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Live Review: The Antlers, Monday May 3 @ Doug Fir

The Antlers is the strong mother of countless fables, nurturing and tender when health is at stake but brutally honest and forceful when emotions pile up. In a mere 75 minutes, Peter Silberman and company shook the crowd by the nape Monday night, offering a slower—though more muscularR...   More
Wednesday, May 5, 2010 by MARK STOCK

Live Review: Everybody Was in the French Resistance...Now!, Thursday, April 29 @ Mississippi Studios

On a disappointing night that saw the Blazers exit the playoffs after an emotional six-game series, Eddie Argos' new group brought some comic relief to Mississippi Studios.

More like story time with Eddie than a full-fledged concert, the Art Brut frontman brought his three piece s...   More
Friday, April 30, 2010 by MARK STOCK

Pickathon Announces Six More Acts; We Chat with Dr. Dog's Scott McMicken

Pickathon (August 6-8, 2010) is coming back for another round. Portland's rootsy, old-growth-shaded oasis of Americana music, nature and general merriment. There aren't many gatherings that showcase the likes of Bonnie Prince Billy and Dr. Dog while encouraging you to bring your own inst...   More
Tuesday, April 27, 2010 by MARK STOCK

Mark Stock's Coachella, Part Three: The Dids and Didn'ts

Now that the dust has settled and my dehydration-based hallucinations have passed, it's time for a somewhat rational rant.

Frown Face:

Coachella is one of our nation's prominent music festivals, there's simply do dodging that. Proof outside of the lineup lies in th...   More
Friday, April 23, 2010 by MARK STOCK

Mark Stock's Coachella, Part Two: Highest Five

In which WW's Mark Stock waxes ecstatic over his favorite Coachella bands...

#1 Thom Yorke (Atoms For Peace)

Radiohead's captain has a way of achieving perfection and then somehow one-upping it. His means this time came in the form of Atoms For Peace, his newest pr...   More
Wednesday, April 21, 2010 by MARK STOCK

Mark Stock's Coachella, Part One: The NW Presence

It is no coincidence that Coachella's finest lineup to date included five notable bands with strong Pacific Northwest ties. Simply put, these bands made the three-day festival set in California's scalding Mojave Desert quite a bit cooler.

One of the nation's grandest music gath...   More
Monday, April 19, 2010 by MARK STOCK

Live Review: Charlie Faye, Monday, March 29 @ Alberta Street Pub

Charlie Faye is a Texan on assignment. She's touring the country by way of month-long residencies in ten U..S cities. First came Phoenix, where she recorded a track with Calexico in sunny Tucson. Then there was Los Angeles, a metropolis she admits was not terribly hard to leave.

P...   More
Wednesday, March 31, 2010 by MARK STOCK

Live Review: Wax Fingers, Saturday, March 13 @ Mississippi Studios

When you toy with time signature changes as much as Wax Fingers do, it's hard for a fan to keep up. Three head bobs is all you get before your downward nod has switched from the accent to the offbeat. Realizing this and eager to keep up, the Wax Fingers faithful have invented a dance I'd like ...   More
Monday, March 15, 2010 by MARK STOCK

Live Review: Midlake, Saturday, March 6 @ the Wonder Ballroom

While Midlake's newest record hasn't received the acclaim the Texas outfit is used to, 2006's near perfect The Trials Of Van Occupanther is a tough act to follow. In fact, had that been the only release of the band's decade-long career, its existence still would have been more than worth it.   More
Monday, March 8, 2010 by MARK STOCK

Live Review: Sleepy Sun, Sunday, Feb. 7 @ East End

East End is the kind of place graying music junkies refer to when describing where they saw their favorite band for the first time, “before they went big and sold out.” Its tiny basement of brick feels more like the bottom level of a friend's house than a bar. And, despite obstructi...   More
Thursday, February 11, 2010 by MARK STOCK
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