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CD Reviews: Adam Hurst, Hutson


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Adam Hurst Elegy(Ash Records) [MELLOW CELLO] You’ve probably seen him at the Portland Farmers Market, various outdoor festivals, and other gatherings around town: straw hat, perched on a stoo ...   More
 
Wednesday, April 21, 2010 WW MUSIC STAFF

CD Reviews: Fake Drugs, Mbilly


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Fake Drugs Fake Drugs(Old Wave/High Scores And Records) [DANCE-POP DELIRIUM] You only need to look at the cover of Fake Drugs’ self-titled debut to realize the band doesn’t take itself ...   More
 
Wednesday, April 14, 2010 WW MUSIC STAFF

CD Reviews: Andrew Oliver Sextet, Horse Feathers


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Andrew Oliver Sextet 82% Chance Of Rain(Oa2 Records) [ELECTRIC JAZZ] With his Kora Band and Portland Jazz Composers Orchestra, hard-working young keyboardist Andrew Oliver has become a mainstay of ...   More
 
Wednesday, April 7, 2010 WW MUSIC STAFF

CD Reviews: Nick Jaina, Future Historians


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Nick Jaina A Bird In The Opera House(Hush) [ROCK POETICS] It’s a shame Nick Jaina’s new album doesn’t come with a lyric sheet. More than any other local songwriter, Jaina songs be ...   More
 
Wednesday, March 31, 2010 WW MUSIC STAFF

CD Reviews: Marv Ellis, She & Him


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Marv Ellis Mental Picture Machine(Self-Released) [VIBE MUSIC] Positive, laid-back hip-hop isn’t any less palatable or critically acceptable than the hardcore rap that takes up most of the spa ...   More
 
Wednesday, March 17, 2010 WW MUSIC STAFF

Top Five

Things we’re looking forward to at SXSW


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Breakfast tacosHave two more beautiful words ever been stuck together?BatsThousands of them! They hang out under a bridge, then fly around at dusk. Whee!SwagWe’re trying to find day parties spo ...   More
 
Wednesday, March 17, 2010 WW MUSIC STAFF

CD Reviews: Mimicking Birds, Chrome Wings


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Mimicking Birds Self-Titled(Glacial Pace) [SOFT PSYCH POP] I don’t envy the task of transforming Nate Lacy’s spiraling, naturalist and homemade acoustic pop songs into fully produced al ...   More
 
Wednesday, March 3, 2010 WW MUSIC STAFF

Top 5 Favorite Jazz Albums

by Billy Martin (Medeski, Martin And Wood)


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Duke Ellington, Money JungleDuke Ellington, Charles Mingus and Max Roach having one of the most powerful musical conversations ever. It’s a very powerful trio.Charles Mingus, Mingus Ah UmFor me ...   More
 
Wednesday, February 24, 2010 WW MUSIC STAFF

Top 5 Songs We’re Excited For At Cover Your Hearts 3


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PDX Speedwagon (Charmparticles and Jonah), “More Than a Feeling”Boston’s coke-and-backseat-sex anthem gets the local treatment. Love it.Gentlemen, “Power of Love”Huey Lew ...   More
 
Wednesday, February 10, 2010 WW MUSIC STAFF

CD Reviews: Emancipator, Oracle


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Emancipator Safe In The Steep Cliffs(1320) [ELECTRORGANIC] If you turned on the radio in 1939 and heard the Ink Spots’ “If I Didn’t Care,” you’d be able to easily iden ...   More
 
Wednesday, February 3, 2010 WW MUSIC STAFF
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