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Louder Than Moz

A conversation with Morrissey...or close enough.


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Morrissey is dead. Not literally, of course. In terms of media exposure, the great and powerful Moz is more alive right now than he’s been in years, what with the recent stunts he’s pulled   More
 
Wednesday, March 6, 2013 MATTHEW SINGER

Flashback: DJ Anjali

Spinning at Atlas on July 10, 2010.


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The “post-national bass dance party,” founded by Anjali, E3 and the Incredible Kid in 2003, started at Holocene just a few months after the club opened, and over the years has introduced a v   More
 
Wednesday, March 6, 2013 WW MUSIC STAFF

Emancipator: Friday, March 8

An electronic music festival mainstay escapes the stigma of jam.


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[DOWNTEMPO] Doug Appling, known in electronic music circles as Emancipator, has just been on what he calls a “little adventure.” He’s currently in Costa Rica, where he performed at the mus   More
 
Wednesday, March 6, 2013 MITCH LILLIE

Like a Villain: Tuesday, March 12

Holland Andrews wants to teach the world to love.


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[EXPERIMENTAL MUSICAL THEATER] Holland Andrews stands just beyond the fray of the final gathering site at last year’s Portland May Day protests, in a video for local music-media website Into the   More
 
Wednesday, March 6, 2013 JONATHAN FROCHTZWAJG

Jesus Freaks

In a secular city, Kutless worships in the open—to the tune of 3 million records sold.


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Chances are, you’ve never heard of Kutless.  That’s an odd statement to make about a band that, since forming in 1999, has sold more than 3.5 million albums. But Kutless might just be P   More
 
Wednesday, February 27, 2013 JORDAN GREEN

Battleme: Saturday, March 2

How losing his sight helped Matt Drenik find his voice.


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[BASEMENT MIXTAPE] In the fall of 2009, Matt Drenik, then the frontman for Austin-based band Lions, was about to head to the United Kingdom for the biggest tour of his career. Two weeks before l   More
 
Wednesday, February 27, 2013 EMILEE BOOHER

Flashback: MarchFourth Marching Band

At Tom McCall Waterfront Park during an Iraq War protest, March 20, 2003.


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“The band was put together for a party on March 4, 2003. On March 20, we joined the anti-Iraq War protest, figuring that we just learned these seven songs, and since we called ourselves a ‘mar   More
 
Wednesday, February 27, 2013 WW MUSIC STAFF

Paul Laxer (Producer)

Typhoon’s in-house producer readies his masterpiece.


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The past year of Paul Laxer’s life is coming down to four plinking piano notes.  It’s a chilly Thursday afternoon, and the 28-year-old producer is in his Northeast Portland mixing studi   More
 
Wednesday, February 27, 2013 MATTHEW SINGER

Flashback: Patti Smith

At Crystal Ballroom, Aug. 5, 2001.


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Her performance of “Spell” that night, during which this photo was taken, appeared on the 2002 compilation Land. Photographer Jeff Bizzell recalls what happened after the show: “[Patti Smith] c   More
 
Wednesday, February 20, 2013 WW MUSIC STAFF

The Satin Chaps: Saturday, Feb. 23

Welcome to Swinging Portland.


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[INDIE A GO-GO] Much as one shouldn’t judge an album by its cover—least of all debut collections from mostly instrumental troupes born to flood dance floors— the chicly retro figures frugg   More
 
Wednesday, February 20, 2013 JAY HORTON
 

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