Best of Portland 2012: Best Sounds

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Best Act of Grief The (young) Beastie Boys. When Beastie Boy Adam Yauch—aka MCA—died in May, it surprised Portland dad James Winters just how much the loss hurt him. “It lite   More
Wednesday, July 25, 2012 WW Staff

Cut of the Day: Brainstorm, "Tahoultine," Music For Saharan Cellphones: The International Reworks Compilation


In 2010, Chris Kirkley—the Portlander who operates the West African music blog Sahel Sounds -- went to Mali to make field recordings of local musicians, He did so, but he also came back with memory cards full of songs copied from cell phones of the people in the northern city of Kidal (according to Kirkley, in the name of cultural exchange, he traded the villagers a couple of Elliot Smith and Townes ...   More
Monday, October 10, 2011 MATTHEW SINGER

Advance Cassette: Sad Horse

Label: Self-released? Color: White Insert: Yellow, with song titles printed on the front Quantity: ??? Replayability: 9/10 I have no idea who is actually in the band Sad Horse. And honestly, I don't really care. I could dig around online and find clues—its a boy/girl duo that's rarely played live this year and released one wonderful (and super out-of-print) 7-inch on Mississippi Records. ...   More
Thursday, July 22, 2010 MICHAEL MANNHEIMER


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