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Show Preview: Swans, Carla Bozulich, Grouper


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[TORTURE PORN FOR THE SOUL] Rumor has it that, back in its No Wave heyday, Swans would play so loud it’d cause audiences to vomit. That’s probably an urban myth, but it might as well be true   More
 
Wednesday, September 3, 2014 MATTHEW SINGER

Music Preview: Taylor Ho Bynum's Acoustic Bicycle Tour

Have cornet, will travel.


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Some years ago, while jazz composer-cornetist Taylor Ho Bynum was at his day job at New York’s Creative Capital Foundation, he gazed up at a map of the United States and, remembering the 800-m   More
 
Wednesday, September 3, 2014 BRETT CAMPBELL

In The City

The story of Portland’s original all-ages gay nightclub.


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The first time Daniel Schaefer went to the City Nightclub—the only all-ages gay dance club in Portland and, at the time, the country—he and his friends spent half an hour dawdling out front,   More
 
Wednesday, August 27, 2014 MATTHEW SINGER

Show Preview: The Both, Telekinesis


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[MOM-AND-DAD ROCK] The Both pairs two indie-rock stars whose best work is probably behind them. That said, it is an intriguing match, as likable as anything either has done before. Ted Leo’s   More
 
Wednesday, August 27, 2014 MARK STOCK

Van Lear Rosebud

Ten years after Jack White and Loretta Lynn’s tryst in “Portland, Oregon,” WW attempts to solve its greatest mystery.


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Until 2004, a sloe gin fizz usually meant a nasty hangover and some collegiate fumbling. But following that year’s release of Van Lear Rose—the epochal collaboration between dispossessed Queen   More
 
Wednesday, August 27, 2014 JAY HORTON

Hotseat: Hank Shocklee On Travis “Chilly Tee” Knight


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If hip-hop albums were measured solely by the production, then Portland’s best rap record was made not by Illmaculate, Lifesavas or even Cool Nutz, but by Travis “Chilly Tee” Knight. Bac   More
 
Wednesday, August 27, 2014 TREE PALMEDO

Music Preview: How To Dress Well Gets Emo.

The Heart of the Matter.


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It’s been 22 years since Pavement released Slanted & Enchanted, the wellspring from which the old guard of music criticism sought irony over earnestness, detachment over enthusiasm. The most   More
 
Wednesday, August 20, 2014 PETE COTTELL

Music Preview: Moniker at Holocene Sunday, Aug. 24

The cruel and unusual—and, ultimately, cathartic—creation of Monica Metzler.


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I’m talking to Monica Metzler by phone from the back of my Forester, where I’m huddled away from the cold in a makeshift bed. My friend and I had arrived on the coast the day before, antic   More
 
Wednesday, August 20, 2014 GRACE STAINBACK

Hoverfest: YOB, Danava, Acid King, Witch Mountain, Eight Bells, Wounded Giant, Holy Grove, Mountain God


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[AMPS OF DESTRUCTION] Four years ago, Nial McGaughey (pictured) sat down on his couch and, for no particular reason, decided to build an amplifier. It wasn’t a totally left-field decision: He we   More
 
Wednesday, August 20, 2014 MATTHEW SINGER

Drama King

Songwriter Holcombe Waller’s Wayfinders takes the stage.


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After relocating to Portland from San Francisco in 2005 and promptly releasing Troubled Times—one of the strongest albums to come out of Stumptown in the past decade—it took singer-songwrite   More
 
Wednesday, August 13, 2014 JEFF ROSENBERG
 

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