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The Regulator

Rappers age, but Warren G’s 21-year-old gangsta classic is timeless.

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In most situations, jumping into a back-alley dice game with a bunch of strangers is a spectacularly bad idea. But for Warren G, it turned out to be the best decision of his career. For a ge   More
Wednesday, March 11, 2015 MATTHEW SINGER

Project Pabst Announces 2015 Lineup

Weezer, Blondie, Passion Pit, TV On the Radio and more coming to Zidell Yards in July.


Wrap your heart of glass in a sweater, Portland: Blondie and Weezer are headlining Project Pabst.  The second annual three-day music festival, put on by the brewer of Portland's favorite cheap lager, has announced the lineup for its outdoor portion, again taking place at Zidell Yards under the Ross Island bridge, on July 17-19, with...   More
Tuesday, March 10, 2015 by MATTHEW SINGER

PDX Charts

Top selling albums and songs in Portland, Feb. 23-March 1


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, March 4, 2015 by MATTHEW SINGER

Introducing: Bombay Beach

Music Stories
Who: Ryan Lynch (guitars), Matthew Zimmerman (vocals), Jeremiah Hayden (drums). Sounds like: Thurston Moore and Iggy Pop tripping around Joshua Tree, in a sci-fi mockumentary directed by Steve Albini   More
Wednesday, March 4, 2015 MATTHEW SINGER

Neil Gust's Post-Heatmiser Band, No. 2, Gets Reissued By Jackpot Records

Check out the teaser video, featuring Elliott Smith...and his underwear.

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In the classic '90s Portland band Heatmiser, Neil Gust was the Mick Jones to El...   More
Tuesday, March 3, 2015 by MATTHEW SINGER

Damian Lillard To Graduate From College

Three years after leaving school for the NBA, the Blazers point guard has earned a degree in technical sales from Weber State in Utah.


Just call him Big-Brain Dame.  Three years after leaving Weber State University—the obscure mid-major in Ogden, Utah, that recruited him out of high school—to enter the NBA draft, Damian Lillard is about to become a college graduate. Between elevating the Blazers to championship contention, signing   More
Monday, March 2, 2015 by

PDX Pop Now Extends Submission Deadline For Its Annual Compilation

Also, check out video of Hustle and Drone performing at last year's festival.

PDX Pop Now 2015 Logo

Are you in a band? Then you probably want to be on the PDX Pop Now compilation, right? Well, if you dilly-dallied this year, you've been given a reprieve: The deadline for submissions has been extended until March 15. Each year, the all-ages, all-Portland music festival assembles a two-disc set of songs from local artists in advance of its lineup announcement. Songs are submitted vi...   More
Thursday, February 26, 2015 by MATTHEW SINGER

Almost Infamous

Black Pussy is Portland’s most controversial band.

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Whoever thought a band calling itself Black Pussy could be controversial? Not singer-guitarist Dustin Hill, apparently. When he bestowed the Google-unfriendly name on his stoner-rock project t   More
Wednesday, February 25, 2015 MATTHEW SINGER

Big Shot Ben

Meet Oregon’s biggest Spurs fan.

Until the 2013 NBA Finals, I’d never seen anyone I know cry over sports. And then came Game 7 of the series between the San Antonio Spurs and the Miami Heat. After Tim Duncan uncharacteristi   More
Wednesday, February 25, 2015 MATTHEW SINGER

Watch Former Blazer Martell Webster's Pacific Northwest-Heavy Rap Video

Filmed in Washington, featuring a Portland rapper-producer and directed by Will Vinton's son.


Over the NBA All-Star break, Damian Lillard went on the radio and wowed the basketball blogosphere with his rhyme skills. No less an authority than MTV's Sway declared him the best rapper in the league, and most were apt to agree. But another Blazer alum has thrown hi...   More
Tuesday, February 24, 2015 by MATTHEW SINGER

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