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Stalk up on some Tarkovsky

by Lyle Daniel, Max Carpenter and Sammie Massey Three films of Andrei Tarkovsky’s sparse but numinous repertoire will be shown by the Russian House over the coming week in celebration of the monumental director’s 80th birthday. One of these showings, The Mirror, already passed, on Tarkovsky’s true birthday April 4, but there are two other […]

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Subgenre of the Week: “Disney Shit”

This week’s subby is a quicky but goodie. Surely, by now, you’ve seen Rebecca Black’s  YouTube gem “Friday” and its subsequent parodies (if not, I would highly recommend watching before continuing reading). It’s terrible, and we all know it. And yet, I really don’t understand what the fuss is all about. Yes, “Friday” is the […]

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Subgenre of the Week: Plunderphonics (feat. Kanye West)

We live in an age where our post-modern sensibilities have translated into flourishing musical creativity. This, paired with the death of radio, has led to the creation of nearly every subgenre imaginable. But how do you keep track of them all? Each week, we here at the Quest do our best to help you make […]

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Subgenre of the Week: Nu-disco

We live in an age where our postmodern sensibilities have translated into flourishing musical creativity. This, paired with the death of radio, has led to the creation of nearly every subgenre imaginable. But how do you keep track of them all? Each week, we here at the Quest do our best to help you make […]

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Subgenre(s) of the Week: Nintendocore (feat. Holiday Pop)

As the holidays are fast approaching and light radio stations spin seasonal tunes 24/7, it was tempting to go easy with this week’s subgenre installment and discuss my mother’s favorite artist: Josh Groban, that pop-era star so fiendishly notorious for his overwhelmingly sentimental rendition of Christmas songs (especially among the middle-age mom set). But I […]

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Subgenre of the Week: Electrofunk

We live in an age where our postmodern sensibilities have translated into flourishing musical creativity. This, paired with the death of radio, has led to the creation of nearly every subgenre imaginable. But how do you keep track of them all? Each week (well, most weeks) we here at the Quest do our best to […]

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Subgenre of the Week: Post-rock

As lighting rent the sky, the five members of Giants rushed into the boathouse bearing lamps and guitars. In a tiny building more often used for auctions and American Legion dances, this band, illuminated only by the soft glow of a few old lamps, let loose soaring chord structures that rivaled the storm’s blast; to […]

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Subgenre of the Week: Crunkcore

We live in an age where our postmodern sensibilities have translated into flourishing musical creativity. This, paired with the death of radio, has lead to the creation of nearly every subgenre imaginable. But how do you keep track of them all? Each week, we here at the Quest do our best to help you make […]

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Subgenre of the Week: Chillwave

We live in an age where our postmodern sensibilities have translated into flourishing musical creativity. This, paired with the death of radio, has lead to the creation of nearly every subgenre imaginable. But how do you keep track of them all? Each week, we here at the Quest do our best to help you make […]

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KRRC FALL 2010

SUNDAY 1pm – Brent Bailey and Mike Kalange – “The Kerr 2 Conundum” 4pm – Reed Arroyo – “Heavy, Fast, and Slow” 5pm – Jensen Maloy – “Punk as Fuck” 6pm – Alden Jones and Cora Walters – “It Was a Good Day” 7pm – Evan Owens-Stively and Creighton Wiedner – “Black Elf Speaks” 8pm […]

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5 Songs for the Dirtiest Hipster Prom

Remember high school? You know, back when you weren’t a hipster? You may not have been preaching the gospel of that obscure freak-folk collective, but nevertheless, the music they played at your senior prom most likely wasn’t tailored to your “alternative” musical proclivities. Instead, you probably had some lame DJ with iTunes crossfader encouraging you […]

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The Five Songs You Need to Survive Being Sexiled

At some point in your college career, you’re sure to get sexiled. Instead of taking it lying down (I’m sure there’s a lame pun in there somewhere, forgive me for not taking the time to find it), you should definitely use this playlist to turn what could be a miserable experience into a wonderful opportunity […]

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Events Calendar: Week of September 15th

Greek Theatre Performance
September 16, 12:00pm
September 17-19, 7:00pm
Ampitheatre

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5 Songs to Bone To

trey-songz-ready

After a certain Queditor had an unfortunate experience involving copulation to the tunes of Animal Collective (seriously?!), one of our rank decided to rectify the situation with by compiling a short playlist of songs more appropriate for everyone’s favorite extracurricular activity…besides having pretentious conversations about your favorite Lethem book during your downtime –  goddamn hipsters. […]

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5 Songs to Get You Through Your Hum Paper

In an effort to match up the readings with the paper topics, the new syllabus has bumped up the deadline for the first Hum paper to this Saturday. If you’re anything like I was as a freshman, you have sixteen million ideas swirling around in your head and nothing on paper. Or maybe you have […]

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MusicfestNW comes to Portland

Andrew Choi and En-Szu Hu-Van Wright If you’re new around here, you’ll quickly find out that Portland is a great place for music. The fact that we’re sandwiched between LA and Seattle means that all the good bands end up coming through here. MusicfestNW (abbreviated as MFNW) is unquestionably Portland’s largest alternative music event. It’s […]

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