Stream The Week

A playlist-assisted guide to the week's best concerts, Aug. 20-26


Want to see some live music? Below, you'll find our picks for the best concerts coming through Portland this week, along with a Spotify playlist of representative songs from each artist. WEDNESDAY, AUG. 20 Split Single [PUNK INSPIRATION] Though you might not know his name, Jason Narducy probably influenced your favorite band, whether it's Guided By Voices or Foo Fighters, whose Dave Grohl lists ...   More
Wednesday, August 20, 2014 WW MUSIC STAFF

Banter Review: The Afghan Whigs at Wonder Ballroom, November 2


Here's the deal: concert reviews are pretty perfunctory, self-indulgent exercises in so-called music criticism. There are enough people taking pictures of or taping big live shows and then uploading those images to the Web that you can see for yourself whether it was a success or not. And if you really wanted to go, wouldn't you have gone? So instead of giving you a blow-by-blow account of the Afghan ...   More
Monday, November 5, 2012 ROBERT HAM

From Rose City to Austin City: An ACL Wrap-Up


When Austin City Limits Music Festival began in 2002, it lasted two days and attracted close to 40,000 fans. Wilco, Shawn Colvin and hometown guitar hero Gary Clark Jr. occupied a bill of 70-some acts. Clark, responsible for this year’s most memorable set, was just a high-schooler, eager to play on a big stage in a festival with an unpredictable future. Austin, the self-proclaimed “Live Music ...   More
Wednesday, October 17, 2012 MARK STOCK


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