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Show Preview: The War on Drugs, White Laces


Music Stories
[STONED AMERICANA] The bifurcation of the careers of Kurt Vile and Adam Granduciel could’ve gone a lot worse. Vile left the War On Drugs in 2008, but pegging indie-rock’s benevolent stoner laure   More
 
Wednesday, March 26, 2014 PETE COTTELL

Strip Club Guide 2014: Strip Steak

We rank these pieces of meat.


Strip Club Guide
Thanks to Oregon Liquor Control Commission laws that require bars to offer patrons “substantial food items” alongside a shelf full of liquor, your favorite strip club in Portland is likely t   More
 
Wednesday, March 12, 2014 PETE COTTELL

Show Preview: Russian Circles, KEN Mode, Helms Alee


Music Stories
[APOCALYPTIC MATH METAL] Between Easter, The Walking Dead and Keith Richards’ uncanny life force, it’s safe to say pop culture’s predilection for zombie kitsch is no longer weird. While necr   More
 
Wednesday, March 5, 2014 PETE COTTELL

Deal With It

A guide to dealing with your dealer—whoever it may be.


News Stories
THE BUD-TOTING BIKE MESSENGER How you know you’re there: You’re at home, you send a text message and a few minutes later (OK, probably longer), a sweaty man whose BO stench c   More
 
Wednesday, January 29, 2014 PETE COTTELL, BROOKE GEERY

Into It Over It: Wednesday, Jan. 29

Emo revivalists make the world a safe place to cry again.


Music Stories
Emo should’ve seen its slow decline coming. It was only a matter of time before the melody-driven punk offshoot collapsed under the heft of its aesthetical crimes against humanity—though the s   More
 
Wednesday, January 29, 2014 PETE COTTELL

Show Preview: Volcano Choir, the Cloack Ox


Music Stories
[POST-ROCK] When Volcano Choir released Unmap in 2009, few knew what to expect from America’s newly minted sad-guy laureate. Upon releasing For Emma, Forever Ago, Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon employ   More
 
Wednesday, January 22, 2014 PETE COTTELL

The Hole Story

3 months behind the counter at Voodoo Doughnut.


Cover Story
“TALKING SHIT ABOUT HALL & OATES WILL RESULT IN IMMEDIATE DISCIPLINARY ACTION.” This sign hanging next to the employee schedule at Voodoo Doughnut is probably a joke, but I’m not quite   More
 
Wednesday, January 15, 2014 PETE COTTELL

The Best Thing I Heard This Year: Portland Edition

WW’s music staff picks its favorite local albums of 2013.


Music Stories
Blitzen Trapper, VII A consistently suggestive blend of robust alt-country and catchy guitar-picking from Portland’s resident kings of genre-roving Americana. (GS) Epp, Chrome Plated Chronicle   More
 
Tuesday, December 24, 2013 NATHAN CARSON, PETE COTTELL, JAY HORTON, REED JACKSON, CAT JONES, MITCH LILLIE, GEOFF NUDELMAN, MATTHEW SINGER, GRACE STAINBACK, MARK STOCK, KAITIE TODD, BRANDON WIDDER

All You Need To Know About Last Night's Third Eye Blind Show at Crystal Ballroom

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An informal dispatch from Pete Cottell re: Third Eye Blind at Crystal Ballroom, 12/16: [Stephan Jenkins] came out wearing a hoodie and did medley versions of "deep cuts" he probably didn't have the patience to teach the new guitarist how to play. When the hoodie came off the middl...   More
 
Tuesday, December 17, 2013 by PETE COTTELL

Letter To My 13-Year-Old Self

RE: Third Eye Blind


Music Stories
Dear 13-Year-Old-Pete: It’s yourself again, from the future. You’re probably sitting in the basement eating Hot Pockets while eagerly awaiting MTV’s Amp and the slim chance they’ll air the co   More
 
Wednesday, December 11, 2013 PETE COTTELL
 

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