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Wild Photos from 1970's Vortex Music Festival

In 1970, a Republican Oregon governor lured protesting hippies out of town with a state-sponsored music festival (photos)


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This month marks the 44th anniversary of Vortex, the only state-sponsored music festival in U.S. history, which took place at Milo McIver State Park near Estacada. Author Matt Love, who’ll p   More
 
Wednesday, August 6, 2014 WW MUSIC STAFF

Introducing: U SCO


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Who: Ryan Miller (guitar), Jon Scheid (bass), Phil Cleary (drums). Sounds like: Steve Albini, Rick Froberg and Damon Che soundtracking a disjointed art film about speed freaks careening through t   More
 
Wednesday, August 6, 2014 PETE COTTELL

Lilacs & Champagne: Wednesday, Aug. 6

Portland sample-splicers weave philosophy with comic books and porn.


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With so many varied projects, Emil Amos finds himself guzzling coffee just to keep up. Every group he’s involved with, he says, pulls from sources of Eastern inspiration, both melodically and    More
 
Wednesday, August 6, 2014 DAVE CANTOR

The Pick Of The ’Thon

Pickathon’s must-see artists and the best stages to see them on.


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If the buzz around town is any indication, this is the most anticipated Pickathon in a long time, maybe ever. Incidentally, it is also perhaps the least rootsy lineup the festival has put togeth   More
 
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 MATTHEW SINGER

Jordan Dykstra: Sunday, Aug. 3

A college dropout leaves Portland to drop back in.


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Jordan Dykstra came to Portland after college—after dropping out of college, to be precise. He left Azusa Pacific University, a private Christian campus in suburban L.A., where he was studyi   More
 
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 MATTHEW SINGER

Show Preview: Kevin Gates, Chevy Woods,Th3rd & D3, Stevo the Weirdo


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[SOUTH IN YOUR MOUTH] When first listening to a record by Louisiana rapper Kevin Gates, it’s pretty easy to pinpoint what makes him one of the most exciting young talents in hip-hop: the voice.    More
 
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 REED JACKSON

Something In The Waters

How do you solve a mystery like Hundred Waters? Don’t ask the band.


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A great album tells a story. Whether it’s a tale told literally or a purely emotional ride, a narrative thread can make a record feel like vastly more than the sum of its singles.  The Moon   More
 
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 TREE PALMEDO

Show Preview: Dub Thompson, Paper/Upper/Cuts, Adventurous Sleeping


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[SUBURBAN ART-PUNK] Take it from someone who grew up nearby: Nothing cool has ever come out of Agoura Hills, Calif. Sure, the wealthy L.A. suburb has produced its share of nationally recognizable    More
 
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 MATTHEW SINGER

Introducing...: Grape God


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Sounds like: A chopped-and-screwed street-corner prophet trying to reveal the secrets of the universe after taking one too many Xanax. For fans of: Mac Dre, DJ Screw, Earl Sweatshirt, Sa-Ra Creativ   More
 
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 MATTHEW SINGER

Rare Monk: Tuesday, July 29

Started from Eugene, now heading beyond the stars.


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When asking a band to describe its sound, you don’t expect to hear the word “asteroid.” But for the Portland five-piece Rare Monk, that single descriptor says a lot. Evolving from its ro   More
 
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 KAITIE TODD
 

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