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MusicfestNW 2014: Show Previews


MFNW 2014
Landlady(pictured above)With forays into Afrobeat, “zombie jazz” and psychedelic soul on his résumé, alongside stints with Vampire Weekend and Twin Shadow, Adam Schatz is like the Brooklyn   More
 
Wednesday, August 13, 2014 WW MUSIC STAFF

MusicfestNW 2014: The MFNW After-parties


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Friday, Aug. 15 Dr. Martens presents MFNW Opening Party with Killer Mike, Ural Thomas & The Pain  Dr. Martens Parking Lot, 2 NW 10th Ave. 5 pm. Entry with VIP wristband or free ticket,    More
 
Wednesday, August 13, 2014 WW MUSIC STAFF

The Pickathon Superlatives

From Angel Olsen and Diarrhea Planet to shirtless bros, feral children and fried chicken buns, here are the best things we heard, saw and consumed at Pickathon 2014.

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“There are a lot of music festivals,” said Andrew Savage of Parquet Courts early into his band’s set amongst the trees of Pendarvis Farm, “but there’s only one Pickathon.” The slacker affect of his voice may have muddled his sincerity, but there’s no arguing against the truth of that statement. Pickathon is truly one of a kind—to the point that it probably doesn’t even deserve to...   More
 
Thursday, August 7, 2014 by WW MUSIC STAFF

Wild Photos from 1970's Vortex Music Festival

In 1970, a Republican Oregon governor lured protesting hippies out of town with a state-sponsored music festival (photos)


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This month marks the 44th anniversary of Vortex, the only state-sponsored music festival in U.S. history, which took place at Milo McIver State Park near Estacada. Author Matt Love, who’ll p   More
 
Wednesday, August 6, 2014 WW MUSIC STAFF

Stream The Week

Our playlist of the best concerts for the week of July 16-22.

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Want to see some live music? Below, you'll find our picks for the best concerts coming through Portland this week, along with a Spotify playlist of representative songs from each artist.
WEDNESDAY, JULY 16Extra Classic, Bart Davenport [PAISLEY POP] Oakland native Bart Davenport used to play for the Loved Ones, a high-energy, pseudo-R&B act that opened for ...   More
 
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 by WW MUSIC STAFF

Top Five Ideal Casting Choices For Characters From Hold Steady Songs

by Craig Finn


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Matt Dillon and Diane Lane as the couple from “Oaks.” Some of my favorite things ever are the S.E. Hinton books and the movies made from them (The Outsiders, Rumble Fish, etc.). Matt Dillon   More
 
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 WW MUSIC STAFF

The Sasquatch Superlatives

From Outkast to Sexy Jeff Goldblum to all 101 individual basketball jerseys, here are the best things we heard and saw at the Gorge on Memorial Day weekend.

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In the grand scheme of the glutted music festival circuit, Sasquatch is a tier or two lower than the Coachellas or the Bonnaroos in terms of prominence. It always seems to book last year’s big names (with the exception this year of a certain reunited hip-hop tandem determined to break the world record for number of festivals headlined in a single season) and rarely gets that “holy shit” excl...   More
 
Wednesday, May 28, 2014 by WW MUSIC STAFF

Flashback: Federale


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Federale, perhaps the only band in Portland playing original spaghetti Western soundtrack music, marks an unlikely 10th anniversary this week. Founding member Collin Hegna recalls the group’s    More
 
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 WW MUSIC STAFF

Top Five Macaulay Culkin-Themed Pizza Recipes

By Noah Antieau, owner of Lonesome’s Pizza


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You may remember Macaulay Culkin as the precocious child actor who sadistically tortured Joe Pesci and Daniel Stern in the Home Alone movies. Well, he’s all grown up, and playing in a pizza-obsess   More
 
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 WW MUSIC STAFF

The Top Five Greatest Stories Slick Rick Ever Told

by Risky Star


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“A Teenage Love” A story of adolescent love and the insecurities of young men and women. This song brings me back to childhood and the electric energy my neighborhood had at the time in the ��   More
 
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 WW MUSIC STAFF
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