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PDX Charts

Top selling albums and songs in Portland, Oct. 21-28

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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 Rh...   More
 
Wednesday, October 30, 2013 by MATTHEW SINGER

Living Death

The Hackney brothers tried to bury their old band. It wouldn’t stay dead.


Music Stories
Up in Bobby Hackney’s attic, sealed in a white cardboard box, lay a secret. A secret he and his brother, Dannis Hackney, kept hidden from their closest family and friends for over 30 years.    More
 
Wednesday, October 30, 2013 MATTHEW SINGER

The Knock Back: Knocking Around


Bar Reviews
There are two types of Alberta Street bars: sticky-floored dives and whatever’s around the corner from your house. For all its gentrified, au courant hipness, the area still lacks an anchoring   More
 
Wednesday, October 30, 2013 MATTHEW SINGER

The End of Backspace as We Know It

The Portland all-ages music institution is ceasing live performances, still searching for new location.

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Backspace's tenure in Old Town is coming to an end. The oft-beleaguered all-ages music venue, which celebrated its 10th anniversary in July, will cease all live performances after throwing a Halloween party on Oct. 31. It will remain open as a coffee shop temporarily, according to owner Eric Robison. In September,    More
 
Tuesday, October 29, 2013 by MATTHEW SINGER

Modern Life

Portland songwriter Drew Grow starts over.


Music Stories
When Drew Grow regained consciousness on the side of Interstate 5, his car totaled and his leg bent at an awkward angle, he took it as a sign. Not from above—though he’d grown up in a religiou   More
 
Wednesday, October 23, 2013 MATTHEW SINGER

Album Review: Shy Girls

Timeshare (Hit City U.S.A.)


Album Reviews
[SLOW JAMS] Dan Vidmar likes to take things slow. Two years after posting the three songs that, up to this point, made up the entirety of Shy Girls’ recorded output, he’s added a whopping si   More
 
Wednesday, October 23, 2013 MATTHEW SINGER

Headout: Hello, Dolly!

Five other potential Dolly Parton musicals.


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You may have misremembered Nine to Five, the classic 1980 Dolly Parton workplace comedy, as a musical, considering the eponymous theme song is more famous than the film. Alas, it only received t   More
 
Wednesday, October 23, 2013 MATTHEW SINGER

PDX Charts

Top selling albums and songs in Portland, Oct. 14-20

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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, October 22, 2013 by MATTHEW SINGER

PDX Charts

Top selling albums and songs in Portland, Oct. 7-13

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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 Rh...   More
 
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 by MATTHEW SINGER

Sister Lovers

Haim is the world’s favorite new band. Do not resist them.


Music Stories
“Every day is the best surprise party ever,” says Danielle Haim, describing the past year in the life of the band that bears her surname. Indeed, when you’re the buzziest group in music, the   More
 
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 MATTHEW SINGER
 

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