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CD Reviews: Boom!, Quick & Easy Boys


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Boom! Boom!(Hovercraft Records) [PUNK ROCK, FUCK YEAH!] The Portland music scene, despite its virtues, often takes itself too seriously. In 2010, it seems like every new band has a fancy MySpace pa ...   More
 
Wednesday, October 20, 2010 WW MUSIC STAFF

CD Reviews: The Ascetic Junkies, Wax Fingers


Music Stories
The Ascetic Junkies The Cage Has No Bottom(Timber Carnival Records) [NEWGRASS] The idea of mixing acoustic instruments with electronic flourishes is not a new one. For years, artists like Four Tet, ...   More
 
Wednesday, October 13, 2010 WW MUSIC STAFF

CD Reviews: Jealous Butcher Records, Climber


Music Stories
From the Land of Ice and Snow: The Songs of Led Zeppelin(Jealous Butcher) [ZEPPESQUE] Playing with lightning is dangerous. So when you fuck with the Gods of Thunder, you risk getting struck. Led Ze ...   More
 
Wednesday, October 6, 2010 WW MUSIC STAFF

Top Five Oregon Music Hall Of Fame Inductees To Know.


Top 5
Black ’n BlueThese L.A.-via-Portland rockers found a hit in their 1984 single “Hold on to 18.” Guitarist Tommy Thayer, who will perform at the induction show, also plays with a littl ...   More
 
Wednesday, October 6, 2010 WW MUSIC STAFF

CD Reviews: Hosannas, Joshua English


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Hosannas Together(Tree Farm) [RECORDED BLISS] It hasn’t been the easiest year for Hosannas. The local experimental-pop group has endured two major setbacks—first changing its name after ...   More
 
Wednesday, September 29, 2010 WW MUSIC STAFF

Jack Johnson’s Top 5 Surf Songs


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Jimi Hendrix, “1983…(A Merman I Should Turn to Be)”The way the cymbals are played and the guitar tones paint a pretty accurate underwater soundscape.Pearl Jam, “Amongst the Wa ...   More
 
Wednesday, September 29, 2010 WW MUSIC STAFF

Dirty Projectors

Top Five Marriage-Records Releases So Far.


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David Longstreth on his Marriage Records releases.Thanksgiving, Now It’s All Over Like the Birds (2004)Beautiful early poetry from Portland’s own wunderkind.Spencer Kingman, Spenking (2003 ...   More
 
Wednesday, September 22, 2010 WW MUSIC STAFF

CD Reviews: Soft Metals, Sapient


Music Stories
Soft Metals The Cold World Melts(Captured Tracks) [OLD SCHOOL SYNTH POP] In the past few years, the synthesizer—conspicuously absent from many of the best songs of the ’90s—has se ...   More
 
Wednesday, August 25, 2010 WW MUSIC STAFF

Top Five Exclusive (And Kind Of Strange) Party Tips

By Andrew W.K.


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5. CHUB UP YOUR PETSIn the a.m., gently feed your animal at least three whole cans of lamb and rice. In the p.m., top him off with chunks of beef and pork. Finally, before bed, massage some fish skin ...   More
 
Wednesday, August 11, 2010 WW MUSIC STAFF

CD Reviews: What Hearts, Purple Rhinestone Eagle


Music Stories
What Hearts Songs For Marjorie(Self-Released) [FOLK POP] I often wonder: What if Simon and Garfunkel had been women? Actually, the first time I ever wondered that was five minutes ago, while listen ...   More
 
Wednesday, July 28, 2010 WW MUSIC STAFF
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