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Futro Records: Sunday, June 9

Electro hip-hop party jams thicker than blood.


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[FAMILY PARTY] For some of the residents of Southeast’s Washington Towers, the drab apartment complex down the street from Lone Fir Pioneer Cemetery has another name: Futro Towers. That’s beca   More
 
Wednesday, June 5, 2013 MITCH LILLIE

Conflict: Method Man vs. Cappadonna


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The conflict: Two members of hip-hop’s greatest dynasty, the Wu-Tang Clan, are coming to Portland, vying for your hard-earned dolla, dolla bills, y’all, on two successive nights. Times are t   More
 
Wednesday, June 5, 2013 MATTHEW SINGER

Seoul Power

The Korean pop machine is going global. But what exactly is it?


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When “Gangnam Style” seized the world in its cartoon-neon clutches via YouTube last year, it seemed like something uploaded from another planet. In fact, it originated from the South Korean po   More
 
Wednesday, May 29, 2013 MATTHEW SINGER

!!!: Monday, June 3

How does a veteran dance band get out of a lull? Easy: Dance harder.


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[!!!DANCE¡¡¡] When !!! first undulated out of Northern California in the late 1990s, the underground hadn’t yet gotten its groove back. Disco was still a dirty word, the phrase “four on the   More
 
Wednesday, May 29, 2013 MATTHEW SINGER

Mic Check: Blitzen Trapper


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Portland’s music scene has changed a lot in the last 10 years. Venues once at the center of the local music circuit, like the Meow Meow and the Blackbird, have faded into memory, taking innumera   More
 
Wednesday, May 29, 2013 BRANDON WIDDER

Choose or Lose

Stressing over your Sasquatch schedule? Let us assist you.


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Festivals are a drain—not just physically, but mentally too. As if wading through a sea of tweens in feathered headdresses for four days wasn’t exhausting enough, the performance schedule of   More
 
Wednesday, May 22, 2013 MATTHEW SINGER

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
 

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