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Introducing…: A Happy Death


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Who: Ryan Joseph Lella (vocals, guitar), Mathieu Lewis Rolland (drums), Jaclyn Hardin (organ) and Michael McInerney (bass). Sounds like: A beach party hosted by surfers with a studded-leather jewelry   More
 
Wednesday, April 2, 2014 ANDREW STEINBEISER

Show Preview: Neutral Milk Hotel, Elf Power, the Minders


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[FUZZY FREAK FOLK] Time has left few stones unturned in the wake of In the Aeroplane Over the Sea, Neutral Milk Hotel’s 1998 psych-folk masterpiece. The blown-out, kitchen-sink orchestration and   More
 
Wednesday, April 2, 2014 PETE COTTELL

Show Preview: Bryan Ferry, Dawn Landes


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[LUXURY ROCK] At age 68, Bryan Ferry remains a study in contrasts. He made his name as the coke-addled, space-alien frontman of English glam titans Roxy Music, but outside of that towering, monu   More
 
Wednesday, April 2, 2014 NATHAN CARSON

A Tribe Called Red: Thursday, April 3

For the innovators of “powwow-step,” the party is always political.


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Like a lot of native North Americans, Bear Thomas didn’t grow up with many heroes who looked like him. Searching for a reflection of himself in popular media, all he’d find were the same red   More
 
Wednesday, April 2, 2014 MATTHEW SINGER

Soul Recovery

Having survived cancer, Sharon Jones just wants one thing: Respect.


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Talking to the media about her recent battle with pancreatic cancer, Sharon Jones never spares the gory details. Asked how she first knew something was wrong, the 57-year-old soul singer told Spin   More
 
Wednesday, March 26, 2014 MATTHEW SINGER

Show Preview: The War on Drugs, White Laces


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[STONED AMERICANA] The bifurcation of the careers of Kurt Vile and Adam Granduciel could’ve gone a lot worse. Vile left the War On Drugs in 2008, but pegging indie-rock’s benevolent stoner laure   More
 
Wednesday, March 26, 2014 PETE COTTELL

Anne: Sunday, March 30

A shape-shifting producer sheds the shoegaze haze—and his band.


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When Portland four-piece Anne released its debut, Dream Punx, in 2011, few could resist throwing the album’s airy, dark pop in with My Bloody Valentine and the rest of the shoegaze pack. And whi   More
 
Wednesday, March 26, 2014 MITCH LILLIE

Mic Check: Chino Moreno

On Crosses


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Unlike his past projects, Chino Moreno’s Crosses (stylized as †††) is more rooted in electronica and New Wave than anything that might be described as “rock ’n’ roll”—a potential   More
 
Wednesday, March 26, 2014 CAT JONES

Idaho Bound

Can the Treefort Music Fest make Boise the next Portland?


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When Brett Netson pulled into Old Town Portland for the first time back in the early ’90s, to play Satyricon with his psychedelic punk band, Caustic Resin, he felt like a kid in a candy store�   More
 
Wednesday, March 19, 2014 MATTHEW SINGER

Introducing…: The Resistance


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Who: Rappers Mic Capes, Glenn Waco and Rasheed Jamal. Sounds like: Lupe Fiasco if he was a little more street; Kurupt if he was a little more conscious. For fans of: Kendrick Lamar, Common, Earl Swe   More
 
Wednesday, March 19, 2014 REED JACKSON
 

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