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Live Review: Drake vs. Lil Wayne at Sleep Country Amphitheater, Sept. 13

Who really won the battle of the Young Money superstars in southern Washington?

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The Drake vs. Lil Wayne tour pits two friends and collaborators against one another in a kind of hyped-up joke brawl. In the end—at least at a rowdy (if not quite capacity) Sleep Country Amphitheater—both ended up with 13 points. This was the first anyone had ever seen or heard of a point system at all, and it was thrown away to simply declare Weezy the winner. Though the extensive comic-book ...   More
 
Sunday, September 14, 2014 by MITCH LILLIE

TBA Diaries: Samita Sinha, Cipher

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A woman’s voice floats down from somewhere above unseen. Samita Sinha is opening Cipher with a kind of call to worship as she rounds the third-floor balcony of the Winningstad Theatre. 
Her performance as part of PICA’s Time-Based Art Festival is a world premiere, and its greenness eventually shows. </...   More
 
Saturday, September 13, 2014 by MITCH LILLIE

Beats Per Week

Portland's Best Dance Music Options, Sept. 11-17

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In this column, WW music calendar editor and contributing writer Mitch Lillie helps the discerning club-goer put together their weekly calendar by compiling Portland's best dance-music options for the next seven days. Turn up, tune in, drop the bass. 
Sébastien Léger has been all over the map in his deacde-plus c...   More
 
Thursday, September 11, 2014 by MITCH LILLIE

Top Five Reasons Lil Wayne Is Softer Than Drake


Top 5
He’s a pretty good dad.For all the bashing his exes have given him in the media, they all say he’s an attentive (if slightly absent) father. In another five years or so he can start filming    More
 
Wednesday, September 10, 2014 MITCH LILLIE

Beats Per Week

Portland's Best Dance Music Options, Sept. 4-10

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In this column, WW music calendar editor and contributing writer Mitch Lillie helps the discerning club-goer put together their weekly calendar by compiling Portland's best dance-music options for the next seven days. Turn up, tune in, drop the bass. 
20 years ago, DJ Deeon fused popping house beats with dirty hip-hop sam...   More
 
Friday, September 5, 2014 by MITCH LILLIE

Beats Per Week

Portland's Best Dance Music Options, Aug. 28-Sept. 3

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In this column, WW music calendar editor and contributing writer Mitch Lillie helps the discerning club-goer put together their weekly calendar by compiling Portland's best dance-music options for the next seven days. Turn up, tune in, drop the bass.

Sure Vancouver’s Hexadecibel has dozens of solid bass rele...   More
 
Thursday, August 28, 2014 by MITCH LILLIE

Beats Per Week

Portland's Best Dance Music Options, August 21-27

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In this column, WW music calendar editor and contributing writer Mitch Lillie helps the discerning club-goer put together their weekly calendar by compiling Portland's best dance-music options for the next seven days. Turn up, tune in, drop the bass.

Being responsible for the beat behind Drake and Rihanna’s    More
 
Thursday, August 21, 2014 by MITCH LILLIE

Album Review: Halo Refuser

Into Your Layers (Self Released)


Album Reviews
[A NEW VOICE] Plodding glitch-hop is not what you expect to hear right up front on Halo Refuser’s third full-length, Into Your Layers: The album’s title and pastoral cover suggest romantic bed   More
 
Wednesday, August 20, 2014 MITCH LILLIE

Movie Review: Portland Director Aaron Katz's Land Ho!

Land Ho! spots a new brand of comedy on Aaron Katz’s horizon.


Movie Reviews & Stories
Aaron Katz has come a long way since his last film, 2010’s cutesy mystery Cold Weather. For Land Ho!, the Portland-born Katz and co-director Martha Stephens travel to Iceland, where two geezers    More
 
Wednesday, August 13, 2014 MITCH LILLIE

Show Preview: Four Tet (DJ set), Nathan Detroit


Music Stories
[DIGITAL JAZZ] It’s hard to fathom that Kieran Hebden has already given his seminal, 11-year-old album Rounds the reissue treatment. In 2003, Four Tet was the unwitting leader of a long list of    More
 
Wednesday, August 13, 2014 MITCH LILLIE
 

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