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It’s Nardwuar!

Meet Canada’s greatest music journalist. Seriously.


Music Stories
“Is this dude for real?” That’s the common reaction most people have upon seeing “guerrilla journalist” Nardwuar the Human Serviette for the first time. It’s a fair question. Dressed   More
 
Wednesday, September 25, 2013 MATTHEW SINGER

Nardwuar’s Top Five Greatest Interviews


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Nardwuar vs. Mikhail Gorbachev (1993) Proving early on that he can ask the tough questions of political figures as well as musicians, a young Nardwuar finagled his way into a press conference and   More
 
Wednesday, September 25, 2013 MATTHEW SINGER

Here, My Dear

With Body/Head, Kim Gordon picks up the pieces—then stabs her guitar.


Music Stories
Kim Gordon doesn’t fit the mold of “celebrity divorcee.” That’s a role better suited for a much younger, more famous type of pop starlet, the kind who enters into a shotgun marriage for th   More
 
Wednesday, September 18, 2013 MATTHEW SINGER

Album Review: Magic Mouth

Devil May Care (Fast Weapons)


Album Reviews
[SOUL PUNK] Magic Mouth frontman Stephfon Bartee blasts off this four-song EP with a shout of, “Ain’t you got no shame?!” and the answer to that is embedded in the quaking, rockabilly-ish rave-u   More
 
Wednesday, September 18, 2013 MATTHEW SINGER

Album Review: Lovers

A Friend in the World (Badman)


Album Reviews
[SYNTH-POP CONFESSIONALS] By the time Portland discovered Lovers, singer-songwriter Carolyn Berk had already begun shedding the “female Conor Oberst” tag that dogged her early days as a teenag   More
 
Wednesday, September 18, 2013 MATTHEW SINGER

Headout: Tailgate the Week

How to make everything like football.


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Larry the Cable Guy What’s Happening Inside: A crowd of people you’ve never seen, talked to or otherwise interacted with, laughing uproariously at jokes about farts, gays, gay farts and proba   More
 
Wednesday, September 18, 2013 MATTHEW SINGER

Top Five Weirdest Guests On Pink Martini’s New Album


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Ari Shapiro NPR’s faux-hawked White House correspondent croons the Spanish ballad “Yo te Quiero Siempre,” which is basically the West Hills yoga-mom equivalent of a 50 Shades of Grey audiob   More
 
Wednesday, September 18, 2013 MATTHEW SINGER

Win Tickets To See The Octopus Project Tonight at Mississippi Studios!

A free show not enough of a prize for you? How about we throw in a nifty, band-branded Viewmaster, too?

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Here's what we wrote about Octopus Project in this week's paper: [8-BIT BOOGIE] In touring the country as a rock band, Austin’s Octupus Project may be on the wrong path. Its DayGlo synth textures and skittering drum patterns are certain to shake some booties in a darkened club, but the band’s true calling might be found in the c...   More
 
Tuesday, September 17, 2013 by MATTHEW SINGER

PDX Charts

Top selling albums and songs in Portland, Sept. 9-15

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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, September 17, 2013 by MATTHEW SINGER

Forever Ruined

Kathleen Hanna’s new(ish) riot.


Music Stories
No one believed Kathleen Hanna was sick.  Sure, she hadn’t put out an album in a few years, but she hadn’t exactly gone into hiding. In New York, where she relocated after establishing    More
 
Wednesday, September 11, 2013 MATTHEW SINGER
 

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