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The Five Stoniest Artists at the Waterfront Blues Fest

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Harper & the Midwest Kind (3 pm Thursday) Harper writes six-minute songs that combine harmonica and didgeridoo, and his band has the word “kind” in its name. “Love equals peace equals    More
Wednesday, July 1, 2015 RUSTY FEATHERCAP

Five Lessons Playing With Bootsy Collins Has Taught Me

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1. Everything is on the one. 2. It’s all about the groove. Never sacrifice the groove for anything else. 3. Funk is making something out of nothing. That’s how funk got started—from Larry    More
Wednesday, June 24, 2015 FARNELL NEWTON

Top Five Things To Do When Death Grips Doesn’t Show Up For Its Concert At The Roseland

Stay positive. But if they don't show up, here are some ideas.

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1. Go to Ground Kontrol. Let out the rage you were going to unleash in the pit by totally dominating the BurgerTime machine. 2. Stop in at Mary’s. “I’ve Seen Footage” is kind of an apoc   More
Wednesday, June 17, 2015 WW MUSIC STAFF

Top Five Local Music Podcasts

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1. Party Boyz (soundcloud.com/party-boyz-pdx) Rachel Milbauer and Elizabeth Elder—Portland’s Abbi and Ilana—shoot the shit with various local bands over brunch, often with hilariously digre   More
Wednesday, June 3, 2015 MATTHEW SINGER

Top Five Crucial Buys For Sasquatch

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1. Flannel The biggest rookie mistake is not packing the appropriate layers. Grab a Pendleton or Woolrich buffalo plaid for high fashion in the high desert of the Gorge, which gets quite chilly a   More
Wednesday, May 20, 2015 PETE COTTELL

Five Past Best New Band Finalists Re-Emerging In 2015

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1. Copy (No. 1, 2006) The keytar-wielding, video-game-hero-come-to-life is releasing his first album in five years this week (see review). 2. Valet (No. 3, 2008) In June, Honey Owens’ etherea   More
Wednesday, May 13, 2015 MATTHEW SINGER

Top Five Local Sleater-Kinney Landmarks

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1. Southwest Broadway  The photo on the cover of 1999’s The Hot Rock depicts the band hailing a cab downtown, the Schnitz’s iconic “Portland” sign visible in the background a few blocks    More
Wednesday, April 29, 2015 MATTHEW SINGER

Top Five Most Tear-Jerking Moments Jose Gonzalez Has Soundtracked

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The O.C., “The Dearly Beloved” Song: “Crosses”  Scene: Seth tells Summer he’s worried about his mother’s drinking. Weepiest lyric: “Crosses all over, heavy on your shoulders/The    More
Wednesday, April 22, 2015 MATTHEW SINGER

Top Five Boise Bands Portland Must See At Treefort

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History of Boise Rock Showcase (7 pm Wednesday at El Korah Shrine) It kicks off with a tribute to Paul Revere and the Raiders, who got their start in Boise but, after a brief hiatus for some me   More
Wednesday, March 25, 2015 TODD DUNNIGAN

Top Five Shows In the First Week of The Portland Jazz Festival

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Taylor Eigsti Trio and Joel Harrison’s Free Country Ensemble Vocalist Becca Stevens brushes her words over audiences with goose-bump-inducing ease, and she’ll do it here with two wholly diffe   More
Wednesday, February 18, 2015 PARKER HALL

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