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Letter To My 12-Year-Old Self

RE: Nine Inch Nails


Music Stories
Dear 12-year-old Matt,  Hey, man. What’re you up to? Let me guess: gearing up for some Monday Night Raw by listening to those tapes you bought with your birthday money. What’s the pre-wr   More
 
Wednesday, November 13, 2013 MATTHEW SINGER

Cut of the Day Exclusive: "Climb," TxE

On the first single from its upcoming album, the Portland hip-hop trio turns Typhoon into a quiet storm.

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More than any other local hip-hop act, TxE has bridged the gap between Portland's rap and indie rock scenes. Between its appearances at PDX Pop Now, past associations with the Amigo/Amiga label and ...   More
 
Tuesday, November 12, 2013 by MATTHEW SINGER

Cuts of the Week

Five new songs from Portland artists you need to hear.

souvenir driver

Every Friday, LocalCut collects the week's new Portland music and puts it all in one place for you, the faithful reader, to enjoy. It's like MTV's The Week In Rock, with less Tabitha Soren. 1. Souvenir Driver, "Kiss You Close" Souvenir Driver's new full-length album, Living Water, isn't out until April 2014, but the band is slowly (very slowly) leaking tracks...   More
 
Friday, November 8, 2013 by MATTHEW SINGER

Video Roundup: Lovers! Goose & Fox! Just Lions! Jake Kost!

goose and fox

Hey, haven't done one of these in a while. Let's just jump in, then, shall we? Lovers, "Tiger Square" The first official video off A Friend in the World, the seventh album from Carolyn Berk's electro-pop group, features no tigers (nor any water fowl timed to the lyric "the goose with ...   More
 
Thursday, November 7, 2013 by MATTHEW SINGER

PDX Charts

Top selling albums and songs in Portland, Oct. 28-Nov. 3

pdxcharts

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 6, 2013 by MATTHEW SINGER

Cowboys Don’t Cry

Matthew McConaughey electrifies Dallas Buyers Club.


Movie Reviews & Stories
The first time Matthew McConaughey appears onscreen in Dallas Buyers Club—that is, after he’s shown thrusting away at two female rodeo groupies in the shadows of a backstage stall—the reflex   More
 
Wednesday, November 6, 2013 MATTHEW SINGER

Soul Revival

Years ago, Ural Thomas rejected the cruelty of the music industry. But the Pain brought him back.


Music Stories
Ural Thomas has lots of stories. He’s been around the block, you might say, even though he’s lived in the same North Portland house—which he claims to have rebuilt himself, using all recycle   More
 
Wednesday, November 6, 2013 MATTHEW SINGER

Cuts of the Week

Five new songs from Portland artists you need to hear.

toxic holocaust

Every Friday, LocalCut collects the week's new Portland music and puts it all in one place for you, the faithful reader, to enjoy. It's like MTV's The Week In Rock, with less Tabitha Soren.1. Unknown Mortal Orchestra, "Swing Lo Magellan"This week, Unknown Mortal Orchestra released The Blue Record, an EP prim...   More
 
Friday, November 1, 2013 by MATTHEW SINGER

PDX Charts

Top selling albums and songs in Portland, Oct. 21-28

pdxcharts

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 Rh...   More
 
Wednesday, October 30, 2013 by MATTHEW SINGER

Living Death

The Hackney brothers tried to bury their old band. It wouldn’t stay dead.


Music Stories
Up in Bobby Hackney’s attic, sealed in a white cardboard box, lay a secret. A secret he and his brother, Dannis Hackney, kept hidden from their closest family and friends for over 30 years.    More
 
Wednesday, October 30, 2013 MATTHEW SINGER
 

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