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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

Portland Exceptionalism

The best local albums of 2012.


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Admit it: You love lists. C’mon, you know you’re reading every single “Best of 2012” piece, either nodding with the satisfaction of having your own opinions validated or boiling with anger   More
 
Wednesday, December 26, 2012 WW MUSIC STAFF

The Best From Everywhere Else 2012

Our music writers’ favorite albums of 2012 not made by their neighbors.


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Aesop Rock, Skelethon  The old-school indie MC breaks a five-year silence with a characteristic torrent of impassioned poetry over rock-influenced beats. JONATHAN FROCHTZWAJG.   Ava L   More
 
Wednesday, December 26, 2012 WW MUSIC STAFF

Top Five Shows of 2012

by Bim Ditson (And And And)


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King Khan and the Shrines @ Dante’s (MusicfestNW, 9/6) This was the only time I’ve ever felt like hurrying toward Dante’s. What made this show killer was the pure inhibition that the Shrine   More
 
Wednesday, December 26, 2012 WW MUSIC STAFF
 

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