The Best Things I Heard

WW’s music writers pick their favorite Portland songs of the year.


Music Stories
No one is going to miss 2014, least of all Portland’s music scene. It was a year of loss, from people (Linda Hornbuckle, Paul Revere, Pink Martini’s Derek Rieth) to institutions (Slabtown, E   More
 
Wednesday, December 24, 2014 WW MUSIC STAFF

Magic Sword: Friday, Jan. 16

Who are those masked men?


Music Stories
Last year, on a balmy night in mid-August, a trailer rolled up in Old Town carrying a bunch of gear and two masked men in full-length druid cloaks. Signs posted on walls and telephone poles ar   More
 
Wednesday, January 14, 2015 MARK STOCK

The Next Big Things

Portland artists to watch in 2015.


Music Stories
Portland is set to experience a huge year in music, with several long-anticipated big-name albums scheduled to drop in the next few months. But in this city, the year is often made by artists wh   More
 
Wednesday, January 7, 2015 WW Staff

Your Health Goth Workout Playlist


Health Issue
DEAD CAN DANCE, “Dawn of the Iconoclast” A call to worship upside-down Nike logos. VENUS X AND FATIMA AL QADIRI, “Superego” As the curator of New York’s now-defunct GHE20G0TH1K part   More
 
Wednesday, January 7, 2015 MITCH LILLIE

Willamette Weekend: 18 Things to Do and See in Portland, July 25-27

Beer, Pat Benatar and a floatie

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Features
Friday, July 25Oregon Brewers Fest [BEER] The 27th annual installment of Oregon’s biggest, drunkest party. Here are our recommendations. Tom McCall Waterfront Park, main entrance at Southwest Oak Street and Naito Parkway, oregonbrewfest.com. Noon-9 pm Wednesday-Saturday, noon-7 pm Sunday, July 23-27. Free admission, taste tokens $1 after $7 glass purchase. Jaw: A Playwrights Festival [THEATER] ...   More
 
Friday, July 25, 2014 WW Culture Staff

Are We There Yet?

Sharon Van Etten’s life is a highway. She wants to pull over.


Music Stories
When Brooklyn singer-songwriter Sharon Van Etten returned from a grueling yearlong stint touring behind her 2012 album, Tramp, she was physically and emotionally spent. She promised her boyfriend    More
 
Wednesday, July 2, 2014 MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

Best New Band 2014

10 local artists Portland’s music insiders say you must hear.


Cover Story
In the decade we’ve been polling Portland’s most knowledgeable music fans and professionals to compile our annual Best New Band list, we’ve learned one thing: Bands here don’t just break u   More
 
Wednesday, May 14, 2014 WW Staff

Introducing...: Psychomagic


Music Stories
Who: Steven Fusco (vocals, guitar), Stone Laurila (guitar), Anthony Brisson (drums, backing vocals), Scott Page (bass), Eddie Bond (keyboards). Sounds like: If Jason Segel’s character in Forget   More
 
Wednesday, May 28, 2014 MATTHEW SINGER

Willamette Weekend: 16 Things to Do in Portland, May 9-11

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Features
Friday, May 9Bridgetown Comedy Fest[COMEDY] Oh, man. Plenty to see. Go here and here for recommendations, or here for tickets. May 9-11, bridgetowncomedy.com. “Best $10 Red” Blind Wine Tasting [WINE] You pay $10, you get $10 wines. A little of a lot of them. As a cheap-wine gimmick on overdrive, Woodstock Deli asks its favored wine suppliers and its sales force to find ...   More
 
Friday, May 9, 2014 WW Culture Staff

Introducing...: Bearcubbin'


Music Stories
Who: Chris Scott (guitar, keyboards), Mike Byrne (drums, electronics), Patrick Dougherty (bass). Sounds like: An intense Joint Chiefs of Staff meeting where all arguments are made on electric guitars   More
 
Wednesday, April 30, 2014 MARK STOCK

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