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Top Five Queer-Ass Slow-Jams

By John Cameron Mitchell


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Teddy Pendergrass, “Turn off the Lights” “Would you rub me down in some burnin’ hot oils, baby, yeah?” Probably the best slow-dance song ever by the (reportedly tranny-chasing) King of the   More
 
Wednesday, November 2, 2011 WW MUSIC STAFF

My Favorite Road Movies

by Fountains of Wayne’s Chris Collingwood


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Tommy Boy I was wrong to dismiss this movie as a throwaway when I first saw it. I know this because it’s 16 years later and I’m still reflexively quoting it like an annoying Monty Python fan.Zab   More
 
Wednesday, October 5, 2011 WW MUSIC STAFF

Stand in the Place Where They Were

Portland artists’ favorite R.E.M. songs.


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Kyle Morton (Typhoon): “What’s the Frequency, Kenneth?” “I listened to my parents’ copy of Monster when I was a little kid and concluded that this song is what ‘rock and roll’ sounds lik   More
 
Wednesday, September 28, 2011 WW MUSIC STAFF

Achieving Nirvana

The Top Five albums released on the same day as Nevermind.


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On Sept. 24, 1991, the rock world changed forever. That’s the day Red Hot Chili Peppers released Blood Sugar Sex Magik. And, less notably, some Seattle hair band called Nirvana made its major-labe   More
 
Wednesday, September 21, 2011 CASEY JARMAN

Top Five Badass Women in Pop Culture

by Amy LaVere


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Lynn CohenI met Lynn on a film (The Romance of Loneliness) and fell in love with her craft and philosophy regarding acting and life in general.Dory PrevinDory Previn made seriously personal honest mus   More
 
Wednesday, September 14, 2011 WW MUSIC STAFF

Top Five Great Songs of Dissent Written Since 9/11


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The Thermals, “Power Doesn’t Run on Nothing” I wish Hutch Harris had been my American history teacher. “Our power doesn’t run on nothing,” he sings. “It runs on blood/ And blood is eas   More
 
Wednesday, September 7, 2011 CASEY JARMAN

Top Five Things That Are Different About This Tour

by Hanson


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Every show will feature an album performed in its entirety.Something that has never been done before.  We will perform with one of each other’s socks on our left foot each night as a good-luck    More
 
Wednesday, August 31, 2011 WW MUSIC STAFF

Top Five Portland Bands with Summer Releases


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Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks, Mirror Traffic (out 8/23) Yeah, the Jicks still count as a Portland band even with Malkmus moving to Germany. And this disc has been a long time coming   More
 
Wednesday, August 17, 2011 CASEY JARMAN

Top Five Things I Miss About Oregon.

by Beirut's Paul Collins


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Paul Collins, bassist/multi-instrumentalist for Beirut, is from Pendleton. Sometimes he gets homesick and misses... DIY shows in PendletonNever have my artistic intentions been so pure, exciting, and   More
 
Wednesday, August 10, 2011 WW MUSIC STAFF

Top Five Acts I Caught At PDX Pop Now!


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The ChicharonesHaters gon’ hate, but this newly expanded live hip-hop band completely killed it, creating a sea of dancers out of the PDX Pop crowd. Radiation CityThis new Tender Loving Empir   More
 
Wednesday, July 27, 2011 CASEY JARMAN
 

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