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Scene Report: Electronic Music

The artists who will dominate Portland dance floors in 2014.


Music Stories
Portland’s indie-rock and folk scenes outshine most other cities’. This is a universally accepted truth, and something that has made electronic music a second-class scene. That’s not for wan   More
 
Tuesday, December 31, 2013 MITCH LILLIE

Beats Per Week, NYE Edition

Portland's Best Dance Music Options, Dec. 26-31

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In this new column, WW music calendar and contributing writer Mitch Lillie helps the discerning club-goer put together their weekly calendar by compiling Portland's best dance-music options for the next seven days. Turn up, tune in, drop the bass. Not to downplay the truly stunning Machinedrum show at Refuge   More
 
Thursday, December 26, 2013 by MITCH LILLIE

The Best Thing I Heard This Year: Portland Edition

WW’s music staff picks its favorite local albums of 2013.


Music Stories
Blitzen Trapper, VII A consistently suggestive blend of robust alt-country and catchy guitar-picking from Portland’s resident kings of genre-roving Americana. (GS) Epp, Chrome Plated Chronicle   More
 
Tuesday, December 24, 2013 NATHAN CARSON, PETE COTTELL, JAY HORTON, REED JACKSON, CAT JONES, MITCH LILLIE, GEOFF NUDELMAN, MATTHEW SINGER, GRACE STAINBACK, MARK STOCK, KAITIE TODD, BRANDON WIDDER

A Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookie to Rule All Cookies

The official best chocolate chip cookie recipe of our geeky holiday cookie-off. Gluten-free, no less!

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Mitch Lillie—when not saying terrible or wonderful things about area theater and restaurants, making our movie pages look pretty and collating music listings from sources too diverse to be imagined—is apparently a hell of a cookie chef. And he somehow fooled a roomful of people with diverse digestive capabilities into voting a gluten-free cookie better than any other goddam chocolate chip c...   More
 
Friday, December 20, 2013 by MITCH LILLIE

Beats Per Week

Portland's Best Dance Music Options, Dec. 19-25

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In this new column, WW music calendar and contributing writer Mitch Lillie helps the discerning club-goer put together their weekly calendar by compiling Portland's best dance-music options for the next seven days. Turn up, tune in, drop the bass. Thursday night brings L.A. post-bass adventurer Kingdom to the   More
 
Thursday, December 19, 2013 by MITCH LILLIE

Beats Per Week

Portland's Best Dance Music Options, Dec. 12-18

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In this new column, WW music calendar and contributing writer Mitch Lillie helps the discerning club-goer put together their weekly calendar by compiling Portland's best dance-music options for the next seven days. Turn up, tune in, drop the bass. — Though holiday choral concerts may be bursting forth with seasonal cheer, they’re totally putting a damper on dance parties. T...   More
 
Thursday, December 12, 2013 by MITCH LILLIE

Beats Per Week

Portland's best EDM options, Dec. 5-11.

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In this new column, WW music calendar and contributing writer Mitch Lillie helps the discerning club-goer put together their weekly calendar by compiling Portland's best EDM options for the next seven days. Turn up, tune in, drop the bass. 
— On Thursday, former Starfucker Ryan Biornstad and DJ Troubled Youth, aka Megan Holmes, spin dance pop-cum-art rock at    More
 
Thursday, December 5, 2013 by MITCH LILLIE

Soft Metals: Saturday, Nov. 30

An alloy of love, synths and urban planning.


Music Stories
Soft Metals didn’t move to L.A. for the weather, or to get closer to the music industry. Ian Hicks and Patricia Hall, the couple who formed the moody synth duo in Portland in 2009, relocated to    More
 
Wednesday, November 27, 2013 MITCH LILLIE

All Is Lost

Old man and the sea.


Movie Reviews & Stories
We all know Robert Redford too well. We know that, after nearly 50 years on the big screen, Redford the man is not an investigative journalist, a gadabout sidekick or a dark-horse power hitter   More
 
Wednesday, October 23, 2013 MITCH LILLIE

Album Reviews: Strategy

“Clocky Man”/“Snowdrift Dub” 7-Inch (ZamZam)


Album Reviews
[DUB TECHNO] Strategy’s strategy is usually pretty clear: Fuse dub, techno, house and ambient music together using analog synthesizers, then get weird. Paul Dickow, aka Strategy, has kept the    More
 
Wednesday, October 23, 2013 MITCH LILLIE
 

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