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The Next Big Things

Portland artists to watch in 2015.


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Portland is set to experience a huge year in music, with several long-anticipated big-name albums scheduled to drop in the next few months. But in this city, the year is often made by artists wh   More
 
Wednesday, January 7, 2015 WW Staff

Introducing: The Cool Whips


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Who: Eric Ramon (guitar, lead vocals), Susan Kearn (bass, vocals), David Ricardo (Farfisa organ, vocals), Kurt Steinke (drums). Sounds like: The coolest nerds in school cutting calculus to write po   More
 
Wednesday, January 7, 2015 JAMES HELMSWORTH

Show Preview: Les Sins, Ben Tactic, DJs Kiffo & Rymes


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[ELECTRONICA EXHALED] As Toro y Moi, South Carolina native Chaz Bundick has excelled at turning out cool, complex electronica made up of groovy basslines and unexpected samples. Chances are, you   More
 
Wednesday, December 31, 2014 MARK STOCK

Mbrascatu: Friday, Jan. 2

Bringing Italy to Portland, and vice-versa.


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Fifty years ago, in a small village in Southern Italy, there lived a taciturn family man with the nickname “Mbrascatu”—“Dirty Face.” To this day, when Andrea Algieri returns to his hom   More
 
Wednesday, December 31, 2014 PARKER HALL

The Best Things I Heard

WW’s music writers pick their favorite Portland songs of the year.


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No one is going to miss 2014, least of all Portland’s music scene. It was a year of loss, from people (Linda Hornbuckle, Paul Revere, Pink Martini’s Derek Rieth) to institutions (Slabtown, E   More
 
Wednesday, December 24, 2014 WW MUSIC STAFF

The Awesome, the Awkward and the Awful

Charting the year in Portland music.


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THE AWESOME Sleater-Kinney announces reunion and new album.IMAGE: Brigitte Sire Soul singer Ural Thomas, 74, wins WW’s Best New Band poll.IMAGE: James Rexroad  Dead Moon plays its first sh   More
 
Wednesday, December 24, 2014 WW MUSIC STAFF

A New Way to Praise

With Deeper Well Records, Evan Way wants to broaden the definition of "Christian music"


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Not all Christian music is created equal, especially on Deeper Well Records. The label, started by Evan Way of Portland-via-L.A. folk-rock group the Parson Red Heads, was founded to combat the per   More
 
Wednesday, December 17, 2014 MATTHEW SINGER

Show Preview: Joyce Manor, Toys That Kill, Drivers


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[RITALIN ROCK] Between the preening of the Warped Tour and the made-for-Broadway schlock of Green Day’s American Idiot, it’s hard to argue that punk hasn’t taken several hard left turns to d   More
 
Wednesday, December 17, 2014 PETE COTTELL

Introducing: Burials


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Who: Benjamin Caragol (guitars, vocals), Adam Wheeler (bass, vocals), Isaac Davis (drums), Fester (guitars). Sounds like: A battle between marauding Viking ships and deadly sea serpents that just w   More
 
Wednesday, December 17, 2014 NATHAN CARSON

The Big Snap-Back

After a tragedy in its ranks, TV on the Radio is born again.


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TV on the Radio guitarist Dave Sitek lives by the overarching philosophy of “What if?” What if he had a band that blended all the music he loved, from punk to prog to soul, to the point that   More
 
Wednesday, December 10, 2014 MATTHEW SINGER
 

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