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Tegan and Sara Release “Get Along,” hear them on livestream today

The charismatic Canadian queer duo, Tegan and Sara, recently released their CD/DVD combo Get Along. The live album has 15 classic T & S tracks and the DVD includes three short films.

States” is a 3o minute documentary of the twins’ US tour which includes interviews and fan base connections. “India” follows their first ever tour in India. “For the Most Part” is an hour video of concert footage shot with 75 fans in an intimate studio setting.

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New Tegan and Sara video for 'Northshore'

So Wednesday I posted a Cazwell video for the boys, so I figured the brand new release from girl favorites Tegan and Sara would be a good balance. And now the twins have different haircuts so you can tell them apart. Bonus!

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Tegan and Sara bring lezhipsters together at the Keller

Tegan and Sara. Photo by Pamela Littky

Twin hottie hipster folk-rock faves Tegan and Sara will be bringing the ladies down to the Keller Auditorium this Thursday the 8th when they take the stage with openers Steel Train & Holly Miranda. And while the confinement to seats might damper the spirit slightly, there will still most certainly be a plethora of doe-eyed baby dykes swooning over the sounds of the dual talented singer/songwriters.

Though I have sung the praises of both their most recent release Sainthood as well as 2007’s The Con I have never actually gotten to see them live. So this week should be an interesting experience as I finally get to see the pair I have dubbed, “Soulful, skillful, intense and at times downright strange…these girls have somehow managed to capture our hearts in a way that is certainly odd, possibly endearing, and yet a lot less sappy than I would expect.”

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Tegan and Sara are a tease

When I saw the words “new music video” in my Tegan and Sara Twitterfeed I was pretty stoked. Indeed, here they are in a video with Chris Walla listening to their new music and they’re stoked too! Unfortunately, we only get to hear their exclamations of pleasure and not the actual recorded music itself. Perhaps that’s enough…

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Tegan and Sara take Portland

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An Horse Graces Portland! (capsule review)

Kate Cooper and Damon Cox of An Horse

The dynamic Australian duo, An Horse, made a stop on their fall tour at Bunk Bar (1028 SE Water Ave. Suit 130) last Saturday.  Kate Cooper and Damon Cox released their first album, Rearrange Beds after touring with Tegan and Sara in 2008. They made their first television appearance in 2009 on the David Letterman show, performing the song, […]


Gender-bender recap and photos

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The River City Riders

A great way to kick off Pride, last night’s Gender Bender at the E Room had all the right trappings. There were various forms of drag and performance, fund-raising and drama. Oh, and some really amazing outfits that you can check out in our extensive Gender Bender photo gallery.

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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. […]


Presents for the Documentarian

Topp Twins characters Ken & Ken

Doc lovers are a special brand of film buff and while there’s plenty of good gay box sets of movies out there here’s a special subset of gifts about the “real thing.”

#1 Now out on DVD

Untouchable Girls – This year America experiences the Kiwi invasion when dyke music and comedy sensations from New Zealand, the Topp Twins, finally showed us they exist. The duo had a television show that still hasn’t come to the states but they have finally begun touring here over the past couple years, including a visit to Portland a year and a half ago. But the big news is that their documentary Untouchable Girls is finally available on DVD in the US. You can read our review from QDoc 2010 here.

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Vancouver, WA makes gayest cities list

Northbank gay bar in Vancouver

It seems like my little home town, which I lovingly call the ‘Couv or Vantucky, is seeing its 15 minutes of fame these days. Later on we’ll have an interview with an out Skyview high school athlete conducted by new qPDX sports writer Aly Sneider, and right now I’m here to tell you that The Advocate ranked Vancouver, WA as the 6th gayest city in the country!

Now neither Portland nor New York City made the list, which of course brings their radically unscientific methods into question. If they hadn’t listed SF I would have called this list the gayest cities you never knew were gay. But alas, they admit their highly theoretical equation for coming up with the gayest cities could have produced these odd results.

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