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Review: Moon Hooch bring their cracked-out jazz to Hi-Fi

Apart from the novelty riffs of Macklemore’s “Thrift Shop” and its countless copycats — Ariana Grande’s “Problem,” Jason Derulo’s “Talk Dirty” and Fifth Harmony’s “Worth It” — there isn’t enough saxophone in modern pop. Luckily, Moon Hooch — which just played at the Hi-Fi Music Hall Saturday night — is …

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Preview: Solange, Giorgio Moroder and more coming to Portland for Soul’d Out

Spring term means music festival season, and the most impressive lineup of them all may be at the eighth annual Soul’d Out Music Festival. Multiple Portland venues will host a remarkable array of talent for the music festival, which will take over the city from April 19-23. Solange Knowles, The …

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Things to do this week: April 6-12: Swing dance, crystal healing, Radio Redux, coloring party, The Write Time

Thursday, April 6: Learn to Swing: Dance Workshop at Eugene Public Library (100 W. 10th Ave.), 6 p.m., free If you’ve ever wanted to learn swing dance, now is your chance. The upbeat and groovy dance, which is derived from swing-style jazz music in the ‘20s, will be the focus …

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Benefit concert to raise money for Ugandan motorcycle ambulance

On Friday, the University of Oregon Students for Global Health Club is hosting a benefit concert to raise money for a rural Ugandan village. The club is working with a Ugandan organization called the Kigezi Healthcare Foundation to raise $5,000 for a motorcycle ambulance. The concert will be held at …

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Six ways to celebrate spring

Spring break is over and the final term of the school year is here. The new season is a great time to check in with yourself and enjoy the beautiful weather. Whether you want to take stock of your winter clothes, cook new foods or just enjoy the sun, here are …

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Seek out some extra fun during ‘silly week’

Nicknamed ‘silly week’ because of the many class periods devoted to passing out a syllabus and the general lack of homework, the first week of the term is perfect for enjoying a few extra moments of free time before the school work starts piling up. Spring term in particular provides …

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Emerald Recommends: The best spring concerts in Eugene (that aren’t sold out)

With the arrival of spring term comes a new season of concerts and events across Eugene. Unfortunately, many of the best shows are already sold out, but if you missed a chance to score Snoop Dogg tickets, never fear. The Emerald has compiled a list of the best spring concerts and …

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UO’s hip-hop dance club to compete in the national championship this weekend

Brad Quiseng waits outside the dance studio on the second floor of the Student Recreation Center, greeting his fellow team members with a smile as they arrive for practice on the quiet, rainy night in Eugene. As the rest of the team begins to warm up, he goes over the …

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STRFKR to play the Roseland Theater on Saturday night

On Saturday night, indie-pop band STRFKR will perform a hometown show in Portland at the Roseland Theater. Brooklyn duo Psychic Twins will open the show. The band’s frontman, Joshua Hodges, originally founded the band as a solo project in 2007. Hodges added bassist/keyboardist Shawn Glassford and drummer Keil Corcoran after …

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Q&A: Cameron Avery, Tame Impala touring bassist, is ‘totally uncompromising’ on first solo record

On Friday night, multi-instrumentalist Cameron Avery will perform at the Holocene in Portland in support of his first solo record, “Ripe Dreams, Pipe Dreams.” Avery is best known as the current touring bassist for Kevin Parker’s main project, Tame Impala, and as the former drummer of Australian psych-rock band POND. Unlike his …

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Things to do this week: Duck Chuck Disc Golf, Alton Brown Live and K. Flay at WOW Hall

Monday, March 20 -Thursday, March 30: Modern Love Exhibit at The Lincoln Gallery (309 W 4th Ave.), weekdays 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., free “Modern Love,” an exhibit that opened on Feb. 3 in the spirit of Valentine’s Day, is a community art showcase that features artwork from Eugene’s community …

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Duck Days attracts prospects near and far

Duck Days attracted people far and wide as every available spot was filled Friday afternoon. Students and their families milled around the EMU Green, visiting tables set up by an array of campus groups. The campus recruiting program is designed to bring high school juniors and seniors to campus. Friday’s was …

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Things to do this week: March 16-22: Fish Tales, Zero Waste Crafting, Beard and Mustache Competition, Reggae Night, Healing Gardens

Thursday, March 16: Fish Tales: Traditions and Challenges of Seafood in Oregon at the Museum of Natural and Cultural History (1680 E 15th Ave.), 5:30 p.m., free for UO students with I.D. and museum members The Museum of Natural and Cultural History is sponsoring a conversation on Oregon seafood as …

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St. Patrick’s Day starter kit: Everything you’ll need to feel the luck of the Irish

As winter term’s stress-filled dead week comes to a close, many students are looking for any type of distraction they can to relieve them from their school-induced anxiety. Thankfully, there’s good news. St. Patrick’s day is this Friday. Although there may not be the usual wild party atmosphere you’d expect …

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Things to do this week: Hawaiian Guitar Festival, Cottage Grove Half Marathon and Sam Lachow

Thursday, March 9: Visiting Artist Lecture Sandow Birk: American Quran at Lawrence Hall (1190 Franklin Blvd.) 6 p.m. Artist Sandow Birk will be visiting campus to talk about his American Quran project, which is currently on display at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art. American Quran is an art piece …

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NALSA host 11th Annual Indigenous Peoples Reception

Hundreds of people gathered at the Many Nations Longhouse on Friday to attend the 11th annual Indigenous Peoples Reception as part of a four day conference put on by the Public Interest of Environmental Law Conference.The Native American Law Student Association hosted the reception. The four day conference brought speakers, activists, students and …

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Ty Segall throws it back to the ’70s with lo-fi psych-rock at Hi-Fi Music Hall

Before he took the stage, audience members discussed what outfit Ty Segall would be sporting Sunday night: “What do you think he’s going to wear tonight? That crazy cape, again?” This type of conversation is typical for a Ty Segall performance. After releasing his second self-titled record earlier this year, …

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Review: Elton John is all right on a Saturday night in Eugene

In 2017, it often seems that musicians need a political agenda to garner attention. But Elton John, whose repertoire does not boast any protest anthems, per se, seems to remain timelessly relevant. He’s professed a desire to make hip-hop with Kanye West and Pharrell Williams; he made a cameo on …

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Ukulele sensation Jake Shimabukuro sells out Jaqua Concert Hall to fans of all ages

Touring ukulele hero Jake Shimabukuro sold out the 800-seat Jaqua Concert Hall to an audience of a wide age range on Friday night. The ukulele player, renowned for his ability to play all parts to popular cover songs, performed in Eugene, promoting his new album, “Nashville Sessions.” The record is …

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Bass, flannel and ‘jamming econo’ to the end: Pioneering punk rocker Mike Watt to perform in Eugene Thursday

Mike Watt can’t stop playing bass. No matter what life throws at the punk rock icon, he is always drawn back to the four-stringed instrument that has developed into an extension of himself — so much so that his email signature reads, “on bass, watt.” In January 2000, Watt had …

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Things to do this week: March 2-8: ‘La La Land,’ Environmental Law Conference, taming test anxiety, Saturday Market at the Bijou, Color Brave Campus Dialogue

Thursday, March 2: Ducks After Dark: ‘La La Land’ at EMU Redwood Ballroom (1395 University St.), doors at 8:15 p.m, movie at 9 p.m., free for UO students with I.D. If you haven’t seen best picture award winning film (just kidding) “La La Land” yet, now is your time! Ducks …

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Things to do this week—Feb. 23-Mar. 1: Archaeology lecture, Mardi Gras Masquerade and Datsik at McDonald

Thursday, Feb. 23: Demystifying Media Series: Hackers, Data and Code in the age of Trump at the EMU (EMU, 1395 University St.) 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., free With all the political buzz around ideas like hacking and the use or loss of White House data, it’s up to modern-minded …

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Rapper Vince Staples continues to squash critics and tackle important social issues on current tour

For Long Beach, California, rapper Vince Staples, being a popular musician isn’t always as glamorous as it might appear. “I didn’t grow up wanting to be a rapper,” Staples said in a phone interview with the Emerald. “I’m not going to lie and say that I did. But I definitely …

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OMSI showcases both art and science with new LEGO-based exhibit

On Saturday, Feb. 18, the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry in Portland, Oregon, opened “The Art of the Brick,” a LEGO-themed special exhibit created by artist Nathan Sawaya. The exhibit, which features a variety of complex sculptures and art pieces made of thousands of LEGO bricks, intends to take …

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Angel Olsen’s humor and heart shine at the Crystal Ballroom

This article was written by Emerald contributor Hannah Steinkopf-Frank In high school, North Carolina-based musician Angel Olsen was a cheerleader. Then she realized she wanted to be in a rock band, like Gwen Stefani. “And so this is what I’m doing right now, like Gwen Stefani. That wasn’t a joke. …

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Dimond Saints impressive performance overshadowed by lack of visual effects Friday night

Oakland-based EDM duo Dimond Saints drew a sizeable audience at WOW Hall on Friday night. The group just kicked off the tour after releasing its third studio album “Prism In The Dark” earlier this month. Dimond Saints comprises DJs An-ten-nae and Releece. The duo has made a significant impact on the …

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‘Telefone’ delight: Chicago rapper Noname brings hometown pride to Portland

This article was written by Emerald contributor Hannah Steinkopf-Frank. “Y’all know my name,” said Chicago rapper Noname during her Feb. 16 show at the Doug Fir Lounge after she had the audience repeat her name in a growing chant. Of course, the irony is that despite having a moniker shrouded …

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Things to do this week: Feb. 16-22: ‘The Fruit Stand’ reading, Dimond Saints, Free Speech

Thursday, Feb. 16: Play Reading: “The Fruit Stand” by Sravya Tadepelli at Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art (1430 Johnson Ln.), 4 p.m., free Political science major and playwright Sravya Tadepelli wrote “The Fruit Stand” in response to the 2015 church shooting in Charleston, North Carolina. The play’s events are fictionalized …

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