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Emerald Recommends: The best spring concerts in Eugene (that aren’t sold out)

With the arrival of spring term comes a new season of concerts and events across Eugene. Unfortunately, many of the best shows are already sold out, but if you missed a chance to score Snoop Dogg tickets, never fear. The Emerald has compiled a list of the best spring concerts and …

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Review: Rapper Wale turns up the McDonald Theater on his Simply Nothing Tour

The turn up was real on Saturday night as Washington, D.C. rapper Wale took the stage at the McDonald Theatre at about 10:30 p.m. during his Simply Nothing Tour, promoting the upcoming release of his record, The Album About Nothing. Wale’s music is a mix of soulful, percussion driven and …

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Comedian Carly Aquilino to ignite the McDonald Theater

Stand-up comedy has been sneaking its way into Eugene college culture for awhile now. This year alone, Kevin Hart, David Sedaris and Chris D’Elia have performed, the Buzz hosts a weekly Open Mic comedy night, and the University of Oregon Quackin’ Me Up Comedy Competition hosts its final round this week. …

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Q&A: Atmosphere’s Slug on the “North of Hell Tour” and their music

Since forming a quarter of a century ago, Atmosphere has remained one of underground hip hop’s most revered and restless creative juggernauts. They’re a band marked by continual growth, from their hard-hitting ’90s work to the more introspective songs they’re known for today. Though they hail from Minneapolis, they’re regulars …

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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: Q&A with Figure

  Josh Gard, more popularly known as Figure, sat down with the Emerald after his set with Big Gigantic in Eugene. The 26-year-old from Evansville, Indiana had never performed in Eugene and was excited to sit down afterwards to talk about his music, the state of electronic music and just …

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Photos: Big Gigantic, Figure, & Griz throw down at the McDonald Theater

Big Gigantic played on Friday night at the McDonald Theater with openers Figure and Griz. Eugene was just one of many stops on Big Gigantic’s Uprising Tour 2012 across the nation.

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Blog: The Head and the Heart brings passion to Eugene

Eugene got an epic, heartwarming gift Wednesday night. Those in attendance for “The Head and the Heart” at the McDonald Theatre were undoubtedly moved by the night’s performances. Eugene played host to three Seattle groups, with “Curtains For You” and Bryan John Appleby opening up for headliners “The Head and …

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Colorado producer Paper Diamond rocks show at McDonald Theater

The McDonald theater served up a treat on Thursday night when they hosted Colorado producer Paper Diamond on his 9th stop of his Tiger Style tour.

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Excision blows away crowd at McDonald Theatre

As the stage crew unveiled the giant “X”-shaped DJ booth, the first note dropped through the 100,000 watt bass amplifiers built specifically for this tour. Excision rocked a packed house at the McDonald Theatre on Monday night, the eighth of 51 stops on his 2012 North American “X Tour”

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McDonald Theatre: a movie-script history

On May 7, 1925, Eugene’s newspaper, the Eugene Daily Guard, printed two editions. There was the standard home edition and a second special edition. The special edition was eight pages long, and every article and advertisement in it related to one topic: The small town of Eugene was getting its …

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