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Album Review: Gaytheist and Rabbits

Gay*Bits (Good to Die)

Album Reviews
[BRUTAL BROMANCE] As musical couplings go, Gaytheist and Rabbits are a match made in a center for tinnitus research. Beyond sheer volume, the Portland punk-metal agitators also share a common distaste   More
Wednesday, July 29, 2015 MATTHEW SINGER

Five Must-See Acts at Pickathon

Top 5
1. Leon Bridges Retro soul is played out, but this kid’s brand—more Sam Cooke than Motown—is so authentic it’s like he stowed away in Doc Brown’s DeLorean after the Enchantment Under t   More
Wednesday, July 29, 2015 MATTHEW SINGER

Unknown Mortal Orchestra: Thursday, July 23

Drummer Riley Geare is UMO’s backbone, but he’s also one of Portland’s rising studio wizards.

Music Stories
A glance at Riley Geare’s wrist will tell you he hasn’t been home for a few weeks. He was, until recently, on the road, playing drums with Unknown Mortal Orchestra, and his forearm is a rainbow of   More
Wednesday, July 22, 2015 MATTHEW SINGER

The 2015 PDX Pop Now! Yearbook

A look at eight of the superlative acts playing the annual local music festival.

Music Stories
IMAGE: WW StaffValedictorian: Vinnie Dewayne <a href="http://vinniedewayne.bandcamp.com/album/rites-of-passage-ep-before-the-scholar">Rites of Passage EP: Before the Scholar by Vinnie Dewayne   More
Wednesday, July 22, 2015 MATTHEW SINGER

Theo Craig Out As Booker of Rontoms Sunday Sessions

Bar owner says the local-music showcase is going in a "new direction."


Rontoms Sunday Sessions is undergoing a “change in direction,” according to the bar’s eponymous owner, and it doesn't involve talent buyer Theo Craig. Beginning in October, Craig, who has booked the popular weekly local-music showcase at the East Burnside bar since 2012, will be replaced by the venue’s sound engineer, Boone How...   More
Tuesday, July 21, 2015 by MATTHEW SINGER

Portlandia To Film a Full Episode at Pickathon

Fred and Carrie to be joined on the main stage by "incredible special music guest."


Put a bird on Pickathon! Or something! Sorry, I haven't paid attention to Portlandia for a long time, so I'm not up to date on the catch phrases. Regardless, the apparently still-ongoing sketch-comedy show—which was just nominated for two Emmys, including Outstanding Variety Sketch S...   More
Thursday, July 16, 2015 by MATTHEW SINGER

Martell Webster: Thursday, July 16

Can a former Blazer shake the baller-turned-rapper stigma?

Music Stories
On the day I reach Martell Webster at home in Portland, the NBA draft is a few hours away. You’d think that would make a good icebreaker when speaking to a former Blazers lottery pick. “I    More
Wednesday, July 15, 2015 MATTHEW SINGER

The Top Five Must-See Acts At Project Pabst

Top 5
1. Against Me! (3:30 pm Saturday, July 18) Laura Jane Grace blazed a trail toward this current mainstream moment for transgendered Americans, and it wasn’t by playing nice. On last year’s Tra   More
Wednesday, July 15, 2015 MATTHEW SINGER

Rotture and Branx Have Closed, Will Now Be Known As Euphoria Nightclub

The new venue will focus on electronic dance music and LGBTQ events.

chromatics_october_2010_rotture by april l sanders

Rotture and Branx, the conjoined industrial Southeast music venues, both closed abruptly last week. Don't worry, though, the building is not turning into condos or another high-end brunch spot. Beginning July 24, the complex at 315 SE 3rd Ave.—which has changed names multiple times since the late '70s—will relaunch as a "queer-centric" electronic dance club and revert back...   More
Tuesday, July 14, 2015 by MATTHEW SINGER

Hear Damian Lillard's DOLLA's Debut Rap Track


The Blazers' offseason has been a flaming disaster, but Damian Lillard's summer has been nothing but [INSERT FLAME EMOJI]. He kept a promise to his mother and graduated from college. He signed a    More
Monday, July 13, 2015 by MATTHEW SINGER

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