Widmer Bros. "Perfect Playlist" 11/21/14

Chelsea & Karen

Alanis Morisette "Thank You"
The Kills "Heart Is A Beating Drum"
Fiona Apple "Fast As You Can"
No Doubt "Running"
REM "King Of Birds"
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Snapshot of Passport Approved (11/21/14)

Talisco "The Keys" (Paris, France)
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Widmer Bros. "Perfect Playlist" 11/20/14


The Cars "Good Times Roll"
Echo & The Bunnymen "Bring On The Dancing Horses"
New Order "Your Silent Face"
Nine Inch Nails "Closer"
Tame Impala "Feels Like We Only Go Backward"
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Snapshot of Passport Approved (11/20/14)

Tove Stryke "Borderline" (Stockholm, Sweden)
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Widmer Bros. "Perfect Playlist" 11/19/14


Jack White "Sixteen Saltines"
B 52s "Planet Claire"
Blondie "Hanging On The Telephone"
Len "Steal My Sunshine"
Lily Allen "The Fear"
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Snapshot of Passport Approved (11/19/14)

Jamie T "Rabbit Hole" (London, England)
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Widmer Bros. "Perfect Playlist" 11/18/14

Vance Joy

Filter "Take a Picture"
Ween "It's Gonna Be"
Vance Joy "Mess Is Mine" (in studio acoustic)
Silversun Pickups "Lazy Eye"
Vampire Weekend "Oxford Comma"
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Snapshot of Passport Approved (11/18/14)

Twin Atlantic "Hold On" (Glasgow, Scotland)
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Bastille :: Moda Center :: 11.13.14

When Bastille was in town for December To Remember last year, I made the prediction that the next time we saw them would be in an arena-sized venue. Now, I don't like to brag, but we saw that prediction come to fruition on Thursday night, when Bastille returned to Portland for their show at Moda Center.

Bastille has gradually become known more and more as a pop band, rather than an alternative one - and nowhere is that more apparent than in their choice of openers. Where last year's performances featured bands like Little Daylight and NONONO, Thursday's show was kicked off by pop/soul singer Ella Eyre. While we may not be hearing her on the Bottom 40 anytime soon, no one at Moda Center seemed to care, cheering along to the 20 year-old singer's high-kicking, high-energy performance.

When Dan Smith and the gang came on stage shortly thereafter, I paused to reflect on how far they've come since we first saw them, last September. The band has essentially been touring on the same material for over a year - although there are a couple of new songs, and they've swapped out the City High cover for TLC's "Scrubs," most of the setlist (and all of Dan's jokes) are the same. What's changed, though, is the environment: a year ago, they played in front of a handmade BASTILLE banner; now their backdrop is a stadium and more A/V equipment than a typical Best Buy. The change suits them, though - it feels like they were always meant to play this kind of venue. It feels like they're home.

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Bend Ale Trail Top 9 @ 9 - 11/17/14

Here are the 9 hottest songs of the day!! Thanks for all your votes/requests/suggestions!

9. Wild Cub - Colour
8. Death From Above - Trainwreck 1979
7. Priory - Weekend
6. Glass Animals - Gooey
5. Foo Fighters -Something From Nothing
4. Holiday Friends - Astral Observations
3. Imagine Dragons - I Bet My Life
2. Joywave - Somebody New
1. Catfish & The Bottlemen - Kathleen
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