Bromfield: SHXCXCHCXSH revives witch-house aesthetics for actual house music

By on Friday, Sep. 19 at 1:47 pm.

SHXCXCHCXSH didn’t exactly make it easy for themselves — just look at their name. Yet this isn’t the first time we’ve seen unpronounceable names in electronic music. The witch house movement of the early ’10s was full of vowelless or symbol-filed monikers, from (///▲▲▲\\\) to †‡†.  Those acts adopted a similarly dark image to SHXCXCHCXSH, and […]

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

By on Friday, Sep. 5 at 6:41 pm.

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 in the Northwest, and they’ll […]

Review: Rebelution, Iration, The Green and Stick Figure share island vibrations at the Cuthbert

By on Tuesday, Aug. 19 at 12:21 pm.

Sunday night, reggae bands Stick Figure, The Green, Iration and Rebelution played at the Cuthbert Amphitheatre, sharing some kickback island vibrations with Eugenians. Stick Figure was the opening act for the reggae night. Stick Figure filled the atmosphere with fun, summer loving beats as people started spilling into the amphitheater. Keyboard Player Kevin Bong’s long, […]

Recap: Portland’s own MusicFestNW offers an intimate festival experience

By on Tuesday, Aug. 19 at 9:08 am.

This past weekend, Portland’s own MusicFestNW took place in the Tom McCall Waterfront Park, featuring two days of music, art and food. The most important thing to understand about MusicFestNW is that it is very different from other big name music festivals today. Unlike Sasquatch! Festival and San Francisco’s Outside Lands, MusicFestNW manages to be […]

Rebelution to rasta-fy the Cuthbert on August 17

By on Sunday, Aug. 10 at 3:37 pm.

Rebelution proves that, contrary to what your mom thinks, your college cover band can become commercially successful. The five-piece reggae rock band recently released its fourth studio album Count me in, which debuted at No. 14 on the Billboard 200 chart and took the top spot on the Reggae Album chart. Rebelution is currently on the […]

UO music professor composes first original piece of music for an American track event

By on Monday, Jul. 28 at 12:26 am.

Spectators at Tuesday’s 10K race in the IAAF World Junior Track & Field Championships may not have realized they were part of a unique experiment combining music and sports. TrackTown USA president Vin Lananna commissioned the University of Oregon’s Brian McWhorter to compose an original piece and perform it with a live orchestra. McWhorter, a nationally renowned trumpet player and professor at […]

Q&A: Jared Smith of Wilderness on their upcoming show at Sam Bonds Garage

By on Sunday, Jul. 20 at 7:04 pm.

Wilderness will be holding it’s debut performance at Sam Bonds Garage on Thursday, July 24. In honor of the Eugene performance, band member and creator Jared Smith spoke to the Emerald in a phone interview. Can you tell us a bit about Wilderness? Our first record came out last August, Homeward From the Battle, and we’ve […]

Review: Plain White T’s, Daughtry and Goo Goo Dolls rock the Cuthbert

By on Saturday, Jul. 19 at 9:15 pm.

Last night, The Plain White T’s, Daughtry and the Goo Goo Dolls played the Cuthbert Amphitheatre, filling a Eugene summer night with rock music. The Plain White T’s was the quintessential opening band. Confined to far downstage as a result of all of Daughtry’s and Goo Goo Doll’s equipment, Plain White T’s were spread horizontally […]

Here it goes again: OK Go to play Portland’s Hawthorne Theater

By on Thursday, Jul. 17 at 5:28 pm.

This Sunday, July 20, OK Go, the mid-2000s pop rock band that made DIY music videos cool, will play the Hawthorne Theater in Portland. On October 14, the band will release Hungry Ghosts, their first album since 2010. The album’s catchy single “The Writing’s On The Wall,” has already gained over 9 million views on Youtube, thanks […]

9-piece old-school funk Turkuaz to play Cozmic Pizza party

By on Tuesday, Jul. 15 at 8:34 am.

While Jurassic 5 takes “four MCs and makes them sound like one,” nine-piece Brooklyn-based funk band Turkuaz highlights the unique and varied talents of an entire group of Berklee-schooled musicians. Turkuaz, pronounced Tur-kwaz, recorded their first album in 2011. Roommates Dave Brandwein, who is a composer, producer, guitarist and vocalist. Along with Taylor Shell, who […]

Photos: Jurassic 5 brings a party to the Cuthbert Amphitheater

By on Friday, Jul. 11 at 9:42 am.

In celebration of the 20 year anniversary of their Word of Mouth tour, hip-hop group Jurassic 5 brings a party to the Cuthbert Amphitheater in Eugene, Oregon with special guests Supernatural, and Dilated Peoples. Dilated Peoples tours in support of their new album “Directors of Photography” which will be released on August 12, 2014 through […]

Slightly Stoopid, Stephen Marley and G.Love hit the Cuthbert Amphitheater

By on Thursday, Jul. 10 at 12:29 pm.

Reggae filled the air at the Cuthbert Amphitheater on Wednesday as the Summer Sessions Tour 2014 kicked off with G.Love. G.Love paved the way for Stephen Marley and Slightly Stoopid to later steal the stage. The crowd and artists had their spirits high as they all experienced the tour’s first night in action. G.Love kicked off the night with […]

Jurassic 5 to bring cool to the Cuthbert Amphitheatre

By on Sunday, Jul. 6 at 11:44 am.

On Thursday July 10, Jurassic 5 will take the Cuthbert Amphitheatre stage. The alternative hip hop group formed in 1993, the same year as the release of the paleontological Spielberg blockbuster that shares half the group’s name. The band, who is famous for “Taking four MC’s and make them sound like one,” (although they now […]

Calendar: Oregon Bach Festival June 26- July 13

By on Saturday, Jun. 28 at 1:51 pm.

Attracting artists, patrons and students from around the globe, the annual world-renown Oregon Bach Festival seeks to “inspire the human spirit through the art of music.” The festival will be held from June 26-July 13. Check out their upcoming concerts in Eugene. Saturday, June 28 Canadian Brass- Oregon Bach Festival Performance: Canadian Brass currently holds iconic […]

Joan Baez and Indigo Girls prove to be a rainy delight

By on Thursday, Jun. 26 at 1:12 pm.

Last night at the Cuthbert Amphitheater, the smell of marijuana and glasses of red and white wines blended over the brightly colored crowd. Ponchos, rain jackets and umbrellas covered the field like grass in anticipation to experience Georgia’s classic duo the Indigo Girls and the headliner Joan Baez. The Indigo Girls came with the rain, yet […]