Willamette Week - http://www.wweek.com/portland/articles.sec-167-1-.html Sun, 23 Nov 14 00:00:00 -0700 en hourly 1 Best New Band 2011 - The 10 local acts Portland’s music insiders are talking about (and listening to). http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-17445-best_new_band_2011_the_10_local_acts_portlands_music_insiders_are_talking_about_%28and_listening_to%.html Quick! Name your 350 favorite Portland bands. Yeah, it’s kind of a tough one. But that number represents the shared wisdom of the 161 local music experts]]> "Elliott Smith (1969-2003)" - http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-2607-elliott_smith_%281969_2003%29_.html Best New Band 2009 - Portland's music scene insiders pick their favorite breakthrough acts of the past year. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-10484-best_new_band_2009_portlands_music_scene_insiders_pick_their_favorite_breakthrough_acts_of_the_past_.html Top Five Tips For Keeping a Band Together 30 Years - By Dale Crover of The Melvins http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-20999-top_five_tips_for_keeping_a_band_together_30_years_by_dale_crover_of_the_melvins.html Never have a hit song.As long as you never have a hit, you can’t be considered has-beens. We consider ourselves never-had-beens. Stay away from weasel dust.You’ve no doubt heard of bands having t]]> Top 5 Jordans (Of All Time) - by Girl Talk http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-17211-top_5_jordans_%28of_all_time%29_by_girl_talk.html 5. Jordan VI (1990) Fairly minimal design, but the extra color near the air sole is very effective. 4. Jordan VII (1991) To me, these are the first Jordans to have a heavy ’90s style. They are the m]]> The Best From Everywhere Else 2012 - Our music writers’ favorite albums of 2012 not made by their neighbors. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-20052-the_best_from_everywhere_else_2012_our_music_writers_favorite_albums_of_2012_not_made_by_their_neigh.html Aesop Rock, Skelethon  The old-school indie MC breaks a five-year silence with a characteristic torrent of impassioned poetry over rock-influenced beats. JONATHAN FROCHTZWAJG.   Ava L]]> Top Five Local Festivals To Plan Your 2012 By - http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-18892-top_five_local_festivals_to_plan_your_2012_by_.html Soul’d Out Music Festival, April 12-25We’re excited about: Dr. Lonnie Smith, who absolutely killed last year’s fest; the mighty Maze; French electro-geniuses Justice.Waterfront Blues Festival, J]]> Jack Johnson’s Top 5 Surf Songs - http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-12495-jack_johnsonrss_top_5_surf_songs_.html Top Five Curious, Tragic and Awesome Mental Disorders - By Parenthetical Girls’ Zac Pennington http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-17714-top_five_curious_tragic_and_awesome_mental_disorders_by_parenthetical_girls_zac_pennington.html 5. Stendhal syndrome A rare disorder in which the afflicted experiences rapid heartbeat, dizziness, fainting, confusion and occasional hallucinations when faced with a particularly breathtaking piec]]> Top Five Ways Portland is Different From Austin, Texas. - by Ben Kweller http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-19108-top_five_ways_portland_is_different_from_austin_texas_by_ben_kweller.html Teahouses [WIN: PORTLAND]Portland has the best teahouse in the world: the Tao of Tea. We don’t have anything like that in Austin yet. We have great coffee shops, but to really be a tea connoisse]]> John Vanderslice’s Top Five Favorite Podcasts. - http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-17334-john_vanderslices_top_five_favorite_podcasts_.html BBC Radio’s A History of the World in 100 Objects Fascinating Radio 4 documentary that begins with the Mummy of Hornedjitef and ends with a portable solar-panel lamp and charger. Radiolab I’m sure]]> Neko Case’s Top Five Favorite Muscle Cars - http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-17686-neko_cases_top_five_favorite_muscle_cars_.html 5. ’66 Rambler Classic 660 When you need a car to be your best friend, this is it. You can make the seats into a bed and the air-pressure-powered wipers never work (that was a terrible idea!). You ]]> Eyedea’s Top 5 Favorite Herbal Remedies - http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-11594-eyedearss_top_5_favorite_herbal_remedies_.html Aloe Blacc's Top Five Obscure Soul Songs I Love. - http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-17520-aloe_blaccs_top_five_obscure_soul_songs_i_love_.html D.J. Rogers, “If You Didn’t Love Me (Don’t Go Away)” I love the sincerity in his voice and the tenderness of the lyrics.  It really touches my heart every time I hear it. Gary Bartz, “C]]> Top Five Really Punk Bluegrass Songs - by Water Tower http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-18827-top_five_really_punk_bluegrass_songs_by_water_tower.html “Salty Dog Blues,” Morris BrothersGoogle “salty dog” while keeping in mind that this song is from the late ’30s. There is something just so filthy about the term.“Rye Whiskey,” Tex Ritte]]> Top Five Things I Miss About Oregon. - by Beirut's Paul Collins http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-17819-top_five_things_i_miss_about_oregon_by_beiruts_paul_collins.html Paul Collins, bassist/multi-instrumentalist for Beirut, is from Pendleton. Sometimes he gets homesick and misses... DIY shows in PendletonNever have my artistic intentions been so pure, exciting, and]]> Top 5 Ways Killbot Will Destroy Portland! - by Killbot http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-17208-top_5_ways_killbot_will_destroy_portland__by_killbot.html By earthquake My sperm torpedoes will rip Portland’s fault lines. By destroying infrastructure I will indelicately stretch City Hall’s corrupt intestine; politicians will howl. By relaxing My meta]]> Portland Exceptionalism - The best local albums of 2012. http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-20050-portland_exceptionalism_the_best_local_albums_of_2012.html Admit it: You love lists. C’mon, you know you’re reading every single “Best of 2012” piece, either nodding with the satisfaction of having your own opinions validated or boiling with anger]]> Top Five Badass Women in Pop Culture - by Amy LaVere http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-17952-top_five_badass_women_in_pop_culture_by_amy_lavere.html Lynn CohenI met Lynn on a film (The Romance of Loneliness) and fell in love with her craft and philosophy regarding acting and life in general.Dory PrevinDory Previn made seriously personal honest mus]]> Scott McClean's Top 5 Shows at Holocene, Ever - http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-17552-scott_mccleans_top_5_shows_at_holocene_ever_.html Gang Gang Dance, 6/16/2007 Such a wonderful, trippy journey. They should be coming back soon. Bon Iver (opening for Phosphorescent), 3/24/2008 Line around the block for the support act. One of those �]]> My Favorite Road Movies - by Fountains of Wayne’s Chris Collingwood http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-18025-my_favorite_road_movies_by_fountains_of_waynes_chris_collingwood.html Tommy Boy I was wrong to dismiss this movie as a throwaway when I first saw it. I know this because it’s 16 years later and I’m still reflexively quoting it like an annoying Monty Python fan.Zab]]> BOAT's Top Five Trail Blazer-Related Ice Cream Flavors - http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-17608-boats_top_five_trail_blazer_related_ice_cream_flavors_.html BOAT’s most popular driving game is the aptly named “the ice cream flavor game,” where we pick a category and name ice cream flavors that would work for it. 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Dropping raw, DIY mixtapes like March’s In Dark Denim from hi]]> Top Five K-Pop Artists to Watch in 2013 - by Allen Huang http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-20691-top_five_k_pop_artists_to_watch_in_2013_by_allen_huang.html 2NE1 (pictured) Mysteriously quiet for the bulk of 2012, YG Entertainment’s 2NE1 are one of a thimbleful of Korean groups to have performed in the U.S. The group hopes to reclaim home territory]]> CD Reviews: Adam Hurst, Hutson - http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-11889-cd_reviews_adam_hurst_hutson_.html Top 5 Ugliest Coats We’ve Ever Owned - http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-10989-top_5_ugliest_coats_wersve_ever_owned_.html Top Five Tracks from <i>Nuggets</i> - by DJ HWY 7 http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-19998-top_five_tracks_from_nuggets_by_dj_hwy_7.html The Amboy Dukes, “Baby, Please Don’t Go” Legendary blues song recorded by Big Joe Williams in 1935 that would go on to be covered by countless musicians, in a variety of styles. One of my f]]> Top Five Summer Shows In Odd Places - http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-19514-top_five_summer_shows_in_odd_places_.html The Great Idea, Friday, Aug. 10, at Enchanted ForestIt’s a show in a creepy theme park for kids. And Quasi is playing. Come on, what more do you want?Pop-Up Pool Party, Sunday, Aug. 19, at Portland ]]> Top Five Favorite Rakim Lyrics - by Sleep (Oldominion/The Chicharones) http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-20297-top_five_favorite_rakim_lyrics_by_sleep_%28oldominion_the_chicharones%29.html “Even if it’s jazz or the quiet storm/ I hook a beat up, convert it into hip-hop form.” —“I Ain’t No Joke” (Paid in Full, 1987) “Thinkin’ of a master plan/ ’Cause ain’t nothin�]]> Shock G’s Top Five Places to Get Busy (Other than Burger King Bathrooms) - http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-19833-shock_gs_top_five_places_to_get_busy_%28other_than_burger_king_bathrooms%29_.html College campus piano practice rooms My girl and I used to tape a sheet of notebook paper over the little window on the door. When people walked by, I’d reach up with my free hand and bang a]]>