Pickathon's Full 2015 Lineup Announced: Updated

Now with Cloud Nothings, Ex Hex, King Tuff , Thundercat and more.

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Last year, Pickathon, Portland's best small-scale music festival, seemed to learn a valuable lesson. After flirting with bigger-name headliners, the festival went back to a broader lineup of mostly smaller acts, interspersing Pitchfork-approved indie-rockers with the Americana artists that once made up the bulk of the weekend, and seemed to find a new audience. As I said in our report on the 2014 installment, ...   More
 
Tuesday, April 14, 2015 MATTHEW SINGER

Festival Review: Treefort 2015

Scenes from the fourth installment of Boise's biggest week.

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For a fourth year festival, Treefort is pretty mature. Over a five-day stretch, some 400 bands play about a dozen venues throughout downtown Boise, from impromptu outdoor stages to small clubs and arcades. The lineup is strong, the organization is admirable and, perhaps most importantly, the city loves to play host. The result is a fishbowl scenario wherein bands and fans are constantly running ...   More
 
Wednesday, April 1, 2015 MARK STOCK

Cuts of the Week

The five must-hear new songs from Portland artists of the past week.

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Each week, LocalCut collects the best new Portland music and puts it all in one place for you. It's like The Week In Rock, with less Tabitha Soren. 1. Grandparents, “Kids in the Alley” A proper Monday-morning stroller, “Kids in the Alley” will help you bob through to the other side. And that’s pretty far out: The song takes place at the precise coordinates where the Dandy Warhols ...   More
 
Tuesday, March 10, 2015 WW MUSIC STAFF

Bimstagram, March 1

See Portland through the eyes of local music's biggest fan.

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Bim Ditson goes to more shows than you. Don't feel bad: He goes to more shows than just about anyone. And sometimes, he takes pictures with his cell phone. In this new column, we're letting Bim—whom you might know as the drummer for garage-pop misfits And And And—show you where he's been and who he's seen this week, and tell you where to go and who to see in the week ahead. You ...   More
 
Friday, March 1, 2013 BIM DITSON

Bimstragram, Jan. 25

See Portland through the eyes of local music's biggest fan.

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Bim Ditson goes to more shows than you. Don't feel bad: He goes to more shows than just about anyone. And sometimes, he takes pictures with his cell phone. In this new column, we're letting Bim—who you might know as the drummer for garage-pop misfits And And And—show you where he's been and who he's seen this week, and tell you where to go and who to see in the week ahead. You should ...   More
 
Friday, January 25, 2013 by Matthew Singer

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