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A Guide to Portland Record Stores

In Portland, every day is Record Store Day. This is a guide to all of them.


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NORTH PORTLAND Beacon Sound 3636 N Mississippi Ave., wearebeaconsound.com.  Noon-7 pm daily. With its clean, minimalist design, Beacon Sound has the air of an art gallery, which might als   More
 
Wednesday, April 15, 2015 WW MUSIC STAFF

Get On the Train

The highlights of this year’s Soul’d Out Music Festival.


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Robert Glasper Experiment Exhibit A in the case for jazz’s survival, pianist Robert Glasper’s fluid combinations of jazz, R&B and hip-hop sound as organically related as these not-so-di   More
 
Wednesday, April 15, 2015 WW MUSIC STAFF

Show Preview: Philip Selway, Adem at the Old Church


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[EVERY BEAT IN ITS RIGHT PLACE] Drummer Philip Selway might be the least well-known member of Radiohead. For years, glossy features by the likes of Spin and Rolling Stone lauded the band’s democra   More
 
Wednesday, April 15, 2015 MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

Introducing: B.S. Wright


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Who: Shane Wright (production, vocals). Sounds like: Someone bought those murderous demon children from David Cronenberg’s The Brood a bunch of synthesizers and loop pedals and introduced them to   More
 
Wednesday, April 15, 2015 MATTHEW SINGER

Swingin’ Party

The Replacements played a lot of terrible shows. The only one it apologized for happened in Portland.


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About the time the couch crash-landed on Southeast Ash Street, it became clear this was a Replacements show that would live in infamy. Portland always brought out the worst in the Replacemen   More
 
Wednesday, April 8, 2015 MATTHEW SINGER

Garth Brooks: Sunday-Thursday, April 12-16

Why No Fences is the best album of the early ’90s.


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Garth Brooks has a reputation for going over the top. And if you have tickets to see one of his five sold-out shows at the Moda Center next week, surely you expect smoke machines, a drum kit s   More
 
Wednesday, April 8, 2015 MARTIN CIZMAR

Flashback: Belle & Sebastian at Roseland Theater, Sept. 11, 2001


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In 2001, the Glaswegian indie-pop group Belle and Sebastian went on a brief tour of the West Coast. It was the band’s first official trip to the States. At that time, B&S was still relat   More
 
Wednesday, April 8, 2015 CRIS LANKENAU

Show Preview: Kimbra, Radiation City, Mikky Eko


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[SOMEBODY THAT YOU SHOULD KNOW] New Zealand singer Kimbra was just a blip on the international pop radar until she appeared on Gotye’s chart-smashing megahit “Somebody That I Used to Know” i   More
 
Wednesday, April 8, 2015 MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

It’s the Little Things

Twerps are a tiny band building a big buzz singing about small issues.


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When Australian indie-rock band Twerps set out to make their second album, the group hit the studio dogged by multiple uncertainties: new members, new songs and no record label. But instead of   More
 
Wednesday, April 1, 2015 MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

Show Preview: Young Thug, Travis Scott, T Spoon


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[HIP-HOP ALIEN] Every few years, a rapper comes along who doesn’t just change popular culture but changes the way we hear the human voice. If Lil Wayne really is a Martian, as he claims on “Ph   More
 
Wednesday, April 1, 2015 MICHAEL MANNHEIMER
 

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