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Sister Lovers

Haim is the world’s favorite new band. Do not resist them.


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“Every day is the best surprise party ever,” says Danielle Haim, describing the past year in the life of the band that bears her surname. Indeed, when you’re the buzziest group in music, the   More
 
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 MATTHEW SINGER

Mic Check: Martin Rev

On the legacy of Suicide


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Although he has maintained a healthy solo career, Martin Rev will forever be known for his work in Suicide, the post-punk, proto-industrial duo he started in New York with vocalist Alan Vega. In    More
 
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 ROBERT HAM

Your Rival: Friday, Oct. 18

Power pop wise beyond its years.


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Thirty-year-old former emo kids still haven’t found it in their hearts to forgive Weezer for its last decade of music. Many fans threw 2001’s Green Album under the bus for being a bombastic    More
 
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 PETE COTTELL

Satyricon: Madness And Glory Wednesday, Oct. 16

Portland’s punk palace gets immortalized on film.


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In 1983, a magical shithole opened on Northwest 6th Avenue in Old Town. In the 27 years that followed, Satyricon grew into Portland’s CBGB, an epicenter for freaks and art-damaged weirdos of a   More
 
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 MATTHEW SINGER

Pieces of Elliott

A brief guide to finding Elliott Smith in Portland.


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Southeast 29th Avenue and Taylor StreetThe home where Smith recorded Roman Candle. According to his then-girlfriend, J.J. Gonson, she returned years later and knocked on the door to find the Shins   More
 
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 MATTHEW SINGER

Ghost in the Drum Machine

Fame sneaked up on EDM pioneer RP Boo, but success doesn’t scare him.


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The next time you’re at Lowe’s, take a look at the person in the back unloading drywall. That guy could spend his off-hours as a musical pioneer. It’s true of RP Boo. He is the founder o   More
 
Wednesday, October 9, 2013 MITCH LILLIE

Dirty South Legends

Geto Boys, Gray Matters, Rap Class, Cassow


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If you know Jay-Z, Lil Wayne and Wiz Khalifa, then you know Houston’s Geto Boys. Originators of the soulful Dirty South sound, the trio’s influence on hip-hop spans generations, with samples o   More
 
Wednesday, October 9, 2013 EMILY BERKEY

The Legend of Hazel

A story of bearded Cupids, Christmas lights and Portland’s favorite songwriter.


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Hazel didn’t care about being famous. It only wanted to be legendary. Which helps explain the Christmas lights. The power-pop foursome, led by singer-songwriter Pete Krebs, played its first s   More
 
Wednesday, October 2, 2013 MATTHEW SINGER

Primer: Pet Shop Boys


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Formed: 1981 in London. Sounds like: That stinging kick of reality that creeps in as you’re trying to lose yourself on the dance floor. For fans of: Erasure, Goldfrapp, Kylie Minogue. Latest rele   More
 
Wednesday, October 2, 2013 ROBERT HAM

Le1f, Antwon, Lakutis, Magic Fades DJs


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[RETRO WEIRDO RAP] “Avant-rap” is the genre tag many music journalists throw around when describing San Jose-based rapper Antwon’s eclectic style. But he isn’t ahead or behind anyone in th   More
 
Wednesday, October 2, 2013 MITCH LILLIE
 

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