Finding new music is one of my very favorite things. I'm always on the hunt digging through artists on Spotify, and I get sent a lot of 'watch my video!' requests on Instagram all the time. Every once in a while, I click on a band's spotify list and I can't stop listening because their sound speaks to me.
Today I plugged into Foreign Sons, a band out of Las Vegas, a place where everyone is an entertainer and it's truly sink or swim, so to stand out you have to have something special. The first thing that caught me about their sound is their passion. You can feel it reach into your ears and stretch its musical tendrils throughout your whole body.
Everything I have read about them suggests they are an Indie band, but the hints of metal woven into their alternative sound sets them apart. They have a reminiscent sound that takes me back to the early days of the Vans Warped Tour and Portland's Big Stink concerts. I close my eyes and feel the memories of …
Packy, who made headlines during the Kennedy era as the first elephant born in the Western Hemisphere in 44 years, was humanely euthanized at the Oregon Zoo today. At nearly 55, he was the oldest male of his species in North America. “We loved Packy so much,” said Bob Lee, who oversees the zoo elephant program and worked with Packy for the past 17 years. “He was my favorite — the most impressive animal I’ve ever known. It’s hard to think about coming in to work tomorrow and not seeing him. There will never be another like him.” The decision to euthanize came following a lengthy search for alternative treatment options after test results last fall indicated Packy was suffering from a drug-resistant strain of TB. “We’d run out of options for treating him,” said Dr. Tim Storms, the zoo’s lead veterinarian. “The remaining treatments involved side effects that would have been very hard on Packy with no guarantee of success, plus a risk of creating further resistance. None of us felt it would …
Who wants the normal dinner date Valentine's Day experience that you have had every single year since the beginning of forever? Wouldn't it be better to try something new? Something fresh? Something that makes your date cling to you like never before?
Gresham's premiere haunt, House of Shadows has never been one to believe that haunted houses should be confined to the boundaries of the Halloween season. Every holiday is fair game when these guys get their hands on it, and Valentine's Day is no different. If you're looking for something to do that promises to be a different Halloween experience than before, House of Shadows should be your destination.
House of Shadows pulls out all the stops when they put a haunt together. Oh, and one more thing, if you don't like being touched, you should definitely stay home, because this is a full contact haunted house. What does that mean? You're fair game, and who knows where you'll end up.