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Sister Lovers

Haim is the world’s favorite new band. Do not resist them.


Music Stories
“Every day is the best surprise party ever,” says Danielle Haim, describing the past year in the life of the band that bears her surname. Indeed, when you’re the buzziest group in music, the   More
 
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 MATTHEW SINGER

Satyricon: Madness And Glory Wednesday, Oct. 16

Portland’s punk palace gets immortalized on film.


Music Stories
In 1983, a magical shithole opened on Northwest 6th Avenue in Old Town. In the 27 years that followed, Satyricon grew into Portland’s CBGB, an epicenter for freaks and art-damaged weirdos of a   More
 
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 MATTHEW SINGER

Pieces of Elliott

A brief guide to finding Elliott Smith in Portland.


Music Stories
Southeast 29th Avenue and Taylor StreetThe home where Smith recorded Roman Candle. According to his then-girlfriend, J.J. Gonson, she returned years later and knocked on the door to find the Shins   More
 
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 MATTHEW SINGER

The Last of the Sad Bastards

10 years after his death, Elliott Smith is still estranged from Portland.


Cover Story
Elliott Smith sang it himself: Pictures of him are always wrong. So the photo of him at Disneyland, taken in 1996, must be Photoshopped, right? The saddest songwriter in the world—a man who co   More
 
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 MATTHEW SINGER

Restaurant Guide 2013: El Inka


Restaurant Guide
48 NE Division St., Gresham, 491-0323, elinkarestaurant.com. [LOS POLLOS HERMANOS] Shoved away in a nondescript strip mall alongside a greasy Mexican joint and a party-supply store, Pollos a la B   More
 
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 MATTHEW SINGER

Restaurant Guide 2013: Mextiza


Restaurant Guide
2103 N Killingsworth St., 289-3709, mextiza.com. [PAN-MEXICAN] Mexican restaurants can impress most Portland gringos simply by serving burritos that manage to stay inside the tortilla. Mextiza owne   More
 
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 MATTHEW SINGER

Restaurant Guide 2013: Navarre


Restaurant Guide
10 NE 28th Ave., 232-3555, navarreportland.blogspot.com. [SIPS AND SMALL PLATES] Navarre wowed Portland when it opened in 2001, serving Italian-, French- and Spanish-inspired small plates with fo   More
 
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 MATTHEW SINGER

Album Review: Red Fang

Whales and Leeches (Relapse)


Album Reviews
[MONSTROUS ROCK] In the clash of stoner-metal titans, Red Fang isn’t going to out-sexy Queens of the Stone Age or out-melody Torche or out-conceptualize its labelmate Baroness, but it will bully   More
 
Wednesday, October 9, 2013 MATTHEW SINGER

Album Review: Neo Boys

Sooner or Later (K)


Album Reviews
[REDISCOVERED PUNK] Ninety seconds into this excavation of the deceptively named late-’70s proto-riot grrrls the Neo Boys, the band flubs a part, stops, and starts the song over, as a live crowd   More
 
Wednesday, October 9, 2013 MATTHEW SINGER

Chappelle’s Non-Show

Remembering the night Dave Chappelle took over Portland—and didn’t even perform.


Culture Features
Forget the Arab Spring: For me, the true power of social media emerged on July 14, 2009, the day Dave Chappelle shut down Portland. A rumor, spread via Twitter, that the elusive comic was planni   More
 
Wednesday, October 9, 2013 MATTHEW SINGER
 

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