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CD Reviews: Commotion and SubArachnoid Space


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Commotion Self-Titled(Self Released) [GROOVY JAZZ] Pianist Ben Darwish is best known as one of Portland’s brightest straight-ahead jazz players, but his band Commotion’s debut album is ...   More
 
Wednesday, August 12, 2009 WW MUSIC STAFF

Top 5 Actual Song Titles From Warped Tour Bands


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A Day to Remember, “Colder Than My Heart If You Can Imagine”The band name is almost worse than the song title, but they complement one another.A Skylit Drive, “Thank God It’s C ...   More
 
Wednesday, August 12, 2009 WW MUSIC STAFF

CD Reviews: Satan’s Pilgrims and Trevor Giuliani


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Satan’s Pilgrims Psychsploitation(Self Released) [SURFADELIC] One would expect a 10-year hiatus to take a band off its game a little. But Satan’s Pilgrims—renowned surf-rockers f ...   More
 
Wednesday, July 22, 2009 WW MUSIC STAFF

CD Reviews: Yacht, Hide and Go Hustle


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Yacht See Mystery Lights(DFA) [MYSTERY BEATS] YACHT has always played with contrasts. Jona Bechtolt was accessible long before his music was, smiling and chatting with fans before, after and somet ...   More
 
Wednesday, July 15, 2009 WW MUSIC STAFF

Top Five

Waterfront Blues Fest: Dirtiest Weekend Ever?


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Troublemakers, 3 pm ThursdayYou know things are going to get a little randy when you start off a festival with a roots-rock band of self-declared “full-grown men” named the Troublemakers.J ...   More
 
Wednesday, July 1, 2009 WW MUSIC STAFF

Top Five

Female Singers Cursive’s Tim Kasher Wants To Be.


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5. Chrissie HyndeBecause she is one badass motherfucker. Listen to all that oozing attitude on the early Pretenders albums, telling us all to fuck off. And her melodies are some of the best out there, ...   More
 
Wednesday, June 24, 2009 WW MUSIC STAFF

Top Five

What Viva Voce learned on tour.


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1. Chain bookstores have the cleanest men’s restrooms.2. Extended checkout don’t mean shit.3. TV is awful.4. Always, always use your own mic!5. Never kill a fifth before the show. SEE I ...   More
 
Wednesday, June 17, 2009 WW MUSIC STAFF

Mic Check

Britt Daniel on producing White Rabbits


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If the raw, spontaneous sound of White Rabbits’ new album, It’s Frightening, sounds just a touch familiar, perhaps it’s because Portlander and Spoon frontman Britt Daniel produced th ...   More
 
Wednesday, June 17, 2009 WW MUSIC STAFF

CD Reviews: Ilyas Ahmed and Legend of Dutch Savage


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Ilyas Ahmed Goner(Root Strata) [EXPERIMENTAL] The blurry bio of Pakistan-born outsider musician Ilyas Ahmed—who bounced around the country before landing in Portland—is as perplexing a ...   More
 
Wednesday, June 17, 2009 WW MUSIC STAFF

Top Five

Bryan Webb’s favorite Canadian comedy shows.


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SCTVThe fictional television station where John Candy, Eugene Levy, Martin Short, Harold Ramis, Catherine O’Hara and Rick Moranis got their start. Best sketch: “Great White North&rdquo ...   More
 
Wednesday, June 10, 2009 WW MUSIC STAFF
 

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