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Wild Photos from 1970's Vortex Music Festival

In 1970, a Republican Oregon governor lured protesting hippies out of town with a state-sponsored music festival (photos)


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This month marks the 44th anniversary of Vortex, the only state-sponsored music festival in U.S. history, which took place at Milo McIver State Park near Estacada. Author Matt Love, who’ll p   More
 
Wednesday, August 6, 2014 WW MUSIC STAFF

Stream The Week

Our playlist of the best concerts for the week of July 16-22.

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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, JULY 16Extra Classic, Bart Davenport [PAISLEY POP] Oakland native Bart Davenport used to play for the Loved Ones, a high-energy, pseudo-R&B act that opened for ...   More
 
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 by WW MUSIC STAFF

Top Five Ideal Casting Choices For Characters From Hold Steady Songs

by Craig Finn


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Matt Dillon and Diane Lane as the couple from “Oaks.” Some of my favorite things ever are the S.E. Hinton books and the movies made from them (The Outsiders, Rumble Fish, etc.). Matt Dillon   More
 
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 WW MUSIC STAFF

The Sasquatch Superlatives

From Outkast to Sexy Jeff Goldblum to all 101 individual basketball jerseys, here are the best things we heard and saw at the Gorge on Memorial Day weekend.

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In the grand scheme of the glutted music festival circuit, Sasquatch is a tier or two lower than the Coachellas or the Bonnaroos in terms of prominence. It always seems to book last year’s big names (with the exception this year of a certain reunited hip-hop tandem determined to break the world record for number of festivals headlined in a single season) and rarely gets that “holy shit” excl...   More
 
Wednesday, May 28, 2014 by WW MUSIC STAFF

Flashback: Federale


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Federale, perhaps the only band in Portland playing original spaghetti Western soundtrack music, marks an unlikely 10th anniversary this week. Founding member Collin Hegna recalls the group’s    More
 
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 WW MUSIC STAFF

Top Five Macaulay Culkin-Themed Pizza Recipes

By Noah Antieau, owner of Lonesome’s Pizza


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You may remember Macaulay Culkin as the precocious child actor who sadistically tortured Joe Pesci and Daniel Stern in the Home Alone movies. Well, he’s all grown up, and playing in a pizza-obsess   More
 
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 WW MUSIC STAFF

The Top Five Greatest Stories Slick Rick Ever Told

by Risky Star


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“A Teenage Love” A story of adolescent love and the insecurities of young men and women. This song brings me back to childhood and the electric energy my neighborhood had at the time in the ��   More
 
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 WW MUSIC STAFF

Top Five Most Underrated Albums We’ve Played On

by Eyelids


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Sunset Valley, The New Speed (1998) Led by singer-songwriter Herman Jolly and featuring Eyelids guitarist Jonathan Drews, Sunset Valley’s ace guitar pop was supposed to be Portland’s Next Big   More
 
Wednesday, February 5, 2014 WW MUSIC STAFF

Your Last-Minute New Year's Eve Concert Guide

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Still dilly-dallying over your New Year's Eve plans? Here's a comprehensive list of tonight's most notable concerts. Call venues to check on ticket availability. And happy 2014!David Grisman Folk Jazz Trio, Darol Anger, Scott Law, Tony Furtado (7 and 10 pm) [GYPSY JAZZ] Mandolinist David Grisman has been working in American music since before he appeared on the Grateful Dead’s ...   More
 
Tuesday, December 31, 2013 by WW MUSIC STAFF

The Best Thing I Heard This Year: Live Edition

The most awesome concerts we saw this year.


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Lady Gaga @ Rose Garden, Jan. 15 The mechanical horse! The three-story castle! The raw-meat sofa! However bloodless and derivative her music, La Gaga’s flair for curated scandal does lend its   More
 
Tuesday, December 24, 2013 WW MUSIC STAFF
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