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Screaming Females: Saturday, Nov. 16

How to grow a punk band: play basements, record with Steve Albini, impress Garbage.


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If there were a “right way” to make it as a punk band, Screaming Females would be a prime example. Being from New Brunswick, N.J.—a bona fide Mesopotamia of the East Coast DIY scene—cert   More
 
Wednesday, November 13, 2013 PETE COTTELL

Soul Revival

Years ago, Ural Thomas rejected the cruelty of the music industry. But the Pain brought him back.


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Ural Thomas has lots of stories. He’s been around the block, you might say, even though he’s lived in the same North Portland house—which he claims to have rebuilt himself, using all recycle   More
 
Wednesday, November 6, 2013 MATTHEW SINGER

Letter To My 13-Year-Old Self

RE: Green Day


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Dear 13-Year-Old Marty, How’s it going? I’m Martin—which will become your name at 17—and I’m here to talk to you about Green Day, the band you’re going to see on Sept. 10, 1994, three   More
 
Wednesday, November 6, 2013 MARTIN CIZMAR

Animal Eyes: Wednesday, Nov. 6

Spacious psychedelic prog rock born in Alaska, made in Portland.


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First impressions are huge, especially in music. It’s no wonder, then, that Animal Eyes bears a certain resemblance to another beloved Portland band, discovered during its formative years. C   More
 
Wednesday, November 6, 2013 MARK STOCK

Show Preview: A$AP Ferg, A$AP Mob, Joey Fatts, Aston Matthews, OverDoz, 100s


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[CHAIN HANG LOW] This has not been the greatest year for hip-hop. So many big-event albums have either failed to innovate (Drake’s #everythingwasthesame, er, Nothing Was the Same) or were elaborat   More
 
Wednesday, November 6, 2013 MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

Living Death

The Hackney brothers tried to bury their old band. It wouldn’t stay dead.


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Up in Bobby Hackney’s attic, sealed in a white cardboard box, lay a secret. A secret he and his brother, Dannis Hackney, kept hidden from their closest family and friends for over 30 years.    More
 
Wednesday, October 30, 2013 MATTHEW SINGER

Letter To My 13-Year-Old Self

RE: Soul Coughing


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Dear 13-Year-Old Pete, Hey there. Your future self here, writing from the year 2013. Before I cut to the chase, I’d like to congratulate you on making it through the summer of 1997 without obta   More
 
Wednesday, October 30, 2013 PETE COTTELL

Show Preview: Mazzy Star, Mariee Sioux 


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[DREAMIEST POP] It’s been 17 years since Mazzy Star released its third album, Among My Swan. The world has changed, but the band’s laid-back, twangy dream folk has not. Never officially brok   More
 
Wednesday, October 30, 2013 NATHAN CARSON

Modern Life

Portland songwriter Drew Grow starts over.


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When Drew Grow regained consciousness on the side of Interstate 5, his car totaled and his leg bent at an awkward angle, he took it as a sign. Not from above—though he’d grown up in a religiou   More
 
Wednesday, October 23, 2013 MATTHEW SINGER

Charli XCX: Tuesday, Oct. 29

A 21-year-old Brit is stretching the boundaries of radio pop. It’s time you learned her name.


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Charlotte Aitchison, the pop singer who performs as Charli XCX, has a runaway hit on her hands, though you wouldn’t know it. Well, you’d know Icona Pop’s “I Love It” if you heard it on t   More
 
Wednesday, October 23, 2013 ROBERT HAM
 

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