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CD Reviews: Loch Lomond, Brothers Young


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Loch Lomond Night Bats(Hush) [FABLES OF THE RECONSTRUCTION] If local chamber-folk outfit Loch Lomond can be accused of anything, it’s being too nice. The band’s songs, which take singer ...   More
 
Wednesday, November 4, 2009 WW MUSIC STAFF

U.S.E.’s Top 5 Favorite Dance Songs


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Electric Light Orchestra, “Last Train to London”What’s not to like?Harry Belafonte, “Jump in the Line (Shake, Senora)”A wonderfully energetic and rhythmic calypso jam abo ...   More
 
Wednesday, October 28, 2009 WW MUSIC STAFF

CD Reviews: Drats!!!, Thao


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Drats!!! Too Entertaining???(Self-Released) [FUNNY/FRENZY] Though we enjoyed the first album by Drats!!! immensely, there was reason for concern with a follow-up. 2006’s Welcome to New Granad ...   More
 
Wednesday, October 21, 2009 WW MUSIC STAFF

Lightning Dust’s Top 5 Favorite U.S. Mexican Joints


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Portland’s many excellent taquerias have been omitted, as everyone there already has their favorites.El Buen Sabor (Mission District, San Francisco)Best chile relleno burrito.Taco Zone Truck (Ec ...   More
 
Wednesday, October 7, 2009 WW MUSIC STAFF

CD Reviews: Mattress, Catherine Feeny


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Mattress Low Blows(Malt Duck Records) [DAMAGED CROON] It’s hard to avoid the dreaded second-album slump, especially when many of the faults often associated with it—added band members, ...   More
 
Wednesday, September 30, 2009 WW MUSIC STAFF

CD Reviews: Incredible Yacht Control, Logan Lynn


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Incredible Yacht Control(Self-Released Free Download) [LOVINGLY LO-FI] Sometimes a sketch says more than a painting. A friend of mine said that years ago, and the phrase has stuck with me ever sinc ...   More
 
Wednesday, September 16, 2009 WW MUSIC STAFF

Mic Check: Frank Turner


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Though Frank Turner is still a young buck in the folk-punk game—he turns 28 in December—he’s accomplished an awful lot in the past few years. The British songwriter forsook a fledgli ...   More
 
Wednesday, September 16, 2009 WW MUSIC STAFF

Top 5 Ugliest Coats We’ve Ever Owned


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Hip-hop can be boastful, loud and self-serving, but we shouldn’t forget it was music born with an inherent social consciousness. The second annual Hot Nights/Warm Coats show taps into that origi ...   More
 
Wednesday, September 9, 2009 WW MUSIC STAFF

CD Reviews: Alan Singley & Pants Machine, Leviethan


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Alan Singley & Pants Machine Feelin’ Citrus(Bladen County Records) [WOWEE ZOWEE] Alan Singley is a uniter, not a divider. More than maybe any musician in Portland, Singley’s giddy, ent ...   More
 
Wednesday, August 26, 2009 WW MUSIC STAFF

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
 

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