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Concert Review: Kishi Bashi

Concert Review: Kishi Bashi

Josh Goller May 28, 2014 0

The last time I saw Kishi Bashi, he stood alone on stage, equipped with nothing but a microphone, loop pedals and his violin. It was early 2012, and he was playing to the way-early

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Concert Review: Baths/Young Fathers

Concert Review: Baths/Young Fathers

Nathan Stevens May 22, 2014 0

Anticon is known for signing masses of artists from a dizzying number of genres. So a tour featuring two of the label’s most prominent groups is going to be weird – I just didn’t

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Concert Review: Danny Brown

Concert Review: Danny Brown

David Harris May 18, 2014 0

(Photo: April Siese) “How old are you, man?” I sat in the balcony at the Roseland Theater, minding my own business and waiting for Danny Brown to come on at 10pm. As people slowly

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Concert Review: Nickel Creek/The Secret Sisters

Concert Review: Nickel Creek/The Secret Sisters

Jacob Adams May 15, 2014 0

The sold-out crowd at Chicago’s Riviera Theatre had been waiting forever for progressive bluegrass titans Nickel Creek to take the stage. After all, the anticipation had been high not just for the 40 minutes

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Concert Review: Conor Oberst

Concert Review: Conor Oberst

Mike Randall May 13, 2014 0

(Photo: Daniel Jordahl) With a new band, a new record in the can and new tracks leaning toward an old sound, the expectations for the opening night of Conor Oberst’s solo tour leaned toward

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Concert Review: Zoë Keating

Concert Review: Zoë Keating

Jester Jay Goldman May 11, 2014 0

For someone like me who’s used to rock arenas and noisy bars, this show was a completely different experience. With an older, less casually dressed crowd, reserved seating and respectful audience silence during the

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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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