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Top Five Reasons I’m Not Moving To Portland

By John Roderick Of The Long Winters


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5. Flat topography encourages hippies to build ridiculous bicycles.4. Application to become fourth member of Menomena rejected on the grounds that I was “too fat/not bicurious enough.”3. P ...   More
 
Wednesday, May 26, 2010 WW MUSIC STAFF

Top Six

Things I Hate About Portland by the Punk Group’s Brian Applegate


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When I was asked to write down five things I hate about Portland, my initial reaction was “only five?” I did six.The BlazersThey’ve only won one championship in 40 years and that was ...   More
 
Wednesday, May 12, 2010 WW MUSIC STAFF

CD Reviews: Hosannas, Aan


Music Stories
Hosannas Then & Now & Then(Hush Records) [JENGA POP] There will come a time, in the not-too-distant future, when the recording quality of Hosannas’ new compilation, Then & Now & Then, will so ...   More
 
Wednesday, May 5, 2010 WW MUSIC STAFF

Top Five

Best new band names.


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Guantanamo BaywatchEverything you want in a name. You can almost picture David Hasselhoff in a bright orange hazmat suit, right? The ManimalhouseSometimes, genius is as simple as sticking one letter i ...   More
 
Wednesday, May 5, 2010 WW MUSIC STAFF

CD Reviews: Adam Hurst, Hutson


Music Stories
Adam Hurst Elegy(Ash Records) [MELLOW CELLO] You’ve probably seen him at the Portland Farmers Market, various outdoor festivals, and other gatherings around town: straw hat, perched on a stoo ...   More
 
Wednesday, April 21, 2010 WW MUSIC STAFF

CD Reviews: Fake Drugs, Mbilly


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Fake Drugs Fake Drugs(Old Wave/High Scores And Records) [DANCE-POP DELIRIUM] You only need to look at the cover of Fake Drugs’ self-titled debut to realize the band doesn’t take itself ...   More
 
Wednesday, April 14, 2010 WW MUSIC STAFF

CD Reviews: Andrew Oliver Sextet, Horse Feathers


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Andrew Oliver Sextet 82% Chance Of Rain(Oa2 Records) [ELECTRIC JAZZ] With his Kora Band and Portland Jazz Composers Orchestra, hard-working young keyboardist Andrew Oliver has become a mainstay of ...   More
 
Wednesday, April 7, 2010 WW MUSIC STAFF

CD Reviews: Nick Jaina, Future Historians


Music Stories
Nick Jaina A Bird In The Opera House(Hush) [ROCK POETICS] It’s a shame Nick Jaina’s new album doesn’t come with a lyric sheet. More than any other local songwriter, Jaina songs be ...   More
 
Wednesday, March 31, 2010 WW MUSIC STAFF

CD Reviews: Marv Ellis, She & Him


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Marv Ellis Mental Picture Machine(Self-Released) [VIBE MUSIC] Positive, laid-back hip-hop isn’t any less palatable or critically acceptable than the hardcore rap that takes up most of the spa ...   More
 
Wednesday, March 17, 2010 WW MUSIC STAFF

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Things we’re looking forward to at SXSW


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Breakfast tacosHave two more beautiful words ever been stuck together?BatsThousands of them! They hang out under a bridge, then fly around at dusk. Whee!SwagWe’re trying to find day parties spo ...   More
 
Wednesday, March 17, 2010 WW MUSIC STAFF
 

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