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Flashback: The Git-Rights Gospel Revue

at the Ponderosa Lounge, Aug. 27, 2011

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“This was our ‘farewell’ performance at a truck-stop bar in North Portland. After the band’s five-year run, I was leaving Portland to return to Austin, Texas. The somewhat straight-laced r   More
Wednesday, March 27, 2013 WW MUSIC STAFF

Commentary: On Bob Seger

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I am on a long and lonesome highway west of Saginaw, Mich., when a voice comes wafting through the speakers: “On a long and lonesome highway/ East of Omaha.” The voice is raspy and deep. It’   More
Wednesday, March 27, 2013 AP KRYZA

1939 Ensemble: Friday, March 29

What can you do with just drums and vibes? A lot.

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[POST-ROCK] A person can learn a lot about surviving in the music business from sharing a tour bus with Kim Deal. In the 13 years Jose Medeles has spent drumming alongside the Pixies bassist in    More
Wednesday, March 27, 2013 MATTHEW SINGER

This Is Hell

The godfather of punk has written his life story. It’s not pretty.

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Richard Hell is punk rock’s patient zero. Born Richard Meyers in Lexington, Ky., in 1949, he ran away to New York at age 17, where he traded poetry for a bass guitar, spiked his hair and saf   More
Wednesday, March 20, 2013 MATTHEW SINGER

Primer: Joey Bada$$

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Born: In 1995 in Brooklyn, N.Y. Sounds like: Your older brother’s favorite hip-hop cassette tape from the early ’90s.  For fans of: Nas, Gang Starr, Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth. Late   More
Wednesday, March 20, 2013 REED JACKSON

Kim Baxter: Wednesday, March 20

Blending real life with the pop life.

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[POP] Last April, Kim Baxter, former member of Portland power-twee group All Girl Summer Fun Band, released her first solo album, The Tale of Me and You, though you’re probably unaware of it.    More
Wednesday, March 20, 2013 ROBERT HAM

Big Youth

The Hugs’ Danny Delegato is ready for a comeback—at age 24.

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In 2007, 18-year-old Danny Delegato sat across from the head of the U.K. branch of Columbia Records and listened to him explain how he was going to make Delegato and his band, the Hugs, into sta   More
Wednesday, March 13, 2013 MATTHEW SINGER

Milk Music: Monday, March 18

Indie rock’s punk past, thawed out in the present.

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[INDIE RAUCOUS] Charles Waring doesn’t appreciate the suggestion that his band, Milk Music, is living in the past. He’ll admit the group is big on honoring its heroes—which, from the sound o   More
Wednesday, March 13, 2013 MATTHEW SINGER

Thollem Electric: Wednesday, March 13

A journeyman keyboardist wages war against war.

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[KEYBOARD EXPRESSIONISM] Thollem McDonas is quite literally a man without a home. The 46-year-old keyboard master has been circumnavigating the world on a journey of musical exploration for near   More
Wednesday, March 13, 2013 ROBERT HAM

Flashback: Boat

At Portland’s Towne Lounge, June 21, 2006.

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“This is a picture from the end of our first-ever West Coast tour. We were so excited for this one. We had played absolutely empty venues in California prior to this. We drove from San   More
Wednesday, March 13, 2013 WW MUSIC STAFF

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