WATCH: Damian Lillard Makes His Live Rap Debut at Holocene

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Is there anything Damian Lillard can't do?*  We'll certainly find out next season, as Lillard is going to have to do everything to make the Blazers competitive. Meanwhile, though, the Last Blazer Left Standing has spent the summer killing the game in more ways than one: graduating from college, signing a massive contract extensive and becoming the international face of Adidas footwear. More ...   More
 
Thursday, August 27, 2015 MATTHEW SINGER

Gary Wilson, Nurses, Fog Father, Wampire DJs: June 30 at Holocene

Avant Lounge


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Gary Wilson emerged from the New York underground scene in the late ’70s with the seminal album You Think You Really Know Me, mining a never-before-heard fusion of lounge-singer bravado and lite jaz   More
 
Wednesday, June 24, 2015 WYATT SCHAFFNER

Introducing: Dylan Stark


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Who: Dylan Stark (samples, digital arrangement). Sounds like: A cool, sunny, midmorning dance party on a tropical ecotour at the bittersweet end of your trip to the Amazon. For fans of: The Field, D   More
 
Wednesday, March 25, 2015 MITCH LILLIE

Show Preview: Peaking Lights at Holocene, Dec. 7

A band is like a family, especially when it’s both.


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Indra Dunis’ touring partners are a bunch of crybabies. They get cranky if they’re in the van too long, never clean up their own messes and sometimes even soil themselves. She puts up with   More
 
Wednesday, December 3, 2014 MATTHEW SINGER

United Nations: Friday, Nov. 7

Geoff Rickly slaughters punk’s sacred cows—including himself.


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United Nations’ Geoff Rickly is not to blame for emo’s crimes against humanity. Historians might use his old band, Thursday, as a punching bag for the punk subgenre’s unseemly shift from h   More
 
Wednesday, November 5, 2014 PETE COTTELL

NAAFI Team: Thursday, Sept. 18 at Holocene

A crew of Mexico City producers unite dance-culture cliques.


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Servers have cleared all the dirty dishes and tables from a large wooden warehouse in Mexico City. The comida corrida, a cheap lunchtime cafeteria, has closed. Night arrives in the city, but i   More
 
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 MITCH LILLIE

Introducing Seance Crasher


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Who: Kevin Rafn, Daniel Rafn. Sounds like: If Ween’s 2000 record, White Pepper, delved deeper into the ’80s synth-pop territory explored on the Magnetic Fields’ The Charm of the Highway Strip   More
 
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 PETE COTTELL

Music Preview: Moniker at Holocene Sunday, Aug. 24

The cruel and unusual—and, ultimately, cathartic—creation of Monica Metzler.


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I’m talking to Monica Metzler by phone from the back of my Forester, where I’m huddled away from the cold in a makeshift bed. My friend and I had arrived on the coast the day before, antic   More
 
Wednesday, August 20, 2014 GRACE STAINBACK

Music Preview: How To Dress Well Gets Emo.

The Heart of the Matter.


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It’s been 22 years since Pavement released Slanted & Enchanted, the wellspring from which the old guard of music criticism sought irony over earnestness, detachment over enthusiasm. The most   More
 
Wednesday, August 20, 2014 PETE COTTELL

Jordan Dykstra: Sunday, Aug. 3

A college dropout leaves Portland to drop back in.


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Jordan Dykstra came to Portland after college—after dropping out of college, to be precise. He left Azusa Pacific University, a private Christian campus in suburban L.A., where he was studyi   More
 
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 MATTHEW SINGER

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