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Album Review: Street Nights

You Have My Word (Friendship)


Album Reviews
[RETRO ROCK] Everything you need to know about Street Nights’ style is thrust in your ears within the first five seconds of “Hong Kong,” the opener of the vinyl-only You Have My Word. Guit   More
 
Wednesday, August 21, 2013 MITCH LILLIE

Julius Caesar (Bag&Baggage)

Shakespeare goes drag.


Performance
Julius Caesar screams from a tower, asking who has just warned of the Ides of March. But instead of a man in the general’s garb, as Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar has been performed for centuri   More
 
Wednesday, August 7, 2013 MITCH LILLIE

Live Review: What the Festival, 7/26-28

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What the Festival is a three-day electronic festival that just wrapped up its second year. After blowing fans away with a well-orchestrated inaugural festival last year, WTF moved just outside Dufur, Ore., for a second year with high-profile artists and the high expectations that come with them. Friday The daytime pool party that kicked off the...   More
 
Thursday, August 1, 2013 by MITCH LILLIE

The Taming of the Shrew (Portland Shakespeare Project)

Shakespeare gets served.


Performance
Wild women need to be tamed by their husbands. Whether or not Shakespeare wrote The Taming of the Shrew as a prescription, his comedy holds this misogynistic thesis as proven fact. In the 21st cen   More
 
Wednesday, July 17, 2013 MITCH LILLIE

Head2Head: Car2Go Vs. The Future of Transportation

Willamette Week's correspondent thinks the future has a long way to go.


It isn’t often one gets invited to participate in a revolution of the future, but that’s just what OMSI did. “Drive Revolution: The Future of Transportation,” a car showcase at OMSI on Saturday, July 13, was our local science museum's way to allow the Big Three and their E...   More
 
Monday, July 15, 2013 by MITCH LILLIE

Live Review: Closer Fest, Day 3


Looking on the bright side, Portland knows how to support some of its local artists. The turnout for Natasha Kmeto's release show for her new LP Crisis was one of the most impressive crowds of the Closer Festival. Maybe it was just the comparatively intimate venue—Holocene is smaller than Refuge, where another crowded main event was hel...   More
 
Tuesday, June 25, 2013 by MITCH LILLIE

Live Review: Closer Fest, Day 2

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The biggest night in Closer's three year history did not disappoint. Three rooms in Refuge, the main host of the festival for each of the three years, sought to appease the varying musical tastes of Portland's electronica lovers. Outside, and audible from blocks away, was the PDX Junglist stage, showcasing Portland's best in drum 'n' bass—if you're into that kind of thing.On the VIP Stage,   More
 
Saturday, June 22, 2013 by MITCH LILLIE

Live Review: Closer Fest, Day 1

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Kicking off an electronic music festival at a gay bar is fitting. Electronic music would still be twitching around on the floor to Herbie Hancock’s “Rockit” if we lived in a fully hetero society. Thursday’s event at Crush Bar, a “straight-friendly” gay bar, was supposedly ...   More
 
Friday, June 21, 2013 by MITCH LILLIE

Top Five Must-Sees at Closer Electronic Music Festival


Top 5
John Tejada (Friday, Refuge) The meticulous, melodic house master (pictured) is bringing his all-hardware (read: MacBook-free) set to Portland for its stateside debut. Eat your heart out, San Fra   More
 
Wednesday, June 19, 2013 MITCH LILLIE

Futro Records: Sunday, June 9

Electro hip-hop party jams thicker than blood.


Music Stories
[FAMILY PARTY] For some of the residents of Southeast’s Washington Towers, the drab apartment complex down the street from Lone Fir Pioneer Cemetery has another name: Futro Towers. That’s beca   More
 
Wednesday, June 5, 2013 MITCH LILLIE
 

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