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Review: Noel Gallagher escapes his Wonderwall prison on ‘Chasing Yesterday’

Noel Gallagher will forever be praised and tormented for the smash hit “Wonderwall” in his previous band Oasis. At its peak, Oasis was the biggest band in the world, and that’s not just Noel Gallagher’s equally big mouth speaking. Definitely Maybe became the UK’s fastest-selling debut album of all time, …

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Nick Frost Q&A: ‘I’m a piece of work with a big heart’

Nick Frost will probably always be best known for his fabulous work in The Three Flavours Cornetto Trilogy (Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, The World’s End) with Simon Pegg and director Edgar Wright because the films are, simply put, comedic gold. In support of his new movie, Unfinished Business …

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Wright: Jack White is more than just the ‘Seven Nation Army’ guy

On my way to class last week, I passed two professors outside of Gerlinger Hall arguing about the effectiveness of the colon. This overheard conversation snippet intrigued me for a few reasons. First, I thought they had to be English teachers coming from the library arguing about punctuation, but then …

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Review: Father John Misty (Josh Tillman) channels his inner Woody Allen on new album

Picture the intro to Woody Allen’s classic film Manhattan. Gershwin’s “Rhapsody In Blue” builds to fanfare while Allen, stumbling over his words and repeating himself, attempts to properly capture the majesty of New York City. Soon, the neurotic and disillusioned star fills the screen with philosophical anecdotes about life, love and …

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You're Breakin' My Heart: The Anti Valentine's Day Playlist

Does buying a pre-packaged, mass-produced, red foil-covered heart-shaped box of stale chocolate really prove to your significant other that you’re the Heaven-sent soulmate with whom they are destined to spend an unquestioned eternity? Well how about the unforgettable gift of a monstrous five pound gummy bear? Should February’s halftime show …

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Double Takes: 'Better Call Saul' recap – this is life after 'Breaking Bad'

The Breaking Bad spinoff is a great show in its own right, but how will Saul Goodman step out of Walter White’s shadow?

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Daggers and foam: Nerdiness at its furthest — and finest

Admit it. You’re reading this article because you saw the picture of live-action role player dressed up in homemade medieval garb, armed with a foam sword, shields, spear, armor and helmet. The Belegarth Medieval Combat Society is a nerdy sport — plain and simple. Anyone who competes in it and …

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Review: Papa Roach is squashed with new album 'F.E.A.R.'

The recent resurgence of late ’90s and early 2000s bands has had some interesting storylines, both good and bad. Sleater-Kinney returned as a hard rocking, politically charged band at the top of its game. Marilyn Manson remains as intriguing as ever, while Blink-182 engaged in an awkward PR fest that made …

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Review: Papa Roach is squashed with new album ‘F.E.A.R.’

The recent resurgence of late ’90s and early 2000s bands has had some interesting storylines, both good and bad. Sleater-Kinney returned as a hard rocking, politically charged band at the top of its game. Marilyn Manson remains as intriguing as ever, while Blink-182 engaged in an awkward PR fest that made …

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Wright: Marilyn Manson's new album 'The Pale Emperor' never quits

Just saying the name Marilyn Manson is sure to cause mixed feelings among any group. To many, he is a freak who is still lingering in the shadows of fame after peaking in the late ’90s. For others, he is the artist who created a place for misfits to feel …

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Sleater-Kinney returns in peak form with 'No Cities to Love'

It’s no secret that the rock world has long been dominated by men. But the three-piece riot grrrl group Sleater-Kinney has reascended to the throne of rock royalty and sounds as fresh as ever. At the height of its career, the band dispersed for nearly ten years for unknown reasons. The …

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Review: 'The Babadook' terrifies from first to final frame

Glass shards from a wrecked car’s passenger window rain around a woman in slow motion. Unintelligible hysterical screaming gradually becomes prominent and clear. Then returns the woman suspended in fear from her nightmare and back into the real world. The first shot of The Babadook informs the viewer instantly that there is no time to …

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2014 in review: Spoon, Beyoncé, and The Hold Steady are the best of the year

Music trends may come and go, but every year is sure to bring plenty new to popular music.  2014 has given the world no shortage of great albums–but which ones to listen to?  Luckily, a few of our more musically knowledgeable staff members have compiled their picks for the best, …

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'I Love My Ducks,' and the songs you need to know to be a Duck

Oregon is preparing for the first-ever College Football Playoff Game in history. The Ducks are fighting for a spot in the National Championship game in Dallas, but standing in the way is reigning National Champion Florida State and its 29-game win streak. This is the team’s seventh time playing in the …

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What's really happening with 'The Interview'?

So, something not that chill happened last night… The Interview, Seth Rogen and James Franco’s new film about assassinating supreme leader Kim Jong-un of North Korea, was set for release on Christmas Day, but following threats for 9/11-level terrorist attacks, large theater chains announced that they would no longer be …

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Review: Spoon crafts a polished live show; Future Islands just makes things weird

Following the massive rain storm of earlier in the day, a crowd flooded into the Crystal Ballroom on what turned out to be a warm and dry winter night to see Spoon in a sold-out show. The 94/7 FM December to Remember show also featured openers Future Islands and A …

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Review: The War on Drugs offer an ear-splitting performance

The War on Drugs kickstarted 94.7 FM’s 10th annual December to Remember concert series in calm fashion on Wednesday night. Taking the stage with no walkout music, the show began much like how a great professor begins class: without notice, and with the expectation that once it begins, everyone will …

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Review: Parkay Quarts navigates through cyber anxieties

I have a troubled relationship with Parquet Courts. I feel as if I’m watching the world’s funniest comedian and everyone around me is laughing. I awkwardly acknowledge to myself that the jokes are funny – I’m just not laughing and I don’t know why. Inadvertently, I alternate between obsession and …

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Arts & CultureFood

Meals on wheels — how Nasty Works is hand delivering food truck awesomeness

Your favorite food truck was likely born in W. Eugene. More specifically in an industrial part of town full of non-descript storerooms. Fractured panes of grimy glass line the exterior and cats without collars prowl across dirty gravel parking lots in search of a meal. One such warehouse is owned and operated …

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Twelve commonly misheard song lyrics to honor a fallen friend

It takes courage to sing in front of others; it takes even more courage to knowingly sing the wrong lyrics while masterfully swinging like one of the “wild and crazy” Festrunk brothers to a song by the Eagles. This was my friend Jake Stoneking, who was never afraid to have fun, no matter …

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Double Takes: A discussion on Bob Dylan’s ‘Basement Tapes Complete: The Bootleg Series Vol. 11’

The Basement Tapes Complete, a six-disc collection of recordings of original tracks and covers, which Rolling Stone calls “the birth of lo-fi”* – was released in early November 2014. Six discs are undeniably too much for just one reviewer to handle, so the duties were divided between writers Craig Wright …

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Farming and demolition derbies encompass ‘Dryland’

The sprawling, rural farmlands of Lind, Washington found themselves projected on the quaint screen of the Bijou Metro Theater as a part of the Eugene International Film Festival Saturday evening. Filmed over a timespan of a decade, Dryland, directed by Sue Arbuthnot and Richard Wilhelm, focuses on the lives of two …

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Album Review: A superfan and first-time listener discuss and review Taylor Swift’s “1989”

What happens when a Taylor Swift devotee and a first-time listener sit down and talk about the new Taylor Swift album? Superfan Mike Mendoza and self-declared T-Swift denier Craig Wright do just that in honor of 1989, Swift’s newest release. Following the conversation is each writer’s review. Craig Wright: Clearly, …

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Review: Aliens and heartbreak influence Foxygen’s new album “…And Star Power”

Somewhere in an alternate universe where the ’60s never ended and the “coconut wind” gently breezes by, Foxygen is contemplating the complexities of love and heartbreak with a space age sound fit for a ride in a UFO cruising at the speed of light. The result of this trip is …

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