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Photos: Inside the crowd at the Deadbeats Tour Eugene

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Review: Deadbeats tour brings headbanging electronic bass to Cuthbert

On most fall Saturdays in Eugene, Alton Baker Park is filled with masses of Ducks football fans flocking to Autzen Stadium. Many fans attend just to see Heisman hopeful quarterback Justin Herbert. But with Herbert’s Ducks resting on Saturday, Oct. 6, the park was void of football fanatics — the …

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Review: Japanese Breakfast’s Michelle Zauner reflects on growing up in Eugene at intimate WOW Hall show

At 16 years old, Michelle Zauner wore bootcut jeans and Forever 21 t-shirts while she played simple sets at WOW Hall with only an acoustic guitar. A decade later, she joked with the crowd at another WOW Hall performance. During a homecoming show on Friday night, Zauner, who now plays …

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Taylor’s: Is this the end?

In the nearly 100 years since Taylor’s Bar and Grill opened its doors, it has been known for rambunctious energy. One owner drove a motorcycle through the bar. Another fought off a man who bit his thumb. But recently, Taylor’s has come under fire for allegations of more serious offenses …

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Ducks After Dark: A different kind of party

On Thursday nights in the Erb Memorial Union, the Redwood Auditorium smells like fresh popcorn and is filled with over a hundred University of Oregon students. Attendees dance to music and socialize while they wait in line for Ducks After Dark to begin. The weekly event is open to all …

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Photos: Japanese Breakfast makes an indie rock homecoming to Eugene

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Review: Denzel Curry mirrors ‘TA13OO’s’ energy in three-act performance at Portland’s Hawthorne Theatre

Florida rapper Denzel Curry dropped his third studio album in late July, “TA13OO,” in a disjointed fashion: He released it as three separate acts on July 25, 26 and 27. Named “Light,” “Gray” and “Dark,” respectively, the acts joined together to pin up an album that toyed with varying moods. …

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Preview: Japanese Breakfast makes a homecoming to Eugene this Friday

In her recent essay for the New Yorker, Eugene native and musician Michelle Zauner writes about her biracial identity and her connection to her mother who died in 2014. Much of the essay, “Crying in H Mart,” is about Zauner’s connection to the Korean food her mom used to make, …

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Photos: Ben Howard closes out the summer with chilling performance at the Edgefield

                                        MORE: Ben Howard plays a dreamy fall equinox show in Troutdale   Follow Sarah Northrop on Instagram: @sartakespics

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Photos: Dropkick Murphys bring Celtic punk to the Cuthbert Amphitheater

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The Freedom Thought Collective showcases multi-genre roster of bands at Freedom Thought Fest

After years of helping aspiring musical acts achieve their dreams, Eugene’s Sky Guasco and the Freedom Thought Collective, a local group of grass-root band managers, are now able to properly celebrate all of their hard work during a week-long, live music celebration: the Freedom Thought Fest. Throughout the weekend, the …

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Photos: Florence + the Machine, St. Vincent and Lizzo cultivate a night of powerful women at the Moda Center

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Review: Foo Fighters give Portland a rock history lesson at Moda Center performance

The city of Portland was quiet on Monday night. Parents had to work in the morning and kids had to go to school. But for thousands of die-hard rockers gathered at the Moda Center, the next morning’s responsibilities were out of sight and out of mind. As Foo Fighters lead …

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Review: Rodrigo y Gabriela showcase their world-class guitar skills with the help of the Oregon Symphony

World-renowned guitar duo Rodrigo y Gabriela have sold out venues such as the Royal Albert Hall, the Hollywood Bowl and the Sydney Opera House. On Wednesday night, they sold out the historic Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall in Portland. The Mexican guitarists have been to Portland many times throughout their 15-plus …

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Photos: 2018 Bumbershoot Day three provides mellow performances to close out the holiday weekend

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Highlights from Bumbershoot day three: Closing out the holiday weekend with SZA, Sasha Sloan and Lovelytheband

Bumbershoot day three was a slow day in comparison to Saturday’s busy frenzy, featuring dreamy performers like SZA, Bahamas and Sasha Sloan. Lovelytheband drew a noticeably larger crowd to the Fisher Green stage than the afternoon sets of the days before, opening with a few upbeat yet mellow tunes. During …

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Highlights from Bumbershoot day two: J. Cole, Superorganism and Young Thug deliver exciting and provoking performances

The whimsy of day one was just a warm up for the fun and games of Bumbershoot day two, featuring performances from J. Cole, T-Pain, Young Thug and others. The day started off with “Yogashoot,” an open yoga session at the Mural Amphitheatre Stage. Demonstrations of glass blowing, pottery wheel …

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Photos: 2018 Bumbershoot day two continues to fill Seattle Center with color and excitement

                                                            MORE: Read the highlights from 2018 Bumbershoot day two Follow Sarah Northrop on Instagram: @sartakespics Follow Dana Sparks on Instagram: @danasparksphoto

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Highlights from Bumbershoot day one: The Chainsmokers, Lil Wayne, Ludacris and more light up Seattle Center

For the first time visitor at Seattle Center, 2018 Bumbershoot music and arts festival offered a unique introduction to the city under the iconic Space Needle, complete with a giant unicorn, laser dome and fireworks. Hobo Johnson and the Lovemakers took the Fisher Green stage early in the day. They …

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Photos: 2018 Bumbershoot day one hosts a vivid display of music, art and livelihood

                                                        MORE: Read the highlights from 2018 Bumbershoot day one Follow Sarah Northrop on Instagram: @sartakespics Follow Dana Sparks on Instagram: @danasparksphoto

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Review: English producer Mura Masa brings his album to life at WOW Hall

English electronic dance producer Alex Crossan, who creates music under the name Mura Masa, unraveled his catalogue of riveting ballads and club hits for a near sold out crowd Thursday night at WOW Hall. Mura Masa is currently in the thick of his North American tour in support of his …

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Photos: ‘Lords of Portland’ Portugal. The Man rock sold-out homecoming performance at the Edgefield

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‘Sober Thoughts’ – local stand up comedians find humor in staying sober; this Friday at The Drake Bar

At the age of 22, comedian and Eugene native Max Brockmann began performing stand up comedy as a way to overcome social anxiety and depression. He was also dealing with an ongoing struggle with substance abuse problems, which continued for several years before he made a commitment to change and …

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Photos: Panic! At The Disco ‘Prays for the Wicked’ at the Moda Center with guests ARIZONA and Hayley Kiyoko

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Photos: Rex Orange County Performs in Portland

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Photos: 12th Annual Whiteaker Block Party

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Nerd Art Night returns to Game Pub in downtown Eugene this Friday

Game Pub in downtown Eugene will once again be hosting Nerd Art Night this Friday from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.  Nerd Art Night, which Game Pub hosts once every two months, features pop culture artwork and jewelry made by local artists and is part of Eugene’s monthly First Friday …

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Photos: Endless Summer Tour with G-Eazy and Lil Uzi Vert

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Photos: Dead & Company brings music and a lot of tie dye to Autzen Stadium

Dead & Company consists of former Grateful Dead band members Bob Weir (guitar/vocals), Mickey Hart (drums) and Bill Kreutzmann (drums), accompanied by  John Mayer (guitar/vocals), Oteil Burbridge (bass/drums) and Jeff Chimenti (keyboard). The last time Grateful Dead members played at Autzen Stadium was June 1994 — 24 years ago. Autzen …

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