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Top Five Holiday TV Specials

by Tony Starlight


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The Year Without a Santa Claus (1974) This Arthur Rankin and Jules Bass gem reminds me of my own life. Heat Miser and Snow Miser are always on my shoulders whenever I am contemplating heavy decis   More
 
Wednesday, December 19, 2012 WW MUSIC STAFF

Top Five Tracks from Nuggets

by DJ HWY 7


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The Amboy Dukes, “Baby, Please Don’t Go” Legendary blues song recorded by Big Joe Williams in 1935 that would go on to be covered by countless musicians, in a variety of styles. One of my f   More
 
Wednesday, December 12, 2012 WW MUSIC STAFF

Top Five Vancouver Bands Portland Needs to Hear


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Knothead (pictured)This guy is ready to blow up big time. He’s a heavy-metal-laced hip-hop artist with a real hardcore attitude like Tech N9ne or Insane Clown Posse. Most of his lyrics are about   More
 
Wednesday, December 5, 2012 TRAVIS ZIMMERLY

Top Five Red Hot Chili Peppers Songs Pre-“Under the Bridge”


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“True Men Don’t Kill Coyotes,” Red Hot Chili Peppers (1984)Less funk-punk than tribal new-wave, the lone highlight of the Chili Peppers’ first outing finds Anthony Kiedis embodying the col   More
 
Wednesday, November 14, 2012 MATTHEW SINGER

Top Five Thrill Jockey Records

by Dewey Mahood (Eternal Tapestry)


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Califone, Quicksand/Cradlesnakes (2003)Not only a Thrill Jockey fave, but one of the best bands of the past decade, in my opinion. These dudes mix gorgeous folk melodies with out-there noise like    More
 
Wednesday, November 7, 2012 WW MUSIC STAFF

Shock G’s Top Five Places to Get Busy (Other than Burger King Bathrooms)


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College campus piano practice rooms My girl and I used to tape a sheet of notebook paper over the little window on the door. When people walked by, I’d reach up with my free hand and bang a   More
 
Wednesday, October 31, 2012 WW MUSIC STAFF

Top Five More Portland Bands I Want To Reunite


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A WeatherIt’s hard for me even to talk about this band without getting all misty. They were so good and so heartbreaking, and I didn’t go see them enough. Eskimo and SonsI’d be pushier    More
 
Wednesday, October 3, 2012 CASEY JARMAN

Top Five Summer Shows In Odd Places


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The Great Idea, Friday, Aug. 10, at Enchanted ForestIt’s a show in a creepy theme park for kids. And Quasi is playing. Come on, what more do you want?Pop-Up Pool Party, Sunday, Aug. 19, at Portland    More
 
Wednesday, August 8, 2012 WW MUSIC STAFF

Top Five Obscure Acts at Pickathon


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Petunia & the VipersA Canadian “avant-country” act with a cult following up north that’s just starting to tour the U.S. regularly. Haunting, weird stuff. Ted Jones and the Tarheel BoysOn   More
 
Wednesday, August 1, 2012 CASEY JARMAN

Top Five Upcoming Local Releases We’re Stoked About


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Golden Retriever, Occupied With the Unspoken (July 24)More majestic electronic craziness from these Thrill Jockey signees. There’s a release show for this one at Holocene on Aug. 1. Raymond Byr   More
 
Wednesday, July 25, 2012 WW MUSIC STAFF
 

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