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Reverse Aging

With Eyelids, two of Portland’s busiest musicians reclaim their youth.

Music Stories
In a booth at the back of Cup and Saucer Cafe on Northeast Killingsworth Street, John Moen and Chris Slusarenko are reminiscing about the good old days—specifically, the days when Slusarenko and   More
Wednesday, February 5, 2014 MATTHEW SINGER

Introducing...: Lunch

Music Stories
Who: Prometheus Wolf (vocals, guitar), Matthew Huffman (drums), Jared Bird (bass), DJ Barnes (guitar). Sounds like: Joy Division, if they smiled once in a while. For fans of: Gun Club, Buzzcocks, Wi   More
Wednesday, February 5, 2014 MATTHEW SINGER

Sasquatch Announces Two-Weekend 2014 Lineup

Outkast, Queens of the Stone Age, Kraftwerk, Frank Ocean headline, along with a bazillion others.


Well, we got Outkast. The reunited hip-hop duo will headline the first half of the annual Sasquatch Music Festival at Washington's Gorge Amphitheater, which this year is spread across two separate weekends in May and July. Considering the legendary Atlanta rappers proclaimed they'd perform at 40 festivals in 2014, it'd be a majo...   More
Tuesday, February 4, 2014 by MATTHEW SINGER

PDX Charts

Top selling albums and songs in Portland, Jan. 27-Feb. 2


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 4, 2014 by MATTHEW SINGER

Mike Doughty Responds To The "Elliott Smith-Goes-EDM" Controversy

"It has taken on a significance that it doesn't deserve."


By now, you've likely heard about the brouhaha surrounding the release this week of previously unheard Elliott Smith material. Normally, this would be treated as a grand occurrence, given that, unlike many of his peers in the gone-too-soon club, Smith's recorded legacy seemed to more or less end when he died in 2003. Sure, there have been posthumous albums—2004's From a Basement on the Hill</...   More
Thursday, January 30, 2014 by MATTHEW SINGER

WATCH: Liv Warfield Brings Portland Soul Power to Jimmy Fallon

R&B belter and Prince band member makes a star of herself in TV debut.

liv on fallon

Last night, Portland soul queen Liv Warfield made her TV debut on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, and holy hell, this is the kind of performance stars are made from. Flanked by a veritable army of horns, the R&B belter—and New Power G...   More
Wednesday, January 29, 2014 by MATTHEW SINGER

Slabtown Looking for a "Clean Slate"

Help the Portland punk institution clear some of its debt, make structural improvements.


Slabtown owner Doug Rogers proudly touts his club's DIY bonafides, which, frankly, were etched into its walls long before he bought the place two years ago. But, as we've learned recently, doing things yourself is a costly endeavor—particularly when you'...   More
Wednesday, January 29, 2014 by MATTHEW SINGER

Weed Science

Sunrise Analytical is breaking down marijuana to build better medicine.

News Stories
Ethan Marshall figures he’s one of the only people in Oregon allowed to handle both money and weed in the same transaction. His official title at Sunrise Analytical, the Portland medical-marijua   More
Wednesday, January 29, 2014 MATTHEW SINGER

Late Bloomers

After eight years, Portland’s Aan finally releases its debut album.

Music Stories
Bud Wilson shakes his head. He can’t believe it’s taken this long for his band, the Portland experimental-pop group Aan, to put out a proper record. EPs and things resembling albums have surfa   More
Wednesday, January 29, 2014 MATTHEW SINGER

Video: "Nobody Loves a Genius Child," Zoo?


With a few notable exceptions, Portland hip-hop videos tend to follow a specific pattern: Show the MC rapping with ...   More
Tuesday, January 28, 2014 by MATTHEW SINGER

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