March, 2014

PDX Magazine Issue No. 7 Release Party!

Sallie Ford, Rick Bain and the Genius Position, and Three For Silver join in celebration as we release PDX Magazine‘s 7th issue on April 12 as part of the Soul’d Out Music Festival! In addition, Zia McCabe of The Dandy Warhols will join Rick Bain, while Bela Balogh from 3 Leg Torso will sit in with Three For Silver. Host Leo Daedalus of The Late Now will guide us through an evening of our favorite musicians and personalities, video premieres, and visual art at Star Theater. Tickets are on sale now at startheaterportland.com – $15 in advance. This is going to sell out fast, folks! Tickets $18 at the door. RSVP on Facebook.

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

Call for Submissions

Be part of the conversation. PDX Magazine is a new, local-focused avant-garde magazine, in print and online, examining all lovely facets of the creative life in Portland. We consider aspects of our city that make it a wonderful and unique place to live. Topics we explore include visual arts, literature, music, performance, and other events or activities focused on entertainment and the creative lifestyle in the Northwest’s Belle Epoque. We’re looking for 500- to 2000-word submissions of fiction, creative non-fiction, poetry, or coverage of creative local people or goings-on; especially submissions that are as original in approach as in subject matter. No reviews, please. Our magazine is monthly, publishing around the middle of each month. Please read our past issues before submitting. Email submissions to Managing Editor Charity Heller at editor@pdxmag.com.

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