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Tomahawk: Wednesday, Feb. 13

When weird goes pop.


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[PATTON POP] Kristen Mystirie Calderon, a club hostess and makeup artist from Los Angeles, does not like Tomahawk’s new single.  “Tomahawk, your music made me wet—juicy even!” she wro   More
 
Wednesday, February 13, 2013 RUTH BROWN

Primer: The Presidents of the United States of America


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Formed: In 1993, in Seattle. Sounds like: Early Green Day without the fat basslines or affected accents; the Cars without synthesizers; Cheap Trick without all the heavy sociopolitical commentary   More
 
Wednesday, February 13, 2013 MARTIN CIZMAR

Peer Reviews

Four Portland artists critique each other’s new albums.


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Everyone’s a critic—even artists, who are predisposed to hating critics. So, with several major Portland albums dropping Feb. 19, we let the artists do our jobs for us and take a shot at rev   More
 
Wednesday, February 13, 2013 MATTHEW SINGER

Black Hole Son

A conversation with Portland’s foremost Soundgarden expert.


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If music fandom is measured by the number of times people have seen their favorite band live, then Matt Reeder is a lousy Soundgarden fan. He owns 250 bootlegs, all the band’s official releases    More
 
Wednesday, February 6, 2013 MATTHEW SINGER

Primer: Pallbearer


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Formed: In Little Rock, Ark., in 2008.  Sounds like: A slow march through brimstone fields at the end of time. For fans of: Black Sabbath, Candlemass, Electric Wizard, Burning Witch, funerals,    More
 
Wednesday, February 6, 2013 NATHAN CARSON

Kingdom Crumbs: Wednesday, Feb. 6

The future of hip-hop is living in Seattle. And no, it’s not Macklemore.


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[TOMORROW’S HIP-HOP] Like an increasing number of rappers these days, Tay Sean Brown of Seattle’s Kingdom Crumbs doesn’t listen to much hip-hop. Not as much as he used to, anyway. Growing up   More
 
Wednesday, February 6, 2013 MATTHEW SINGER

Theo Craig (Rontoms Sunday Sessions)

Meet the man who made a Burnside bar the epicenter for Portland music.


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Theo Craig is one of Portland’s biggest music fans. In January 2012, the chatty, affable 35-year-old became the sole talent buyer for the free Sunday Sessions at Rontoms, which have since tran   More
 
Wednesday, February 6, 2013 EMILEE BOOHER

The Lost Year

In 2011, Ruban Nielson created Unknown Mortal Orchestra. It almost killed him.


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Ruban Nielson thought he was going to die.  Not in the metaphorical sense, either: In his first year touring with Unknown Mortal Orchestra, his blog-approved psych-pop group, the 32-year-ol   More
 
Wednesday, January 30, 2013 MATTHEW SINGER

Primer: Ben Folds Five


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Formed: 1993 in Chapel Hill, N.C. Ended Sept. 11, 2001, the day leader Ben Folds’ first serious solo record, Rockin’ the Suburbs, came out. Re-formed a decade later to record a few songs. Folds,   More
 
Wednesday, January 30, 2013 MARTIN CIZMAR

Cody Chesnutt: Friday, Feb. 1

A singer repents and returns.


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[REDEMPTION SONGS] “I used to smoke crack back in the day.”  That blunt admission is how Cody Chesnutt begins “Everybody’s Brother,” a song from last year’s Landing on a Hundred,    More
 
Wednesday, January 30, 2013 MATTHEW SINGER
 

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