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Primer: Bolt Thrower

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Formed: In the loo of a pub in Conventry, England, in 1986.  Sounds like: An armada of Space Marines overtaking a battle cruiser full of Chaos Warriors. For fans of: Carcass, Napalm Death, Godf   More
Wednesday, May 22, 2013 NATHAN CARSON

Bombino: Sunday, May 26

A displaced Saharan guitar genius finds stability in stardom.

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 Omara Moctar has spent his life on the run. In 1990, at age 10, the Saharan-born guitarist, who grew up in an encampment of nomadic Tuaregs in northern Niger, escaped to Algeria wit   More
Wednesday, May 22, 2013 MATTHEW SINGER

Bringing Out the Dead

A PSU student attempts to recreate a lost Grateful Dead show, based on the memories of those who were there. Good luck!

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They say anyone who remembers the ’60s wasn’t there. Tell it to Travis Neel. For the last six months, the 29-year-old Portland State University graduate student has been studying the Gratefu   More
Wednesday, May 15, 2013 BRANDON WIDDER

George Rozwick, Accordion Master

At age 94, Portland’s accordion king is still pushing buttons.

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The accordion has 233 buttons, 41 keys and 8,888 chords. George Rozwick won’t claim he knows all the chords off the top of his head. Pretty much everything else, though? He’s got it. Of cour   More
Wednesday, May 15, 2013 KAITIE TODD

Blood Bros

Wampire crawls out of the basement.

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Six years ago, the last band anyone would’ve pegged to make it big outside of Portland might have been Wampire. First of all, there’s that name. An inside joke goofing on the German pronunciat   More
Wednesday, May 8, 2013 MATTHEW SINGER

SoHiTek Records: Wednesday, May 8

Not every young person comes to Portland to retire. Some start record labels.

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The founder of SoHiTek Records, 30-year-old Erik Carlson, lives the quintessential Portland dream. Aside from owning and operating his own homegrown record label, he also curates the SoHiTek visua   More
Wednesday, May 8, 2013 EMILEE BOOHER

Primer: Big Boi

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Born: In Savannah, Ga., in 1975. Sounds like: Listening to the coolest dude at the party shoot the shit as the DJ spins ’70s soul, ’80s boogie funk and the occasional modern electro-pop recor   More
Wednesday, May 8, 2013 MATTHEW SINGER

Family Function

Meet the Salas-Humaras.

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Walter Salas-Humara and Charlie Salas-Humara have nothing in common.  Well, except for the last name, of course. And Charlie’s dad, who happens to be Walter’s brother. In musical terms,   More
Wednesday, May 1, 2013 MATTHEW SINGER

Soriah: Sunday, May 5

Inside the golden throat of Portland.

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[TUVAN THROAT SINGING] One of the world’s best Tuvan throat singers lives in Portland. His name is Enrique Ugalde—though before explaining who he is, maybe it’s best to explain exactly what    More
Wednesday, May 1, 2013 AMANDA SCHURR

Soopah Eype: Friday, May 3

Don’t tell Judah Mobley what to rap about.

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[HIP-HOP HERESY] Early on Soopah Eype’s most recent mixtape, El Planeta de los Simios (that’s “Planet of the Apes” for those without access to Google Translate), the Portland rapper drops    More
Wednesday, May 1, 2013 ROBERT HAM

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