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Show Preview: Caribou, Koreless


Music Stories
[ELECTRONIC SOUL] Much has been made about Dan Snaith’s inability to stay still. The Canadian musician, who records under the name Caribou, has never made the same record twice, constantly e   More
 
Wednesday, February 25, 2015 MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

Viet Cong: Mississippi Studios, Tuesday, March 3

When the going got tough, Matt Flegel just got noisier.


Music Stories
When Calgary-based noise-pop band Women split up in 2012, it wasn’t without controversy. Led by brothers Matt and Patrick Flegel, the band had carved out a niche as one of the most innovative    More
 
Wednesday, February 25, 2015 MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

Nick Jaina, Get It While You Can

Suffering, and reflecting, in silence.


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Nick Jaina is not famous. Far from it, really. But the question of what it means to be an artist—and how much pain you’re willing to endure to pursue your art in the quest for something grea   More
 
Wednesday, January 28, 2015 MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

Album Review: And And And, The Failure

The Failure (Party Damage)


Album Reviews
[THE NEW WORKING CLASS] Technically, The Failure is billed as And And And’s official debut full-length, but anyone following the local music scene since 2010 has probably heard at least a fe   More
 
Wednesday, January 14, 2015 MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

The Blazers' Non-Basketball Power Rankings: New Year Edition

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Now that we’ve all gotten over our hangovers, made resolutions we’re bound to break by the end of the month, and tweeted about the post-Josh Smith Pistons winning six straight games (just give Stan Van Gundy all the Diet Pepsi), it’s time to queue up our favorite social ne...   More
 
Wednesday, January 7, 2015 by MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

Show Preview: Ryan Hemsworth


Music Stories
[POST-GIRL-TALK EDM] During Canadian producer Ryan Hemsworth’s fantastic early-evening set at this year’s Sasquatch Music Festival, it was hard to distinguish who in the crowd was on drugs a   More
 
Wednesday, December 3, 2014 MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

Live Review: Fleetwood Mac at Moda Center, 11/22

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Growing up, I hated Fleetwood Mac. Maybe part of the problem was I usually lumped them in with the Eagles, a band that is truly terrible, or with my general distaste for classic rock dinosaurs, borne from a childhood spent listening to Phil Collins and Sting greatest hit tapes on every single family roadtrip. Nirvana and Pearl Jam and Hole hit right when I got my first Discman, and soon aft...   More
 
Sunday, November 23, 2014 by MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

Show Preview: Flying Lotus, Thundercat


Music Stories
[FUTURE JAZZ] Steven Ellison won’t settle down. The producer, better known to the world as Flying Lotus, isn’t just one of the most innovative musicians putting out material these days. He’s   More
 
Wednesday, November 12, 2014 MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

Primer: A Millennial’s Guide to Slowdive


Music Stories
WTF is “Slowdive”?  Slowdive is a pioneering shoegaze band from Reading, England. They formed in 1989 and split after just six years and three records, including landmark 1993 album Souv   More
 
Wednesday, November 5, 2014 MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

Live Review: Jam'n 107.5's Boo Bomb at Memorial Coliseum, Oct. 24

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Entrances are important in hip-hop. Think of how Jay-Z began his retirement show at Madison Square Garden in 2004, as documented in Fade to Black: introduced by legendary boxing announcer Michael Buffer, running onstage to “What More Can I Say,” rocking a Biggie shirt. You can’t give off an air of pure bravado if yo...   More
 
Tuesday, October 28, 2014 by MICHAEL MANNHEIMER
 

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