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The Top Five Craziest Records in Afrika Bambaataa’s Collection

by Cut Chemist


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For their current tour, DJ Shadow and Jurassic 5’s Cut Chemist were given access to hip-hop’s El Dorado: Afrika Bambaataa’s (pictured) massive vinyl collection, which he loaned to Cornell    More
 
Wednesday, October 1, 2014 WW MUSIC STAFF

Top Five Favorite Elvis Costello Songs to Play Solo

by Steve Nieve


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“(I Don’t Want to Go To) Chelsea” (This Year’s Model, 1978)Elvis writes killer rhythmic tunes. The Attractions arranged this into a beating stomper that always whips up the crowd. Now I fo   More
 
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 WW MUSIC STAFF

Stream The Week

A guide to the week's best concerts (plus a playlist) for Sept. 10-16

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Want to see some live music? Below, you'll find our picks for the best concerts coming through Portland this week, along with a Spotify playlist of representative songs from each artist. WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 10 The Baseball Project, Dressy Bessy, Zeus [TAKE ME OUT TO THE BALLGAME] Baseball has always been a sport that draws a very passionate fan base, and sorta-local rock ...   More
 
Wednesday, September 10, 2014 by WW MUSIC STAFF

Stream The Week

A playlist-assisted guide to the week's best concerts for Sept. 3-9.

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Want to see some live music? Below, you'll find our picks for the best concerts coming through Portland this week, along with a Spotify playlist of representative songs from each artist.WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 3 Salif Keita  [MANDINKA MASTER] One of the reigning deities of Afropop, the Mansa of Mali, Salif Keita, who just turned 65, is still innovating. After earlier...   More
 
Wednesday, September 3, 2014 by WW MUSIC STAFF

Gifts for the Queen

It’s Beyoncé’s birthday, so we shook the Portland Beyhive to ask: What do you get the R&B star who has it all?


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1. “The only thing I can think of that Bey doesn’t have (to my knowledge) is a patent on her amazingly perfect thighs.” —Natasha Kmeto, singer-producer 2. “I would give her a cocker    More
 
Wednesday, September 3, 2014 WW MUSIC STAFF

Stream The Week

A playlist-assisted guide to the week's best concerts, Aug. 27-Sept. 2

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Want to see some live music? Below, you'll find our picks for the best concerts coming through Portland this week, along with a Spotify playlist of representative songs from each artist. WEDNESDAY, AUG. 27 Jack White, Curtis Harding [BIG BLUES] See our feature investigating the origins of Jack White and Loretta Lynn's "Portland, Oregon"    More
 
Wednesday, August 27, 2014 by WW MUSIC STAFF

Stream The Week

A playlist-assisted guide to the week's best concerts, Aug. 20-26

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Want to see some live music? Below, you'll find our picks for the best concerts coming through Portland this week, along with a Spotify playlist of representative songs from each artist. WEDNESDAY, AUG. 20 Split Single [PUNK INSPIRATION] Though you might not know his name, Jason Narducy probably influenced your favorite band, whether it's Guided By Voices or Foo Fighter...   More
 
Wednesday, August 20, 2014 by WW MUSIC STAFF

The MusicfestNW Superlatives

The best of MFNW, from Girl Talk's trash to Future Island's dance moves to Haim's bass face to Stephen Malkmus's shorts.

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Seasons change, and sometimes, so do music festivals. MusicfestNW kicked off its newer, slimmer era last weekend, going down to Tom McCall Waterfront Park and spending two blistering hot summer days next to the Willamette River. It’s hard for us to comment on the festival without seeming a little biased, but we have to say that, after all the online shouting over the new format, it was, overall,...   More
 
Wednesday, August 20, 2014 by WW MUSIC STAFF

Stream The Week: MFNW After-Party Edition

A playlist-assisted guide to this weekend's MusicfestNW shows beyond Waterfront Park.

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Friday August 15th Dr. Marten...   More
 
Wednesday, August 13, 2014 by WW MUSIC STAFF

My Top Five MFNW Dream Bookings—Alive Or Dead

by Trevor Solomon


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The ReplacementsIt just didn’t work out this year. But I saw them in ’91. “I Will Dare” was the first song, and they played 2½ hours. I have “Unsatisfied” tattooed on my arm. Hüsk   More
 
Wednesday, August 13, 2014 WW MUSIC STAFF
 

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