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Top Five Best Prince Songs of the Past 10 Years

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“Cinnamon Girl,” Musicology, 2004 Only Prince has the balls to steal the title of one of Neil Young’s signature songs. Other than the name, the standout track from his “comeback” album    More
Wednesday, April 17, 2013 MATTHEW SINGER

Top Five Must-See Bands at Bender 2013

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Cheater Slicks (April 12)Running on, in their words, “100 percent negative energy” since 1996, the three-man Ohio noise machine makes howling, despondent rock ’n’ roll that, for all its co   More
Wednesday, April 10, 2013 MATTHEW SINGER

Top Five Really Unofficial SXSW Showcases

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 Drunk Kid Waiting for the Late-Night Bus
He started his set by staggering into the street, where he
 came nail-bitingly close to getting hit by a car. Narrowly surviving
the trip to the other side   More
Wednesday, March 20, 2013 MATTHEW SINGER

Top Five Tips for Enjoying South by Southwest

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Bands—who needs ’em!? Pssh, come on! You’ll hear bands without even trying, man. Anyway, that’s not really why you are here, is it? Focus on “networking,” kissing ass, getting signed   More
Wednesday, March 13, 2013 RUSTY FEATHERCAP

Top Five Must-See Acts at March Music Moderne

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Soundwalk (Saturday, March 9, at Mount Tabor Park, 1 pm) Artist and composer Susan Alexjander leads a structured listening session for curious souls to drink in the raw sounds of nature. The La   More
Wednesday, March 6, 2013 ROBERT HAM

Top Five Favorite Rakim Lyrics

by Sleep (Oldominion/The Chicharones)

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“Even if it’s jazz or the quiet storm/ I hook a beat up, convert it into hip-hop form.” —“I Ain’t No Joke” (Paid in Full, 1987) “Thinkin’ of a master plan/ ’Cause ain’t nothin�   More
Wednesday, February 27, 2013 WW MUSIC STAFF

Top Five Must-See Acts at Jazz Fest

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Barry Harris with Chuck Israels and Mel Brown (Friday, Feb. 15, at Jimmy Mak’s) Pianist Barry Harris, still sharp and dextrous at 83, is one of the last great bebop innovators we have, and bass   More
Wednesday, February 13, 2013 CASEY JARMAN

Top Five Things That Would Get Me To Move To Portland

by Big Freedia

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Warm weather I love the hot tropical weather we get in New Orleans. I couldn’t ever live anywhere cold. Po’boys on every cornerI grew up on these. Can’t live without my hometown cuisine. Seco   More
Wednesday, February 6, 2013 WW MUSIC STAFF

Top Five Favorite Psychedelic Albums

by Ruban Nielson

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Forever Changes, LoveThis album took me years to understand properly. The denseness of it is something that can’t be digested on the first listen. Arrangement, melody, lyrics, instrumentation—   More
Wednesday, January 30, 2013 WW MUSIC STAFF

Top Five Live Recordings Made in Portland

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Nirvana (2/09/1990, Pine Street Theatre)Appended to Sub Pop’s 20th anniversary edition of Bleach in 2009, this show captures an epochal band winding down the “regional upstarts” phase of its   More
Wednesday, January 23, 2013 MATTHEW SINGER
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