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Revisit: The Beach Boys: Beach Boys’ Party!

Revisit: The Beach Boys: Beach Boys’ Party!

Ashley Thiry January 17, 2011 0

Revisit: The Beach Boys Beach Boys’ Party! 1965 Revisit is a series of reviews highlighting past releases that now deserve a second look. To the uninitiated, The Beach Boys are and always have been

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Concert Review: Freelance Whales/Miniature Tigers

Concert Review: Freelance Whales/Miniature Tigers

Katie Bolton January 12, 2011 0

What happens when you drop two of New York’s most adorably named buzz bands in Portland on a rainy Sunday evening to play a show? First, they gush about the city and how kind

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Rediscover: Vic Chesnutt: About to Choke

Rediscover: Vic Chesnutt: About to Choke

Eric Dennis January 10, 2011 0

Rediscover: Vic Chesnutt About to Choke 1996 Rediscover is a series of reviews highlighting past releases that have flown under the radar and now deserve a second look. The fact that Vic Chesnutt was

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Concert Review: Grinderman

Concert Review: Grinderman

David Harris December 9, 2010 0

“My face is finished,” Nick Cave yelped halfway through Grinderman’s glorious set at Seattle’s King Cat Theater, his voice cracking under the grueling workout he had been putting it through. Cave paused and then

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Interview: Liz Phair

Interview: Liz Phair

Stacey Pavlick December 7, 2010 0

If there’s one thing we know about Liz Phair, it’s that she does as she pleases. She’s not posing, she’s not asking your permission; she is just totally, un-self-consciously doing her thing, come what

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Revisit: Soul Coughing: Ruby Vroom

Revisit: Soul Coughing: Ruby Vroom

Jory Spadea December 6, 2010 0

Revisit: Soul Coughing Ruby Vroom 1994 Revisit is a series of reviews highlighting past releases that now deserve a second look. In the midst of grunge’s reign, a gaggle of quirky, unclassifiable bands inadvertently

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Concert Review: Bear in Heaven

Concert Review: Bear in Heaven

David Harris December 5, 2010 0

Strobe lights and smoke filled the Doug Fir Lounge, woody bastion of hipster cool in the already tragically hip Portland, Oregon. Brooklyn band Bear in Heaven played somewhere on the stage behind the haze

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Concert Review: Candy Claws/Eux Autres/The Chain Gang of 1974

Concert Review: Candy Claws/Eux Autres/The Chain Gang of 1974

Katie Bolton December 2, 2010 0

It doesn’t seem fair that Candy Claws played half of their set at Mississippi Studios to four people: a guy who was there all night, the bassist from openers the Chain Gang of 1974,

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Interview: Matthew Dear

Interview: Matthew Dear

David Harris November 30, 2010 0

Matthew Dear has been making music for years but thanks to his excellent new album Black City, he has received a lot more attention in 2010. Primarily an electronic artist, Dear has stepped out

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Revisit: Matthew Sweet: Altered Beast

Revisit: Matthew Sweet: Altered Beast

Stacey Pavlick November 29, 2010 0

Revisit: Matthew Sweet Altered Beast 1993 Revisit is a series of reviews highlighting past releases that now deserve a second look. Oh yes… Matthew Sweet. So much crushtastic love flowed out of my heart

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