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Review: Tyler, The Creator brings the colorful world of ‘Flower Boy’ to Eugene

Los Angeles-based rapper Tyler, the Creator brought the brash sounds and beautiful colors of his “Flower Boy” tour, along with Odd Future tag-alongs Taco and Jasper, to McDonald Theatre on Saturday night. Tyler released his highly successful album “Flower Boy” in July and started the tour in promotion of the …

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Review: Iron & Wine gives unique intimate experience to sold-out McDonald Theatre

As rain poured on the streets of downtown Eugene, the crowd inside the sold-out McDonald Theatre remained dry, eagerly awaiting Iron & Wine’s calming acoustic sound beneath a dreamy sky of decorative clouds. Sam Beam, better known by his stage name, Iron & Wine, played with a unique supporting band …

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Review: James Mercer’s stage presence brings McDonald Theatre to life at The Shins’ concert

Thousands of University of Oregon students and employees dreaded attending classes Monday for the first day of fall term. But for the fortuitous group of ticket holders set to see Portland-based group The Shins, the first day of the 2017-18 school year came with a silver lining. That evening, as …

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Things to do this week Oct. 20-26: Medieval Sensorium, club hockey, Bad Religion and giant pumpkin carving

Friday, Oct. 21: The Hidden Histories Of Art: Sights and Sounds of a Medieval Sensorium at Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art (1430 Johnson Ln.), 12 p.m., free Music and art have a strange power to inspire and create emotional responses in people, and since medieval times, the two have paired …

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Wknd Calendar: March 7, 2014

On Friday, the electronic band EOTO will play at the McDonald Theatre. EOTO is composed of Michael Travis and Jason Hann, two members of the 1990s progressive bluegrass/psychedelic rock group the String Cheese Incident. In 2006, Travis and Hann jumped on the electronic bandwagon without abandoning their musical roots. For …

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Upcoming concerts that are worth your buck

January and February are great months in Eugene for upcoming concerts. Whether you’re looking to see a reggae group originating from Hawaii or a blues and R&B band who started out small, I’ve got the low-down on venues, prices and some of my favorite songs (just in case you’ve never …

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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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Dave Chappelle is wiser and just as funny at the McDonald Theatre

Comedian Dave Chappelle hit Eugene with only a few days’ notice on July 23, performing to a sold-out crowd at the McDonald Theatre. Appearing to do improv for most of the show, Chappelle pleased the crowd with anecdotes and wit that was, at times, subtle and profound. To make a comparison to Mark Twain might be apt, as the comedian seems to have mellowed with time. Chappelle seems almost to have a collected calm about him surrounding his tenure on “Chappelle’s Show,” which appears to hound him at every turn.

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Best concert venue: McDonald Theatre

The Historic McDonald Theatre is a wonderful and beautiful place for many different activities. Definitely see a show there before you graduate — it’s completely worth it.

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Explosion at McDonald Theater

It’s five minutes past nine, on a Wednesday night, when the band Explosions in the Sky casually walks onstage at the McDonald Theater. As each member nears his guitar or drum set, it’s obvious that they have spent their fair share of time on the road. The audience, as well, …

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Instrumental rock group Explosions in the Sky returns to Eugene

Explosions in the Sky will return to Eugene for the first time in nearly five years this Wednesday, bringing their instrumental, orchestral rock to the McDonald Theatre stage.

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'The Vagina Monologues' brings act promoting awareness of sexual violence against women to Eugene

Testimonies, laughs, tears and awareness — the Sexual Assault Support Services promises these and many more with the annual production of “The Vagina Monologues” this Thursday and Friday at McDonald Theatre.

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‘The Vagina Monologues’ brings act promoting awareness of sexual violence against women to Eugene

Testimonies, laughs, tears and awareness — the Sexual Assault Support Services promises these and many more with the annual production of “The Vagina Monologues” this Thursday and Friday at McDonald Theatre.

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Stand-up comedian Brian Regan to perform at McDonald Theatre

Comedian Brian Regan will take to the McDonald Theatre stage Friday, March 16, bringing his stand-up comedy act to Eugene. Although claiming to be “one of the most average men on Earth” when asked to describe himself, Regan’s stand-up comedy has been praised by critics across the country, and he has been touring the country almost nonstop for seven years.

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Soldiers of Jah Army returns to Eugene behind new album, ‘Strength to Survive’

SOJA’s lead guitarist Jacob Hemphill was inspired by Bob Marley’s own survival as a teenager when he listened to the reggae artist for the first time.

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Concert etiquette: How to make sure the fans — and the bands — don’t hate you

Remember that other people are there to see their favorite band and experience the music, too.

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Beats Antique rocks the McDonald Theatre

Beats Antique is on tour to promote its latest album, “Elektrafone.” The band releases music on its own label to its close-knit fan base, bypassing promotion and production costs.

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All-female Hell’s Belles to bring AC/DC tribute to McDonald Theatre

Deemed the best AC/DC tribute band by guitarist Angus Young himself (Blender Magazine, 2003), Hell’s Belles is an all-female cover group that will be bringing their rock ‘n’ roll performance to the McDonald Theatre this Saturday night.

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Greensky Bluegrass bring their distinctive sound to the McDonald Theatre

Greensky Bluegrass will perform at the McDonald Theatre on Nov. 17. Tickets are available at all TicketsWest outlets, or at the EMU box office for $17, or can be purchased at the venue the day of for $20. The show begins at 7 p.m.

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Ziggy Marley brings Grammy-winning reggae to McDonald Theatre

Marley’s Wild and Free Tour is scheduled to perform at the McDonald Theatre on Sunday Oct. 2.

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