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In the first Hangover sequel, writer-director Todd
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If I told you the new single from Pure Bathing Culture was dreamy and heart-swelling, would you really be surprised? Probably not. And that's what makes "Pendulum," the first song released from the duo's full-length debut, Moon Tides, a perfect choice to introduce the group to a national audience. Last we heard from ...
Ray Manzarek is gone, but is Jim Morrison still with us...and living in rural Oregon?
Yesterday, the world lost Doors keyboardist Ray Manzarek, who succumbed to cancer at age 74. While I went through a major Doors period at one point in my life—and will still contend the band is unfairly maligned in modern rock-crit consciousness—More
Interviews with Rani Singh, director of the Harry Smith Archives, and musician Joe McMurrian, organizer of Harry Smith's One Kind Favor: A Tribute Concert to the Anthology of American Folk Music.
This month, proto-hippie shaman and Portland-born polymath Harry Smith turns 90, and his hometown is throwing him a party. Several, in fact. Never mind that he died in 1991: Considering the man’s resume, the milestone deserves a celebration, regardless of where his spirit resides. Along with being an accomplished experimental fi...