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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

Top Five K Records Songs I Came to Love While Writing Love Rock Revolution.


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“Youth,” Beat HappeningThis 1984 ditty is a fitting prologue to the whole K story. “I thought there must be more to this world than we’re being told,” Calvin Johnson sings. “When you��   More
 
Wednesday, July 11, 2012 MARK BAUMGARTEN

Top Five Selling Albums At Music Millennium, June 24-30


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Fiona Apple, The Idler Wheel Is Wiser Than...You should drop everything and buy this record right now. Whatever one-hit-wonder associations you have with Ms. Apple are dead wrong. Idler Wheel is a   More
 
Wednesday, July 4, 2012 WW MUSIC STAFF

Top Five Promising Tribute Shows This Week


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Replacements tribute (Star Theater, Wednesday)Chase a screening of the excellent Color Me Obsessed with a musical tribute to the band that made rock ’n’ roll cool again.Joey Porter does Sly and th   More
 
Wednesday, June 20, 2012 MARK STOCK

Top Five Selling Albums At Music Millennium, 5/27 - 6/2


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1. Sigur Rós, ValtariBlues and roots seem to be all the rage this week, but there’s still room for weird Icelandic music sung in a made-up language.2. JD McPherson, Signs & SignifiersThis famil   More
 
Wednesday, June 6, 2012 WW MUSIC STAFF

Top Five Acts We’re Excited To See At Sasquatch!


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Santigold (7:10 pm Friday, Sasquatch stage) Well, we’re not above a little stargazing. The Helio Sequence (6:20 pm Saturday, Bigfoot stage) It has been a long time, and we hear great things about the f   More
 
Wednesday, May 23, 2012 CASEY JARMAN

Rocky Votolato’s Top Five Favorite Movies


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The Shawshank RedemptionThis is the best prison movie ever made. Doesn’t seem like something Stephen King would write, but I loved the short story too. Cool Hand LukeStrange that my two favorite mov   More
 
Wednesday, May 2, 2012 WW MUSIC STAFF

Top Five Ways Portland is Different From Austin, Texas.

by Ben Kweller


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Teahouses [WIN: PORTLAND]Portland has the best teahouse in the world: the Tao of Tea. We don’t have anything like that in Austin yet. We have great coffee shops, but to really be a tea connoisse   More
 
Wednesday, April 25, 2012 WW MUSIC STAFF

Top Five Portland-Centric Record Store Day Releases


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Portland Cello Project, Homage LPThe local pop-classical outfit tackles such timeless classics as Kanye and Jay-Z’s “That’s My Bitch” and 50 Cent’s “Lollipop.” Starfucker, Heaven’s You   More
 
Wednesday, April 18, 2012 WW MUSIC STAFF
 

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