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Permanent Vacation

Peter Buck talks life after R.E.M., his solo records, sabotaging the Verve, hitchhiking in Portland and not talking to the media.


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Peter Buck doesn’t need me. Thirty years amassing one of the most sanctified discographies in American music—and a bank account festooned with zeroes—has ensured him of that. R.E.M., the immeasurably    More
 
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 MATTHEW SINGER

Flashback: Federale


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Federale, perhaps the only band in Portland playing original spaghetti Western soundtrack music, marks an unlikely 10th anniversary this week. Founding member Collin Hegna recalls the group’s    More
 
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 WW MUSIC STAFF

Souvenir Driver: Wednesday, April 23

Portland shoegazers follow their bliss into an analog daydream.


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When Neil Young delivered the keynote address at South by Southwest last month, a lot of musicians were listening. He was pushing his new project, PonoMusic, a portable music player rendering digi   More
 
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 MARK STOCK

Holy High Day

Your 4/20 concert guide.


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What is 4/20, anyway? Theoretically, it’s unofficial National Marijuana Appreciation Day, but that implies those who observe it don’t appreciate the shrubbery of the gods every other day of th   More
 
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 MATTHEW SINGER

Introducing...: Phone Call


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Who: Bailey Winters (vocals, drums, bass, production), Johnny Zeigler (keyboards, drums, bass, production). Sounds like: The disco love child of R. Kelly and Flight of the Conchords.   For fans   More
 
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 GRACE STAINBACK

Hurray for the Riff Raff: Saturday, April 19

Alynda Lee Segarra may have settled down, but her music hasn’t.


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[FOLK] Alynda Lee Segarra admits she’s gotten soft. Once a teenage vagabond, who left home before she was old enough to vote and spent time hopping freight trains and hitchhiking around the co   More
 
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 KAITIE TODD

Introducing...: Motrik


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Who: Cord Amato (guitars and synths), Lee Ritter (drums), Erik Golts (bass and synths), Dave Fulton (keyboards, Moog Taurus bass pedals).  Sounds like: Cruising the autobahn at 100 mph while   More
 
Wednesday, April 9, 2014 PETE COTTELL

Of Ice and Fire

Little Dragon goes home again.


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Little Dragon took the long road back to Gothenburg.  Seven years ago, the electronic soul quartet left its hometown, the second-biggest city in Sweden, and didn’t take an extended break    More
 
Wednesday, April 9, 2014 MATTHEW SINGER

Show Preview: Factory Floor, Dva Damas


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[POST-INDUSTRIAL] London’s Factory Floor is a manufacturer that has fully embraced cottage industry over mass production. Forging some of the harshness of industrial with a lightness and space   More
 
Wednesday, April 9, 2014 MITCH LILLIE

Show Preview: Schoolboy Q, Isaiah Rashad & Vince Staples


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[LOS AWESOME] It’s not a big stretch that Los Angeles rapper Schoolboy Q decided to title his major-label debut Oxymoron. Schoolboy, who rolls as part of the    More
 
Wednesday, April 9, 2014 MICHAEL MANNHEIMER
 

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