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Dude York: Sunday, June 15

It’s all fun and games and punky guitar pop—until someone’s amp explodes.


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When a band writes a song called “The Assassination of Kurt Cobain by the Coward Dude York,” it probably doesn’t want you to take it too seriously. It’s a clever, snide, tongue-in-cheek ti   More
 
Wednesday, June 11, 2014 MARK STOCK

Show Preview: Joseph Arthur, Carly Ritter


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[SINGER-SONGWRITER] Joseph Arthur found himself back in New York late last year in the wake of touring just after Lou Reed’s death. It was an unusually harsh winter, and soon the tireless musi   More
 
Wednesday, June 4, 2014 MARK STOCK

Show Preview: Pacific Mean Time at Alhambra Theatre

Who needs a job when you’ve got a basement and some instruments?


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After Edwin Paroissien was laid off from his job as a specialty-food distributor, he lived in his basement for two months. This may sound like the beginning of a    More
 
Wednesday, June 4, 2014 ASHLEY JOCZ

Drinking Game of Pricks

A guide to getting drunk with Guided by Voices.


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Few bands in indie rock inspire as much drunken devotion
as Guided by Voices. Led by former schoolteacher and Beatles devotee
Robert Pollard, the band’s expert mix of off-kilter whimsy, fist-pum   More
 
Wednesday, June 4, 2014 MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

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
 

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