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Nardwuar’s Top Five Greatest Interviews

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Nardwuar vs. Mikhail Gorbachev (1993) Proving early on that he can ask the tough questions of political figures as well as musicians, a young Nardwuar finagled his way into a press conference and   More
Wednesday, September 25, 2013 MATTHEW SINGER

Top Five Weirdest Guests On Pink Martini’s New Album

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Ari Shapiro NPR’s faux-hawked White House correspondent croons the Spanish ballad “Yo te Quiero Siempre,” which is basically the West Hills yoga-mom equivalent of a 50 Shades of Grey audiob   More
Wednesday, September 18, 2013 MATTHEW SINGER

Top Five Names We Rejected in Favor of Diarrhea Planet

by Diarrhea Planet

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The Don Knotts Bowel Movement This one just didn’t roll off the tongue as well as “Diarrhea Planet.” Band names longer than two or three words are generally kind of irritating. Mountain of   More
Wednesday, September 11, 2013 WW MUSIC STAFF

Top Five Must-See Acts at MusicfestNW

by Ryan White

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Ryan White is the former music editor of The Oregonian. Titus Andronicus (9:30 pm Friday, Crystal Ballroom)In an alternate reality, Portlandia stars New Jersey’s Titus Andronicus, and the show’   More
Wednesday, September 4, 2013 WW MUSIC STAFF

Top Five Tips For Surviving MusicfestNW

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Study the schedule. Winging it is fun and all, until you’ve stumbled upon nothing to your liking, then you realize Deerhunter just started at the Crystal and you’re at Roseland, and then you    More
Wednesday, August 28, 2013 MATTHEW SINGER

Top Five Episodes of Experimental Half-Hour

by Eva Aguila, Co-Producer

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Episode 25: “Let’s Paint TV”    Let’s Paint TV is an iconic public-access cable show from L.A. When public access ended in L.A., so did so many shows that many of us grew up wat   More
Wednesday, August 21, 2013 WW MUSIC STAFF

Top Five Tips For Keeping a Band Together 30 Years

By Dale Crover of The Melvins

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Never have a hit song.As long as you never have a hit, you can’t be considered has-beens. We consider ourselves never-had-beens. Stay away from weasel dust.You’ve no doubt heard of bands having t   More
Wednesday, August 14, 2013 WW MUSIC STAFF

Top Five Must-See Pickathon Sets Per Stage

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Fir Meadows Stage: Lightning Dust (Friday, 7:40 pm)The first day of Pickathon is typically dedicated to finding camping, then booze, then the square dance, but a pre-sundown, open-air performance    More
Wednesday, July 31, 2013 MATTHEW SINGER

Top Five Under-The-Radar Acts at What the Festival

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ThriftworksJake Atlas has been slowly seeping into the consciousness of the California electronic scene these past three years, via a quartet of crumbling, downtempo LPs. Topping his discography i   More
Wednesday, July 24, 2013 ROBERT HAM

Top Five Appropriations of the Black Flag Logo

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Cat Flag The Etsy shirt design that sparked a bazillion other Internet parodies. Bonus points for the “Meow War” spinoff.Black Fag Don’t freak out: It’s a gay Black Flag cover band from, ahe   More
Wednesday, July 17, 2013 MATTHEW SINGER
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