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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

Music Preview: Against Me!, Laura Stevenson, Cheap Girls


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[POWER PUNK] Laura Jane Grace came here to chew bubblegum, wear a sundress and chop the rings off a bigot’s fat fucking fingers—and she’s all out of bubblegum. Transgender Dysphoria Blues, t   More
 
Wednesday, March 19, 2014 MATTHEW SINGER

Hip-Hop Stopped

The tension between Portland rap artists and police goes deeper than the Blue Monk.


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If you had walked past the Blue Monk around 11 pm on Saturday, March 1, it’d be reasonable to assume a crime had taken place. Six police cars were parked in the middle of Southeast Belmont Stree   More
 
Wednesday, March 12, 2014 MATTHEW SINGER

Introducing...: Ali Muhareb


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Who: Ali Muhareb Sounds like: An anthropomorphized kaleidoscope. For fans of: Panda Bear, Log Across the Washer, Ducktails, laser-light shows, El Guincho. Why you care: While you were sleeping, Ali   More
 
Wednesday, March 12, 2014 ASHLEY JOCZ

The Cry: Sunday, March 16

Young punks with old souls want to make rock ’n’ roll sweat again.


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The members of Portland pop-punk band the Cry live and breathe rock ’n’ roll, and you can tell just by looking at them. The Ramones stare out from a pin on singer and lead songwriter Ray Nelse   More
 
Wednesday, March 12, 2014 LYLA ROWEN
 

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