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Stream The Week

A guide and playlist to the week's best concert picks for Oct. 22-28.

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Want to see some live music? Below, you'll find our picks for the best concerts coming through Portland this week, along with a Spotify playlist of representative songs from each artist. WEDNESDAY, OCT. 22 Bonobo (DJ set) [FESTIVAL FUNK] If Simon Green, aka Bonobo, didn’t have such a keen ear for melody and placement, it would be easy to view the Venn diagram of ...   More
 
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 by WW MUSIC STAFF

Stream The Week

A guide and playlist to the week's best concerts, Oct. 15-21.

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Want to see some live music? Below, you'll find our picks for the best concerts coming through Portland this week, along with a Spotify playlist of representative songs from each artist. WEDNESDAY, OCT. 15 Bassekou Kouyate,  Tony Furtado [MALIAN MASTER] One of the most recent stars to emerge from the ever-fertile birthplace of the blues, Mali, Bassekou Kouyate has...   More
 
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 by WW MUSIC STAFF

The 11 Best Shows of Doug Fir’s First Decade

By Doug Fir’s bookers.


Top 5
Alicia Rose: Quasi and the Joggers (Oct. 9, 2004) This first night really set the pace for what was to come at Doug Fir. Sam and Janet of Quasi tore it up like they had built the place, and the    More
 
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 WW MUSIC STAFF

Stream The Week

A playlist-assisted guide to the week's best concerts for Oct. 8-14.

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Want to see some live music? Below, you'll find our picks for the best concerts coming through Portland this week, along with a Spotify playlist of representative songs from each artist. WEDNESDAY, OCT. 8 The New Pornographers, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart [PERFECT POP] The term “supergroup” gets thrown around all too often in pop music, but Canadian power-pop heroes t...   More
 
Wednesday, October 8, 2014 by WW MUSIC STAFF

The Top Five Craziest Records in Afrika Bambaataa’s Collection

by Cut Chemist


Top 5
For their current tour, DJ Shadow and Jurassic 5’s Cut Chemist were given access to hip-hop’s El Dorado: Afrika Bambaataa’s (pictured) massive vinyl collection, which he loaned to Cornell    More
 
Wednesday, October 1, 2014 WW MUSIC STAFF

Top Five Favorite Elvis Costello Songs to Play Solo

by Steve Nieve


Top 5
“(I Don’t Want to Go To) Chelsea” (This Year’s Model, 1978)Elvis writes killer rhythmic tunes. The Attractions arranged this into a beating stomper that always whips up the crowd. Now I fo   More
 
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 WW MUSIC STAFF

Stream The Week

A guide to the week's best concerts (plus a playlist) for Sept. 10-16

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Want to see some live music? Below, you'll find our picks for the best concerts coming through Portland this week, along with a Spotify playlist of representative songs from each artist. WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 10 The Baseball Project, Dressy Bessy, Zeus [TAKE ME OUT TO THE BALLGAME] Baseball has always been a sport that draws a very passionate fan base, and sorta-local rock ...   More
 
Wednesday, September 10, 2014 by WW MUSIC STAFF

Stream The Week

A playlist-assisted guide to the week's best concerts for Sept. 3-9.

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Want to see some live music? Below, you'll find our picks for the best concerts coming through Portland this week, along with a Spotify playlist of representative songs from each artist.WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 3 Salif Keita  [MANDINKA MASTER] One of the reigning deities of Afropop, the Mansa of Mali, Salif Keita, who just turned 65, is still innovating. After earlier...   More
 
Wednesday, September 3, 2014 by WW MUSIC STAFF

Gifts for the Queen

It’s Beyoncé’s birthday, so we shook the Portland Beyhive to ask: What do you get the R&B star who has it all?


Music Stories
1. “The only thing I can think of that Bey doesn’t have (to my knowledge) is a patent on her amazingly perfect thighs.” —Natasha Kmeto, singer-producer 2. “I would give her a cocker    More
 
Wednesday, September 3, 2014 WW MUSIC STAFF

Stream The Week

A playlist-assisted guide to the week's best concerts, Aug. 27-Sept. 2

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Want to see some live music? Below, you'll find our picks for the best concerts coming through Portland this week, along with a Spotify playlist of representative songs from each artist. WEDNESDAY, AUG. 27 Jack White, Curtis Harding [BIG BLUES] See our feature investigating the origins of Jack White and Loretta Lynn's "Portland, Oregon"    More
 
Wednesday, August 27, 2014 by WW MUSIC STAFF
 

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