All posts by Peter Woodburn

When people say they like all kinds of music, they usually add the caveat “except heavy metal”. Peter Woodburn doesn’t. In fact, he is almost always asking for more heavy metal. His love for music stems from seeing the Grateful Dead at the tender age of 11 years, and it hasn’t faded since. He loves everything from 15-minute-long bluegrass jams to thirty-second grindcore blasts, as well as everything in between. Give him a monster riff, though, and he will be forever happy.
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MusicfestNW 2012 Festival Preview & Picks

What some of us might call the Pacific Northwest’s best music festival — and maybe the next and more relaxed SXSW — is Musicfest NW, a multi-day spread across Portland’s best venues. Featuring diverse and exceptional booking, this year’s picks have been written by three writers, each with unique tastes, to do the festival justice....Read...
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Tim Hecker, Daniel Menche, Lawrence English, Scanner (Substrata Festival 1.2) Live Show Review 2012

Music, just like any other art medium, beckons an emotional response. Sometimes when we get lost in beats, drum fills, guitar riffs, and lyrical dexterity, we don’t realize it. But at Substrata Festival, all those elements go out the window, and showgoers are left with an isolated core of noise as it is being created,...Read...
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