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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

Stream The Week

A playlist-assisted guide to the week's best concerts, Aug. 20-26

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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. 20 Split Single [PUNK INSPIRATION] Though you might not know his name, Jason Narducy probably influenced your favorite band, whether it's Guided By Voices or Foo Fighter...   More
 
Wednesday, August 20, 2014 by WW MUSIC STAFF

The MusicfestNW Superlatives

The best of MFNW, from Girl Talk's trash to Future Island's dance moves to Haim's bass face to Stephen Malkmus's shorts.

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Seasons change, and sometimes, so do music festivals. MusicfestNW kicked off its newer, slimmer era last weekend, going down to Tom McCall Waterfront Park and spending two blistering hot summer days next to the Willamette River. It’s hard for us to comment on the festival without seeming a little biased, but we have to say that, after all the online shouting over the new format, it was, overall,...   More
 
Wednesday, August 20, 2014 by WW MUSIC STAFF

Stream The Week: MFNW After-Party Edition

A playlist-assisted guide to this weekend's MusicfestNW shows beyond Waterfront Park.

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Friday August 15th Dr. Marten...   More
 
Wednesday, August 13, 2014 by WW MUSIC STAFF

My Top Five MFNW Dream Bookings—Alive Or Dead

by Trevor Solomon


Top 5
The ReplacementsIt just didn’t work out this year. But I saw them in ’91. “I Will Dare” was the first song, and they played 2½ hours. I have “Unsatisfied” tattooed on my arm. Hüsk   More
 
Wednesday, August 13, 2014 WW MUSIC STAFF

MusicfestNW 2014: Show Previews


MFNW 2014
Landlady(pictured above)With forays into Afrobeat, “zombie jazz” and psychedelic soul on his résumé, alongside stints with Vampire Weekend and Twin Shadow, Adam Schatz is like the Brooklyn   More
 
Wednesday, August 13, 2014 WW MUSIC STAFF

MusicfestNW 2014: The MFNW After-parties


MFNW 2014
Friday, Aug. 15 Dr. Martens presents MFNW Opening Party with Killer Mike, Ural Thomas & The Pain  Dr. Martens Parking Lot, 2 NW 10th Ave. 5 pm. Entry with VIP wristband or free ticket,    More
 
Wednesday, August 13, 2014 WW MUSIC STAFF

The Pickathon Superlatives

From Angel Olsen and Diarrhea Planet to shirtless bros, feral children and fried chicken buns, here are the best things we heard, saw and consumed at Pickathon 2014.

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“There are a lot of music festivals,” said Andrew Savage of Parquet Courts early into his band’s set amongst the trees of Pendarvis Farm, “but there’s only one Pickathon.” The slacker affect of his voice may have muddled his sincerity, but there’s no arguing against the truth of that statement. Pickathon is truly one of a kind—to the point that it probably doesn’t even deserve to...   More
 
Thursday, August 7, 2014 by WW MUSIC STAFF

Wild Photos from 1970's Vortex Music Festival

In 1970, a Republican Oregon governor lured protesting hippies out of town with a state-sponsored music festival (photos)


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This month marks the 44th anniversary of Vortex, the only state-sponsored music festival in U.S. history, which took place at Milo McIver State Park near Estacada. Author Matt Love, who’ll p   More
 
Wednesday, August 6, 2014 WW MUSIC STAFF

Stream The Week

Our playlist of the best concerts for the week of July 16-22.

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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, JULY 16Extra Classic, Bart Davenport [PAISLEY POP] Oakland native Bart Davenport used to play for the Loved Ones, a high-energy, pseudo-R&B act that opened for ...   More
 
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 by WW MUSIC STAFF
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