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Live Review: The Pixies at Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 2/19

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"Ruthless efficiency."That's the best way to describe how the Pixies operate right now. Without so much as a "good evening," the indie-rock legends—now down to three of its original members, and on its second replacement touring bassist in less than a year—stepped onstage at the Schnitz right at their scheduled start time, knocking out thunderous renditions of "Bone Machine," "Wave of Muti...   More
 
Thursday, February 20, 2014 by MATTHEW SINGER

PDX Charts

Top selling albums and songs in Portland, Feb. 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, February 19, 2014 by MATTHEW SINGER

Music Commentary: Death to the Pixies

Why it’s time for the indie-rock giants to break up—again.


Music Stories
Frank Black doesn’t care about the Pixies. He made that clear 20 years ago, when he famously broke up the band via fax, and he reiterated how few fucks he gives this past fall. Bassist Kim Dea   More
 
Wednesday, February 19, 2014 MATTHEW SINGER

Meet Dr. Goon, Portland's Representative at Damian Lillard's 4 Bar Friday Live Event in New Orleans

Blazers All-Star invites local MC to his All-Star Weekend rap battle.

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The NBA calls it an All-Star "break," but Damian Lillard must not have received the memo. This weekend in New Orleans, the Blazers' reigning Rookie of the Year and Slam Magazine cover star is making history—and, most likely, a whole bunch of money for himself and his ...   More
 
Thursday, February 13, 2014 by MATTHEW SINGER

MusicfestNW Moving to Waterfront Park

The festival is August 16-17 and will feature 18 bands.

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The rumors are indeed true: MusicfestNW is moving to Tom McCall Waterfront Park.  Portland's biggest music festival will take place along the banks of the Willamette River on Aug. 16-17 (as opposed to early September) with music taking place all day and 18 acts spread across two stages. As    More
 
Wednesday, February 12, 2014 by MATTHEW SINGER

RoboCop

Robo Reboot


Movie Reviews & Stories
First, the bad news: In this RoboCop, no bad guys get turned into walking piles of toxic waste and splattered across the hood of a car. It’s PG-13, after all. The good news is almost everythin   More
 
Wednesday, February 12, 2014 MATTHEW SINGER

Introducing…: Cambrian Explosion


Music Stories
Who: Nori Lockhart (vocals, guitar), Ben Dorothy (drums, vocals), Austin Trask (bass), Adria Ivanitsky (keyboards, vocals, percussion). Sounds like: Walking around OMSI blitzed out of your mind w   More
 
Wednesday, February 12, 2014 MATTHEW SINGER

Q&A: Mic Crenshaw

The Portland MC and new KBOO co-manager talks community radio and the war on hip-hop.


Music Stories
Earlier this month, following a year of internal tumult, Portland radio station KBOO announced that longtime rapper and activist Mic Crenshaw—along with Monica Beemer, former executive director    More
 
Wednesday, February 12, 2014 MATTHEW SINGER

Album Review: Liv Warfield

The Unexpected (Kobalt)


Album Reviews
[GROWN-UP SOUL] Attention, Sir Paul: Liv Warfield questions your ornithological knowledge. “Paul McCartney got it wrong/ I ain’t never want no song,” the Portland-based belter sings on “   More
 
Wednesday, February 12, 2014 MATTHEW SINGER

PDX Charts

Top selling albums and songs in Portland, Feb. 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, February 11, 2014 by MATTHEW SINGER
 

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