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Another week, another Mercury music section to read while you are upsidedown. On a ski lift. With your pants off. It happens to the best of us.
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Oh dear god, the recession will kill us all! Or, at the very least, it will make an impact on our local music scene. Club owners, big and small, and local music promoters weigh in on the damage caused by our current economic pity party.
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Welcome Glasvegas, another Scottish band to break your wounded heart and toss it into the loch.
LISTEN:







Glasvegas - "Lonesome Swan"
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Psychedelic and metal? Epic and ethereal? Bearded and long-haired? Los Angeles' Ancestors have it both ways.
LISTEN:
Not happening. Their shortest song is over 16 minutes long (!), so if you want to listen, suck up their bandwidth, not ours.
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It's been forever—and their nemesis, George W. Bush, is about to fade into the sunset—so, Quasi, where is the hell is that new record?
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Quasi - "Nothing From Nothing"
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But wait, if you call in the next 30 minutes our operators will also send you the following music columns, for free: Cary talks about the most anticipated local releases of 2009, which I chew the fat with the hiphop duo in the Chicharones.
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The Chicharones - "You Gotta Move"

End Hits: Portland's music economy, a sad Scottish band, a "psychedelic doom-metal ensemble," local hiphop, the unfuckwithable Quasi... did we leave anything out?