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Quitting Time

As he prepares to put Dolorean to rest, songwriter Al James reflects on a decade of touring the world, being the opening band and missing Portland.


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All things must pass, though some things stick around longer than others. In an ephemeral music scene like Portland’s, Dolorean has been a symbol of longevity. Through 12 years and five albums   More
 
Wednesday, May 28, 2014 MATTHEW SINGER

Show Preview: Kongos, the Ecstatics


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[ROCK…WITH ACCORDION?! WHAAA?] It’s hard to rock out in this wacky, post-Mumford world. Not necessarily to perform rock music—that’s been pretty much the same since the ’60s—but to be    More
 
Wednesday, May 28, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

Introducing...: Psychomagic


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Who: Steven Fusco (vocals, guitar), Stone Laurila (guitar), Anthony Brisson (drums, backing vocals), Scott Page (bass), Eddie Bond (keyboards). Sounds like: If Jason Segel’s character in Forget   More
 
Wednesday, May 28, 2014 MATTHEW SINGER

Drunk Dad: Friday, May 30

Not your father’s hardcore—unless your father is an old scumbag.


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The definitive sound of punk has been fiercely debated for decades, but one thing most critics can agree on about the music is its antagonistic nature. Right down to its name, Portland’s Drunk D   More
 
Wednesday, May 28, 2014 PETE COTTELL

Wrangling Sasquatch

Who to see—and who to avoid—at this year’s Sasquatch music festival.


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Let’s face it: If you’re driving four hours to middle-of-nowhere Washington for Sasquatch this weekend, it’s probably to see Outkast. But there’s a lot of other stuff happening before an   More
 
Wednesday, May 21, 2014 MATTHEW SINGER

Introducing...: Neka & Kahlo


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Who: Mila “Kahlo” Kokich (rapper), Neka Perini (singer, producer) Sounds like: The raw frustration of Eminem’s identity crisis encountering the soulful wisdom of Adele, with Skrillex on the dec   More
 
Wednesday, May 21, 2014 GRACE STAINBACK

Show Preview: Sohn, Mr. Little Jeans, John Dee-J


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[SOUL-TRONICA] Christopher Taylor, aka Sohn, is a South London product currently producing, remixing and creating his own solo material from Vienna. Praise from heavy hitters, along with studio    More
 
Wednesday, May 21, 2014 MARK STOCK

The Gospel According to Liz

Liz Vice battles stage fright to bring a message of hope to a secular city.


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Hope is a common theme when speaking with Liz Vice about her debut album, There’s a Light. Rich with throwback R&B influences, the album features 10 tracks of Vice’s dynamic, soulful vocal   More
 
Wednesday, May 14, 2014 KAITIE TODD

Introducing...: SPF666


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Who: Zak DesFleurs. Sounds like: Bobby Digital—the Jamaican dancehall producer, not RZA’s alter ego—forging reggaeton riddims amid an occultist’s dimly lit reptile collection. For fans o   More
 
Wednesday, May 14, 2014 MITCH LILLIE

Show Previews: Riff Raff, YG, and Lil Jon at Roseland Theater


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[MUSTARD ON DA BEAT] While everyone was convincing themselves that Schoolboy Q’s Oxymoron was the second coming of good kid m.A.A.d city—spoiler alert: It’s not—YG quietly released the current   More
 
Wednesday, May 14, 2014 WW Staff
 

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