Willamette Week - http://www.wweek.com/portland/articles.sec-1449-1-.html Thu, 08 Oct 2015 00:00:00 -0700 en hourly 1 Velella Velella: Friday, Aug. 3 - A tale of one band and two cities. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-19492-velella_velella_friday_aug_3_a_tale_of_one_band_and_two_cities.html [FUNK, ETC.] “It’s like we’re back from the dead,” Jeremy Hadley says, eyes wide with excitement over his pint glass at Baby Doll Pizza in Southeast Portland. Velella Velella, the resurrec]]> The Crown Room: Chinatown Crown - http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-19361-the_crown_room_chinatown_crown_.html On a recent bass-heavy Thursday night at The Crown Room (205 NW 4th Ave., thecrownroom.net), I was able to mingle freely and bro out with a diverse collection of enthusiastic partygoers—most of ]]> Dear Norah - An open letter from one Jones to another. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-19541-dear_norah_an_open_letter_from_one_jones_to_another.html Dear Norah Jones, You’ve never heard of me, but you’ve had a profound impact on my life. My name is Nora Jones. No “h.” I still remember that fateful day in sixth grade when a classmat]]> Album Review: Green Team - <i>Official</i> (Self-Released) http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-19469-album_review_green_team_official_%28self_released%29.html [HAZE HOP] Do you smoke good? Lawz and G_Force, aka Green Team, sure do, and they’d like to tell you about it. On the duo’s new 10-track “concept album,” Official, the MC/producers rhyme o]]> Primer: Dead Prez - http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-19380-primer_dead_prez_.html Formed: 1996 in New York City.  Sounds like: Malcolm X joining A Tribe Called Quest and getting guest production from RZA.  For fans of: A Tribe Called Quest, Talib Kweli, Mos Def, Wu-Tang]]> Primer: Fiona Apple - http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-19467-primer_fiona_apple_.html Born: 1977 in Manhattan.  Sounds like: Nina Simone as a white product of ’90s pop.  For fans of: Patti Smith, Tori Amos, Rufus Wainwright; music with equal parts brain, heart and fingers]]>