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The Pick Of The ’Thon

Pickathon’s must-see artists and the best stages to see them on.


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If the buzz around town is any indication, this is the most anticipated Pickathon in a long time, maybe ever. Incidentally, it is also perhaps the least rootsy lineup the festival has put togeth   More
 
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 MATTHEW SINGER

Jordan Dykstra: Sunday, Aug. 3

A college dropout leaves Portland to drop back in.


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Jordan Dykstra came to Portland after college—after dropping out of college, to be precise. He left Azusa Pacific University, a private Christian campus in suburban L.A., where he was studyi   More
 
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 MATTHEW SINGER

Show Preview: Kevin Gates, Chevy Woods,Th3rd & D3, Stevo the Weirdo


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[SOUTH IN YOUR MOUTH] When first listening to a record by Louisiana rapper Kevin Gates, it’s pretty easy to pinpoint what makes him one of the most exciting young talents in hip-hop: the voice.    More
 
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 REED JACKSON

Something In The Waters

How do you solve a mystery like Hundred Waters? Don’t ask the band.


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A great album tells a story. Whether it’s a tale told literally or a purely emotional ride, a narrative thread can make a record feel like vastly more than the sum of its singles.  The Moon   More
 
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 TREE PALMEDO

Show Preview: Dub Thompson, Paper/Upper/Cuts, Adventurous Sleeping


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[SUBURBAN ART-PUNK] Take it from someone who grew up nearby: Nothing cool has ever come out of Agoura Hills, Calif. Sure, the wealthy L.A. suburb has produced its share of nationally recognizable    More
 
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 MATTHEW SINGER

Introducing...: Grape God


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Sounds like: A chopped-and-screwed street-corner prophet trying to reveal the secrets of the universe after taking one too many Xanax. For fans of: Mac Dre, DJ Screw, Earl Sweatshirt, Sa-Ra Creativ   More
 
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 MATTHEW SINGER

Rare Monk: Tuesday, July 29

Started from Eugene, now heading beyond the stars.


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When asking a band to describe its sound, you don’t expect to hear the word “asteroid.” But for the Portland five-piece Rare Monk, that single descriptor says a lot. Evolving from its ro   More
 
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 KAITIE TODD

Andrew Jackson Jihad: Saturday, July 26

Stuck inside of Michigan with the Christmas Island blues again.


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It’s hard to picture Sean Bonnette in Big Ten country. The Andrew Jackson Jihad frontman belongs back in Phoenix, gazing out on smoggy sunsets, working at a suicide hotline, skating at Encanto   More
 
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

Top of the Pop

Ten bands you didn’t know you need to see at PDX Pop Now.


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If you’ve suddenly developed an interest in the racket being made in your backyard, there’s no easier way to orient yourself with the Portland music scene circa right now than PDX Pop Now. Thi   More
 
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 MATTHEW SINGER

Show Preview: Northwest String Summit


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[STRING JAM] When you’ve curated your own three-day festival for more than a decade, you’re somewhat expected to headline at least one night—or in the case of Colorado’s Yonder Mountain    More
 
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 BRANDON WIDDER
 

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