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Portland's Best Electronic Dance Options, Jan. 30-Feb. 5

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WW 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. — You knew it was gonna happen soon. There’d be just as many conflicts as there were on New Year’s Eve but you’d be left without the deep pockets to visit all of t...   More
 
Thursday, January 30, 2014 by MITCH LILLIE

Beats Per Week

Portland's Best Electronic Dance Music Options, 1/23-29

astronomar

— A native Alaskan and noted Diplo amigo, Astronomar makes choppy house and club music that was apparently too good for his Seattle home: Last year, the producer uprooted to L.A. Astronomar is as unpredictable as he is genre-defying. He knows how to move butts, and will certainly do so at    More
 
Friday, January 24, 2014 by MITCH LILLIE

Sake-Bomb

Kanpai, bro.


Movie Reviews & Stories
Sebastian (Eugene Kim) is the proprietor of FOBMotherfucker.com, a video blog featuring his thoughtful if angry videos on racial stereotypes and American culture. He’s also the biggest hater h   More
 
Wednesday, January 22, 2014 MITCH LILLIE

Just Opened: Eyes for Consuela

A review of Profile Theatre's season opener.

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Irreparably broken relationships, wanton violence and abstract, philosophical musings: Yes, Profile Theatre’s season opener, Eyes for Consuela, certainly has all of playwright Sam Shepard’s trademarks. Minutes after they meet on a moonlit rural Mexican street, Amado (Andrés Alcalá) is holding his machete at the gringo Henry (Michael M...   More
 
Tuesday, January 21, 2014 by MITCH LILLIE

Beats Per Week

Portland's Best Dance Music Options, Jan. 16-22

Club Chemtrail

After recently celebrating their one-year anniversary with L.A.’s Kingdom, SPF666 and Commune of Club Chemtrail have found themselves at the helm of one of Portland’s hottest club nights. I asked them a few questions by email on their origins, conspiracy theories and cocavino. 
Willamette Week: How did you guys meet?&n...   More
 
Thursday, January 16, 2014 by MITCH LILLIE

Beats Per Week

Portland's Best Dance Music Options, Jan. 2-8

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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 I made my own predictions about    More
 
Thursday, January 2, 2014 by MITCH LILLIE

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
 

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