Steve Novick Made Portland a Phone-Hold Music Mixtape


City Commissioner Steve Novick wants Portland to change its phone-hold music. So he made the city bureaus a playlist. In this week's cover story on changes at City Hall, WW reported that Novick, who took office Jan. 2, has heard frustration from the Water Bureau's customer-service team. Some citizens have complained about the "Listen Local" program played by the city when customers are on hold.Novick ...   More
Thursday, January 31, 2013 AARON MESH

The Five Most Awesome Things That Happened at Last Night’s Bruce Springsteen Show


Last night, I saw Bruce Springsteen live for the first time. In the culture of music journalists, I basically just had my bar mitzvah. Seeing the Boss perform in person is an unofficial rite of passage for anyone who writes about rock’n’roll—and, as I wrote in the introduction for our preview piece this week, it really doesn’t matter if you actually appreciate his music or not. If you ...   More
Thursday, November 29, 2012 MATTHEW SINGER

Meeting the Old Boss

The many legends of Springsteen.

Music Stories
Every American—anyone “born in the U.S.A.,” if you will—has a connection to Bruce Springsteen. It doesn’t matter if you treasure his rusty-throated, denim-collared rock-’n’-roll anth   More
Wednesday, November 28, 2012 MATTHEW SINGER

“Let’s Just Let It Ride”

Portland author Peter Ames Carlin’s new biography reveals the darkness at the edge of Bruce Springsteen.

Cover Story
Portland author Peter Ames Carlin had stalked pop music giants before. Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys allowed Carlin into his strange but creative...   More
Wednesday, November 7, 2012 WW Staff


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