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Chuck Palahniuk's pajama party for adults

It may be hard to imagine the WOW Hall being transformed into an adult pajama party, where story topics range from burying infants in the backyard or dropping acid at a taping of “The Price Is Right.” But that’s exactly what Chuck Palahniuk, Chelsea Cain, and Lidia Yuknavitch did this …

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Photos: STRFKR and Onuinu Friday night performance at the WOW Hall

Portland-based STRFKR and Onuinu performed at the WOW Hall Friday night. STRFKR is on a 2012 U.S. tour and will be performing next at The Wild Buffalo in Bellingham, Wash. on October 20.

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CD release party for local band Bad Mitten Orchestre tonight

Native Eugene band Bad Mitten Orchestre will debut their third album, “Baby Gone Broke on Through” at their CD release party at the WOW Hall on Saturday, July 21. The band, which has been playing together since 2006, spent the last year recording their new album. Bad Mitten Orchestre will …

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The Blimp to bring crazy props, sonic dynamite to WOW Hall

On Friday, local avant-garde band The Blimp will play their own brand of crazed guitar rock.

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Curren$y and the Jets fly high at WOW Hall, play to passionate crowd

Curren$y and the Jets put on a chillingly good show Tuesday night as they played their 13th stop of the 2012 Jet Life Tour at the WOW Hall.

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Opinion

Bouchat: Checking the slang of the acronym is worth it

Occasionally groups will latch onto an acronym or initialism for reasons beyond its representation of the group. When the acronym brings to mind messages other than that of the group it supposedly represents, it can be easy to take that group less seriously.

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CrimeNews

Weekend Police Blotter: April 20 through April 22

Ducklings, invisible people and a chess game turned violent sums up this weekend’s police blotter.

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Arts & CultureMusic

BoomBox creates spontaneous set for WOW Hall audience

It’s dark. The crowd begins shouting, as one would expect before the opening act begins its set at a concert — and, not in the business of disappointing the crowd, the two band members walk quickly onto the WOW Hall stage and take up their positions without a word to anyone.

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Heartless Bastards bring bluesy rock to WOW Hall

Heartless Bastards will perform at WOW Hall this Friday, bringing audiences their well-practiced live sound in support of their newest album, “Arrow.”

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Hot Buttered Rum to perform new tunes at WOW Hall

San Francisco-based band Hot Buttered Rum will take to WOW Hall’s stage Wednesday, March 14.

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News

Brain Awareness Week comes to Eugene

“The brain in particular is something that people get really excited about,” University graduate student Ryan Giuliano said. “Doing outreach helps people get excited and changes the way they think about science.”

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Emerald Q&A with Typhoon's Kyle Morton

Portland-based band Typhoon kicked off their spring tour with a dynamic show at WOW Hall this past Friday. The Emerald sat down with lead vocalist and founding member Kyle Morton to discuss the band’s fame, evolution and how Kyle’s devastating experience with Lyme disease played a role in the songwriting …

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Arts & CultureMusic

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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The Coup engage WOW Hall audience with politically inspired talk, hip-hop concert

“How do we make people feel engaged?”

This is the question that musician and activist Raymond “Boots” Riley asked repeatedly Wednesday night, offering a smattering of answers that come down to one basic idea: Involve yourself in the moment to change the world.

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Hieroglyphics worked up the WOW Hall

As the Hieroglyphics walk onto the stage, the crowd throws their hands in the air, waving them back and forth, entranced by the showmanship of the veteran MCs who stand on the stage before them. The WOW Hall gives a warm welcome to the seasoned, six-member hip-hop collective, who are no strangers to Eugene.

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Portland Cello Project mixes it up at WOW Hall

Ever hear a Kanye West or Britney Spears song performed on the cello? Chances are you wouldn’t think pop music and classical instruments can go together. But that’s the magic of the Portland Cello Project, a musical group that plays music on the cello you wouldn’t normally hear. And it works beautifully.

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News

Student volunteers keep WOW Hall thriving

Christopher Graziani, a junior journalism major at the University, is a lighting intern for WOW Hall and is responsible for setting up, taking down and providing the lighting effects during shows.

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Arts & CultureMusic

Immortal Technique performs, lectures in Eugene (with audio freestyle)

Hip hop social worker, doctor, father, confidant and self-proclaimed protector, Immortal Technique is a fighter for peace in the most literal sense. On Tuesday night, he captured the hearts and minds of a packed WOW Hall during his nearly two-hour-long set.

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Jason Webley brings trickery, twirling and tickle fights to Halloween show

This was Halloween night at WOW Hall, nicknamed “WOW Halloween” by Webley; a little random, a little quirky and very focused on crowd participation.

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Arts & CultureMusic

The Head and the Heart plays sold-out show at WOW Hall

Review of the sold-out performance Tuesday night by Seattle-based indie band The Head and the Heart.

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Scene Guide

WOW Hall: a rich history

The W.O.W.Hall is a great place to gather for almost any event. The people of Eugene hold a special place in their hearts for the hall, and will continue to use it for various events in the future. Check out the W.O.W. hall for yourselves. You won’t regret it.

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Japanese hardcore band Melt-Banana hits WOW Hall

The sound of Japanese hardcore/punk band Melt-Banana is original, to say the least. It’s like what’s left after music and adrenaline tear each other apart.

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Arts & Culture

WOW Hall welcomes student artist

University student artist Sarah Refvem’s colorful paintings will be featured in WOW Hall’s Lobby Art Gallery during the month of October.

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Blue Scholars sit down for a Q&A after their show at WOW Hall

After a show Sept. 20 at the WOW Hall, the Emerald sat down with DJ/producer Sabzi (Saba Mohajerjasbi) and MC Geologic (George Quibuyen) for an interview about the music creation process and their recent release, “Cinemetropolis.”

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Queer women’s music festival OUT/LOUD celebrates 10th anniversary at WOW Hall

The queer women’s music festival is celebrating its 10th year this weekend. Its organizers believe it is an important LGBTQQI event to show acceptance and support within the University community.

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