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This is What Happens When You Strip a Piano to Its Elemental Parts

Classical pianist Jennifer Wright has found a new instrument—an old piano, stripped to its bare parts, played with everything from shot glasses to wire brushes.

  • By Fiona McCann
  • Published 10/01/2015
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Here Are the 5 Can’t-Miss Jazz Events of Fall

A drum roll, please, for the season's hottest jazz tickets. These are the amazing shows that score autumnal bliss in the city.

  • By Ramona DeNies
  • Published 09/30/2015
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Top Things to Do This Weekend: Sept 24–27

Blackalicious and Beth Hart, the Daily Show's Aasif Mandvi meets the Forbeses at LiveWire!'s season opener, and fall theater starts up with a passion.

  • By Brandon Staley and Ramona DeNies
  • Published 09/24/2015
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Portland's Best Bookstores that Aren't Powell's

Find your personal page paradise with our guide to the city's under-the-radar literary hideaways—plus a few record shops to further your analog bliss.

  • By Fiona McCann
  • Published 09/21/2015
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Kraftwerk Brings Music Non Stop to Portland

Music, multimedia, video, and theater: Kraftwerk is bringing it all to the Keller for a 3D spectacle.

  • By Fiona McCann
  • Published 09/17/2015
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Win Tickets to Ben Folds at the Roseland

The smooth-voiced, piano-playing singer-songwriter is back with a new album—in collaboration with a chamber music ensemble—and plays at the Roseland Theater on September 15.

  • By Fiona McCann
  • Published 09/10/2015
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10 Reasons We Should All Have a Crush on Brandi Carlile

The Seattle native is in town this weekend for two nights of concerts on the Edgefield lawn. Didn't get tickets? Click through some live videos and spend some time getting to know Brandi Carlile a little better.

  • By Alex Madison and Allison Jones
  • Published 09/09/2015
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Viva La Gente: Edna Vazquez's Mass-Funded Music

Portland's onetime mariachi queen wrote a record about loneliness—but it was a community of supporters that brought it to life.

  • By Brandon Staley
  • Published 09/02/2015
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Corrina Repp's New Video Is Froot Looped Crazy

The new Portland-made video for Corinna Repp's song "Woods" has just been released, and it's all kinds of crazy. We talked to local video maker Jay Winebrenner about the loopy logic behind it, and why it features women with Froot Loops on their faces.

  • By Fiona McCann
  • Published 09/01/2015
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Listen to The Lonesome Billies' New Track (And Find Out Why They're Portland's Answer to the Spice Girls)

From seeds to tumbleweeds, Portland's own Lonesome Billies delivers classic country with an edge. So what's with the Spice Girls comparison? 

  • By Megan Haverman
  • Published 08/27/2015
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35 Picture-Perfect Moments From Musicfest NW

See all the MFNW 2015 action you missed with our slideshow recap.

  • By Molly Woodstock
  • Published 08/24/2015
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The Pros and Cons of the New, Mostly-Instrumental Album from 'Battles'

We caught up with Battles’ Ian Williams ahead of the band's MusicFestNW appearance on Saturday and to find out what organic chicken has to do with music.

  • By Brandon Staley
  • Published 08/20/2015
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The Latest in Portland Arts News—Unknown Mortal Orchestra on Seth Meyers

Plus NW Dance Project’s Ching Ching Wong’s major national award, and last call for POWFest submissions.

  • By Fiona McCann
  • Published 08/13/2015
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From 1967–2015: Ural Thomas Then And Now

Ural Thomas is releasing a new version of his hit "Pain is the Name of Your Game" over 50 years after it first came out. The new track—recorded with The Pain— is a departure from the 1967 original. It's not all that's changed between then and now...

  • By Katie Vaughan
  • Published 08/11/2015
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Listen to The Fourth Wall's New Album Right Here, Right Now

Portland band The Fourth Wall has a new album out on Friday, and we’ve got a sneak preview here for your streaming pleasure.

  • By Fiona McCann
  • Published 07/30/2015
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The Ultimate Pickathon 2015 Playlist

Eighteen hours of music, 271 songs: That’s our Pickathon playlist to get you tuned up for the annual festival.

  • By Fiona McCann and Allison Jones
  • Published 07/27/2015
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Five Reasons Why Morrissey Should Be Right At Home in Portland

The singer and one-time Smiths frontman is at Edgefield Thursday. Looking at his lyrical back catalog, we think PDX is just the place to turn his aggression passive.

  • By Fiona McCann
  • Published 07/21/2015
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Damian Lillard's Top 5 Rap Verses of All Time

Dame DOLLA just released his first single, but the Blazer star has been at it for a while.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 07/16/2015
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The Portland Workout Playlist

Local songs to fuel your sweat sesh from start to finish

  • By Allison Jones
  • Published 07/13/2015
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Heather Woods Broderick's Top Ten Portland Spots

Heather Woods Broderick's new album, Glider, may be informed by her life on the road but she hasn't lost her ties to Portland.

  • By Fiona McCann
  • Published 07/09/2015
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