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Cut the Slack

Courtney Barnett’s a loser, baby, but she’s not going to let it kill her.


Music Stories
For someone who’s written songs detailing awkward phone calls with her mom and using masturbation as a sleep aid, Courtney Barnett comes across awfully shy in conversation. She answers questions   More
 
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 MATTHEW SINGER

Album Review: Eyelids

854 (Jealous Butcher)


Album Reviews
[INDIE-POP CLASSICISM] “Seagulls Into Submission,” the first song on Eyelids’ debut full-length, doesn’t storm out the gates so much as it glides. Hovering atop a graceful guitar riff an   More
 
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 MATTHEW SINGER

Paul Revere's Final Recordings To Be Released On Voodoo Doughnuts Record Label

UPDATE: Uh, maybe not...

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UPDATE Oct. 24, 9:43 am: So, about those alleged final Paul Revere recordings: Turns out, Revere isn't on them at all. According to a press release, Voodoo Doughnuts Recordings was under the impression that the two singles it was set to issue from the current iteration of Paul Revere and the Raiders featured the late Portland garage-rock icon and group namesake on organ. But Revere, who ...   More
 
Friday, October 24, 2014 by MATTHEW SINGER

PDX Charts

Top selling albums and songs in Portland, Oct. 13-19

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Every week, we list the top selling albums from local record stores Music Millennium, Jackpot Records, Everyday Music and Beacon Sound, and the top streamed tracks in Portland on    More
 
Thursday, October 23, 2014 by MATTHEW SINGER

Scary Monsters

With his stunning new album, Perfume Genius stops being sad and starts getting even.


Music Stories
From a young age, Mike Hadreas has been keenly aware that his existence makes other people uncomfortable. To put it lightly, that used to bum him out. The first two albums he released as Perfume   More
 
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 MATTHEW SINGER

Cut of the Day: "Bury Our Friends," Sleater-Kinney

It's official, Portland: You can start loving Carrie Brownstein again!

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In 2006, when Sleater-Kinney played its final show ever at the Crystal Ballroom, an invisible clock began running, counting down to the legendary Portland-via-Olympia riot grrrls' eventual reunion. It just felt inevitable, considering the group didn't seem to implode with acrimony, and because, let's face it, no one stays broken up anymore these days. Well, that clock has finally hit zero.   More
 
Monday, October 20, 2014 by MATTHEW SINGER

PDX Charts

Top selling albums and songs in Portland, Oct. 6-12

pdxcharts

Every week, we list the top selling albums from local record stores Music Millennium, Jackpot Records, Everyday Music and Beacon Sound, and the top streamed tracks in Portland on Rhap...   More
 
Thursday, October 16, 2014 by MATTHEW SINGER

20,000 Days on Earth: Movie Review

True or false.


Movie Reviews & Stories
Nick Cave is one of rock ’n’ roll’s great liars. He admits as much in 20,000 Days on Earth. The way he sees it, the truth is a sea serpent that exists below the surface of a song, and his    More
 
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 MATTHEW SINGER

Bob Dylan vs. Jimmy Buffett


Music Stories
Bob Dylan and Jimmy Buffett are playing Portland the same night. One is the poet laureate of the ’60s, a bard of social upheaval and one of most crucial all-around figures of the 20th century. T   More
 
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 MATTHEW SINGER

Introducing Roselit Bone


Music Stories
Who: Josh McCaslin (vocals, guitar); Victor Franco (guitar); Don Ankrom (bass); Barry A. Walker Jr. (pedal steel); Daniel Gruszka, David Binnig, Poom Aempoo (trumpets); Peter Mullally (baritone    More
 
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 MATTHEW SINGER
 

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