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Introducing…: Ripley Snell


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Sounds like: An acid-rap marketing seminar. For fans of: Chance the Rapper, Kendrick Lamar, Edan, Bilal. Why you care: Ripley Snell is not a businessman, he’s a small business, man. That’s how   More
 
Wednesday, June 18, 2014 MATTHEW SINGER

Dawn Of Midi: Wednesday, June 18

Hypnotizing the world one post-jazz groove at a time.


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It’s not necessarily a reconstitution of New Orleans’ Congo Square—that trading spot where, back in the early 20th century, African, European and indigenous cultures got jumbled up and spat    More
 
Wednesday, June 18, 2014 DAVE CANTOR

Rastaman Reverberations

For Canadian songwriter Doug Paisley, all country roads lead to Kingston.


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For a native Canadian who’s established himself as a country-blues force, it’s odd to think that Doug Paisley’s roots are actually planted in the sandy foundations of reggae.  Growing   More
 
Wednesday, June 11, 2014 ANDREW STEINBEISER

Introducing...: Haunted Spaceship


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Who: Toni Hill (vocals), Colin Luba (producer). Sounds like: A neo-soul space opera.  For fans of: Little Dragon, Kid Cudi, Natasha Kmeto, Deltron 3030. Why you care: Toni Hill’s voice is a    More
 
Wednesday, June 11, 2014 MATTHEW SINGER

Dude York: Sunday, June 15

It’s all fun and games and punky guitar pop—until someone’s amp explodes.


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When a band writes a song called “The Assassination of Kurt Cobain by the Coward Dude York,” it probably doesn’t want you to take it too seriously. It’s a clever, snide, tongue-in-cheek ti   More
 
Wednesday, June 11, 2014 MARK STOCK

Show Preview: Joseph Arthur, Carly Ritter


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[SINGER-SONGWRITER] Joseph Arthur found himself back in New York late last year in the wake of touring just after Lou Reed’s death. It was an unusually harsh winter, and soon the tireless musi   More
 
Wednesday, June 4, 2014 MARK STOCK

Show Preview: Pacific Mean Time at Alhambra Theatre

Who needs a job when you’ve got a basement and some instruments?


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After Edwin Paroissien was laid off from his job as a specialty-food distributor, he lived in his basement for two months. This may sound like the beginning of a    More
 
Wednesday, June 4, 2014 ASHLEY JOCZ

Drinking Game of Pricks

A guide to getting drunk with Guided by Voices.


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Few bands in indie rock inspire as much drunken devotion
as Guided by Voices. Led by former schoolteacher and Beatles devotee
Robert Pollard, the band’s expert mix of off-kilter whimsy, fist-pum   More
 
Wednesday, June 4, 2014 MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

Quitting Time

As he prepares to put Dolorean to rest, songwriter Al James reflects on a decade of touring the world, being the opening band and missing Portland.


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All things must pass, though some things stick around longer than others. In an ephemeral music scene like Portland’s, Dolorean has been a symbol of longevity. Through 12 years and five albums   More
 
Wednesday, May 28, 2014 MATTHEW SINGER

Show Preview: Kongos, the Ecstatics


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[ROCK…WITH ACCORDION?! WHAAA?] It’s hard to rock out in this wacky, post-Mumford world. Not necessarily to perform rock music—that’s been pretty much the same since the ’60s—but to be    More
 
Wednesday, May 28, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR
 

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