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Festivals For The Rest Of Y’all

Raves in the woods, parties in the boonies and other music events to add to your summer calendar.


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What the Festival June 19-22 at Wolf Run Ranch in Dufur, whatthefestival.com. Think of it like Pickathon, except there’s a giant wading pool and no one knows what a banjo even sounds like. Now   More
 
Wednesday, June 17, 2015 MATTHEW SINGER

Introducing: Havania Whaal

Havania Whaal is here to entertain.


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WHO: Paul Billy Sobiech (guitar, vocals), Noelle Magia (drums, vocals), Caroline Jackson (bass, vocals). SOUNDS LIKE: An unearthed Calvin Johnson-Bilinda Butcher side project. FOR FANS OF: Sonic Y   More
 
Wednesday, June 17, 2015 TED JAMISON

Houndmouth: Saturday, June 20

The New South via the Old West.


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As much as Americans fancy themselves overachievers, Gatsbys and do-gooders, what really turns us on is the mythology of the outlaw: Jesse James, Billy the Kid, Johnny Cash. Southern country-roc   More
 
Wednesday, June 17, 2015 WILLIAM KENNEDY

Mother Of Reinvention

The births and rebirths of Valet’s Honey Owens.


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One night in 2008, while on tour in Europe, Valet died onstage. It was only 2 years old. “All my gear was destroyed because this record store didn’t have a power converter,” says singer Hone   More
 
Wednesday, June 10, 2015 MATTHEW SINGER

Joy, Appendixes, Tender Age: Show Preview


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[LOVEMORE] It’s hard to break new ground in shoegaze. By definition alone, the genre tag—designated by the British music press in the late ’80s to describe loud, brittle bands like My Bloody   More
 
Wednesday, June 10, 2015 MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

Tony Ozier: Wednesday, June 10 at Dante's

Stank you smelly much.


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It’s a sweltering day in Portland, and Tony , the self-appointed “King of Planet Dookion,” is gracing Katie O’Brien’s on Northeast Sandy Boulevard with his royal presence. As he dunks a   More
 
Wednesday, June 10, 2015 PARKER HALL

Mic Check: Rhett Miller on Portland


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Rhett Miller isn’t one to pass up an opportunity. The Texas-bred musician spent the better half of two decades serving as the charismatic frontman for alt-country stalwarts the Old 97’s, whi   More
 
Wednesday, June 10, 2015 BRANDON WIDDER

The Griever State

A guide to Sufjan Stevens’ Oregon.


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Sufjan Stevens’ new record might be his “Oregon album,” but don’t expect to see him in ads for the tourism bureau any time soon. “I forgive you, mother, I can hear you/ And I long to b   More
 
Wednesday, June 3, 2015 MATTHEW SINGER, DOUG KENCK-CRISPIN

Show Preview: Great Lake Swimmers, the Weather Station


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[THE FOLK INTERNAL] The Weather Station is the elegant and enigmatic work of Tamara Lindeman, a singer-songwriter out of Toronto. Her fluttering lyrics and sensitive folk sounds are reminiscen   More
 
Wednesday, June 3, 2015 MARK STOCK

Amy Miller on Dolly Parton

Why Dolly is an icon to believe in.


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Organizers of the Dolly Parton Hoot Night maintain that the evening is, in a refreshingly un-Portland turn, an event without an agenda—political, social or otherwise. It is quite simply a cele   More
 
Wednesday, June 3, 2015 AMY MILLER
 

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