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Antibalas: Saturday, Dec. 8

America’s premier Afrobeat orchestra proves you can go home again.


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[AFROBEAT-AMERICAN] If Afrobeat has a mecca, it is, appropriately enough, the Shrine. Like New York’s CBGB for punk rockers or Hamburg’s Star-Club for Beatles fanatics, the nightclub, located    More
 
Wednesday, December 5, 2012 MATTHEW SINGER

Primer: Sufjan Stevens


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Born: In 1975 in Detroit.  Sounds like: The musical equivalent of childhood wonder. For fans of: Highly conceptualized folk, choirlike vocal richness, unobtrusive biblical references, found s   More
 
Wednesday, December 5, 2012 MARK STOCK

Meeting the Old Boss

The many legends of Springsteen.


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Every American—anyone “born in the U.S.A.,” if you will—has a connection to Bruce Springsteen. It doesn’t matter if you treasure his rusty-throated, denim-collared rock-’n’-roll anth   More
 
Wednesday, November 28, 2012 MATTHEW SINGER

Nasalrod: Saturday, Dec. 1

One big, happy punk-rock family.


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[OFF-KILTER PUNK] Looks can be deceiving, and the members of Nasalrod are some deceptive motherfuckers. Gathered together in the fastidiously beige North Portland living room of bassist Kat Know   More
 
Wednesday, November 28, 2012 MATTHEW SINGER

Primer: John Cale


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Born: In 1942 in Garnant, Carmarthenshire, Wales Sounds like: Pop music filtered through classical training and imbued with a confrontational spirit.  For fans of: Patti Smith, David Bowie, Bri   More
 
Wednesday, November 28, 2012 ROBERT HAM

A Long, Bizarre Ride

The Pharcyde’s classic debut turns 20.


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In 1992, four L.A. misfits snuck in through the backdoor of hip-hop history. As the media’s attention focused on rap’s cop killers and mean-mugging gangsters, the Pharcyde—Imani, Bootie Br   More
 
Wednesday, November 21, 2012 MATTHEW SINGER

Primer: World Party


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Born: In Prestatyn, Wales, in 1957. Formed: In 1986 in London. Sounds like: Beatlesque melodies and gentle-Jagger vocals mixed with Neil Young-aspiring lyrics and Prince-ly production touches. For    More
 
Wednesday, November 21, 2012 JEFF ROSENBERG

Wooden Indian Burial Ground: Saturday, Nov. 24

Paving an expressway to your skull, straight through old, loud Portland.


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[PSYCHEDELIC GARAGE] Justin Fowler, singer-guitarist for psych-garage conjurers Wooden Indian Burial Ground, has been around Portland long enough to remember what the city used to be like. Accor   More
 
Wednesday, November 21, 2012 MATTHEW SINGER

Mic Check: Dethklok


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Dethklok is not a band to be fucked with. The quintet ranks as the world’s seventh-largest economy, and almost single-handedly keeps the distilling industry afloat. Its concerts are so riotous   More
 
Wednesday, November 21, 2012 AP KRYZA

Ancient Heat: Friday, Nov. 23

Portland’s hottest dance band is just getting warmed up.


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[NEW DISCO] For a band that has released only one 12-inch single, the sizzling Oh...You Bad EP, Ancient Heat does not lack fans in its hometown of Portland.  “I can’t really say how it ha   More
 
Wednesday, November 21, 2012 ROBERT HAM
 

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