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1 DRUNKEN “PRACTICE” IN NORTH PORTLAND BASEMENT

2 PERFORMANCE FOR TWO CASES OF OLD GERMAN AT A HOUSE PARTY

3 APPLAUSE FROM SOME GUY IN A VINTAGE DUKAKIS-BENTSEN ’88 CAMPAIGN T-SHIRT

4 OPENING SLOT AT SELDOM-CLEANED BUT ARTISTICALLY INFLUENTIAL CLUB

5 SEXY BARISTA DROPS BAND’S NAME WHILE MAKING A MACCHIATO

 

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6 CELEBRATORY ALT-WEEKLY BLOG POST BY WRITER WHO HAS CRUSH ON A BAND MEMBER

7 SONG’S HOMEMADE VIDEO BLOWS UP ON VIMEO

8 PORTLAND MONTHLY EDITOR READS BLOG, WATCHES VIDEO, PUTS BAND IN “TROPHY CASE”

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9 OPB INTERN PLAYS 15 SECONDS OF BAND’S BEST SONG DURING FUNDRAISING WEEK

10 OPENING SLOT ON NATIONAL BAND’S TOUR (FOR NO MONEY)

11 GUEST SLOT ON CONAN

12 PITCHFORK SAYS SECOND ALBUM IS “MUCH MORE MATURE AND EVOCATIVE” THAN THE FIRST

13 SOLD-OUT SHOW AT MUSICFESTNW; “OLD SCHOOL” FANS COMPLAIN IN BEER LINE

14 APPLAUSE FROM DUKAKIS-BENTSEN T-SHIRT GUY’S MOM

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15 BEST-KNOWN SONG USED IN A CAR AD BY A PORTLAND CREATIVE AGENCY

16 BAND TRIES TO GET BACK TO ITS ROOTS WITH DRUNKEN PRACTICE IN LAURELHURST BASEMENT

17 GRAINY VIDEO OF LEAD SINGER FALLING OVER ONSTAGE APPEARS ON BLOG

18 DJ STEALS FIVE-SECOND HOOK FOR BRIEFLY POPULAR DANCE TRACK

19 AFTER ACRIMONIOUS BREAK-UP, SINGER RECORDS ALBUM OF WHIMSICAL CHILDREN’S SONGS

20 BAND REUNITES; SHOWS AMAZINGLY GOOD (ALL BAND MEMBERS NOW SOBER)

21 SEXY BARISTA SAYS HE PREFERS BAND’S “EARLY STUFF” WHILE MAKING A MACCHIATO