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Rigsketball Ridiculousness Update: The Final Results!

rio grands

After six days of blood, sweat and bumper dunks, there is a new Rigsketball champion, and their name is Rio Grands! The swingin' lounge-pop newcomers (formerly known as Rocky and the Proms) defeated electro-poppers (and Portugal the Man affiliates) Hustle and Drone in two hard-fought, grind-it-out games of street ball. Congrat...   More
 
Thursday, July 25, 2013 by MATTHEW SINGER

Cut of the Day: "Ease Up!!," Vin Blanc/White Wine

joe haege

Joe Haege has never been easy to pin down. Whether making fractured art-rock in Portland cult legends 31Knots or moody, noirish torch-pop with Tu Fawning, the guy's made the people who have my job work extra hard to even get close to pigeonholing him.Naturally, he doesn't make things ...   More
 
Thursday, July 25, 2013 by MATTHEW SINGER

PDX Charts

Top selling albums and songs in Portland, July 15-21

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, July 24, 2013 by MATTHEW SINGER

Rigsketball Ridiculousness Update: The Final Four!

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Shock! Awe! Chaos! Bedlam! Turmoil! Entropy! Tumult! Pandemonium! Bedlam! Did I say that one already? Whatever other synonyms you can think of that generally mean "Holy crap, I didn't see that coming" can be applied to this year's Rigsketball tournament.Two key upsets have essentially blown up the brackets: First, party-rock goofballs Con ...   More
 
Wednesday, July 24, 2013 by MATTHEW SINGER

Flashback: The Flaming Lips

At Mount Tabor, 2009


Music Stories
From wweek.com: “If the Flaming Lips’ music isn’t enough to convince you of Wayne Coyne’s genius, consider this: The dude designed a video that would allow him to audition bare breasts fo   More
 
Wednesday, July 24, 2013 MATTHEW SINGER

Dustyn Astbury

A son of hard-rock royalty forges his own path in EDM.


Music Stories
[ROCK-CAMP STAR] In one form or another, Dustyn Astbury grew up training for a life in music. From age 13, he spent many of his summers attending Rock & Roll Camp in his hometown of Pendleton,   More
 
Wednesday, July 24, 2013 MATTHEW SINGER

Album Review: W.C. Beck

Quivira (Self-Released)


Album Reviews
[TRAD COUNTRY] “Better days are coming soon,” promises W.C. Beck on this set of purist country tunes, though what he really means to say is that the best days—for country music, anyway—are   More
 
Wednesday, July 24, 2013 MATTHEW SINGER

Album Review: Minden

What’s More Than Appropriate? (Self-Released)


Album Reviews
[GLAM POP] In the video for “Gold Standard,” off last year’s Exotic Cakes LP, the Missouri transplants in Minden introduced themselves to Portland by stuffing their most hirsute member into    More
 
Wednesday, July 24, 2013 MATTHEW SINGER

Portland Meadows: Pony Express


Bar Reviews
Apologies to Hunter S. Thompson, but there’s nothing decadent about horse racing in 2013. Now that the sport of kings has been lowered to plebeian level, though, a day at the races holds a cer   More
 
Wednesday, July 24, 2013 MATTHEW SINGER

Brew Views: Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me

Twinkle, twinkle.


Brew Views
Long ago, in a galaxy far, far away, a little power-pop group from Memphis was once as famous as the Beatles. Children by the millions sang odes to the lead singer, and teenagers of the 1970s bl   More
 
Wednesday, July 24, 2013 MATTHEW SINGER
 

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