The Shaky Shuffle: New Lineup Changes for the Shaky Hands


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There are several cryptic hints on the group's MySpace page (including the...okay, the rather obvious one pictured here), but now it's confirmed: Jake Morris, the Shaky Hands' drummer since early 2009, has left the group. While this isn't the first Shaky Hands lineup shake-up (get it?) we've seen since the band won WW's Best New Band poll in 2007 (former drummer Colin Anderson left the group in 2008, ...   More
 
Wednesday, May 19, 2010 CASEY JARMAN

Pickathon Announces Six More Acts; We Chat with Dr. Dog's Scott McMicken


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Pickathon (August 6-8, 2010) is coming back for another round. Portland's rootsy, old-growth-shaded oasis of Americana music, nature and general merriment. There aren't many gatherings that showcase the likes of Bonnie Prince Billy and Dr. Dog while encouraging you to bring your own instrument and play at your campsite with new friends that night. In its 12th year, the organic-oriented festival ...   More
 
Tuesday, April 27, 2010 MARK STOCK

PDX Pop Now! Compilation Tracklist, CD Release Info and More


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Wow. PDX Pop Now! just sent us so much information that I'm mainly going to let you dig through the press release. I've bolded what I think is the most pertinent information. But that's a lot of bolding. So for your enjoyment, here are the top five things I'm excited about now that I didn't know about a half hour ago. And so you don't forget, the festival is July 30, 31 and Aug. 1 at Rotture. 5. ...   More
 
Tuesday, May 4, 2010 CASEY JARMAN

Videos: Meet Tony D. and the Flippers


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Tuesday, September 7, 2010 CASEY JARMAN

Video: Menomena, "Taos" (Live at OPB Music)


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Saturday, September 18, 2010 CASEY JARMAN

Irrelevant Interviews: Billygoat


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With DIY ethos, minimal equipment, and, yes, a lot of time, Portland's Billygoat creates the most magnificent worlds. Full of glorious imperfection, the group's stop motion films shine like a beacon of warm light in a world of cold plastic. Using only a cheap point-and-shoot digital camera, found objects, handmade props, a printer and lights, David Klein and Nick Woolley hand-craft a dreamscape that ...   More
 
Tuesday, July 27, 2010 Kat Gardiner

Food Fame: WW's Summer Recipe Contest.


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Let Willamette Week make like Jesus and multiply your loaves and fishes to feed the multitude. We want you to share your favorite summertime recipes—legendary strawberry shortcakes, magnificent baby back ribs, Granny's potato salad—and we'll choose the best concoction to whip up and serve at Susan Tedeschi's upcoming concert at the Oregon Zoo on Friday, Aug. 21. The winner gets VIP ...   More
 
Tuesday, July 28, 2009 EMILY JENSEN

Recess! WW’s Top Picks for the Weekend of Aug. 21-23


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FRIDAY 5 pm-late: Rock the fuck out at SMMR BMMR Tired of wimpy folk rock? The first day of the SMMR BMMR festival features some of the noisiest bands around, including Thee Oh Sees, Eat Skull and Sic Alps. Rotture, 315 SE 3rd Ave., 234-5683. 5 pm. $12. 21+. 5:30 or 8:30 pm: See Ingluorious Basterds at St. Johns Twin Cinemas & Pub. A hymn to the crass, disreputable power of cinema. ...   More
 
Friday, August 21, 2009 BEN WATERHOUSE

Recess! Our Top Picks for the Weekend of Sept. 4-6


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FRIDAY 5 pm: Pre-party with the kiddies with Starfucker For a band whose name wouldn't even be printed in lesser publications, it's pretty awesome Starfucker is playing an all-ages show. Let us reassure you, hip parents, that the name is the only controversial aspect of this band. Now is the perfect time to cement your status as World's Greatest Dad and take your little one to enjoy the extremely ...   More
 
Friday, September 4, 2009 BEN WATERHOUSE

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