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Video: Hey, Oregon – what are you listening to?

The Emerald is bringing back one of our most popular series for another episode. We walked around campus asking students what music they were listening to and here’s what they said.  Check out the other videos in this series here. 

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Things to do this week: Jean-Luc Ponty, Travis Scott, 2nd Annual Invitational Brew Fest

Thursday, June 1: Jean-Luc Ponty at The Shedd Institute (E Broadway & High St.), 7:30 p.m., $39-$45 Jean-Luc Ponty’s prolific 60-year career has made him a pioneer in the world of jazz fusion. With his virtuosic grasp of the elusive jazz violin, Ponty has catapulted himself among names like Frank Zappa, …

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Photos: Sasquatch! Day 3: Chance the Rapper, The Shins, Phantogram (updated)

Here are some highlights from the final day of Sasquatch. Check out photos by Philip Quinn and Emerson Malone Indie-pop groups Hoops and Chicano Batman had concurrent, fantastic sets on opposite ends of the festival grounds. Hoops, of Bloomington, Idaho, had an affable set; the track “Gemini” is a sweet, summer track …

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Photos from Sasquatch! Day 2: Bleachers, Sir Mix-a-Lot, Fred Armisen

A second major change-up in the Sasquatch! schedule was the replacement of Pittsburgh rapper Mac Miller. The Pittsburgh rapper is the boyfriend of Ariana Grande, whose show was the target of a terrorist attack in Manchester, England, last week. On Friday it was announced he’d be replaced by Sir Mix-a-Lot. …

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Photos from Day 1 of Sasquatch!: LCD Soundsystem, Big Freedia, Foxygen (updated)

Big Freedia, Sleigh Bells, Thee Oh Sees, The Strumbellas, Corey Harper, Mondo Cozmo and others brought in day 1 of Sasquatch! Music Festival, underway today through Sunday, May 29. This is the day during which Frank Ocean, who was the first performance announced for this year, would have played, but …

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Music under the sun: Tours and shows this summer worth a road trip

Have you noticed recently that the sun isn’t going down until 9:30 p.m.? That, and the sudden, optimistic perspective you have on life can only mean one thing: it’s almost summer. Summer is a time of leisure for students; the distinct, happy vibe that blankets our community provides many opportunities …

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Road trip playlist and the must-see non-headlining artists performing at Sasquatch 2017

R&B singer Frank Ocean won’t perform at this year’s Sasquatch! music festival, but the lineup still features an impressive assortment of indie and alternative rock bands who will provide great tunes for what appears to be a beautiful weekend in the Gorge. Headliners LCD Soundsystem, 21 pilots and Chance the …

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Out/Loud Queer and Trans Women’s Performance Fest celebrates UO’s LGBTQIA community

On Thursday, the ASUO Women’s Center will host the Out/Loud Queer and Trans Women’s Performance Fest, an event intended to showcase the culture and art of the LGBTQIA community at the University of Oregon. The festival will feature Portland-based hip-hop duo Neka & Kahlo and spoken-word poet Andrea Gibson. Fatima …

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Things to do this week: Talbott Brothers, fly fishing and Pioneer Cemetery Memorial Service

Thursday, May 25: Introduction to Fly Fishing: Basics of Fly Fishing & Casting, (part one: 444 W 3rd Ave., part two: Alton Baker Park), 6:30p.m., $55 for both classes, $45 for casting class Eugene sits in a prime location for those who love the outdoors. Home Waters Fly Fishing & …

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Review: Portland’s Modest Mouse and Mattress bring an exquisite performance to the Cuthbert

Eugene was exposed to a gale-force show of extreme performances on Wednesday night at the Cuthbert Amphitheater, provided by two of Portland’s weirdest exports: Mattress and Modest Mouse. An exquisite Modest Mouse show was preceded by the enigmatic personality of Rex Marshall, who goes by the stage name Mattress. Marshall …

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Jeremy Messersmith talks pessimism, songwriting and obscene optimism

Minneapolis-based singer-songwriter Jeremy Messersmith likens his latest album, “11 Obscenely Optimistic Songs For Ukulele,” to eating at Joe’s Crab Shack where patrons wear bibs: “The bib to me says, ‘It’s OK to just abandon dignity. Rules of eating do not apply here,’ ” Messersmith told the Emerald in a phone …

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Photos: Alvvays, The Courtneys and Candace bring “she shreds” rock to the Wonder Ballroom

By Emerald contributor Hannah Steinkopf-Frank “You seem to be into everything. Were you paid to be here?” Alvvays singer and guitarist Molly Rankin asked the enthusiastic audience during the Canadian indie group’s concert on May 18 at the Wonder Ballroom. The show was the opening of the Red Bull Sound …

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Podcast: Music festival survival guide

Days ahead of Sasquatch! Music Festival this weekend, let us remind you that the trials of attending a music festival are catastrophically underestimated. In this episode from the Emerald Podcast Network, podcast editor Emerson Malone, digital managing editor Meerah Powell and managing editor of Ethos Hannah Steinkopf-Frank discuss the best …

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Q&A: Klangstof lead singer Koen Van der Wardt talks living in isolated Norway and being the first Dutch band to play Coachella

There are plenty of bands who write songs about isolation and loneliness, but few bands truly embrace those motifs as much as Dutch indie band Klangstof. The group’s lead singer and founder, Koen Van de Wardt, spent the majority of his teenage years living in an isolated part of Norway …

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Double Take: Fleet Foxes bring their harmonies back to Portland for first time since 2012

Seattle band Fleet Foxes returned to Portland for the first time since July 2011. The band took a six-year hiatus following its tour for 2011’s “Helplessness Blues.” Since then, Josh Tillman left the band and became Father John Misty. Singer Robin Pecknold went to Columbia University. The Emerald attended the …

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Things to do this week: May 18-24: JSMA book sale, Nike wear test, National Geographic photo exhibit, Chris Orsinger Trio, Bark in the Park

Friday, May 19: Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art Book Sale at Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art Museum Store, (1430 Johnson Lane), 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., free. The JSMA is holding its annual book sale this weekend. It runs during museum hours Friday through Sunday and will feature books related …

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Preview: African dance and drumming ensemble Dema prepares for year-end performances

As the members of the Dema African Dance and Drumming Ensemble filed into one of their final practices before their year-end performance on Friday and Saturday, the pressure of their upcoming shows didn’t seem to phase them. The second floor of the Gerlinger Annex was buzzing with conversation while participants happily …

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Review: Harry Styles channels Mick Jagger on debut solo album

With his self-titled debut album finally out, Harry Styles has nearly completed his transformation into a young Mick Jagger replica. Styles already wears funky patterned suits to his promotional events, maintains his soft locks in a long and wavy fashion, and lives the bachelor lifestyle of a young Rolling Stone in …

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Review: Mac DeMarco’s ‘This Old Dog’ delivers an anticipated evolution

Just as Mac DeMarco’s consistent, electronic-indie sound was growing stale, the outlandish artist evolved his music, pushing it, once again, to the forefront of his genre. In addition to his always welcome somber songwriting, “This Old Dog” is more acoustic, more electronically tasteful and more cohesive, making the record a …

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Things to do this week: May 11-17: Spring Student Dance Concert, Zepparella at Hi-Fi and Dogs at the Duck Nest

Thursday, May 11, through Saturday, May 13: Spring Student Dance Concert (1484 University St.), 8 p.m., students/seniors $8, general admission $12 The University of Oregon’s dance program will present a spring performance in the Gerlinger Annex’s Dougherty Dance Theatre as a culmination of the year’s work from multiple advanced student …

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L.A. indie duo Girlpool discusses its second album, “Powerplant,” the importance of collaboration and why songs are like children

By Emerald contributor Hannah Steinkopf-Frank Harmony Tividad, one half of the L.A. indie-rock band Girlpool, was sitting in the Brooklyn warehouse she called home, writing a song in her loft and crying as a harsh summer storm raged outside. She had just returned from Philadelphia to see a romantic interest, …

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Review: Pond evolve further with psychedelic new album ‘The Weather’

Since forming in 2008, the only thing that’s been consistent about Australian rock group Pond is its high quality of music.Throughout its lifespan,  the band has featured a rotating cast of musicians  — which includes Tame Impala founder Kevin Parker and Tame touring bassist Cameron Avery — and a wide …

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Q&A: Producer Pomo talks staying inspired after winning the Juno award for best electronic album

While last year saw a slew of musicians breakthrough into the mainstream spotlight, Canadian producer David Pimentel had possibly the quietest, but most successful year of his career. As the rest of the world continued to run per usual, the producer from British Columbia helped write some of 2016’s biggest …

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Review: Com Truise and Clark vibe out at WOW Hall

Synth-wave and electronica veterans Com Truise and Clark continued their 2017 co-headlining tour at the simple yet effectively-decorated WOW Hall on Sunday night in an impressively cool fashion. With no opener necessary, Clark’s dissonant, bass-heavy tracks set the tone for the show and energized the beginning crowd of about 80 …

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Q&A: Eva Hendricks from Charly Bliss talks mental health and musical theatre

Eva Hendricks, lead singer of Brooklyn grunge-pop band Charly Bliss, approaches her mental health with a quirky, uncommon sense of humor. She doesn’t just lightly brush off anxiety or panic in her lyrics but instead dives into what makes her uncomfortable. The resulting music is both personal and much bigger …

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Sasquatch! announces LCD Soundsystem to replace Frank Ocean as headliner three weeks before festival

R&B singer Frank Ocean will not perform at this year’s Sasquatch! music festival due to “production issues beyond his control,” the festival’s website announced Friday morning. Electronic rock group LCD Soundsystem will replace Ocean as the festival’s Friday closing act.  Ocean, whose long-awaited sophomore album, “Blonde,” hit number 1 on …

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Oddisee talks uniting people through music on his new album ‘The Iceberg’

Amir Mohamed, better known by his stage name, Oddisee, is a member of a rare breed of rapper that seems to be dying out with every passing year: He produces all of his own music, his lyrics focus on social issues and he’s never used the n-word on a track. …

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Review: Gorillaz returns to somber form with the disappointing ‘Humanz’

Damon Albarn has a lot on his mind. Since co-founding the “virtual band” Gorillaz in 1999 with artist Jamie Hewlett, he has demonstrated an acute sense of lyrical anxiety. Each of the project’s past four albums have made it clear that the world was ending somehow. “Demon Days,” their most …

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