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A playlist-assisted guide to the week's best concerts for Jan. 7-13

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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, JAN. 7 Brandon Conway, ALTO! [IMPROV OUT] Portland’s Creative Music Guild may have moved its innovative Outset Series to a new venue, but hasn’t left behind its devotion to edgy sounds. Guitarist Brandon ...   More
 
Wednesday, January 7, 2015 by Matthew Singer

Primer: A Millennial’s Guide to Slowdive


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WTF is “Slowdive”?  Slowdive is a pioneering shoegaze band from Reading, England. They formed in 1989 and split after just six years and three records, including landmark 1993 album Souv   More
 
Wednesday, November 5, 2014 MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

Live Review: Interpol at Crystal Ballroom, Sept. 17

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Have you ever been beaten over the head with a bass drum? It probably feels something like being at the Interpol show last night. Though the New York post-punk act made a name for itself with precision and subtlety, the band displayed plenty of the former and too little of the latter at the Crystal Ballroom.Though the show was part of a tour supporting El Pintor, the band's first without founding ...   More
 
Thursday, September 18, 2014 JAMES HELMSWORTH

Show Preview: Future


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[BACK TO THE…] Earlier this year, Auto-Tune aficionado and new father Future released “Move That Dope,” the first single on his then-highly anticipated second studio album, Honest—and it was   More
 
Wednesday, July 2, 2014 SAM CUSUMANO

Show Preview: Kongos, the Ecstatics


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[ROCK…WITH ACCORDION?! WHAAA?] It’s hard to rock out in this wacky, post-Mumford world. Not necessarily to perform rock music—that’s been pretty much the same since the ’60s—but to be    More
 
Wednesday, May 28, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

Crystal Ballroom Shuts Down Schoolboy Q Show Amid Structural Concerns

"Portland 2 rowdy," the rapper Tweets.

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Apparently, even Portland's architecture is screwing with hip-hop shows now. Last night, a sold-out concert by Schoolboy Q at the Crystal Ballroom ended about 20 minutes into the L.A. rapper's headlining set after venue staff noticed a crack in a structural beam. The building was evacuated around 11:20 pm, sending 1,200 to 1,500 concertgoers spilling into the street.For his part, Q, who performed ...   More
 
Monday, April 14, 2014 MATTHEW SINGER

Show Preview: Schoolboy Q, Isaiah Rashad & Vince Staples


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[LOS AWESOME] It’s not a big stretch that Los Angeles rapper Schoolboy Q decided to title his major-label debut Oxymoron. Schoolboy, who rolls as part of the    More
 
Wednesday, April 9, 2014 MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

Live Review: Patti Smith at Crystal Ballroom, 2/26

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"Fuck the Oscars—I win!" So declared Patti Smith from the stage at the Crystal Ballroom last Tuesday, bragging that she'd received, right from the hand of Kevin Shields, the very first copy of the new My Bloody Valentine album. But she immediately followed by saying she didn't mean it, that she watches the Oscars every year, and loves Jennifer Lawrence. To prove it, she pulled from ...   More
 
Sunday, March 3, 2013 JEFF ROSENBERG

Flashback: Patti Smith

At Crystal Ballroom, Aug. 5, 2001.


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Her performance of “Spell” that night, during which this photo was taken, appeared on the 2002 compilation Land. Photographer Jeff Bizzell recalls what happened after the show: “[Patti Smith] c   More
 
Wednesday, February 20, 2013 WW MUSIC STAFF

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