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Trail Blazers Season Preview, Part One (Looking Back)

Roy and Oden are not coming back. And that's okay.

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Let's catch up, shall we? It has been awhile since we've talked Blazers here at wweek.com, so welcome to part one (the ranty part) of my two-part season preview. The second part will feature Buck Williams talking about rookies and new acquisitions. But for now, settle in and I'll remind you of where the Blazers are this season.
The long offseason is over. NBA TV has stopped broadcasting ...   More
 
Wednesday, December 21, 2011 by CASEY JARMAN

The Adventures of Tintin

Try the Haddock.


Movie Reviews & Stories
There has been some debate around the WW office whether American kids even recognize Belgian comics legend Hergé’s teen journalist protagonist, Tintin, when they see him. After this week—when   More
 
Wednesday, December 21, 2011 CASEY JARMAN

Home for the Holidays

Staying in town this Christmas? Here are six shows for you.


Music Stories
It can be a thankless job playing shows on the holidays: A lot of your potential audience is home with family, and those who brave the clubs are often massively drunk. So why do it? That’s what    More
 
Wednesday, December 21, 2011 JONATHAN FROCHTZWAJG, CASEY JARMAN

Santa, Please Deliver Me These Top Five Xmas Miracles

by WW Music Editor Casey Jarman


Top 5
A new Trail Blazers rap songBecause “Bust a Bucket” is finally getting old and I want to hear Kurt Thomas’ legendary skills on the mic. Come on, Santa, I know you can make this happen.A Ki   More
 
Wednesday, December 21, 2011 CASEY JARMAN

Live Review: Prince at Tacoma Dome, Monday, Dec. 19

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The Tacoma Dome turns out to be a fine place to see a show.

After years of passing the stadium—which kinda resembles a cold war military installation from the afar—en route to Seattle, I was almost as excited to see the place from the inside as I was to see pop legend Prince. And my curiosity paid off: The interior of the Tacoma Dome looks like something Buckminster Fuller might design ...   More
 
Tuesday, December 20, 2011 by CASEY JARMAN

The Woods' Co-owner Ritchie Young Talks About his Club's Last Stand

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UPDATE (2:30 pm): Co-owner Vivien Lyon says that the venue's landlords didn't get an initial loan, and that talks are back on to get the venue a new lease. She puts the Woods' chances for survival at "30 percent," which is a lot better than Ritchie Young's initial "five percent" estimate. We will keep you updated.

In last week’s WW, we reported that The Woods—the Sellwood neighborhood�...   More
 
Monday, December 19, 2011 by CASEY JARMAN

Album Review: Lovers

I Was the East (Badman Recordings)


Album Reviews
[EARLY ELECTRO-POP] I’m not sure how big of a market there really is for I Was the East, a compilation of alternate versions and B-sides from Portland-based Lovers’ masterful 2009 record, I Am the   More
 
Wednesday, December 14, 2011 CASEY JARMAN

Video Premiere: AgesandAges, "Souvenir"

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You can combine all the CGI technology and special effects in the world for some pretty rad-looking explosions, but for truly trippy visuals, nothing beats good old-fashioned ingenuity. Director Hayley Young proves this on AgesandAges' new video for "Souvenir," a topsy-turvy visual affair at least partially filmed in reverse. Lots of people-power here, but not a lot of special effects budget.
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Tuesday, December 13, 2011 by CASEY JARMAN

Cut of the Day: Bosko, "Occupy Until" (Free Download)

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Bosko, the Portland-bred Cool Nutz cohort who now lives as a "superproducer" in LA. I quote the title only because it's a little silly—Bosko's credentials are super-solid, including his elaborate work with Big Boi and some collabos with Kanye West (and, it should be noted, talkbox and production on J. Cole's new single, "Workout"). But I did not, until today, consider Bosko a political mind (aft...   More
 
Tuesday, December 13, 2011 by CASEY JARMAN

Video: Unknown Mortal Orchestra, "Bicycle"


Smoking is not cool.

Driving rad cars, stealing and hitting shit with a baseball bat? That is cool. Smoking, though? Not cool. So we're in full support of all the parts of this new Unknown Mortal Orchestra video, which premiered on SPIN Magazine's site yesterday, wherein the vid's sexy protagonist—Liv Taylor is probably too old to keep playing the trouble-making rock video girl, so we're...   More
 
Thursday, December 8, 2011 by CASEY JARMAN
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