From The Vault: 21 Years of Morrissey in Willamette Week

"There is a definite appeal to his campy, smart-aleck personality."

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(Go here for this week's interview with a beta-version of Moz.)As far as I can tell, the Smiths never played Portland, despite the fact that its second most important member has called our city home for the last few years. Morrissey, on the other hand (he'd be the first most important), has played here five times (at best count) in the last 21 years—make that six after tonight. We took ...   More
Friday, March 8, 2013 MATTHEW SINGER

Louder Than Moz

A conversation with Morrissey...or close enough.

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Morrissey is dead. Not literally, of course. In terms of media exposure, the great and powerful Moz is more alive right now than he’s been in years, what with the recent stunts he’s pulled   More
Wednesday, March 6, 2013 MATTHEW SINGER

Meat Is Murder, Moz Is Wrestling

Last Friday, two men entered the Vern. One left with Morrissey tickets. Our report from, er, "ringside."


The titles write themselves, really. Stranglehold, here we come. Grappler in a coma. The Queen is down! Our participants, while welcoming coverage of what threatened to be face-shattering bloodsport, didn't quite understand why members of the press seemed more intrigued by prize (Morrissey ticket) than process (mortal combat), and, fair enough, there's story to be found in any no-holds-barred wrestling ...   More
Tuesday, December 4, 2012 JAY HORTON

Scoop: The Day the Music was Muted

A whole pan of pumpkin-flavored gossip.

ENJOY THE SILENCE: You know what Portland needs? A silent disco. just does, OK! For the uninitiated, a silent disco is a dance party in which everyone is wearing headphones    More
Wednesday, October 31, 2012 WW Culture Staff


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