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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

CD Reviews: Portland Cello Project and Sapient


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Portland Cello Project The Thao & Justin Power Sessions(Kill Rock Stars) [SYMPHONY OF CELLOS] The cello is the one stereotypically classical instrument that always sounds cool in an indie-rock con ...   More
 
Wednesday, June 10, 2009 WW MUSIC STAFF

On The Radar

Tomorrow’s Shows Today


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Rachel Taylor Brown, June 7 @ Mississippi StudiosShe just finished an album about superheroes, supervillains and saints. And it’s weird and good and totally nerdy. I mean, come on.Sapient, June ...   More
 
Wednesday, May 27, 2009 WW MUSIC STAFF

Best New Band 2009

Portland’s music scene insiders pick their favorite breakthrough acts of the past year.


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Just when we thought we had it all figured out. If you had come to WW’s music staff any time in the past six months or so and asked us who 2009’s Best New Band poll winner would be, we wou ...   More
 
Wednesday, May 6, 2009 WW MUSIC STAFF

THE STACK with Derek Fisher and theperfectcyn

The power couple of the Portland DJ scene shakes the shame off.


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Derek Fisher and Cynthia Valenti deliver a perfect one-two punch. On any given night, Fisher will be pumping his fist from the DJ booth to some foot-stomping European house anthem. Then the colors wil ...   More
 
Wednesday, December 1, 2004 WW MUSIC STAFF

Seen and Heard

Music and film have been locked in a dance for years. Now Adelaide helps the two get it on.


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Before Al Jolson and The Jazz Singer introduced the world to the talkie in 1927, filmmakers relied on the musical score to communicate the mood. But even after onscreen characters were able to express ...   More
 
Wednesday, November 3, 2004 WW MUSIC STAFF
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