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My Kids: A Special Contribution From Ashlee Yokom

My Kids: A Special Contribution From Ashlee Yokom #PDXPoppycock

Friday afternoon. I start my car, and an annoying disc jockey comes blaring on the radio. As quick as can be, my hand jumps to the dial to turn off the volume. Right now, all I want is to soak in the silence. Just for a moment drink in that sweet nothing. I commute about forty minutes to and from work each day, and in the afternoons, it usually takes about half the drive until I want to hear…

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Finding Micah Hearn

Finding Micah Hearn #PDXPoppycock

Loud, vibrant colors bounce off every painting that Micah Hearn puts a brush to. The canvas may be flat, but every layer and idea crawls up the walls and into the center of the room.

“What? That’s a piece of garbage. The painting is on the other side!” says Hearn as I gawk at one of his paintings. His Mississippi drawl comes through on canvas and in person.

What may seem like a warehouse with…

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Hillstomp

Hillstomp: The Story of The Noisiest Boys in Town #PDXPoppycock

John Johnson walks on stage with only his roll of duct tape. Then he continues to casually take his shoes and socks off and rolls his jeans up to his knees.

The older man anxiously hovering behind me asks, “Do you even know who these guys are?”

Henry Kammerer mysteriously struts on stage with his banjo, his hooded sweatshirt, and his shades. The lights dim and he takes his hoodie off. Out come…

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The Story of Nomad Piercing Studio

The Story of Nomad Piercing Studio #PDXPoppycock

If you aren’t looking for Nomad, you’ll miss it. It’s a nondescript storefront on SE Division. Blake’s been there since 2007, but Nomad began 21 years earlier, somewhere else, and as nomads are prone to do, has worked its way across the world to Portland.

Blake doesn’t stand out in a Portland crowd these days anymore than his shop does on Division. Stretched earlobes, cartilage piercings, labret,…

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29 Ways to Tell Someone Isn’t Really a Photographer

29 Ways to Tell Someone Isn’t Really a Photographer #PDXPoppycock

There is a sharp and clear difference between a photographer and a dude who clicks pics. There are a lot of photog posers out there with a Rebel T5 and an incredibly imaginative “company” name like (first and last name+photography). For those of you out there looking for a photographer and for those of you passing yourselves off as photographers, here’s a few things to look out for if you’re…

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Interview: Anna Tivel of Fluff & Gravy Records

Interview: Anna Tivel of Fluff & Gravy Records #PDXPoppycock

From playing fiddle to picking up the guitar and breaking into the Portland music scene, Anna’s adoption in to the Fluff & Gravy Records family has fostered a creative period that now sees her releasing her first LP, Before Machines. This incredible songwriter with her fragile voice talks with us about her journey to this point, her odd comfort on stage but discomfort off, and her off-the-cuff…

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One Bit at a Time: Julia Ramos’ Story

One Bit at a Time: Julia Ramos’ Story #PDXPoppycock

Julia Ramos’ return to the stand-up scene has been one marked with the trials and tribulations of overcoming an addiction which could have easily ended her life and which makes every punchline that much sweeter that it didn’t.

Black. Concrete. Black. Grass. Black. Hospital.

Julia fidgets as she writes in her notebook. She bites her lip and taps her fingers on the page, cross-legged in a chair.…

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Serenaded by Moniker: Video

Along with picking her brain in her basement and then hanging out with her in an abandoned building, we figured with all this talk of music that we should get at least one song.

Serenaded by Moniker: Video

Along with picking her brain in her basement and then hanging out with her in an abandoned building, we figured with all this talk of music that we should get at least one song.

Poppycock Magazine: June 2014

Poppycock Magazine: June/July 2014

Poppycock June/July 2014

It’s Rex Manning Day! Wait, that’s not right. Oh, yeah..it’s Magazine Day!
The June/July issue is out today. Support indie, ad-free nonsense in Portland. Visit our FB page and every ‘share’ enters you to win exclusive project: poppycock merch, stuff you didn’t even know you wanted until just now.

Check out some of what we’ve got for you:

An in-depth story about Portland’s own Moniker

The story of

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