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MFNW Preview: Beat Connection

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For Reed Juenger, music has always been an interdisciplinary pursuit. Though Beat Connection began in earnest as a party-starting DJ duo at the University of Washington, his dorm-bound project has sin   More
Wednesday, July 29, 2015 PETE COTTELL

Jamie XX, Mattis: Saturday, July 25

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[INVENTED NOSTALGIA] In the lead-up to the release of U.K. polite-house producer Jamie XX’s brilliant debut solo record, In Colour, a clear narrative emerged from the banks of samples, sirens and po   More
Wednesday, July 22, 2015 MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

Unknown Mortal Orchestra: Thursday, July 23

Drummer Riley Geare is UMO’s backbone, but he’s also one of Portland’s rising studio wizards.

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A glance at Riley Geare’s wrist will tell you he hasn’t been home for a few weeks. He was, until recently, on the road, playing drums with Unknown Mortal Orchestra, and his forearm is a rainbow of   More
Wednesday, July 22, 2015 MATTHEW SINGER

Heems: Wednesday, July 22

In his old group, irony ruled. Now he’s finally getting real.

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Himanshu Suri has stories. Stories that, for years, he never told. His formative years were spent in post-9/11 New York. Xenophobia was high, and for an Indian-American teenager living in a South Asia   More
Wednesday, July 22, 2015 MATTHEW SCHONFELD

MFNW Preview: Battles

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The idea of a math-rock outfit having enough cachet to be considered a “supergroup” may be a tad silly to the uninitiated, but it may be time to finally humor your barista with the one-man looping   More
Wednesday, July 22, 2015 PETE COTTELL

The 2015 PDX Pop Now! Yearbook

A look at eight of the superlative acts playing the annual local music festival.

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IMAGE: WW StaffValedictorian: Vinnie Dewayne <a href="http://vinniedewayne.bandcamp.com/album/rites-of-passage-ep-before-the-scholar">Rites of Passage EP: Before the Scholar by Vinnie Dewayne   More
Wednesday, July 22, 2015 MATTHEW SINGER

Introducing: Blowout

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Who: Laken Wright (bass, vocals), Travis King (guitar), Brennan Facchino (guitar), Nick Everett (drums).  Sounds like: A buzzed and sunny downhill bike ride on the last day of school. For fan   More
Wednesday, July 15, 2015 CHRIS STAMM

Martell Webster: Thursday, July 16

Can a former Blazer shake the baller-turned-rapper stigma?

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On the day I reach Martell Webster at home in Portland, the NBA draft is a few hours away. You’d think that would make a good icebreaker when speaking to a former Blazers lottery pick. “I    More
Wednesday, July 15, 2015 MATTHEW SINGER

MFNW Preview: Strand of Oaks

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The joke about playing a country song backwards and the singer getting his wife, dog and truck back is all but worn out, but Timothy Showalter has had plenty of reasons throughout the years to t   More
Wednesday, July 15, 2015 PETE COTTELL

Exploding Heartbreak

Terry Six is finally moving forward—but he hasn’t forgotten his past.

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Punk rock is a culture of youth. So what happens when your youth is interrupted by tragedy?     More
Tuesday, July 14, 2015 CRIS LANKENAU

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