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Show Preview: Torres, Aero Flynn at Doug Fir Lounge

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[STORIES FROM THE CITY] Mackenzie Scott doesn’t take things lightly. The singer-songwriter, who records under the name Torres, has written one of the most intense, unflinching albums of the year   More
Wednesday, May 13, 2015 MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

Drank Music Special: Sluricane Hurricane (E-40)

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There is an alternate universe in which Master P is the first to develop Sluricane. Pairing a tasty, bottled version of New Orleans’ greatest alcoholic concoction with his considerable busines   More
Wednesday, May 13, 2015 MARTIN CIZMAR

Johanna Warren: Saturday, May 16

Finding new life under the pale moon.

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Spirituality is as subjective as music taste. It can be accessed and expressed in countless ways. For songwriter Johanna Warren, orchestrator of brainy, atmospheric folk, it’s about submitting   More
Wednesday, May 13, 2015 MARK STOCK

Critical Mass

Writer Jessica Hopper on the sexism of emo and the sex crimes of R. Kelly.

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Jessica Hopper is only kind of joking when she refers to her new collection of essays, The First Collection of Criticism by a Living Female Rock Critic, as a “bible.” The physical similarities   More
Wednesday, May 13, 2015 JASON WOODBURY

A New Lease

Matt Sharp revives the Rentals—but don’t expect it to end up like his old band.

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If Weezer lost your love and affection after its divisive second record, Pinkerton, consider yourself in good company. The group’s original bassist, Matt Sharp, left the band in 1998 during a    More
Wednesday, May 6, 2015 PETE COTTELL

Show Preview: Stephin Merritt, Darren Hanlon

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[ABECEDARIAN LOVE SONGS] While some avant-garde karaoke nights (cue Baby Ketten) would make a killing with Magnetic Fields songs, the recent audiences for the band and its glum, glam tunesmith Ste   More
Wednesday, May 6, 2015 AARON MESH

Introducing: Coco Columbia

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Who: Coco Columbia (vocals, keyboards), Grant Sayler (guitar), Micah Hummel (drums). Sounds like: A weed-fueled weekend in Candyland.  For fans of: Stereolab, Dirty Projectors, Sia, Lorde.    More
Wednesday, May 6, 2015 CRIS LANKENAU

Exhume Yr Idols

The return of Sleater-Kinney.

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“Did you see what I put on Instagram?” Carrie Brownstein asks the table at the Observatory, a homey bistro in Portland’s Montavilla neighborhood, where she and her once-again bandmates, dr   More
Wednesday, April 29, 2015 MATTHEW SINGER

Young Fathers: Wednesday, April 29

Genres are for suckers.

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Is it hard to make music that truly sounds new in 2015? Because Alloysious Massaquoi, of Scottish trio Young Fathers, makes it seem gallingly easy: “It’s just wanting to make something that    More
Wednesday, April 29, 2015 MATTHEW SCHONFELD

Flashback: Old Time Relijun at Ground Kontrol, 2007

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Experimental K Records punk band Old Time Relijun is reuniting to celebrate its 20th anniversary. The above photo is from a performance at Satyricon during MusicfestNW 2008, but  the band   More
Wednesday, April 29, 2015 WW MUSIC STAFF
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