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Flashback: 31Knots

New York warehouse space, 2004

Music Stories
Portland music-scene fixture Joe Haege returns this week to premiere new 31Knots songs—which his own bandmate, Jay Winebrenner, will be hearing for the first time and giving commentary on from   More
Wednesday, June 12, 2013 WW MUSIC STAFF

Top Five Shows of Holocene’s First Decade

by the Holocene Staff

Top 5
Iron and Wine (April 2004) This was such a joyous and encouraging night in our early days. A capacity crowd poured in, packed themselves politely into the room, and fell into a perfect hush for t   More
Wednesday, June 5, 2013 WW MUSIC STAFF

Top Five K-Pop Artists to Watch in 2013

by Allen Huang

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2NE1 (pictured) Mysteriously quiet for the bulk of 2012, YG Entertainment’s 2NE1 are one of a thimbleful of Korean groups to have performed in the U.S. The group hopes to reclaim home territory   More
Wednesday, May 29, 2013 WW MUSIC STAFF

Out of Print

So much music (especially this week). So little page space. Here are some shows we missed in this week's print edition.


Wednesday, May 22 Akron/Family, Avi Buffalo, M. Geddes Gengras [PSYCH YOUR MIND] Akron/Family actually has more ties to Portland than the city in Ohio—drummer Dana Janssen is a Rose City transplant—but no matter: The band's new, senses shredding psychedelic opus Sub Verses, like much of the group's output, doesn't have roots in any particular place oth...   More
Wednesday, May 22, 2013 by WW MUSIC STAFF

Flashback: The Git-Rights Gospel Revue

at the Ponderosa Lounge, Aug. 27, 2011

Music Stories
“This was our ‘farewell’ performance at a truck-stop bar in North Portland. After the band’s five-year run, I was leaving Portland to return to Austin, Texas. The somewhat straight-laced r   More
Wednesday, March 27, 2013 WW MUSIC STAFF

SXSW In Fragments: A Different Perspective

WW contributors Nathan Carson and Emilee Booher share their favorite moments from Austin.

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Matthew Singer wasn't the only Willamette Week writer at this year's South By Southwest. Here are how two other contributors, Nathan Carson and Emilee Booher, experienced the festival.Nathan Carson's Top 10 Favorite Moments from SXSW 2013 1. Nik Turner performing Hawkwind's Space Ritual on a four-foot high sta...   More
Wednesday, March 20, 2013 by WW MUSIC STAFF

Flashback: Boat

At Portland’s Towne Lounge, June 21, 2006.

Music Stories
“This is a picture from the end of our first-ever West Coast tour. We were so excited for this one. We had played absolutely empty venues in California prior to this. We drove from San   More
Wednesday, March 13, 2013 WW MUSIC STAFF

Flashback: DJ Anjali

Spinning at Atlas on July 10, 2010.

Music Stories
The “post-national bass dance party,” founded by Anjali, E3 and the Incredible Kid in 2003, started at Holocene just a few months after the club opened, and over the years has introduced a v   More
Wednesday, March 6, 2013 WW MUSIC STAFF

Flashback: MarchFourth Marching Band

At Tom McCall Waterfront Park during an Iraq War protest, March 20, 2003.

Music Stories
“The band was put together for a party on March 4, 2003. On March 20, we joined the anti-Iraq War protest, figuring that we just learned these seven songs, and since we called ourselves a ‘mar   More
Wednesday, February 27, 2013 WW MUSIC STAFF

Top Five Favorite Rakim Lyrics

by Sleep (Oldominion/The Chicharones)

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“Even if it’s jazz or the quiet storm/ I hook a beat up, convert it into hip-hop form.” —“I Ain’t No Joke” (Paid in Full, 1987) “Thinkin’ of a master plan/ ’Cause ain’t nothin�   More
Wednesday, February 27, 2013 WW MUSIC STAFF
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