MusicfestNW Announces 2015 Lineup

Modest Mouse, Beirut, Belle and Sebastian, Twin Shadow, Danny Brown and more coming to Waterfront Park in August.

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Well, here it is: Your MusicfestNW lineup. I know, I know: "The festival's changed, man." But while it's definitely downsized, there's still a ton to like about what's coming to Waterfront Park in August. Modest Mouse, Beirut, Foster the People and Belle and Sebastian are the big names, but as usual, the true highlights are in the undercard: Danny Brown, Battles, Lady Lamb, Beat Connection, Strand ...   More
 
Wednesday, April 22, 2015 MATTHEW SINGER

Live Review: Lost Lander at Mississippi Studios, 2/27

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Much to the joy of the sold-out crowd, Lost Lander played primarily from its brand new release, Medallion, at its hometown record release show at Mississippi Studios on Feb. 27. It's a glistening pop record that marks a departure from the more nuanced dream-rock of its debut, DRRT. Bigger stages are almost certainly in Lost Lander’s future, given its anthemic new sound, and as Friday’s show ...   More
 
Tuesday, March 3, 2015 MARK STOCK

Album Review: Lost Lander

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Album Reviews
[EPIC POP] Whereas debut albums often begin with a bang, sophomore records tend to start with a statement. Lost Lander hit the ground running in 2012 with its excellent first album, DRRT, pair   More
 
Wednesday, February 25, 2015 MARK STOCK

Cuts of the Week

The five must-hear new songs from Portland artists this week.

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Each week, LocalCut collects the best new Portland music and puts it all in one place for you, the faithful reader, to enjoy. It's like The Week In Rock, with less Tabitha Soren. 1. Lost Lander, “Gemini” Lost Lander’s “Gemini” proves there is still much to be explored when it comes to electronic-inflected indie-rock. The duality between the layered M83-esque bridges and the ...   More
 
Monday, February 16, 2015 WW MUSIC STAFF

The New Year's Eve Diaries

How we welcomed 2013. Naturally, it involved the Dandy Warhols and cheese fries.

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Garry Marshall lied to us. New Year's Eve is not a magical evening. No one gets stuck in an elevator with Ashton Kutcher. Robert de Niro's dying wish is not to watch the Times Square ball drop one final time. No one wants to make out with Katherine Heigl. It's nothing but an excuse for public intoxication and screaming and then, inevitably, crying. And here in Portland, we get the extra special bonus ...   More
 
Wednesday, January 2, 2013 WW MUSIC STAFF

Portland Exceptionalism

The best local albums of 2012.


Music Stories
Admit it: You love lists. C’mon, you know you’re reading every single “Best of 2012” piece, either nodding with the satisfaction of having your own opinions validated or boiling with anger   More
 
Wednesday, December 26, 2012 WW MUSIC STAFF

Video Roundup: Blue Skies For Black Hearts, Lost Lander, Bob Mould, Redneck, Mannequinhead

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You just got into the office. Take a few minutes for yourself and watch some videos. By golly, I think you've earned it. You worked so hard this week! Don't let The Man keep you down. As you know, OMSI has been making connections with the local indie rock scene here and there, bringing in folks to play live on the grounds of the museum as part of their OMSI After Dark series. This month, on the ...   More
 
Friday, August 24, 2012 ROBERT HAM

Photo Review: Best New Band Showcase

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Words by Casey Jarman, photos by Inger Klekacz.I'm not usually one to play favorites (is that a funny thing for a critic to say?), but this year's Best New Band showcase had to have been my favorite of all-time. Maybe that's because I went into it not having seen Onuinu or Pure Bathing Culture—both of whom were really, really good—in concert. Or maybe it was because this bill, against ...   More
 
Monday, May 14, 2012 CASEY JARMAN

Let’s Get Lost

Lost Lander makes a little magic for the throwaway world.


Music Stories
“Did you do the planetarium yet?” asks Matt Sheehy, the singer-songwriter behind Lost Lander, as he squeezes his lanky frame into my Hyundai Sonata and spots a copy of his new album sitting on   More
 
Wednesday, February 1, 2012 MATTHEW SINGER

The It List: The Top 10 Things in Portland and the World

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We live in a number-obsessed age obsessed. Everything is ranked. From political polling numbers to fantasy sports, the nerds have taken over and they demand that everything in life be quantified in tidy little lists. So we've created a list to destroy all lists: The IT List. Each week our culture scientists rank their 10 favorite things in the universe. The resulting list is infallible. The list is ...   More
 
Monday, January 9, 2012 WW Arts & Culture Staff

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