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Best New Band 2011

The 10 local acts Portland’s music insiders are talking about (and listening to).

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Quick! Name your 350 favorite Portland bands. Yeah, it’s kind of a tough one. But that number represents the shared wisdom of the 161 local music experts   More
Wednesday, May 4, 2011 WW MUSIC STAFF

John Vanderslice’s Top Five Favorite Podcasts.

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BBC Radio’s A History of the World in 100 Objects Fascinating Radio 4 documentary that begins with the Mummy of Hornedjitef and ends with a portable solar-panel lamp and charger. Radiolab I’m sure   More
Wednesday, April 13, 2011 WW MUSIC STAFF

Top 5 Ways Killbot Will Destroy Portland!

by Killbot

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By earthquake My sperm torpedoes will rip Portland’s fault lines. By destroying infrastructure I will indelicately stretch City Hall’s corrupt intestine; politicians will howl. By relaxing My meta   More
Wednesday, March 16, 2011 WW MUSIC STAFF

Top 5 Jordans (Of All Time)

by Girl Talk

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5. Jordan VI (1990) Fairly minimal design, but the extra color near the air sole is very effective. 4. Jordan VII (1991) To me, these are the first Jordans to have a heavy ’90s style. They are the m   More
Wednesday, March 16, 2011 WW MUSIC STAFF

Top Five Bands To Write To

by Michael Showalter

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Stereolab It’s like a blanket of sound; hypnotic. It drowns everything out.  Neko Case Her music is melancholy, beautiful, witty and lush. It’s like a cup of coffee in music form. Radiohead S   More
Wednesday, March 9, 2011 WW MUSIC STAFF

Top Five by My-G

Top 5 artists hip-hop heads should be privy to if they claim they know what’s up with real hip-hop.

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 Put these artists as one. Same era and they’re similar, but definitely came with their own style of music with crazy cadences and melodic flow.   More
Wednesday, January 26, 2011 WW MUSIC STAFF

Top Five Shakespearean Impostors

By The Metal Shakespeare Company

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In the Bard, a man of humble origin didst ascend to become the finest author of any land or any era. Naturally, this tale of triumph doth itch the monied and powerful and they do it scratch by giving ...   More
Wednesday, January 19, 2011 WW MUSIC STAFF

First Listen: The Decemberists

The King Is Dead (Capitol Records)

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[AMERICANA] As the Decemberists’ hype machine once again prepares its bayonets for war, we couldn’t help but share some gut reactions from our initial listens to the new disc, The King Is ...   More
Wednesday, January 12, 2011 WW MUSIC STAFF

WW’s Top Five Favorite Local Hip-Hop Releases, 2010

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Taco Neck, TutorialThe name kind of says it all—this is how you make an original hip-hop record in 2010: You take chances, take your time and take over. V!rtu, The Shoe-InThis album came out of ...   More
Wednesday, December 29, 2010 WW MUSIC STAFF

21 Jams From 2010

A 2010 mixtape designed to keep your ass moving well into 2011.

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Hear almost all of these songs right here!Janelle Monáe ft. Big Boi, “Tightrope”The best retro-funk R&B dance song since “Hey Ya!” Here We Go Magic, “Collector&rdq ...   More
Wednesday, December 22, 2010 WW MUSIC STAFF
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