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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

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

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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

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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

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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
 

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