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MarchFourth Marching Band
MarchFourth Marching Band
MarchFourth Marching Band

Portland’s MarchFourth Marching Band transcends categorization. Musically, they are aptly self-described as a “brass-rock-funk assault peppered with moments of swing, jazz, Bollywood, ska and metal.” Visually, to call the...

 
 
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The Incredible Burt Wonderstone
The Incredible Burt Wonderstone
The Incredible Burt Wonderstone

Probably better suited to movie-going families than adults expecting something along the lines of Steve Carell comedies such as The 40 Year Old Virgin or Dinner for Schmucks, The Incredible Burt Wonderstone is both a loving tri...

 
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Holly Williams
Holly Williams
Holly Williams

The daughter of Hank Williams, Jr. and the granddaughter of Hank Williams, singer Holly Williams is a prodigious talent of her own right. Her recording career started nearly ten years ago but last year’s The Highway marked a re...

 
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Scott Weiland Spring Tour by Jamie Wachtel
Scott Weiland Spring Tour by Jamie Wachtel
Scott Weiland Spring Tour by Jamie Wachtel

Singer Scott Weiland has had an off-again and on-again relationship with Stone Temple Pilots. The two are currently at odds and last month, as Weiland began a solo tour with his backing band the Wildabouts, the band officially ...

 
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Jonny Craig
Jonny Craig
Jonny Craig

Singer Jonny Craig has been in and out of pop/punk acts for the past decade. But since getting the boot from Dance Gavin Dance last year, he’s decided to devote himself fully to his solo career and pursue soul and R&B music...

 
 
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Oz the Great and Powerful
Oz the Great and Powerful
Oz the Great and Powerful

While director Sam Raimi (Spider-Man, The Evil Dead) does a good job of making the world of Oz look fantastical and dreamlike in Oz the Great and Powerful, the prequel is a bit more style than substance, ultimately lacking purp...

 
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Lindsey Stirling
Lindsey Stirling
Lindsey Stirling

When the judges voted her off the fifth season of America’s Got Talent in 2010, they told violinist Lindsey Stirling she had little chance of sustaining a successful recording career. Undaunted, Stirling, who blends classical m...

 
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STRFKR
STRFKR
STRFKR

Mixed by Sonny DiPerri (Interpol, Jane’s Addiction, Portugal. The Man), STRFKR’s new album, Miracle Mile, is its most accessible yet as its dance-y synth beats and whispery vocals resemble a strange cross between the Bee ...

 
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Photo by Dominic Neitz
Photo by Dominic Neitz
Photo by Dominic Neitz

Formed 30 years ago in Brooklyn, New York, They Might Be Giants have certainly had a long, seemingly improbably run. The nerdy duo — John Flansburgh and John Linnell — started out performing their quirky indie pop tunes accompa...

 
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Hives photo by Travis Schneider
Hives photo by Travis Schneider
Hives photo by Travis Schneider

The Hives, a high energy garage rock outfit from Sweden, caught a fair bit of attention in the States in the early 2000s when rock pundits lumped them in with the Strokes and White Stripes as part of a burgeoning garage revival...