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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

THE STACK with Mr. Mumu

Armed to the teeth with every kind of beat, this Dirty DJ aims to please.

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Despite his imposing stature and famously barbed wit, Mr. Mumu is really a sensitive guy. Never one to leave a dance floor despondent, he has an undisputed gift for club clairvoyance. Since moving to ...   More
Wednesday, September 22, 2004 WW MUSIC STAFF


Wet Confetti gives bombastic noise pop a good name.

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Judging a band by its name can be a dangerous, but fun, game. Let's try it on Wet Confetti. With a name like that, the Portland band could be a jam band. Or it could be a goth band. The trio has heard ...   More
Wednesday, August 18, 2004 WW MUSIC STAFF

PDX Popped!

New indie pop festival blasts local fans with that Portland sound.

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It didn't take long for PDX Pop Fest to turn into a love fest. A few hours into the three-day, all-local music festival, Viva Voce's Anita Robinson gave voice to the positive vibes in the middle of th ...   More
Wednesday, July 14, 2004 WW MUSIC STAFF

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