A chronicle of Portland’s musical vortex

I was lucky enough to pick up a free copy of Vortex Music Magazine at a tattoo parlor on Foster. I found valuable connections and insight into music less than 30 years old which I simply don’t have.  I also found wisdom; scan following of Fred Cole’s Indie Rock Dos & Donts:

cole dos donts

The article in Issue 15 is a memorial to Portland band Dead Moon.  Drummer Andrew Loomis died of lymphoma on March 8, 2016.  Fred Cole was front man and guitarist. His death on November 9, 2017- also by cancer – was reported in an obituary in the New York Times.  A separate Vortex article spoke convincingly about the importance of community.

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