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CD Reviews: Portland Cello Project, Wishyunu


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Portland Cello Project Thousand Words(Self-Released) [MELLOW CELLO] The CD wrapper says “File Under: Alternative Rock,” but despite the melancholy Elliott Smith cover (the previously un ...   More
 
Wednesday, July 7, 2010 WW MUSIC STAFF

Blues Power VS. Girl Power

Two festivals hit Portland this week: Only one shall exit alive!


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On the surface, Lilith (formerly Lilith Fair) and the Waterfront Blues Festival don’t have much in common. One is a low-key, estrogen-fueled singer-songwriter road show; the other is a predomina ...   More
 
Wednesday, June 30, 2010 WW MUSIC STAFF

CD Reviews: The Harvey Girls, Jon Garcia


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The Harvey Girls I’ve Been Watching A Lot Of Horror Movies Lately(Circle Into Square) [EVASIVE POP] The lyrical imagery that kicks off I’ve Been Watching a Lot of Horror Movies Lately m ...   More
 
Wednesday, June 30, 2010 WW MUSIC STAFF

CD Reviews: Kurt Hagardorn, We Like Cats


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Kurt Hagardorn Leaves(Self-Released) [SOFT POP] When we last checked in with Kurt Hagardorn, the North Carolina transplant had just released Ten Singles, a severely overlooked collection of smooth ...   More
 
Wednesday, June 23, 2010 WW MUSIC STAFF

CD Reviews: I Can Lick Any Sonofabitch In The House, Hillstomp


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I Can Lick Any Sonofabitch In The House The Sounds Of Dying(Suburban Home Records) [COUNTRY ROCK] When I Can Lick Any Sonofabitch in the House broke up in 2006, frontman Michael Dean Damron had alr ...   More
 
Wednesday, June 16, 2010 WW MUSIC STAFF

CD Reviews: Blitzen Trapper, Gratitillium


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Blitzen Trapper Destroyer Of The Void(Sub Pop) [OUTLAW FOLK-ROCK] There are risks to opening your album with a six-minute epic. Especially when the song in question is a sonic departure wherein you ...   More
 
Wednesday, June 2, 2010 WW MUSIC STAFF

CD Reviews: Brown Caesar, PDXTC


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Brown Caesar 4 Tha Crown(Broken Homes) [HIP-HOP] The greatest gift an MC can have is a recognizable voice, and Portland’s Brown Caesar (formerly Santotzin) certainly fits that bill. While his ...   More
 
Wednesday, May 26, 2010 WW MUSIC STAFF

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


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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
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