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Arena Stack

Greg Glover might have the hippest label in town, but his record collection is classic.

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At first glance, Greg Glover seems a pretty easy read. The thirtysomething co-owner of Arena Rock Recording Company has just moved to Portland from Brooklyn's Williamsburg neighborhood--the capital of ...   More
Wednesday, April 14, 2004 WW MUSIC STAFF


Verdicts on new local music

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ModernstateHighwater MoonbootLucky MadisonLast week in this column some nitwit referred to Sam Schauer's solo project Modernstate as "downtempo pop." That nitwit was me, and I apologize if anyone boug ...   More
Wednesday, March 3, 2004 WW MUSIC STAFF


Lucky Madison's Ryan Feigh takes chances with his music.

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When Ryan Feigh talks about music, he talks about exceptions. He'll describe a style or attitude in music that he doesn't like, then point out how the record he just put on refutes all of his misgivin ...   More
Wednesday, February 25, 2004 WW MUSIC STAFF

Bucket Blues

Hillstomp brings that North Mississippi Blues sound around.

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"It's going to definitely end up as a murder-suicide," says Henry Kammerer of his relationship with Hillstomp drummer John Johnson. "We spend all day together as co-workers, and then we'll go to rehea ...   More
Wednesday, February 11, 2004 WW MUSIC STAFF

The Reckoning

Verdicts on new music.

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Crack City Rockers New Myths Paisley PopIf New York punk wasn't good for anything else (which, actually, it was, but let's pretend), it at least inspired people like Eric Gregory of Portland's Crack C ...   More
Wednesday, February 4, 2004 WW MUSIC STAFF

Portland JAZZ FESTIVAL Friday-Sunday, Feb. 6-8

Portland Jazz Fest Picks

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WAYNE SHORTER QUARTETFRIDAY, FEB. 6The Portland Jazz Festival brings a host of mainstream talent to Portland for a long weekend sure to pack the hotel lobbies and clubs. Along with the somewhat predic ...   More
Wednesday, February 4, 2004 WW MUSIC STAFF

January Replay

Highlights, lowlights and insights from the month in music.

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PDX POP LIST After a brutal 2003, it looks like local music supporters are determined to make 2004 one to remember. An innocent enough email with the subject line "portland's best year in music ever?" ...   More
Wednesday, January 28, 2004 WW MUSIC STAFF


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Last Friday, a federal appeals court dealt a blow to the recording industry's fight against online piracy. Apparently, the subpoenas the Recording Industry Association of America has been serving to I ...   More
Wednesday, December 24, 2003 WW MUSIC STAFF


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WW'S TEEN ON THE SCENE AT S-KWaiting in the clusters of Converse-clad middle-schoolers camped in front of the stage at the Crystal Ballroom Friday night, I felt old. That's a rare feeling for a 17-yea ...   More
Wednesday, December 17, 2003 WW MUSIC STAFF


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GRAMMYS OR GRACIES? YOU DECIDE.Yet another of this planet's great institutions has been contaminated by a vicious disease. A disease that has been discriminately destroying the hopes of a certain grou ...   More
Wednesday, December 10, 2003 WW MUSIC STAFF

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