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A Tribe Called Red: Thursday, April 3

For the innovators of “powwow-step,” the party is always political.


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Like a lot of native North Americans, Bear Thomas didn’t grow up with many heroes who looked like him. Searching for a reflection of himself in popular media, all he’d find were the same red   More
 
Wednesday, April 2, 2014 MATTHEW SINGER

Soul Recovery

Having survived cancer, Sharon Jones just wants one thing: Respect.


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Talking to the media about her recent battle with pancreatic cancer, Sharon Jones never spares the gory details. Asked how she first knew something was wrong, the 57-year-old soul singer told Spin   More
 
Wednesday, March 26, 2014 MATTHEW SINGER

Show Preview: The War on Drugs, White Laces


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[STONED AMERICANA] The bifurcation of the careers of Kurt Vile and Adam Granduciel could’ve gone a lot worse. Vile left the War On Drugs in 2008, but pegging indie-rock’s benevolent stoner laure   More
 
Wednesday, March 26, 2014 PETE COTTELL

Anne: Sunday, March 30

A shape-shifting producer sheds the shoegaze haze—and his band.


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When Portland four-piece Anne released its debut, Dream Punx, in 2011, few could resist throwing the album’s airy, dark pop in with My Bloody Valentine and the rest of the shoegaze pack. And whi   More
 
Wednesday, March 26, 2014 MITCH LILLIE

Mic Check: Chino Moreno

On Crosses


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Unlike his past projects, Chino Moreno’s Crosses (stylized as †††) is more rooted in electronica and New Wave than anything that might be described as “rock ’n’ roll”—a potential   More
 
Wednesday, March 26, 2014 CAT JONES

Idaho Bound

Can the Treefort Music Fest make Boise the next Portland?


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When Brett Netson pulled into Old Town Portland for the first time back in the early ’90s, to play Satyricon with his psychedelic punk band, Caustic Resin, he felt like a kid in a candy store�   More
 
Wednesday, March 19, 2014 MATTHEW SINGER

Introducing…: The Resistance


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Who: Rappers Mic Capes, Glenn Waco and Rasheed Jamal. Sounds like: Lupe Fiasco if he was a little more street; Kurupt if he was a little more conscious. For fans of: Kendrick Lamar, Common, Earl Swe   More
 
Wednesday, March 19, 2014 REED JACKSON

Perfect Pussy: Saturday, March 22

If the name makes you uncomfortable, don’t worry: This buzzing New York punk band is already set to self-destruct.


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Perfect Pussy is a band with an expiration date. Or so says Ray McAndrew, guitarist for the Syracuse, N.Y., noise-punk band, which, for the past six months, has been gaining national attention f   More
 
Wednesday, March 19, 2014 KAITIE TODD

Lance Bangs on Breadcrumb Trail

The Portland director has solved the mystery of indie-rock innovators Slint. It only took him 23 years.


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In 1991, at an underground music club in Asheville, N.C., Lance Bangs heard an album so weird and wondrous it would obsess him for the next two decades. That record, Spiderland, was by Slint, a    More
 
Wednesday, March 19, 2014 MATTHEW SINGER

Show Preview: St. Vincent, Noveller


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[QUEEN AYE] At this point, comparing St. Vincent to anyone else isn’t just besides the point—it’s downright unfair. Over the course of four increasingly weird and wonderful solo albums, Anni   More
 
Wednesday, March 19, 2014 MICHAEL MANNHEIMER
 

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