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Sasquatch!: Foo Fighters leave crowd satisfied, fatigued

Sasquatch! Music Festival kicked off full-force Friday at the Gorge Amphitheater outside George, Wash. To festival veterans, Sasquatch! is a marathon, not a sprint.

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Lady Gaga’s ‘Born This Way’ regresses to generic ’80s dance vibe

Lady Gaga’s new CD, “Born This Way,” narrows her previously wide audience with cheesy dance songs. It’s not terrible, but it appeals to a pretty specific audience.

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Ms. Lauryn Hill returns to hip-hop scene, set to play at Eugene’s Cuthbert Amphitheater

The iconic artist has been in and out of the music spotlight for two decades, but she has returned to the scene and will play in Eugene on Friday, May 20.

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The Lonely Island’s new album clever, but still silly

The Andy Samberg-lead rap group can be hard to take seriously, but their new album, for the most part, contains catchy and fun songs.

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Queer women’s music festival OUT/LOUD celebrates 10th anniversary at WOW Hall

The queer women’s music festival is celebrating its 10th year this weekend. Its organizers believe it is an important LGBTQQI event to show acceptance and support within the University community.

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A-Trak, Yeasayer headline University of Oregon’s Willamette Valley Music Festival

Eclectic acts showcase talent at Willamette Valley Music Festival, sponsored by University’s Cultural Forum.

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Small, dedicated group behind extensive Mallard Madness planning

Mallard Madness took a concerted effort from a small number of dedicated students.

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Complete 2011 Mallard Madness weeklong event schedule

The first-ever Mallard Madness festival takes over campus for five days from Wednesday to Saturday with music, food, arts and culture.

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McDonald Theatre hosts Stars concert Nov. 7

Well-known Canadian band Stars is headed to the McDonald Theatre on November 7. The indie rockers released their most recent album, “The Five Ghosts,” this summer, and I found it to be more imaginative than any of their recent efforts. A series of songs that are somewhere between romantic narrative …

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Local band focuses on finding a voice for Northwest hip-hop

Alex McDougall Students move from class to class, bikes weave around pedestrians and student groups hand out fliers outside the EMU. Two Eugene hip hop artists are easily overlooked, patiently passing out handouts to anyone willing to listen to their unfazed determination. KI Design and Undermind joined with local producer …

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Blue Scholars return to WOW Hall for two-night set

Courtesy of Blue Scholars As the hip-hop duo known as Blue Scholars prepares to play its first of two shows at WOW Hall this week, group member MC Geologic already knows what to expect. “Eugene is an anomaly,” he said. “Even before we released ‘Bayani’ in 2007, we were getting …

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Breathe Owl Breathe’s new album fits band’s image

When you hear Micah Middaugh’s story behind his band’s name Breathe Owl Breathe, it makes perfect sense. He writes on the band’s Last.fm page, “The name Breathe Owl Breathe came from a dream I had. There was an owl that was cutting its way through the cold, still night. Whoever …

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Breathe Owl Breathe's new album fits band's image

When you hear Micah Middaugh’s story behind his band’s name Breathe Owl Breathe, it makes perfect sense. He writes on the band’s Last.fm page, “The name Breathe Owl Breathe came from a dream I had. There was an owl that was cutting its way through the cold, still night. Whoever …

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Monotonix mayhem hits Eugene Friday night

Courtesy of Josh Sisk People sometimes embellish shows, but it is hard to embellish a Monotonix show. With a passion for performing live, Monotonix is less famous for music and more for leaving audiences with a very distinct understanding that they just experienced chaos to a level no other band …

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Medium Troy to perform free concert

Local flavor, local fans and local bands make Eugene’s music scene fascinating. University students hoping to experience a prominent local band will get a chance to see Medium Troy play for free at the Memorial Quad Lawn on Friday night. Medium Troy, the Bohemian dub-playing band that formed in Eugene …

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The Flaming Lips embody the quintessential Eugenean spirit

Ivar Vong If Flaming Lips lead singer Wayne Coyne wasn’t a rock star, it’d be easy to see him as a preacher. Mind you, he wouldn’t be filling pulpits in Oklahoma City (where the band hails from), but more likely he’d have kept the legacies of Ken Kesey, Timothy Leary, …

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Atmosphere's new release offers insightful lyrics

Minneapolis, Minn., is well known for its kitschy Midwest culture and snowy winters, but its music scene is often overlooked. Rock ‘n’ roll and folk genres have been strong in Minneapolis for decades, but in the mid-1990s, underground hip-hop began to flourish in the twin cities. One driving force for …

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Atmosphere’s new release offers insightful lyrics

Minneapolis, Minn., is well known for its kitschy Midwest culture and snowy winters, but its music scene is often overlooked. Rock ‘n’ roll and folk genres have been strong in Minneapolis for decades, but in the mid-1990s, underground hip-hop began to flourish in the twin cities. One driving force for …

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EOTO: Electronic dance music brought to Eugene

Bradley Johnson In the world of electronic music, what’s popular now will most likely not be around in a year — or even three months. As a way of adapting to such a reality, electronic musicians have taken a new approach to the way they record and play music live. …

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Top 10 albums for back to school

We have some amazing music for you! Who are ‘we’? Well, glad you asked! We are your campus radio station, KWVA.

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Matisyahu returns to his Oregon roots on ‘Light’ tour

Courtesy of Beau Grealy At 18 years old, Matthew Miller seemed like a typical teenager caught up in a rebellious lifestyle on the surface. When Miller arrived in Bend in the fall of 1998, he had spent the fall hitchhiking around the country, somewhat lost in the lure of youthful …

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High on the hill for reggae

Courtesy of Marv Ellis Research has found that the specific social choices much of the world is making, primarily led by the U.S., is leading to an unhealthy planet. Overconsumption has lead to environmental degradation. Mistreatment of the environment appears to have given way to climate change. Things are serious. …

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Still kicking after 25 years of musical growth, change

Don’t call it a jam band. That’s a way to start controversy, if you’re into that, but the guys from Widespread Panic are more down to just go with the flow. They’ve been on the road since their early beginnings as college students in Athens, Ga., at the University of …

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Ash Reiter’s summer show rare in Eugene

Eugene is a great summer music haven for fans of classical music. For a few weeks, fans of the Bach Festival are engrossed in wonder as violins, oboes and the rest of the classical instrument range play in a blissful harmony. For everyone outside this demographic, Eugene’s music scene during …

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Forty years later, listeners keep coming back for Bach

Rena Lev-Bass The Oregon Bach Festival is known for its world-class talent, famed conductors and its fusion of contemporary and classical concerts. This year marks the festival’s 40th anniversary, and with it comes a plethora of performances, interactive lectures, and of course, a celebration of the work of Johann Sebastian …

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The Long Winters seasons music with stories

Courtesy of Barsuk Records Known for music that’s hard to label but easy to enjoy — think Rogue Wave tossed in a blender with The Hold Steady and topped with a spoonful of Okkervil River — The Long Winters is one of Seattle’s most celebrated indie rock bands, and is …

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Sasquatch!-bound

Ivar Vong Memorial Day weekend is one where college students go have fun, see shows and enjoy life. And campus radio station KWVA 88.1 believes in doing the same. KWVA will be present at Sasquatch! Music Festival this weekend. Sasquatch! is one of the largest music festivals in the Northwest …

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Acts bring spunk, sass to make statement about sexuality

Courtesy of Billie Joe Cavallaro Get ready: Eugene’s about to get OUT and LOUD. The OUT/LOUD Queer Music Festival is back for its ninth year of energetic performances at WOW Hall Friday night at 8 p.m. to entertain and bring together the LGBTQ community. Organized by the University Women’s Center, …

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Local band dishes on rockstar existence

Nick Cote They’ve slept on the beach, in the backyards of strangers, in the parking lots of Wal-Marts and in the parks of Northern California. No, they’re not bums; they’re the members of Volifonix, one of Eugene’s best funkadelic rock bands, and they’re up for adventure. The stories of people …

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Drunken debauchery comes alive at Mastodon concert

Nick Cote Mastodon is an experience. These four guys have brought metal back from being a bunch of bros in wife-beaters and baggy shorts to picking up where original bands like Megadeth and Metallica left off. The complexity of their riffs and melodies, which their latest release “Crack the Skye” …

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