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Primer: A Millennial’s Guide to Slowdive


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WTF is “Slowdive”?  Slowdive is a pioneering shoegaze band from Reading, England. They formed in 1989 and split after just six years and three records, including landmark 1993 album Souv   More
 
Wednesday, November 5, 2014 MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

United Nations: Friday, Nov. 7

Geoff Rickly slaughters punk’s sacred cows—including himself.


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United Nations’ Geoff Rickly is not to blame for emo’s crimes against humanity. Historians might use his old band, Thursday, as a punching bag for the punk subgenre’s unseemly shift from h   More
 
Wednesday, November 5, 2014 PETE COTTELL

Cut the Slack

Courtney Barnett’s a loser, baby, but she’s not going to let it kill her.


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For someone who’s written songs detailing awkward phone calls with her mom and using masturbation as a sleep aid, Courtney Barnett comes across awfully shy in conversation. She answers questions   More
 
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 MATTHEW SINGER

R.I.P. Slabtown


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With Portlanders of every vintage so eager to ennoble the fallen, let us remember two things about Slabtown as the longtime Northwest venue fades into memory. Fairly or not, local nightlife pres   More
 
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 JAY HORTON

The Black Keys: Friday, Oct. 31

Drummer Pat Carney talks LeBron, band dynamics and his hometown’s best burger(s).


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No surprise, Pat Carney still has the green MG convertible. Carney got the car in March 2004, during the sessions for the Black Keys’ third record, Rubber Factory. I know because it still had te   More
 
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

Scary Monsters

With his stunning new album, Perfume Genius stops being sad and starts getting even.


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From a young age, Mike Hadreas has been keenly aware that his existence makes other people uncomfortable. To put it lightly, that used to bum him out. The first two albums he released as Perfume   More
 
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 MATTHEW SINGER

Martin Bisi: Thursday, Oct. 23

A producer from New York’s cutting edge leaves the studio.


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In the early ’80s, New York was a magical place. The disco scene spilled out across the city from Studio 54, and musical styles as disparate as No Wave and hip-hop mingled and matured in tande   More
 
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 NATHAN CARSON

Show Preview: King Tuff, Le Sera


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[MACABRE POP] Kyle Thomas, better known by the moniker King Tuff, likes spooky shit. Whether it’s conveyed sonically via ominous basslines, lyrically through references to graveyards and freak c   More
 
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 ASHLEY JOCZ

Bob Dylan vs. Jimmy Buffett


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Bob Dylan and Jimmy Buffett are playing Portland the same night. One is the poet laureate of the ’60s, a bard of social upheaval and one of most crucial all-around figures of the 20th century. T   More
 
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 MATTHEW SINGER
 

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