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Revisit: Lucinda Williams: Sweet Old World

Revisit: Lucinda Williams: Sweet Old World

Eric Dennis January 24, 2011 0

Revisit: Lucinda Williams Sweet Old World 1992 Revisit is a series of reviews highlighting past releases that now deserve a second look. In the early 1990s, Lucinda Williams was a mostly unknown country-folk singer/songwriter,

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Concert Review: Anamanaguchi

Concert Review: Anamanaguchi

Katie Bolton January 23, 2011 0

In the days leading up to this show, no one who heard me listening to Anamanaguchi’s blippy, hyperactive jams wanted to join me for their backstage set at the Black Cat. My sister’s boyfriend,

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Concert Review: Low/Charlie Parr

Concert Review: Low/Charlie Parr

Lukas Sherman January 19, 2011 0

Aside from the occasional novelty or cover song, there’s not much room for Christmas in the proudly secular world of indie rock (OK, there’s Sufjan). So it was rather refreshing to find long-running indie

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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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