Stream The Week

A playlist-assisted guide to the week's best concerts for Sept. 3-9.


Want to see some live music? Below, you'll find our picks for the best concerts coming through Portland this week, along with a Spotify playlist of representative songs from each artist.WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 3 Salif Keita  [MANDINKA MASTER] One of the reigning deities of Afropop, the Mansa of Mali, Salif Keita, who just turned 65, is still innovating. After earlier incorporating funk, jazz, ...   More
Wednesday, September 3, 2014 WW MUSIC STAFF

Cut of the Day: "Deaf Americans," The Woolen Men


Watching Woolen Men at this past weekend's PDX Pop Now! fest was especially a delight, because even before they played a single note, it was obvious the trio was going to perform with an extra bit of fire in their bellies. Guitarist/singer Lawton Browning was having issues with his guitar cable, and all three looked downright peeved at having to follow Portland Cello Project's half-hour of cover tunes—or, ...   More
Wednesday, July 24, 2013 ROBERT HAM

Bimstagram, March 8

See Portland through the eyes of local music's biggest fan.


Bim Ditson goes to more shows than you. Don't feel bad: He goes to more shows than just about anyone. And sometimes, he takes pictures with his cell phone. In this column, we're letting Bim—whom you might know as the drummer for garage-pop misfits And And And—show you where he's been and who he's seen this week, and tell you where to go and who to see in the week ahead. You should ...   More
Friday, March 8, 2013 BIM DITSON

Cut of the Day: "Mayonnaise," the Woolen Men

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Seems strange to call the Woolen Men's upcoming album on Woodsist the band's "debut album." Haven't they been with us for ages, releasing a wealth of material to their many fans? Yes, indeed they have, but all of those have come out on seven-inch single or short-run cassette releases. This self-titled album, out on March 5th, will be their first bona fide LP, coming out on wax and everything. To ...   More
Wednesday, January 9, 2013 ROBERT HAM

Garage Days

Portland’s Woolen Men graduate from tapes to vinyl. Is world domination next?

Music Stories
Stuffed into a booth at My Father’s Place, the three men who make up the Woolen Men wear serious expressions as they talk about touring and their place in the continuum of Portland’s punk- and   More
Wednesday, December 12, 2012 ROBERT HAM


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