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Live Albums


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The trend of bands performing seminal albums live in their entirety is a double-edged phenomenon. On one hand, it kills the thrilling unpredictability of the set list, and forces audiences to sit    More
 
Wednesday, August 28, 2013 MATTHEW SINGER, PETE COTTELL

Iommi Bloody Iommi

Cancer and controversy can’t stop Black Sabbath’s true Iron Man.


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When Black Sabbath—heavy metal’s widely acknowledged patient zero—announced a reunion of its original lineup in 2011, promising a tour and an album of all-new material to be produced by Rick   More
 
Wednesday, August 21, 2013 NATHAN CARSON

Primer: Stones Throw Records


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Founded: In 1996 in Los Angeles. Signature style: Hip-hop based around crackling rare grooves repurposed for rappers less willfully eccentric than just supremely, transcendently high.  For    More
 
Wednesday, August 21, 2013 MATTHEW SINGER

Amenta Abioto: Friday, Aug. 23

Let Amenta Abioto clear her throat. You won’t regret it.


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[AVANT-GARDE SOUL] Singer Amenta Abioto thinks of herself as a magician. Don’t worry, that doesn’t mean she goes around pulling quarters out from behind the ears of the audience. She’s refer   More
 
Wednesday, August 21, 2013 MATTHEW SINGER

Twang Town

It ain’t Nashville, and that’s how Portland’s country scene likes it.


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It’s a random Tuesday in July, and the center of the universe for local country music fans is a truck stop situated a few hundred feet from the evening softball games at Delta Park in North Port   More
 
Wednesday, August 14, 2013 ROBERT HAM

Primer: Ural Thomas


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Born: In Portland in 1939.  Sounds like: All those new retro-soul singers you love, except Thomas isn’t some Motown-Stax museum installation: He actually lived it, and he’s still living    More
 
Wednesday, August 14, 2013 MATTHEW SINGER

The Lower 48: Friday, Aug. 16

Former folkies tap into their rock-’n’-roll hearts.


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[NEO-CLASSIC ROCK] The members of the Lower 48 are digging their new rehearsal space, and well they should: At their last spot, the band was beset on all sides by the uniform blare of death metal.   More
 
Wednesday, August 14, 2013 GRACE STAINBACK

Entrail Blazers

Exhuming Portland’s forgotten extreme metal pioneers.


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Metal has waged an uphill battle in Portland. For a long time, the city’s indie-centricity kept heavier genres shoved away in the deepest, darkest corners of the local music scene. Things are di   More
 
Wednesday, August 7, 2013 NATHAN CARSON

Rhye: Wednesday, Aug. 7

The ultra-sounds of Robin Hannibal.


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[PRENATAL SOUL] Many artists build their careers from the face up. Robin Hannibal took the opposite route: He’s become an in-demand producer while remaining deliberately faceless. In the past    More
 
Wednesday, August 7, 2013 JOE DONOVAN

The Regulars

A guide to Pickathon’s regional heroes.


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When it started 15 years ago, Pickathon, Portland’s annual roots-music festival, had little interest in anything contemporary. As it’s grown in both size and scope, finally embracing music cre   More
 
Wednesday, July 31, 2013 MATTHEW SINGER
 

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