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Show Preview: Marilyn Manson at the Roseland


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[AMERICAN HORROR STORY] In 2001, The Onion published an article with the headline, “Marilyn Manson Now Going Door-To-Door Trying To Shock People.” The conceit was that, with Eminem having us   More
 
Wednesday, March 25, 2015 MATTHEW SINGER

Mic Check: HANiF. (formerly Luck-One)


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A little over a year ago, rapper Hanif Collins left Portland as Luck-One. Now, he’s coming back as Hanif. Or rather, HANiF.—please write the period. Once the self-proclaimed “King of the N   More
 
Wednesday, March 25, 2015 MATTHEW SINGER

Info Overload

Rasheed Jamal has a lot on his mind. He put it all on his great new album.


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A conversation with Rasheed Jamal is like falling down a Wikipedia rabbit hole. One minute you’re talking about Allen Iverson shoe commercials, then caste systems, then Jean Baudrillard’s Si   More
 
Wednesday, March 18, 2015 MATTHEW SINGER

Introducing: Girls in Trouble


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Who: Alicia Jo Rabins (vocals, violin), Aaron Hartman (bass).   Sounds like: Soaring folk ballads mixed with dark 1990s alt-rock and Jewish theology. For fans of: Andrew Bird, Nina Nastasia, th   More
 
Wednesday, March 18, 2015 KAITIE TODD

Red Baraat: Monday, March 23, at Mississippi Studios

It’s a party in the U.S.A.—and Northern India.


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Good party music, like most of the world’s best comfort food, is a form of stew—high-energy melodies, swinging rhythms and the ability to force people onto their feet combined with local fla   More
 
Wednesday, March 18, 2015 PARKER HALL

Show Preview: Turquoise Jeep, Vinnie Dewayne, Maze Koroma


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[FRAT-HOUSE TRAP] If the schlocky kegger rap of the Turquoise Jeep collective feels like a giant joke, what’s more absurd than the cheeseball approach to hip-hop standards of sex, drugs and sw   More
 
Wednesday, March 18, 2015 PETE COTTELL

The Regulator

Rappers age, but Warren G’s 21-year-old gangsta classic is timeless.


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In most situations, jumping into a back-alley dice game with a bunch of strangers is a spectacularly bad idea. But for Warren G, it turned out to be the best decision of his career. For a ge   More
 
Wednesday, March 11, 2015 MATTHEW SINGER

Introducing: Dogheart


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Who: Matt Jenkins (guitar, vocals), Gray Hildreth (bass), Cameron Hering (drums). Sounds like: The Black Lips and Real Estate on a Miller High Life-fueled rafting trip.  For fans of: Garage p   More
 
Wednesday, March 11, 2015 PARKER HALL

Annalisa Tornfelt: Saturday, March 14

Staying classic in a digital world.


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“Well, to answer your first question: Yes, I do want to be a star!” It wasn’t actually the first question I asked Annalisa Tornfelt during our chat in the sunny Southeast Portland studio   More
 
Wednesday, March 11, 2015 JEFF ROSENBERG

Thank You For Being a Droog

He wanted anonymity, but Your Old Droog was too good to stay secret.


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In Russian, “droog” translates to friend, and for rap fans, that’s precisely what Your Old Droog sounds like: an old friend. His comforting mix of soulful samples, bass-driven beat loops a   More
 
Wednesday, March 4, 2015 MATTHEW SCHONFELD
 

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