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Scary Monsters

With his stunning new album, Perfume Genius stops being sad and starts getting even.


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From a young age, Mike Hadreas has been keenly aware that his existence makes other people uncomfortable. To put it lightly, that used to bum him out. The first two albums he released as Perfume   More
 
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 MATTHEW SINGER

Martin Bisi: Thursday, Oct. 23

A producer from New York’s cutting edge leaves the studio.


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In the early ’80s, New York was a magical place. The disco scene spilled out across the city from Studio 54, and musical styles as disparate as No Wave and hip-hop mingled and matured in tande   More
 
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 NATHAN CARSON

Show Preview: King Tuff, Le Sera


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[MACABRE POP] Kyle Thomas, better known by the moniker King Tuff, likes spooky shit. Whether it’s conveyed sonically via ominous basslines, lyrically through references to graveyards and freak c   More
 
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 ASHLEY JOCZ

Bob Dylan vs. Jimmy Buffett


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Bob Dylan and Jimmy Buffett are playing Portland the same night. One is the poet laureate of the ’60s, a bard of social upheaval and one of most crucial all-around figures of the 20th century. T   More
 
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 MATTHEW SINGER

Trial By Fire

The Growlers learn you can’t go home again—especially after your home burns to the ground.


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There comes a time in every young punk’s life when it’s time to abandon the squat and move on to bigger ventures. For Orange County’s the Growlers, that decision did not come voluntarily.    More
 
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 PETE COTTELL

Show Preview: Hozier, James Bay


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[RUSTIC SOUL] While it's easy to bask in the warm glow of Sam Smith and the Black Keys individually these days, why not embrace an artist who evokes both? Andrew Hozier-Byrne, aka Hozier, is a    More
 
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 MARK STOCK

Introducing Roselit Bone


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Who: Josh McCaslin (vocals, guitar); Victor Franco (guitar); Don Ankrom (bass); Barry A. Walker Jr. (pedal steel); Daniel Gruszka, David Binnig, Poom Aempoo (trumpets); Peter Mullally (baritone    More
 
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 MATTHEW SINGER

White Hinterland: Sunday, Oct. 12

Casey Dienel left Portland to move back in with her parents. Then she made her best album yet.


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After Al Capone’s release from prison and frequent hospitalization, he moved to Palm Island, an exclusive neighborhood in Miami Beach. In order to escape his criminal past and any further mi   More
 
Wednesday, October 8, 2014 ASHLEY JOCZ

Show Preview: Too Many Zooz, Neka & Kahlo, DJ Hwy 7 & the Ghost Train


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[SUBWAY SOUNDS] Calling New York’s Too Many Zooz an overnight success would be a mistake, though it’s an easy one to make. Thanks to Reddit, a video of one of the trio’s energetic performanc   More
 
Wednesday, October 8, 2014 JAMES HELMSWORTH

Flirting With The Flicks

The new Elliott Smith documentary puts the focus where it belongs: His music.


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The phrase “a documentary on Elliott Smith” must induce a twinge of post-traumatic stress in fans of the late singer-songwriter, not to mention those who actually knew him. The last time s   More
 
Wednesday, October 8, 2014 MATTHEW SINGER
 

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