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

Music Stories
[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,  [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

Top 5
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."


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


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

Jeremy Wilson: Saturday, March 8

A heartbroken Dharma Bum hits the road and restarts his career.

Music Stories
At a glance, Empty Through Empty Space, the new album by Jeremy Wilson, has the backstory of a classic breakup record. Guy meets girl, he moves across the country to be with her, things fall apa   More
Wednesday, March 5, 2014 MATTHEW SINGER

Luchador: Breaking Kayfabe

Bar Reviews
There’s an obvious metaphor that applies to Trebol’s rebranding as Luchador (4835 N Albina Ave., 517-9347, Here, an unspectacular Mexican restaurant dons a mask and transforms    More
Wednesday, March 5, 2014 MATTHEW SINGER

Top Five Things From Last Year’s SXSW That Convinced Me To Stay Home This Year

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A volunteer tried to extort $20 from me.  Arriving at a free day party I’d RSVP’d to and finding 20,000 people who’d done the same, I was pulled aside by the guy monitoring the line, w   More
Wednesday, March 5, 2014 MATTHEW SINGER

Portland Cops' Treatment of Hip-Hop Shows Will Be Investigated in Wake of Blue Monk Incident

City Auditor's Office will conduct independent review.


Following last Saturday's hip-hop show at the Blue Monk—which caused headliner Illmaculate to cancel his performance in protest over excessive police presence—the City Auditor's Independent Police Review Division has announced it is launching an investigation into the Portland Police Bureau's policies toward rap-related music ...   More
Tuesday, March 4, 2014 by MATTHEW SINGER

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