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I’m Getting Too Old for This Pit

Who’s playing Warped Tour? Beats us. So we went to the mall to find out.


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Nothing makes a 30-year-old music writer feel like a decrepit, out-of-touch sack of dust more than scanning a Warped Tour lineup. The hordes of pierced, tatted and asymmetrically coiffed mall-pu   More
 
Wednesday, June 12, 2013 MATTHEW SINGER

Flashback: 31Knots

New York warehouse space, 2004


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Portland music-scene fixture Joe Haege returns this week to premiere new 31Knots songs—which his own bandmate, Jay Winebrenner, will be hearing for the first time and giving commentary on from   More
 
Wednesday, June 12, 2013 WW MUSIC STAFF

Marisa Anderson: Sunday, June 16

For a rootless roots musician, words are very unnecessary.


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Somewhere on Marisa Anderson’s résumé is the phrase, “Once portrayed the ass-end of a jaguar.” It was the mid-1990s, a few years after the Northern California-born guitarist dropped out    More
 
Wednesday, June 12, 2013 MATTHEW SINGER

Darker Nights

Thirty years on, Kiwi cult legends the Bats are a ghost of themselves—and they’ve never sounded better.


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When New Zealand’s Flying Nun Records first came to the attention of the international music scene in the 1980s, it was hard to believe such a wealth of talent could exist on one tiny island nat   More
 
Wednesday, June 5, 2013 ROBERT HAM

Jeff Hylton Simmons, XRAY Fest


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Jeff Hylton Simmons can see the finish line. Seven years ago, the 37-year-old Midwest transplant, sound engineer and broadcaster hatched the idea for a free-form, Portland-inspired terrestrial r   More
 
Wednesday, June 5, 2013 MATTHEW SINGER

Futro Records: Sunday, June 9

Electro hip-hop party jams thicker than blood.


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[FAMILY PARTY] For some of the residents of Southeast’s Washington Towers, the drab apartment complex down the street from Lone Fir Pioneer Cemetery has another name: Futro Towers. That’s beca   More
 
Wednesday, June 5, 2013 MITCH LILLIE

Conflict: Method Man vs. Cappadonna


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The conflict: Two members of hip-hop’s greatest dynasty, the Wu-Tang Clan, are coming to Portland, vying for your hard-earned dolla, dolla bills, y’all, on two successive nights. Times are t   More
 
Wednesday, June 5, 2013 MATTHEW SINGER

Seoul Power

The Korean pop machine is going global. But what exactly is it?


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When “Gangnam Style” seized the world in its cartoon-neon clutches via YouTube last year, it seemed like something uploaded from another planet. In fact, it originated from the South Korean po   More
 
Wednesday, May 29, 2013 MATTHEW SINGER

!!!: Monday, June 3

How does a veteran dance band get out of a lull? Easy: Dance harder.


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[!!!DANCE¡¡¡] When !!! first undulated out of Northern California in the late 1990s, the underground hadn’t yet gotten its groove back. Disco was still a dirty word, the phrase “four on the   More
 
Wednesday, May 29, 2013 MATTHEW SINGER

Mic Check: Blitzen Trapper


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Portland’s music scene has changed a lot in the last 10 years. Venues once at the center of the local music circuit, like the Meow Meow and the Blackbird, have faded into memory, taking innumera   More
 
Wednesday, May 29, 2013 BRANDON WIDDER
 

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