Photo Review: Willamette Week's Best New Band Showcase at Mississippi Studios, 5/17

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If you ask me, this year's Best New Band showcase, which took place this past Saturday, was the best in a long while. But then, maybe I'm slightly biased. Still, you can't underestimate the difficulty of getting all three of the top acts on the same bill. Last year, which was my first on the job, we had to settle with bands No. 2, 3 and 5—it was still a great show, but there's a particular synergy ...   More
 
Tuesday, May 20, 2014 MATTHEW SINGER

A Night To Not Remember

Riff raff, supergroups, electro-clash and zombie hunters: The New Year’s Eve shakes.


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Ah, New Year’s Eve, when downtown hotels fill with interchangeable “balls” where 80 bucks grants access to an ’80s band, and your favorite local watering hole charges a $10 cover for the s   More
 
Tuesday, December 24, 2013 WW Staff

Soul Revival

Years ago, Ural Thomas rejected the cruelty of the music industry. But the Pain brought him back.


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Ural Thomas has lots of stories. He’s been around the block, you might say, even though he’s lived in the same North Portland house—which he claims to have rebuilt himself, using all recycle   More
 
Wednesday, November 6, 2013 MATTHEW SINGER

Primer: Ural Thomas


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Born: In Portland in 1939.  Sounds like: All those new retro-soul singers you love, except Thomas isn’t some Motown-Stax museum installation: He actually lived it, and he’s still living    More
 
Wednesday, August 14, 2013 MATTHEW SINGER

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