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Martell Webster: Thursday, July 16

Can a former Blazer shake the baller-turned-rapper stigma?


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On the day I reach Martell Webster at home in Portland, the NBA draft is a few hours away. You’d think that would make a good icebreaker when speaking to a former Blazers lottery pick. “I    More
 
Wednesday, July 15, 2015 MATTHEW SINGER

MFNW Preview: Strand of Oaks


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The joke about playing a country song backwards and the singer getting his wife, dog and truck back is all but worn out, but Timothy Showalter has had plenty of reasons throughout the years to t   More
 
Wednesday, July 15, 2015 PETE COTTELL

Exploding Heartbreak

Terry Six is finally moving forward—but he hasn’t forgotten his past.


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Punk rock is a culture of youth. So what happens when your youth is interrupted by tragedy?     More
 
Tuesday, July 14, 2015 CRIS LANKENAU

Life on the Side

Dave Depper landed his dream gig. What happens when he wakes up?


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Dave Depper is doing his best to keep himself together. He flew back from London the previous night, and his jet lag is colliding with this godforsaken Portland heat wave. A few days prior, he was ons   More
 
Wednesday, July 8, 2015 MATTHEW SINGER

Introducing Champagne Duane


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Sounds like: The bastard child of Pete Rock and Diddy. For fans of: Kanye West, J. Cole, Kendrick Lamar, Wale. <a href="http://music.champagneduane.com/album/a-toast">A Toast by Champagne    More
 
Wednesday, July 8, 2015 TJ LOVE

Tanlines Thursday, July 9

How a comedy of errors inspired a seriously great synth-pop album.


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Tanlines drummer Jesse Cohen bursts through the door with a giant burlap bag labeled “cocaine” and a six-pack of beer. It’s the first in a series of shenanigans involving Cohen and singer-guitar   More
 
Wednesday, July 8, 2015 SHANNON GORMLEY

Elvis Costello Wednesday, July 8

Who loves the sun? Not this guy.


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In April 1991, Elvis Costello released an unsettling promotional video from his upcoming album, Mighty Like a Rose. The opening shot is of waves lapping in slow motion at night, double exposed with a    More
 
Wednesday, July 8, 2015 CASEY JARMAN

MFNW Preview: Milo Greene


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Whether it was their intention to create a festival-ready powerhouse or not, the four college friends who comprise Milo Greene are most definitely bound for greatness. Full-on democracy can make even    More
 
Wednesday, July 8, 2015 PETE COTTELL

High Fidelity

The stoniest Portland albums ever.


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Oregon wasn’t the first state to legalize marijuana, but maybe that’s because we were too busy making heavy, trippy, funky or otherwise mind-expanding music to remember to mail in our ballots. Som   More
 
Wednesday, July 1, 2015 CASEY JARMAN

Introducing Alia Zin


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Sounds like: Kendrick Lamar if he went straight into the studio after hearing Tupac for the first time. For fans of: Nas, Lauryn Hill, Digable Planets, Black Star, Joey Badass, Vinnie Dewayne. The   More
 
Wednesday, July 1, 2015 MATTHEW SINGER
 

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