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Best gay albums of 2011

Just our yearly take on the best albums and EPs by queer artists this year. We don’t hold back our local bias but it is an international list, and I think Canada might be kicking our asses a li’l this year. […]

Photos from last night’s Wild Flag show

Brownstein belting it out at Wild Flag's record release party at the Doug Fir Wednesday Nov 9th. Photo by Taylor Hatmaker

Local super group sensations Wild Flag have just released their self-titled debut album and are still in the process of celebrating it will a string of 3 shows. Yesterday saw an all ages in store at Jackpot Records as well as the first of two shows at the […]

A weekend to go on a Space Odyssey to a deluded Donovan, a Communi-T Trans Resource Fair and more…just don’t forget your awkward poetry

Corrina Bain performs Friday as part of Q Poetry's Award Open Mic.

Thursday

Hot Mess Grand Finale – Whether you’ve been attending religiously for the past 12 weeks or just want to see how it all turns out, tonight’s final contest is sure to be a knock down drag out fight to the hot mess death. With 1st, 2nd and 3rd place prize packages starting at $700 you know […]

New Wild Flag video for ‘Electric Band’

Another release from Portlandia darling Carrie Brownstein‘s new band Wild Flag, the video for “Electric Band” is another fun and Stumptowny exercise in hipster comedy. The concert on the softball/baseball diamond is pretty gay, and reminds us all of the recently lost summer. All the ladies are visions in their (modified or not) vintage tees and Brownstein is especially hot behind home base as the catcher of a bursting water […]

Wild Flag and Carrie Brownstein talks with Minnesota public radio and perform in studio

From left: Rebecca Cole, Carrie Brownstein, Mary Timony and Janet Weiss from Wild Flag

From left: Rebecca Cole, Carrie Brownstein, Mary Timony and Janet Weiss from Wild Flag

Carrie Brownstein, Janet Weiss, Rebecca Cole and Mary Timony, all members or the “indie-supergroup” Wild Flag go on Minnesota public radio talk about their first album and their current tour, not being a supergroup and the 20th anniversary of the seminal Nirvana grunge album “Nevermind.” This last is my favorite, with Weiss admitting she paid […]

New music video for Wild Flag’s ‘Romance’

Wild Flag's Carrie Brownstein: "It says it's a pie chart. This is a square…If any of you guy don't want to work here let me know."

Acting as if music videos still played on MTV and record stores still stocked vinyl local indie darlings Wild Flag, featuring former Sleater–Kinney members Janet Weiss and Carrie Brownstein, have just released the first video from their debut self-titled album, due out next […]

Listen to Wild Flag’s first release “Golden Tambourine” online

From left: Rebecca Cole, Carrie Brownstein, Mary Timony and Janet Weiss from Wild Flag

From left: Rebecca Cole, Carrie Brownstein, Mary Timony and Janet Weiss from Wild Flag

Lots of excitement has been accompanying new Portland supergroup Wild Flag since their formation last Summer. The quartet featuring Janet Weiss and Carrie Brownstein of Sleater-Kinney, Helium’s Mary Timony and The Minders Rebecca Cole been playing sold out shows locally and outside of the area sporadically in the precious few months of their existence. They […]

Wild Flag plays tonight

From left: Mary Timony, Janet Weiss, Rebecca Cole, Carrie Brownstein

Amidst all the hype surrounding former Sleater-Kinney band member Carrie Brownstein‘s comedic project Portlandia, I hope you all haven’t forgotten that the funny lady still makes music. And her new band, Wild Flag, plays tonight at Bunk Bar (1028 SE Water St). With a tour in March, recording in April, and an album out in fall in the Flag […]

Carrie Brownstein and Janet Weiss introduce new musical project Wild Flag

Wild Flag

Although many of us that came of age in the ’90s and early 2000s can point to several riot grrl and dyke punk influences, few bands that celebrated queer women’s music made it to the mainstream. Sleater-Kinney was one band that was able to cross that divide. So when they played their last shows in August of 2006, we all mourned their indefinite hiatus.

The three ladies […]