Chicano Batman: Thursday, Aug. 6 at Doug Fir

They’ll save the world—and then they’ll take you to the prom.

Music Stories
Earlier this year, fans arriving early to dates on Jack White’s Lazaretto tour were met with a sight few were prepared for—four brown dudes in ruffled tuxedo shirts, jamming out a psychedelic mela   More
Wednesday, August 5, 2015 MATTHEW SINGER

Photo Review: Magic Sword at Doug Fir, Jan. 16


Since its last Portland show at Rotture about six months ago, the fantasy electro-metal duo Magic Sword has evolved into a revelation. We still don’t know who resides behind the masks, but the Boise band continues to carve its niche deeper with every show. At Doug Fir on Jan. 16, the Keeper and the Seeker—as the two are known —played from its stellar debut album, Volume One, in front of ...   More
Monday, January 19, 2015 MARK STOCK

Adult Anarchy

White Lung stays punk, even as it outgrows the punk scene.

Music Stories
As a remedy for frustration, punk rock works well enough. But at this point, the rote formula of short-plus-fast-plus-loud is most effective as a distraction for adolescents or an analgesic for    More
Wednesday, December 3, 2014 CHRIS STAMM

Hot Takes: Top 5 Reader Comments, Nov. 26-Dec. 2


We herewith collate—with minimal commentary—the most cogent, interesting, thoughtful or witty comments to have washed up on our virtual shores this week. Congratulations, commenters: You have won nothing but our esteem. 5. We cobbled together a Thanksgiving meal from multiple fast-food restaurants. One reader has a simpler solution involving a time machine:Guest writes:This would ...   More
Tuesday, December 2, 2014 by MATTHEW KORFHAGE

The 11 Best Shows of Doug Fir’s First Decade

By Doug Fir’s bookers.

Top 5
Alicia Rose: Quasi and the Joggers (Oct. 9, 2004) This first night really set the pace for what was to come at Doug Fir. Sam and Janet of Quasi tore it up like they had built the place, and the    More
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 WW MUSIC STAFF

Flashback: Quasi

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Quasi playing a record-release show for its album, Featuring “Birds”, at Jackpot Records on Southeast Hawthorne Boulevard, in 1998.  “This was the start of the busiest period for Quasi   More
Wednesday, November 20, 2013 WW MUSIC STAFF

Illustrated Live Review: Night Beds/Indians at Doug Fir, 2/24


Winston Yellen was probably right when he said any one of the three performers from last Sunday night at the Doug Fir could have played headliner. The choir-voiced frontman for Night Beds seemed honored to play, remarking that a previous show in Kansas attracted a total of seven people. Surprising, given the Nashville band’s recent comparison to some dude named Bon Iver. Up first, though: ...   More
Sunday, March 3, 2013 MARK STOCK

Live Review: Wild Flag at Doug Fir Lounge on Thursday, Nov. 10, 2011


Carrie Brownstein was really holding back on the spinny arm thing. You know, her little Townshend twirl which, in reviewing her new band Wild Flag’s show at the Doug Fir, I am obligated to mention she does better than anyone.The restraint was admirable, the mark of a true show womyn. She wanted to go for it, you could tell. Right from the start, a stiff rendition of “Electric Band” that could’ve ...   More
Friday, November 11, 2011 MARTIN CIZMAR

Jonah, "Bees," The Wonder and the Thrill (Self-released)

Well, crap. I've always had a soft spot for Jonah's sturdy pop melodies, syrupy vocals and the grand scale of their music—but somehow the band's new album, The Wonder and the Thrill, got lost in the shuffle and we didn't preview Jonah's CD release show (tonight at Doug Fir) in WW. It speaks to the volume of great local bands and touring acts that a group like Jonah—one that deserves the attention ...   More
Friday, October 22, 2010 CASEY JARMAN

Live Review: Nick Jaina, Sallie Ford, & Future Historians, Friday, April 2 @ Doug Fir

Nick Jaina must have known he was already loved when he emerged on the Doug Fir stage to see a packed house, but that didn't stop him from bribing the audience. “They're as big as your head,” the songwriter said of the massive cookies he baked prior to the show and plopped next to the merch booth selling his new album, A Bird in the Opera House. Jaina wasn't the only one debuting ...   More
Tuesday, April 6, 2010


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