Ryley Walker: Monday, July 21

Escaping Chicago isn’t easy, even for a rambling folk troubadour.


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Ryley Walker’s music sounds like the open road. The 24-year-old singer-songwriter’s debut album, All Kinds of You, is the musical equivalent of a booze-fueled drive through the American West   More
 
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 TREE PALMEDO

Show Preview: Northwest String Summit


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[STRING JAM] When you’ve curated your own three-day festival for more than a decade, you’re somewhat expected to headline at least one night—or in the case of Colorado’s Yonder Mountain    More
 
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 BRANDON WIDDER

Amen Dunes: Friday, July 11

Damon McMahon’s pastoral urbanism.


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The first few moments of Amen Dunes’ latest record, Love, may well sum up the band. There’s a gentle, pacesetting guitar rhythm being chased by another lumbering guitar that can’t quite fi   More
 
Wednesday, July 9, 2014 MARK STOCK

Show Preview: Wye Oak, Pattern Is Movement


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[ALBUM-ORIENTED SYNTH FOLK] The blog-rock boom of the late aughts was a great time to be twee as fuck. Alongside Clap Your Hands Say Yeah and the Boy Least Likely To, members of Baltimore��   More
 
Wednesday, July 9, 2014 PETE COTTELL

Clipping: Saturday, July 5 at Doug Fir Lounge

Call it “noise,” call it “avant-garde”—just make sure you also call it “hip-hop.”


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Some records are considered “challenging.” Others issue challenges. CLPPNG, the almost self-titled new album by L.A. noise-rap crew Clipping, begins by practically daring the listener to conti   More
 
Wednesday, July 2, 2014 MATTHEW SINGER

Show Preview: Future


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[BACK TO THE…] Earlier this year, Auto-Tune aficionado and new father Future released “Move That Dope,” the first single on his then-highly anticipated second studio album, Honest—and it was   More
 
Wednesday, July 2, 2014 SAM CUSUMANO

Show Previews: Riff Raff, YG, and Lil Jon at Roseland Theater


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[MUSTARD ON DA BEAT] While everyone was convincing themselves that Schoolboy Q’s Oxymoron was the second coming of good kid m.A.A.d city—spoiler alert: It’s not—YG quietly released the current   More
 
Wednesday, May 14, 2014 WW Staff

Show Preview: The War on Drugs, White Laces


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[STONED AMERICANA] The bifurcation of the careers of Kurt Vile and Adam Granduciel could’ve gone a lot worse. Vile left the War On Drugs in 2008, but pegging indie-rock’s benevolent stoner laure   More
 
Wednesday, March 26, 2014 PETE COTTELL

The Cry: Sunday, March 16

Young punks with old souls want to make rock ’n’ roll sweat again.


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The members of Portland pop-punk band the Cry live and breathe rock ’n’ roll, and you can tell just by looking at them. The Ramones stare out from a pin on singer and lead songwriter Ray Nelse   More
 
Wednesday, March 12, 2014 LYLA ROWEN

Show Preview: Lucius, You Won’t


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[RETRO POP] Haim wasn’t the only group to get attention for its retro-pop sound last year. Lucius, a quintet from Brooklyn, turned heads with its debut LP, Wildewoman, crafting 1960s-inspired tune   More
 
Wednesday, February 12, 2014 KAITIE TODD

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