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by David Krough


Posted on July 25, 2008 at 11:31 AM

Updated Wednesday, Nov 4 at 2:36 PM

It's the dog days of summer - or High Summer as I like to call it - and you know what that means: Not much time for blogging on the computer, there's too much to do!

If you're venturing downtown for beers, it's the big one, Oregon Brewer's fest at Waterfront. Get there early or don't bother, the crowds grow bigger, louder and dirtier as the sun gets lower. I also heard costs are a bit up this year because of a hops shortage, and the gas prices of course.

Music: PDX Pop Now has rounded up a fine little organization over the past couple of years, and their festival is free too. It runs July 25-27 at Rotture (315 SE 3rd Ave) AND is all-Ages.

OK - the amphitheater at Clark County is apparently losing money hand over fist and commissioners want around $9 billion to bail it out and pay the rent.
The Columbian reports many factors are contributing, economy, less touring acts etc.
But if I may put in my two cents since seeing the Police a couple weeks ago - maybe it's because it's the WORST outdoor music venue I've ever been to in my life. The layout is abyssmal, the acoustics muted, and access limited, although not as bad as expected getting out. There, I said it. Sorry, Clark County.

Anyhoo, I'll see you at The Melvins (Wonder Ballroom, Friday).