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Exhume Yr Idols

The return of Sleater-Kinney.

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“Did you see what I put on Instagram?” Carrie Brownstein asks the table at the Observatory, a homey bistro in Portland’s Montavilla neighborhood, where she and her once-again bandmates, dr   More
Wednesday, April 29, 2015 MATTHEW SINGER

Young Fathers: Wednesday, April 29

Genres are for suckers.

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Is it hard to make music that truly sounds new in 2015? Because Alloysious Massaquoi, of Scottish trio Young Fathers, makes it seem gallingly easy: “It’s just wanting to make something that    More
Wednesday, April 29, 2015 MATTHEW SCHONFELD

Flashback: Old Time Relijun at Ground Kontrol, 2007

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Experimental K Records punk band Old Time Relijun is reuniting to celebrate its 20th anniversary. The above photo is from a performance at Satyricon during MusicfestNW 2008, but  the band   More
Wednesday, April 29, 2015 WW MUSIC STAFF

Music Facts NW

Everything we know about this year’s MusicfestNW—visualized.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015 WW MUSIC STAFF

Adventure Time

Two decades later, the band behind the music of Pete & Pete gets real.

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Like many acclaimed cultural artifacts of the ’90s, Nickelodeon’s The Adventures of Pete & Pete ended right as it hit its stride. Besides lasting only three seasons, then being decommiss   More
Wednesday, April 22, 2015 PETE COTTELL

Stumpfest: Thursday-Saturday, April 23-25

Who is Rynne Stump, and how the hell did she get her own music festival?

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As Andy Warhol said, “Everyone gets their 15 minutes of fame—and, in the future, their own music festival.” But when Rynne Stump persuaded Mississippi Studios to let her book a night of    More
Wednesday, April 22, 2015 MATTHEW SINGER

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

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