Flashback: Rabbits Playing Rotture’s Back Patio in Summer 2010

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"This is one of the two times we’ve played outside. At least this one was at night. The barbecue got started late, but our friends hung in there, as is their way—pretty much the same people that    More
Wednesday, July 1, 2015 WW Culture Staff

Flashback: Backspace

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For its first four years, Backspace was just a tiny Old Town coffee shop frequented primarily by Internet gamers. Then, in November 2007, the Thermals asked to play a free show there. We asked o   More
Wednesday, July 3, 2013 WW MUSIC STAFF

Flashback: 31Knots

New York warehouse space, 2004

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Portland music-scene fixture Joe Haege returns this week to premiere new 31Knots songs—which his own bandmate, Jay Winebrenner, will be hearing for the first time and giving commentary on from   More
Wednesday, June 12, 2013 WW MUSIC STAFF

Flashback: MarchFourth Marching Band

At Tom McCall Waterfront Park during an Iraq War protest, March 20, 2003.

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“The band was put together for a party on March 4, 2003. On March 20, we joined the anti-Iraq War protest, figuring that we just learned these seven songs, and since we called ourselves a ‘mar   More
Wednesday, February 27, 2013 WW MUSIC STAFF

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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