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Concert Review: Mastodon/Gojira/Kvelertak

Concert Review: Mastodon/Gojira/Kvelertak

Nathan Stevens May 8, 2014 0

(Photo: Georgia Sassenfeld) Mastodon recorded some of my favorite metal albums of the ’00s, but when they finished their 17 song set list at Portland’s Roseland Theater, I felt I had betrayed them. Their

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Concert Review: Trust

Concert Review: Trust

Josh Goller May 6, 2014 0

Some musicians revel in the spotlight; others prefer to dance in the dark. Trust’s Robert Alfons is a man of the shadows. Backlit by the frenetic pulse of colorful strobe towers, Alfons’ face was

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Concert Review: Franz Ferdinand

Concert Review: Franz Ferdinand

Josh Goller May 1, 2014 0

There’s something to be said for rough edges. Sometimes a performance can be so sleek and polished that it slips right by and nothing sticks with you. A scabrous guitar riff, an improvised jam

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Concert Review: Circle Takes the Square/Wretched of the Earth/Carrion Spring

Concert Review: Circle Takes the Square/Wretched of the Earth/Carrion Spring

Nathan Stevens April 30, 2014 0

The Boreal is a young venue, less than a year old. The flow of shows that come through are mainly local Eugene bands and the occasional Portland transplant. The space is poorly lit and

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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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