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Headout: “Nickelback” is Fun to Say

And 12 other compliments for the Canadian rock band you love to hate.

13. Nickelback knows how to make friends.Recent corporate tie-ins include a deal with the NHL and...   More
Wednesday, June 20, 2012 CASEY JARMAN

Friends, Bandmates Remember Sean Roberts of Thirty Ought Six


As reported in this Wednesday's WW: Sean Roberts, bassist and vocalist for well-loved ’90s Portland rock trio Thirty Ought Six, died June 8 at his parents’ home in Alexandria, Va., according to friends and family members on Facebook. The details of Roberts’ death have not been disclosed. Thirty Ought Six broke up in 1996 after playing dates on the Lollapalooza tour. The band played wi...   More
Thursday, June 14, 2012 by CASEY JARMAN

Video: Cassow, "Mind Yo Bidness"


FRSH SLCTS, Portland's premiere hip-hop blog, has been on somewhat of a hot streak lately. And it's hard to avoid Cassow—the self-declared "young hot nigga everybody talking about"—who has indeed been on the tip of a lot of tongues in the local hip-hop community as of late.
"Mind Yo Business" is not, perhaps, as powerful a showcase as his last video,    More
Thursday, June 14, 2012 by CASEY JARMAN

Mount Eerie: Tuesday, June 19

Phil Elverum tries to demystify his image while making the best music of his life.

Music Stories
[COUNTRY DARKNESS] It is not unusual for a Mount Eerie show to be booked thusly: “A kid in a small town in Wisconsin or whatever will write and want me to come there,” the band’s sole static   More
Wednesday, June 13, 2012 CASEY JARMAN

Album Review: Kaia

Two Adult Women in Love (Jealous Butcher)

Album Reviews
[SINGER-SONGWRITER] Few solo artists can mesmerize a room the way Kaia Wilson does. There’s no one reason for this. Despite making music for the past two decades, Wilson retains a nervous ener   More
Wednesday, June 13, 2012 CASEY JARMAN

Primer: A Place to Bury Strangers

Music Stories
Formed: In 2003 in New York City. Sounds like: A lovely sample platter of mopey rock sounds from the ’80s, ’90s and aughts flipped over and then rubbed into the carpet.  For fans of: Bauhau   More
Wednesday, June 6, 2012 CASEY JARMAN

Album Review: Tu Fawning

A Monument (City Slang)

Album Reviews
[SULTRY POST-POP] Tu Fawning doesn’t really work on paper. The band is fronted by a guy best known for his work with the carnivalesque, heavy Portland rock act 31Knots (Joe Haege) and a singer   More
Wednesday, June 6, 2012 CASEY JARMAN

The Lion’s Eye Tavern: Bullseye

Bar Reviews
No longtime Portlander is surprised to hear there’s great stuff in the outer reaches of Southeast 82nd Avenue. Even so, The Lion’s Eye Tavern (5919 SE 82nd Ave., 774-1468) comes as a bit of a sh   More
Wednesday, June 6, 2012 CASEY JARMAN

It Takes Balls: A Part-Time Blazer Enthusiasts' Guide to Tonight's NBA Draft Lottery

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UPDATE: The Blazers landed number 6 and number 11 in the NBA draft. That's right where the team was predicted to land. So there's that. 
The NBA's unique draft lottery is a fancy, even thrilling way of not simply handing the best incoming players to the worst teams. In case you've not been paying attention—and, seriously, you'd be forgiven for not paying attention after tha...   More
Wednesday, May 30, 2012 by CASEY JARMAN

Divide, Conquer

Illmaculate’s long-delayed debut album has guts—now can it find ears?

Music Stories
Greg Poe hasn’t grown any—height-wise—since gracing the cover of WW in 2009. The Portland MC, better known as Illmaculate, is still 5-foot-5 with a crooked Blazers cap. And while he jokes ab   More
Wednesday, May 30, 2012 CASEY JARMAN

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