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Top Five Marriage-Records Releases So Far.

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David Longstreth on his Marriage Records releases.Thanksgiving, Now It’s All Over Like the Birds (2004)Beautiful early poetry from Portland’s own wunderkind.Spencer Kingman, Spenking (2003 ...   More
Wednesday, September 22, 2010 WW MUSIC STAFF

CD Reviews: Soft Metals, Sapient

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Soft Metals The Cold World Melts(Captured Tracks) [OLD SCHOOL SYNTH POP] In the past few years, the synthesizer—conspicuously absent from many of the best songs of the ’90s—has se ...   More
Wednesday, August 25, 2010 WW MUSIC STAFF

Top Five Exclusive (And Kind Of Strange) Party Tips

By Andrew W.K.

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5. CHUB UP YOUR PETSIn the a.m., gently feed your animal at least three whole cans of lamb and rice. In the p.m., top him off with chunks of beef and pork. Finally, before bed, massage some fish skin ...   More
Wednesday, August 11, 2010 WW MUSIC STAFF

CD Reviews: What Hearts, Purple Rhinestone Eagle

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What Hearts Songs For Marjorie(Self-Released) [FOLK POP] I often wonder: What if Simon and Garfunkel had been women? Actually, the first time I ever wondered that was five minutes ago, while listen ...   More
Wednesday, July 28, 2010 WW MUSIC STAFF

CD Reviews: Portland Cello Project, Wishyunu

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Portland Cello Project Thousand Words(Self-Released) [MELLOW CELLO] The CD wrapper says “File Under: Alternative Rock,” but despite the melancholy Elliott Smith cover (the previously un ...   More
Wednesday, July 7, 2010 WW MUSIC STAFF

Blues Power VS. Girl Power

Two festivals hit Portland this week: Only one shall exit alive!

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On the surface, Lilith (formerly Lilith Fair) and the Waterfront Blues Festival don’t have much in common. One is a low-key, estrogen-fueled singer-songwriter road show; the other is a predomina ...   More
Wednesday, June 30, 2010 WW MUSIC STAFF

CD Reviews: The Harvey Girls, Jon Garcia

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The Harvey Girls I’ve Been Watching A Lot Of Horror Movies Lately(Circle Into Square) [EVASIVE POP] The lyrical imagery that kicks off I’ve Been Watching a Lot of Horror Movies Lately m ...   More
Wednesday, June 30, 2010 WW MUSIC STAFF

CD Reviews: Kurt Hagardorn, We Like Cats

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Kurt Hagardorn Leaves(Self-Released) [SOFT POP] When we last checked in with Kurt Hagardorn, the North Carolina transplant had just released Ten Singles, a severely overlooked collection of smooth ...   More
Wednesday, June 23, 2010 WW MUSIC STAFF

CD Reviews: I Can Lick Any Sonofabitch In The House, Hillstomp

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I Can Lick Any Sonofabitch In The House The Sounds Of Dying(Suburban Home Records) [COUNTRY ROCK] When I Can Lick Any Sonofabitch in the House broke up in 2006, frontman Michael Dean Damron had alr ...   More
Wednesday, June 16, 2010 WW MUSIC STAFF

CD Reviews: Blitzen Trapper, Gratitillium

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Blitzen Trapper Destroyer Of The Void(Sub Pop) [OUTLAW FOLK-ROCK] There are risks to opening your album with a six-minute epic. Especially when the song in question is a sonic departure wherein you ...   More
Wednesday, June 2, 2010 WW MUSIC STAFF
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