Festival Review: The MusicfestNW Superlatives

All the best stuff we heard and saw through the haze at Portland's last music festival of the summer.

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Well, Portland still loves Modest Mouse, it seems.  In the waning hours of MusicfestNW—which, consequently, represented the final hours of this long, hot music festival season in general—a few thousand "human turds" collected near the Morrison Bridge for Isaac Brock and company's first local show since Brock went on Polish television to declare his adopted hometown a giant soul toilet, and ...   More
 
Wednesday, August 26, 2015 WW MUSIC STAFF

MFNW Preview: Danny Brown

What you need to know about the Motor City’s newest madman.


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Danny Brown might be the biggest weirdo in hip-hop. The 34-year-old Detroit rapper has amassed a rabid following of rap fiends, teenagers, critics and stoned Adult Swim viewers with his nasally voice    More
 
Wednesday, August 19, 2015 MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

Live Review: Danny Brown at Roseland Theater, 5/11

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It’s been a while since I’ve seen a crowd so hyped to see an artist perform, but I’m guessing that’s the type of devotion that Detroit’s Danny Brown is used to these days. The kids packing the Roseland Theater this past Mother's Day were straight rowdy from the opening tip, pogoing in unison and shouting “Danny! Danny!” before the house lights turned low. Brown’s crew ...   More
 
Tuesday, May 13, 2014 MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

Show Preview: Danny Brown

Show Preview: Danny Brown at Roseland Theater


Music Stories
[DETROIT RAP CITY] If Drake is, as New York Times critic Jon Caramanica wrote last year, “all the emoji: prayer hands, dancing girls, diamond ring, blown kiss, laughing through tears,” then    More
 
Wednesday, May 7, 2014 MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

Live Review: A$AP Rocky at Roseland Theater, Oct. 22

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The sea of canvas bucket hats, military camo jackets and gold everything gathered at the Roseland Monday night was not for the Colombian cartel’s annual conference but for A$AP Rocky’s fourth West Coast stop on his LIVELOVEA$AP tour. The concert at the Roseland was as raucous as a hip-hop show should be, and the sold-out crowd was ecstatic to see three of 2012’s most explosive acts.  Openers ...   More
 
Thursday, October 25, 2012 DREW LENIHAN

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