Portland in Paris


News
Parisians are about to kick off a lengthy celebration of Portland and they are doing it in a magnifique way.    Starting today and extending till the end of the month, four different cultural institutions will be celebrating our music, our DIY culture, and what the French are calling(the English translation is bit rough), "a village full of 21st century hippies."  Le Monde recently ...   More
 
Thursday, April 19, 2012 by

Cut of the Day: John Heart Jackie, "When You Were Mine"

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Music
You can't really screw up a Prince cover, as long as you don't mess with the formula. Try to do it as a punk tune or some thrashing electro thing, and the whole thing falls apart. But stick to the core tune—as John Heart Jackie does here—and you're golden.It's because up until around 1996, the guy knew his way around a pop song. He wrote dozens upon dozens, many of them stone-cold classics. He ...   More
 
Wednesday, October 12, 2011 ROBERT HAM

Q&A: Rebecca Gates on Music and Money

The former Spinanes frontwoman tells us what she's been up to as of late

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Music
Portland singer-songwriter Rebecca Gates will soon release her first solo album in over 10 years (she occasionally talks about that here), but the ex-Spinanes frontwoman would rather talk about surveys than new tunes. One survey, in particular: The Future of Music Coalition, an organization she works for, is attempting an ambitious project to identify US musicians' revenue streams. It may sound a touch ...   More
 
Wednesday, October 12, 2011 CASEY JARMAN

Photo Review: Glass Candy in Paris

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Music
Just after 2 am on Saturday, Glass Candy took to the stage at noted Paris club night Flash Cocotte, to a rabid audience that rivaled the hometown crowds that gather at Rotture whenever the pair plays the Rose City. Opening with "Digital Versicolor," front-woman Ida No was nearly unrecognizable with her new brunette hair-do and heavy '60s-style makeup. Of course, the moment she slipped off her shoes ...   More
 
Wednesday, October 12, 2011 NILINA MASON-CAMPBELL

Extended Q&A: Stephen Malkmus

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Music
Stephen Malkmus has done a lot of interviews in his 20-odd years fronting Pavement and the Jicks. So when we talked on the phone in advance of the latter group’s Portland stop—it will be the first time the latest incarnation of the band, which features Jake Morris of the Joggers on drums in addition to longtime Jicks Joanna Bolme and Mike Clark, has played Portland—I wasn’t surprised ...   More
 
Wednesday, October 12, 2011 CASEY JARMAN

Video Round-up: Starfucker, Nurses, Wild Flag, MFNW and More

We Forgot about Music Videos During MFNW. Now we Remember!

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Music
Howabout some ten-word reviews, huh? Let's keep it simple! Wild Flag, "Romance" (Okay, this is extra-old, but we missed it)Clock-punching superstars go on a field trip. Super fun!  Nurses, "Fever Dreams"Creepy dispatch from Portland: Minstrel-rave capital of the world.Starfucker, "Bury Us Alive"It's about time Starfucker had a great video! More blackface!?Blind Pilot, "Cecillia (Paul Simon ...   More
 
Wednesday, September 14, 2011 CASEY JARMAN

Readings Go Rock 'n' Roll

A Q&A with the creators of This! Fest.

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Arts & Books
Sellwood's the Woods will host This! Fest, a new literature and music festival, this Friday and Saturday, Sept. 9-10, with readings from more than 26 prominent Portland writers and 18 musical performances. (Read more about the festival in this week's Headout.)Jeremy Hadley, the festival's official organizer, says the idea was spawned by himself and three friends: Wilson Vediner (of local band Point ...   More
 
Wednesday, September 7, 2011 by Maggie Summers

MusicfestNW Posts Full Schedule

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Music
I'm not great at planning. Forgetting birthdays and missing meetings is kind of "my thing." But when it comes to Willamette Week's own MFNW, I like to plan my weekend down to the hour. (Then I get drunk and miss half the shows on my schedule—but that's not the point.) Anyway, if you're anything like me, this handy-dandy online MFNW schedule is going to blow your socks off. It comes complete ...   More
 
Wednesday, July 13, 2011 CASEY JARMAN

Best New Band 2011

The 10 local acts Portland’s music insiders are talking about (and listening to).


Cover Story
Quick! Name your 350 favorite Portland bands. Yeah, it’s kind of a tough one. But that number represents the shared wisdom of the 161 local music experts   More
 
Wednesday, May 4, 2011 WW MUSIC STAFF

Rogue Of The Week: U.S. Patent And Trademark Office

A Rogue by any name.


Rogue of the Week
When bass player Simon Tam decided to form an Asian-American rock band in 2005, he had the group’s name ready: the Slants. Tam, who says    More
 
Wednesday, March 2, 2011 WW Editorial Staff

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