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Album Review: Pure Bathing Culture

Moon Tides (Partisan)


Album Reviews
[LUCID DREAM-POP] All there is to know about Pure Bathing Culture is contained in “Pendulum,” the track that opens the duo’s debut full-length. A heartthrob drum-machine pattern introduces D   More
 
Wednesday, August 14, 2013 MATTHEW SINGER

The Best of Pickathon 2013

Dale Watson's tour bus, the Relatives' suits, judgmental square dancers and more of the most awesome things at the best lil' roots-ish music festival in town!

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Another Pickathon is in the books, and like most music festivals, it takes a few days to recover from. Unlike most music festivals, the exhaustion always feels worth it. Although this year’s installment may have priced out a few regulars—blame the inflated rates at least partially on Feist, perhaps the biggest-name headliner the fest has scored yet, but the crowds certainly seemed a bit ...   More
 
Wednesday, August 7, 2013 by MATTHEW SINGER

Headout: The Ten Meth Commandments

What Breaking Bad has taught us about being a suburban drug lord.


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1. Always start the morning with a hearty breakfast. High-grade meth is made from a precise combination of phenylacetone and methylamine, but the ingredients for a good day at the lab are pancakes   More
 
Wednesday, August 7, 2013 MATTHEW SINGER

Brew Views: The Music Films of Les Blank

Music that moves.


Brew Views
In 1964’s Dizzie Gillespie, filmmaker Les Blank’s first music-based documentary, the titular giant of jazz trumpet speaks into the camera, attempting to describe his playing style. He has a ha   More
 
Wednesday, August 7, 2013 MATTHEW SINGER

Win Tickets To See Band of Horses Tomorrow Night at the Crystal!

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You know Band of Horses, don't you? If not, let one of our contributing music writers, Brandon Widder, tell you a bit about them: [WILD HORSES] Expectations were high when producer Glyn Johns stepped in to helm Band of Horses’ latest effort, Mirage Rock. Why wouldn't they be? The man engineered the first Zeppelin album, for Ch...   More
 
Tuesday, August 6, 2013 by MATTHEW SINGER

PDX Charts

Top selling albums and songs in Portland, July 29-Aug. 5

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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, August 6, 2013 by MATTHEW SINGER

The Regulars

A guide to Pickathon’s regional heroes.


Music Stories
When it started 15 years ago, Pickathon, Portland’s annual roots-music festival, had little interest in anything contemporary. As it’s grown in both size and scope, finally embracing music cre   More
 
Wednesday, July 31, 2013 MATTHEW SINGER

Album Review: Summer Cannibals

No Makeup (New Moss)


Album Reviews
[GARAGE ROCK] Someone done pissed off Summer Cannibals’ Jessica Boudreaux real good. “I’m dreaming of this city on mute,” she snarls on “Sounds,” the fuzz-bomb that opens the group’s   More
 
Wednesday, July 31, 2013 MATTHEW SINGER

Top Five Must-See Pickathon Sets Per Stage


Top 5
Fir Meadows Stage: Lightning Dust (Friday, 7:40 pm)The first day of Pickathon is typically dedicated to finding camping, then booze, then the square dance, but a pre-sundown, open-air performance    More
 
Wednesday, July 31, 2013 MATTHEW SINGER

PDX Charts

Top selling albums and songs in Portland, July 22-28

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    More
 
Tuesday, July 30, 2013 by MATTHEW SINGER
 

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