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Concert Review: The Dandy Warhols/Unknown Mortal Orchestra

Concert Review: The Dandy Warhols/Unknown Mortal Orchestra

Josh Goller January 12, 2014 0

(Photos: Peter Hutchins) The Dandy Warhols have long been a self-indulgent band. With over half their albums containing their own name in the title (often in cocksure declarations of awesomeness), and several others borrowing

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Concert Review: Nine Inch Nails

Concert Review: Nine Inch Nails

David Harris November 25, 2013 0

I still find it hard to believe that Nine Inch Nails is an arena act. Yes, Trent Reznor and NIN crossed into the mainstream decades ago, but something about the highly personal lyrics and

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Concert Review: The Polish Ambassador

Concert Review: The Polish Ambassador

Josh Goller November 24, 2013 0

Halloween may have been shrinking away in the rearview, but you wouldn’t have known it at Portland’s Wonder Ballroom when the Polish Ambassador recently blew through town. During opener DJ Vadim’s lengthy set, the

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Concert Review: Stepdad/Flint Eastwood/Silent Lions

Concert Review: Stepdad/Flint Eastwood/Silent Lions

Cole Waterman November 20, 2013 0

(Photos: Simon Schweppe) It’s no secret that Michigan is a much beleaguered state, but one thing the younger generation of natives can take solace in is the quality of their homegrown bands. It’s that

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Concert Review: Fort Frances/Hugh Bob & the Hustle

Concert Review: Fort Frances/Hugh Bob & the Hustle

Jacob Adams November 17, 2013 0

(Photos: Tiffiny Kallina) I’ve noticed lately that so-called “indie” shows are feeling less and less—well—“indie.” The attractive qualities that first fuelled my interest in underground and alternative music—authenticity of performance, legitimate audience respect for

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Concert Review: Pearl Jam

Concert Review: Pearl Jam

Mike Randall November 6, 2013 0

Excluding an election show in Asheville in 2004, it had been over 10 years since Pearl Jam played a note of music in the state of North Carolina. Needless to say, the crowd in

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The Teaching of Mountain Oasis 2013

The Teaching of Mountain Oasis 2013

Derek Staples October 31, 2013 0

Asheville remains a relatively undiscovered gem along North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains. Just try bringing up the city during your next bout of small talk, chances are your new acquaintance has heard how lovely

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Concert Review: Haim/Io Echo

Concert Review: Haim/Io Echo

David Harris October 29, 2013 0

(Photo: April Siese) Just how big and buzzy is Haim right now? People begged for tickets outside of Portland’s 300-person capacity Mississippi Studios, Sony took advantage of the room’s sterling acoustics to record a

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Concert Review: Pet Shop Boys

Concert Review: Pet Shop Boys

David Harris October 16, 2013 0

(Photos: Yousef Hatlani) One of my friends called me a “fag” when I told him that I was seeing the Pet Shop Boys in concert. Now, I know he was joking, but it’s curious

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Concert Review: Sigur Rós/Julianna Barwick

Concert Review: Sigur Rós/Julianna Barwick

Katherine Springer October 13, 2013 0

(Photo: David Harris) For a band that’s nearly 20 years old, Sigur Rós’s music never resorts to uninspired repetition. No matter the venue, their visceral music elicits an emotional reaction unlike anything else. This

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