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Top Five Papi Fimbres Projects


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Sun Angle Initially sounding like “a sped-up Can,” Fimbres describes the material on the band’s upcoming debut—recorded in a cabin in Zigzag, Ore., under certain, um, mycological influenc   More
 
Wednesday, January 16, 2013 MATTHEW SINGER

Top Five Dropping Gems Releases


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Various Artists, Gem Drops I-II Featuring tracks from crew members, affiliates and like-minded fellow travelers, either of these interchangeable compilations makes an ideal entry point for wading   More
 
Wednesday, January 9, 2013 MATTHEW SINGER

Top Five Local Albums to Get Excited About in Early 2013


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Unknown Mortal Orchestra, II (2/5, Jagjaguwar) The mystery is gone, but Ruban Nielson’s once-enigmatic post-Mint Chicks project is still one of Portland’s singular bands. Based on the new alb   More
 
Wednesday, January 2, 2013 MATTHEW SINGER

Top Five Shows of 2012

by Bim Ditson (And And And)


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King Khan and the Shrines @ Dante’s (MusicfestNW, 9/6) This was the only time I’ve ever felt like hurrying toward Dante’s. What made this show killer was the pure inhibition that the Shrine   More
 
Wednesday, December 26, 2012 WW MUSIC STAFF

Top Five Holiday TV Specials

by Tony Starlight


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The Year Without a Santa Claus (1974) This Arthur Rankin and Jules Bass gem reminds me of my own life. Heat Miser and Snow Miser are always on my shoulders whenever I am contemplating heavy decis   More
 
Wednesday, December 19, 2012 WW MUSIC STAFF

Top Five Tracks from Nuggets

by DJ HWY 7


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The Amboy Dukes, “Baby, Please Don’t Go” Legendary blues song recorded by Big Joe Williams in 1935 that would go on to be covered by countless musicians, in a variety of styles. One of my f   More
 
Wednesday, December 12, 2012 WW MUSIC STAFF

Top Five Vancouver Bands Portland Needs to Hear


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Knothead (pictured)This guy is ready to blow up big time. He’s a heavy-metal-laced hip-hop artist with a real hardcore attitude like Tech N9ne or Insane Clown Posse. Most of his lyrics are about   More
 
Wednesday, December 5, 2012 TRAVIS ZIMMERLY

Top Five Red Hot Chili Peppers Songs Pre-“Under the Bridge”


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“True Men Don’t Kill Coyotes,” Red Hot Chili Peppers (1984)Less funk-punk than tribal new-wave, the lone highlight of the Chili Peppers’ first outing finds Anthony Kiedis embodying the col   More
 
Wednesday, November 14, 2012 MATTHEW SINGER

Top Five Thrill Jockey Records

by Dewey Mahood (Eternal Tapestry)


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Califone, Quicksand/Cradlesnakes (2003)Not only a Thrill Jockey fave, but one of the best bands of the past decade, in my opinion. These dudes mix gorgeous folk melodies with out-there noise like    More
 
Wednesday, November 7, 2012 WW MUSIC STAFF

Shock G’s Top Five Places to Get Busy (Other than Burger King Bathrooms)


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College campus piano practice rooms My girl and I used to tape a sheet of notebook paper over the little window on the door. When people walked by, I’d reach up with my free hand and bang a   More
 
Wednesday, October 31, 2012 WW MUSIC STAFF
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