March 30, 2014

At the closing event “You Can’t Ride the Bus for Free Forever” for Place (an installation gallery in Portland), Keyon Gaskin performs amidst the exhibit “Shit Balloons.” According to gallery owner Gabe Flores, the exhibit contributed to Place losing its lease at Pioneer Place Mall. The gallery closed March 30, 2014 after its lease was abruptly terminated.    

Seth Aaron Interview by Darka Dusty

Our cover story for Issue #6. Seth Aaron, Two-time winner of Project Runway interviewed by Darka Dusty. On his career in fashion he says, “I wasn’t satisfied where I was. I always wanted more. Even today, with everything I’ve accomplished, I want more. I’m not ever satisfied… It’s not a matter of money or greed. That’s not what I mean by more. It’s that I want more creatively. I want more challenges. It’s about pushing myself.” Video by Eric Naslund.

Fun Page Creations

Way Back in Issue #4 we asked our readers to have fun with a Fun Page. It was just a simple, black page with white, dotted lines and few instructions. Here, finally, are some results: 1. Fish Friend by The Indestructible Bubble “Hello! Im The Indestructible Bubble!  Im a superhero and I live at the top of a cliff over looking the Williamette River 🙂 I send you a creation of my fish friend about to enjoy a snack! Cheers! IB” 2. P1010010 by Anna Gorman “Hello Editor: I made this pillow in response to yourFun Page in Issue #4 (January 2014). I am an artist who works in various media. I like to sew to relax and break free of all the usual strictures of my other mediums. Thank you for even looking at this! Sincerely, Anna Gorman.” 3. Two-Way Make-Shift Fancy-Mask! and The Sturgeon by Zack and Emily Kosta

My Kitchen Man

“No one else can touch my hams” and every other food-related sexual innuendo you can think of. Willo Sertain of Three For Silver (vox and accordion), James Delaney of The Jenny Finn Orchestra (bass), James Cook of Trashcan Joe (tenor guitar), Jason Reichert of Down Home Music (slide guitar), and others play Bessie Smith’s “My Kitchen Man” at Delaney’s residence on 2/25/2014. Video by Ross Blanchard Discover more about these musicians at their respective websites: www.ThreeForSilver.com www.jennyfinnorchestra.com trashcanjoe.com www.facebook.com/downhomemusicband  

Egyptian Ella

“Egyptian Ella.” Belly Dancer Jenny Maena Breed joins Willo Sertain of Three For Silver (vox and accordion), James Delaney of The Jenny Finn Orchestra (bass), James Cook of Trashcan Joe (tenor guitar), Jason Reichert of Down Home Music (slide guitar), and others to perform Walter Doyle’s 1931 song at Delaney’s residence on 2/25/2014. Video by Ross Blanchard Discover more about these musicians at their respective websites: www.ThreeForSilver.com www.jennyfinnorchestra.com www.trashcanjoe.com www.facebook.com/downhomemusicband