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Show Preview: Action Bronson, Party Supplies


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[FANTASY RAP TOP CHEF] The first thing you notice about Arian Asllani, the Queens-bred rapper who goes by the name Action Bronson, is that his voice sounds almost exactly like Ghostface Killah’s.    More
 
Wednesday, January 29, 2014 MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

Mic Check: Thara Memory


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From gigging with the likes of James Brown, Dizzy Gillespie and the Commodores to long tenures in Mel Brown’s and Leroy Vinnegar’s bands, trumpeter-composer Thara Memory has earned a deserved    More
 
Wednesday, January 29, 2014 BRETT CAMPBELL

Outer Limits

With his new project, Nicolas Jaar explores the Darkside of the Earth.


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When electronic wunderkind Nicolas Jaar was looking for a guitarist for his new project, he ended up going with an unusual choice: someone who didn’t really know how to play the instrument. ��   More
 
Wednesday, January 22, 2014 MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

Introducing...: Grandhorse


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Who: Adam Steinfink (guitar, vocals), David Lloyd (guitar), Adam Smith (bass, vocals), Devon Shirley (drums). Sounds Like: Pedro the Lion on a moderate dose of uppers. For fans of: R.E.M., Stephen M   More
 
Wednesday, January 22, 2014 MARK STOCK

Show Preview: Volcano Choir, the Cloack Ox


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[POST-ROCK] When Volcano Choir released Unmap in 2009, few knew what to expect from America’s newly minted sad-guy laureate. Upon releasing For Emma, Forever Ago, Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon employ   More
 
Wednesday, January 22, 2014 PETE COTTELL

Glenn Waco: Sunday, Jan. 26

A rising St. Johns MC reflects on life during wartime—aka growing up in North Portland.


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Asked about growing up black in the whitest major city in the country, Glenn Waco blurts out Portland demographic figures so reflexively it’s as if he’s reciting his home address.  “S   More
 
Wednesday, January 22, 2014 MATTHEW SINGER

By Demons Be Driven

Don’t let Phil Anselmo’s reputation scare you: He’s really just a big nerd.


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“I think I have a mental problem because I cannot stop listening to Portal, for God’s sake,” says Phil Anselmo, over the phone from the headquarters of his Austin, Texas, record label, House   More
 
Wednesday, January 15, 2014 CAT JONES

Introducing...: Soft Shadows


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Who: June Kang (vocals, guitar), Thuy-Duong Le (vocals, synthesizer), Ryan Simon (guitar). Sounds like: What My Bloody Valentine is hiding under all those layers of fuzz. For fans of: Slowdive, Gala   More
 
Wednesday, January 15, 2014 MATTHEW SINGER

Wooden Shjips: Thursday, Jan. 16

Portland: Where spaced-out psych-rockers go to retire.


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Moving to Portland made Wooden Shjips drummer Omar Ahsanuddin feel like a kid again. It’s made him live like one, anyway. “I have a drum set in my basement for the first time since I lived at    More
 
Wednesday, January 15, 2014 MATTHEW SINGER

Scene Report: Metal

Portland is finally a metal hotbed. Here are the heavy hitters stoking the flames in 2014.


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Once the capital of cardigans and the bastion of birth-control glasses, Portland is now a metal mecca. Last year was the biggest yet for loud and heavy local exports: Gateway metal band Red Fang   More
 
Wednesday, January 15, 2014 NATHAN CARSON
 

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