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Live Review: Justin Timberlake at Moda Center, 11/20

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It’s easy to forget how long Justin Timberlake has been famous. Even though I’m well aware that he shed the boy-band image more than a decade ago, until last night part of me imagined his shows were still filled with a sea of teenage girls screaming themselves hoarse. There was plenty of screaming happening at the Moda Center, but the sources were varied. There was the scrawny 16-year-...   More
 
Friday, November 21, 2014 by MATTHEW SINGER

PDX Charts

Top selling albums and songs in Portland, Nov. 10-16

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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
 
Wednesday, November 19, 2014 by MATTHEW SINGER

Top Five Boy-Band Solo Albums Not By Justin Timberlake


Top 5
JC Chasez, Schizophrenic (2004) While Timberlake was still in his Off the Wall phase, Chasez—the brooding underwear model to JT’s boy next door—skipped straight to FutureSex/LoveSounds, ropin   More
 
Wednesday, November 19, 2014 MATTHEW SINGER

Details of New Music Venue at Washington High School Released

True West and Mississippi Studios partner on state-of-the-art 850-seat theater called Revolution Hall, scheduled to open in 2015.

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Back in July, rumors circulated that the redevelopment of George Washington High School in Southeast Portland would include converting the school's auditorium into a live music venue. That has ...   More
 
Wednesday, November 12, 2014 by MATTHEW SINGER

Slabtown Rising?

A week after it closed for good, owner Doug Rogers says he will attempt to reopen the Northwest Portland rock club.

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Though it had nothing to do with Portland, the episode of AMC's megahit zombie drama The Walking Dead that aired the day after Slabtown's supposed last show ever was titled “Slabtown.” Now, little over a week later, it appears the much-lamented Northwest Portland rock club itself might be rising from the grave   More
 
Tuesday, November 11, 2014 by MATTHEW SINGER

PDX Charts

Top selling albums and songs in Portland, Nov. 3-9.

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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
 
Tuesday, November 11, 2014 by MATTHEW SINGER

What’s Your Pleasure?

Forty years ago, Portland’s best band was a funky soul orchestra from the streets of the Northeast.


Music Stories
In 1974, Portland was a much funkier place. Though still primarily a rock town, one of the most popular and successful groups to emerge in that era was Pleasure, a nine-piece, jazz-tinged disco-so   More
 
Wednesday, November 5, 2014 MATTHEW SINGER

Joe vs. Bonnie

Say you wake up under a bridge in Slabtown. Do you eat breakfast at the gas station or the dive bar?


Food Reviews & Stories
Come fall, Portland is cold and brunch lines are long. That’s true year-round, of course, but this is when people start getting surly. It’s wet, it’s windy, and the asshole ahead of you on t   More
 
Wednesday, November 5, 2014 MATTHEW SINGER

One Day in March 1984: Local punk promoters, desperate for any venue, beg the owner of a just-opened Northwest Portland bar to let a few bands play inside...


40th Anniversary
As told by Ed Jones, the original booker at Satyricon, the legendary Portland club where Kurt met Courtney and where Foo Fighters played their first show: “Portland was in a recession in the   More
 
Wednesday, November 5, 2014 MATTHEW SINGER
 

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