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Concert Review: Chvrches

Concert Review: Chvrches

David Harris April 20, 2014 0

A band touring on its first album doesn’t have the same bag of tricks that a veteran group brings to a live show. Sure, a new band can be dangerous and enthralling but without

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Concert Review: Beats Antique

Concert Review: Beats Antique

Jester Jay Goldman April 17, 2014 0

A Thousand Faces and a thousand stories. Beats Antique took to Kickstarter last year to raise money, not for their planned album, A Thousand Faces, but to create a world class show to tour

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Concert Review: Factory Floor

Concert Review: Factory Floor

David Harris April 15, 2014 0

When a music publicist tells you, off the record, that the band he is pimping out is going to “melt your face” in concert, do you believe him? Not to discount the profession, but

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Concert Review: Bryan Ferry

Concert Review: Bryan Ferry

Nathan Kamal April 13, 2014 0

(Photos: Bruno Bollaert) Let me start with a confession, little reader: I am a Bryan Ferry fanboy and I never thought I’d see him in the flesh. It’s not that the Roxy Music singer

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Concert Review: Dum Dum Girls

Concert Review: Dum Dum Girls

Josh Goller April 10, 2014 0

Products of Los Angeles don’t always play well in Portland. Keep your tans and boardshorts, we’ve got our beards and plaid. In place of asshole drivers and road rage, we don’t believe in honking

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Concert Review: Charo

Concert Review: Charo

Pat Padua April 8, 2014 0

(Photo: Pat Padua) If you’re reading this, you’ve probably never lived in a world without Charo. Born María del Rosario Mercedes Pilar Martínez Molina Baeza in 1951 (give or take a few centuries, as

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Concert Review: …And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead

Concert Review: …And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead

Jester Jay Goldman April 6, 2014 0

Contradictions are at the heart of what powers …And You Will Know Us by The Trail of Dead. They ambitiously create rich, concept-heavy post-rock albums that are executed with raw punk rock intensity. Their

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Concert Review: St. Vincent/Noveller

Concert Review: St. Vincent/Noveller

Nathan Kamal March 27, 2014 0

Before Annie Clark stepped out on stage in her stage incarnation as a shock-haired St. Vincent, a robotic voice filled Portland’s Crystal Ballroom with an announcement. Sounding like an admonitory Speak N’ Spell, the

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Concert Review: Gary Numan/Big Black Delta

Concert Review: Gary Numan/Big Black Delta

Derek Staples March 25, 2014 0

By 10 p.m., when the minimal industrial pulse of “Resurrection” guided Gary Numan and co. to the stage, Cleveland’s Beachland Ballroom had officially sold out; the remaining stragglers left sulking in the adjoining tavern.

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Concert Review: Arcade Fire

Concert Review: Arcade Fire

Rob Rubsam March 23, 2014 0

(Photos: Peter Hutchins) Getting to the Webster Bank Arena requires driving through downtown Bridgeport, Connecticut, the kind of city that looks like it has undergone perpetual renovation since the mid-1950s, when industrial jobs made

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