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Soul Recovery

Having survived cancer, Sharon Jones just wants one thing: Respect.


Music Stories
Talking to the media about her recent battle with pancreatic cancer, Sharon Jones never spares the gory details. Asked how she first knew something was wrong, the 57-year-old soul singer told Spin   More
 
Wednesday, March 26, 2014 MATTHEW SINGER

Top Five Key Moments In The Devolution Of Kings of Leon


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Only by the Night. For its first three albums, Kings of Leon were the state-fair version of the Strokes, deep-frying catchy garage-rock guitars in a batter of Southern colloquialisms and producin   More
 
Wednesday, March 26, 2014 MATTHEW SINGER

Idaho Bound

Can the Treefort Music Fest make Boise the next Portland?


Music Stories
When Brett Netson pulled into Old Town Portland for the first time back in the early ’90s, to play Satyricon with his psychedelic punk band, Caustic Resin, he felt like a kid in a candy store�   More
 
Wednesday, March 19, 2014 MATTHEW SINGER

Lance Bangs on Breadcrumb Trail

The Portland director has solved the mystery of indie-rock innovators Slint. It only took him 23 years.


Music Stories
In 1991, at an underground music club in Asheville, N.C., Lance Bangs heard an album so weird and wondrous it would obsess him for the next two decades. That record, Spiderland, was by Slint, a    More
 
Wednesday, March 19, 2014 MATTHEW SINGER

Music Preview: Against Me!, Laura Stevenson, Cheap Girls


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[POWER PUNK] Laura Jane Grace came here to chew bubblegum, wear a sundress and chop the rings off a bigot’s fat fucking fingers—and she’s all out of bubblegum. Transgender Dysphoria Blues, t   More
 
Wednesday, March 19, 2014 MATTHEW SINGER

Restaurant Guide 2013: Lucky Strike


Restaurant Guide
3862 SE Hawthorne Blvd., 206-8292, luckystrikepdx.com  [SPICE PUSHERS] In a meek-tongued city like Portland, spice-pushers Lucky Strike are like shady guys sitting in a Camaro across the street    More
 
Tuesday, March 18, 2014 MATTHEW SINGER

Hip-Hop Stopped

The tension between Portland rap artists and police goes deeper than the Blue Monk.


Music Stories
If you had walked past the Blue Monk around 11 pm on Saturday, March 1, it’d be reasonable to assume a crime had taken place. Six police cars were parked in the middle of Southeast Belmont Stree   More
 
Wednesday, March 12, 2014 MATTHEW SINGER

Top Five Must-Listen Music Shows On XRAY.FM


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Take It to the Bridge! Host: Theo Craig of Rontoms Sunday Sessions.Program description: “Part serialized sci-fi radio drama, part call-in request show with a focus on music from the Pacific Northwe   More
 
Wednesday, March 12, 2014 MATTHEW SINGER

Dead Moon's Fred Cole To Undergo Emergency Heart Surgery

"Our worst nightmare has come true."

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Fred Cole, the Portland punk legend most known as the frontman for Dead Moon, will undergo heart bypass surgery, according to an announcement on the Web site of his current project, Pierced Arrows.Here is the full message:“Our worst nightmare has come true. Over the last couple of weeks Fred has problems with his heart. We didn't want t...   More
 
Tuesday, March 11, 2014 by MATTHEW SINGER

PDX Charts

Top selling albums and songs in Portland, March 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, March 11, 2014 by MATTHEW SINGER
 

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