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Three Weekend Shows we Shoulda Told You About (with Videos)

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It usually happens about an hour after I send WW's music section off to the printers: I notice some super-awesome show that we totally missed, and I spend the whole week feeling awful knowing that we could have written up something cool instead of trashing on A Skylit Drive. It hurts. And it hurts extra-bad when the folks promoting the show actually email me well before print deadlines and I just ...   More
 
Thursday, October 27, 2011 by CASEY JARMAN

Storm Large and Pink Martini to host a Free Occupy Portland Sing-A-Long Tomorrow

Congressmen and religious leaders will also attend

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Earlier this month, Salon ran a brief but interesting piece noting the minor role music has played at the Occupy protests—in contrast to the protest song-heavy civil rights struggle—and asking if any great folk singers would emerge from the Occupy protests.    More
 
Thursday, October 27, 2011 by CASEY JARMAN

Cut of the Day: Your Rival, "I Don't Even Know," Under the Covers with Cougar Montana (Self-released)

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It's the internet age, so maybe the idea of a band seeming "too young" to have absorbed certain influences is a little old-school. Still, I'm shocked to hear a group that's below drinking age and still sounds like Big Star, the Posies, Weezer and Superchunk all wrapped into a semi-sloppy, warm mess of awesome.



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Wednesday, October 26, 2011 by CASEY JARMAN

Techonomics

Love it or hate it, Tech N9ne is on top.


Music Stories
Wipe away his trademark face paint, and Tech N9ne is still one of the most fascinating figures in rap. He’s skilled enough to outshine Outkast’s Andre 3000 on Lil Wayne’s Tha Carter IV, busin   More
 
Wednesday, October 26, 2011 CASEY JARMAN

Star Theater: A Star Is Reborn


Bar Reviews
The 100-year-old Star Theater (13 NW 6th Ave., startheaterportland.com) has been a strip joint, a burlesque bar and a speakeasy. Its latest incarnation isn’t the first time the room—with its imp   More
 
Wednesday, October 26, 2011 CASEY JARMAN

Would You Like Indie Rock with That?

Burgerville is now cooler than most of your friends.

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I recently heard a Shaky Hands song playing at Burgerville. I shouldn't have been shocked, considering the Shakies played Burgerville before the beloved Portland rock outfit went on its current hiatus—but it still took me a minute to reconcile what I wa...   More
 
Thursday, October 20, 2011 by CASEY JARMAN

Is Paul Allen the Reason the NBA's Labor Talks Broke Down?

The New York Times drops a curious reference to the Blazers' owner.

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UPDATE: Adrian Wojna—, Adrian Worja—, Adrian Woorjan— ... Ahem. Adrian W. at Yahoo Sports thinks maybe Paul Allen wants more money because Allen wants to sell the Blazers.

There's a real baffling passage in the middle of    More
 
Thursday, October 20, 2011 by CASEY JARMAN

Missing Misery

Ready or not, Portland gets an Elliott Smith documentary from Los Angeles.


Movie Reviews & Stories
Gil Reyes isn’t sure what to expect when he finally screens his 2009 film, Searching for Elliott Smith, in Portland on Friday, eight years after the singer’s death.   More
 
Wednesday, October 19, 2011 CASEY JARMAN

Blackalicious: Friday, Oct. 21

Gift of Gab and Chief Xcel met as students. Students they remain.


Music Stories
[NEW CLASSIC HIP-HOP] In 2002, Sacramento’s Blackalicious had it all: The duo was at the helm...   More
 
Wednesday, October 19, 2011 CASEY JARMAN

Album Review: Cloudy October

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Album Reviews
[DEAR DIARY HIP-HOP] When people tell me they’re not really feeling the Portland hip-hop scene, I point them to Cloudy October. The Portland MC resides at the corner of massive ego and crushing a   More
 
Wednesday, October 19, 2011 CASEY JARMAN
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