Up & Coming March 20, 2003

Source: 
The Portland Mercury
Author: 
Chazz Madrigal
Publication date: 
March 20, 2003
When: 
Wednesday, March 26, 2003

LONG WINTERS, CARISSA'S WIERD, STARS OF TRACK & FIELD, THE PROM
(Berbati's)
One can't help taking a look at the Long Winters onstage, and thinking the band is way too smart to be playing indierock. Everyone knows it's usually a dead-end profession that ends up in drinking problems, extreme jadedness, and careers as either baristas or, even worse, record store clerks. The Long Winters need to be teaching Quantum Physics to inner-city kids, or inventing hybrid cars--anything but making addictive, countrified, Pernice Brothers pop. Since their debut record, The Worse You Can Do Is Harm, is undeniably great, I'll cut them some slack--but once they start slipping, I want to see them hang up the denim coats for lab coats or those jackets with tweed patches on them. CM