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Show Preview: St. Vincent, Noveller


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[QUEEN AYE] At this point, comparing St. Vincent to anyone else isn’t just besides the point—it’s downright unfair. Over the course of four increasingly weird and wonderful solo albums, Anni   More
 
Wednesday, March 19, 2014 MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

Music Preview: Against Me!, Laura Stevenson, Cheap Girls


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[POWER PUNK] Laura Jane Grace came here to chew bubblegum, wear a sundress and chop the rings off a bigot’s fat fucking fingers—and she’s all out of bubblegum. Transgender Dysphoria Blues, t   More
 
Wednesday, March 19, 2014 MATTHEW SINGER

Hip-Hop Stopped

The tension between Portland rap artists and police goes deeper than the Blue Monk.


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If you had walked past the Blue Monk around 11 pm on Saturday, March 1, it’d be reasonable to assume a crime had taken place. Six police cars were parked in the middle of Southeast Belmont Stree   More
 
Wednesday, March 12, 2014 MATTHEW SINGER

Introducing...: Ali Muhareb


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Who: Ali Muhareb Sounds like: An anthropomorphized kaleidoscope. For fans of: Panda Bear, Log Across the Washer, Ducktails, laser-light shows, El Guincho. Why you care: While you were sleeping, Ali   More
 
Wednesday, March 12, 2014 ASHLEY JOCZ

The Cry: Sunday, March 16

Young punks with old souls want to make rock ’n’ roll sweat again.


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The members of Portland pop-punk band the Cry live and breathe rock ’n’ roll, and you can tell just by looking at them. The Ramones stare out from a pin on singer and lead songwriter Ray Nelse   More
 
Wednesday, March 12, 2014 LYLA ROWEN

New Flames

Angel Olsen has been singing her entire life. Only now has she found her voice.


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Angel Olsen made it clear at the start of her career that she wasn’t afraid to use her voice.  Her solo debut, the 2011 EP Strange Cacti, was bare-boned, acoustic and raw, and highlighted b   More
 
Wednesday, March 5, 2014 EMILEE BOOHER

Show Preview: Russian Circles, KEN Mode, Helms Alee


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[APOCALYPTIC MATH METAL] Between Easter, The Walking Dead and Keith Richards’ uncanny life force, it’s safe to say pop culture’s predilection for zombie kitsch is no longer weird. While necr   More
 
Wednesday, March 5, 2014 PETE COTTELL

Jeremy Wilson: Saturday, March 8

A heartbroken Dharma Bum hits the road and restarts his career.


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At a glance, Empty Through Empty Space, the new album by Jeremy Wilson, has the backstory of a classic breakup record. Guy meets girl, he moves across the country to be with her, things fall apa   More
 
Wednesday, March 5, 2014 MATTHEW SINGER

Drank Extra: Nagual De La Naga (Caduceus Cellars, 2011)


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This bottle of Arizona wine—yes, people are making the stuff in that arid land of intolerance—declares itself “big yet subtle and well balanced.” Kind of a bloodless description when you c   More
 
Wednesday, March 5, 2014 JAY BENNETT

Audio Jacked

Does Portland have an instrument-theft problem?


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As the members of San Fermin stood in the parking lot of the Red Lion Hotel near Portland International Airport last October, staring at their rented tour van, it took them a moment to process wha   More
 
Wednesday, February 26, 2014 MATTHEW SINGER
 

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