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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

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
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