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[DEVILISH ROOTS] At its best, Portland’s Sassparilla surpasses its sundry influences. But more frequently, frontman Kevin Blackwell is

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Album Review: Josh Martinez - <i>Blotto</i> (Camobear) http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-22603-album_review_josh_martinez_blotto_%28camobear%29.html [SUBTLY ODD HIP-HOP] Collaborations with the bat-shit Awol One and Oldominion’s Sleep set transplanted Portlander Josh Martinez on firm experimental footing. But in his case, it’s more a min]]> Dawn Of Midi: Wednesday, June 18 - Hypnotizing the world one post-jazz groove at a time. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-22692-dawn_of_midi_wednesday_june_18_hypnotizing_the_world_one_post_jazz_groove_at_a_time.html It’s not necessarily a reconstitution of New Orleans’ Congo Square—that trading spot where, back in the early 20th century, African, European and indigenous cultures got jumbled up and spat ]]> Album Review: Sara Jackson-Holman - <i>River Queen</i> (Expunged Records) http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-22769-album_review_sara_jackson_holman_river_queen_%28expunged_records%29.html [PUSHING POP] It seems like a River Styx reference is right there. Portland-based Sara Jackson-Holman opens her latest EP, River Queen, with the line, “Take me with you when you go to the dept]]> Album Review: Eidolons - <i>The Big Yellow Shirt/Hard Hang in a Deep Country</i> (Self Released) http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-22852-album_review_eidolons_the_big_yellow_shirt_hard_hang_in_a_deep_country_%28self_released%29.html [WRY WIT] Delighting in slightly out-of-tune, jangled-up, country-infused rock, with a Portland vibe riding roughshod over the entire endeavor, Eidolons has split 30 minutes of music into two ]]>