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Review: Brockhampton interrupts its own rambunctious performance for an extended Q&A with fans at Portland’s Crystal Ballroom

Los Angeles-based rap collective and self-proclaimed boy band Brockhampton brought a lively, humor-filled performance to Portland’s Crystal Ballroom on Friday night. The concert marked the first time the group had performed in Oregon since its show at Euegne’s WOW Hall last October. Just after 9 p.m., the band took the …

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Review: The Damned bare it all in a stellar Portland performance

According to The Damned’s guitarist and founding member Captain Sensible, the last time the band played in town — a July 29, 2003 performance at the Crystal Ballroom — he ended the set by mooning the audience and walking offstage with his pants down. Some things just never change. After …

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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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Eugene and Portland shows you can’t miss this winter term

EUGENE Jan. 7: The Reverend Horton Heat will incite a psychobilly freakout at the WOW, with help from Nekromantix and Old Man Markley, doors open at 7 p.m., $20. Jan. 17: Caravan of GLAM, a rare all-ages queer cabaret event at the WOW, doors open at 8 p.m., tickets are …

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Music: New Year's Eve — a musical affair

With New Year’s Eve fast approaching, it’s time to finalize those celebration plans, and what better way to spend the evening than with an awe-inspiring concert? Here are a few events that the Northwest has to offer this coming New Year’s Eve. Choose wisely and enjoy your choice wholeheartedly — …

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