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New Eugene venue Old Nick’s is three music buffs’ labor of love

It’s been Harpo’s Blue Note, the Butte Tavern, Rascal’s and a warehouse for Gibson Steel. But thanks to the efforts of a team of three musicians and music promoters from around Eugene, the lonely, old warehouse that sits at 211 Washington will return to its rock club roots as Old …

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Though not without snags, The Boreal’s inaugural show was incredibly promising

DIY, or do-it-yourself venues are not known for being particularly beautiful, clean, or well-maintained.  Long associated with punk, they’re often cold, spartan and slathered in graffiti.  Yet with its calming blue walls painted with tree silhouettes, Eugene’s new Boreal–located at 3rd and Washington–looks like an art gallery. Whether or not …