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Concert Review: Swans

Concert Review: Swans

David Harris March 15, 2011 0

On a windy Portland night, Michael Gira and his reunited Swans played eight songs at Portland’s Roseland Theater. Those eight songs took about two hours to perform as Gira and his band stretched the

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Rediscover: Human League: Dare!

Rediscover: Human League: Dare!

Nick Hanover March 14, 2011 0

Rediscover: The Human League Dare! 1981 Rediscover is a series of reviews highlighting past releases that have flown under the radar and now deserve a second look. Unlike so many other young artists living

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Concert Review: How to Dress Well/Grouper

Concert Review: How to Dress Well/Grouper

Nathan Kamal March 13, 2011 0

As six different people got off the #15 bus to follow me to Portland’s Holocene, I had to reflect on the kind of indie music dedication our city inspires. On a windy, rain-soaked Sunday

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Concert Review: Dum Dum Girls/Minks/Dirty Beaches

Concert Review: Dum Dum Girls/Minks/Dirty Beaches

Kyle Fowle March 9, 2011 0

The El Mocambo, which sits in the heart of downtown Toronto, is probably best known for hosting the Rolling Stones back in ’77 for two shows, the material of which was later used on

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Revisit: Lupe Fiasco: Food & Liquor

Revisit: Lupe Fiasco: Food & Liquor

Rafael Gaitan March 7, 2011 0

Revisit: Lupe Fiasco Food & Liquor 2006 Revisit is a series of reviews highlighting past releases that now deserve a second look. Lupe Fiasco grew up idolizing the mixtape circuit, so it was only

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Concert Review: The Decemberists

Concert Review: The Decemberists

David Harris March 3, 2011 0

You know you’ve really made it in this town if you play the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall. Forget the much larger Rose Garden and Memorial Coliseum. That’s for the hoi polloi, the folks that

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Concert Review: Gang of Four

Concert Review: Gang of Four

David Harris March 2, 2011 0

As one entered the Wonder Ballroom on a chilly February evening, a British doorman greeted each concertgoer and explained to them that there would be no re-entry that night. He quickly quelled smokers’ fears,

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Revisit: White Stripes: White Stripes

Revisit: White Stripes: White Stripes

Kyle Fowle February 28, 2011 0

Revisit: The White Stripes The White Stripes 1999 Revisit is a series of reviews highlighting past releases that now deserve a second look. February 2nd, 2011 was a dark day for myself and many

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Concert Review: Cake

Concert Review: Cake

Jory Spadea February 27, 2011 0

No opening act, no frills, no bullshit; Cake didn’t plan a four-night stint at West Hollywood’s landmark Troubadour to screw around. Shortly after eight o’clock, a rainbow of spotlights skittered across the modest mountain

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Concert Review: Smith Westerns

Concert Review: Smith Westerns

David Harris February 24, 2011 0

Halfway through the lackluster Smith Westerns set in front of a modestly full Doug Fir Lounge crowd that stood locked-kneed and arms-crossed (sans one drunk girl in front of me), singer Cullen Omori reminded

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