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Flashback: The Git-Rights Gospel Revue

at the Ponderosa Lounge, Aug. 27, 2011

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“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.

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“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.

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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.

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“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

Flashback: Patti Smith

At Crystal Ballroom, Aug. 5, 2001.

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Her performance of “Spell” that night, during which this photo was taken, appeared on the 2002 compilation Land. Photographer Jeff Bizzell recalls what happened after the show: “[Patti Smith] c   More
Wednesday, February 20, 2013 WW MUSIC STAFF

Top Five Things That Would Get Me To Move To Portland

by Big Freedia

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Warm weather I love the hot tropical weather we get in New Orleans. I couldn’t ever live anywhere cold. Po’boys on every cornerI grew up on these. Can’t live without my hometown cuisine. Seco   More
Wednesday, February 6, 2013 WW MUSIC STAFF

Top Five Favorite Psychedelic Albums

by Ruban Nielson

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Forever Changes, LoveThis album took me years to understand properly. The denseness of it is something that can’t be digested on the first listen. Arrangement, melody, lyrics, instrumentation—   More
Wednesday, January 30, 2013 WW MUSIC STAFF

The New Year's Eve Diaries

How we welcomed 2013. Naturally, it involved the Dandy Warhols and cheese fries.

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Garry Marshall lied to us. New Year's Eve is not a magical evening. No one gets stuck in an elevator with Ashton Kutcher. Robert de Niro's dying wish is not to watch the Times Square ball drop one final time. No one wants to make out with Katherine Heigl. It's nothing but an excuse for public intoxication and screaming an...   More
Wednesday, January 2, 2013 by WW MUSIC STAFF
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