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Win Tickets to Sometimes A Great Notion!

Plus a stack of vinyl courtesy of Metal Postcard Records!

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Music
As you may have heard, there are a few music festivals going on in Portland this weekend. There's PDX Pop Now, of course. But there's also the 8 Track Relay, which combines a who's-who of Northwest luminaries—Menomena, Blitzen Trapper, Cave Sin...   More
 
Friday, July 19, 2013 by MATTHEW SINGER

PDX Charts

Top selling albums and songs in Portland, July 8-14

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Music
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
 
Friday, July 19, 2013 by MATTHEW SINGER

The Conjuring

The power of beach vacations compels you!


Movie Reviews & Stories
Few people, I’m guessing, have been to Harrisville, R.I., site of the alleged true-life incident that inspired The Conjuring. But everyone will find it familiar: an isolated nowhere town where m   More
 
Wednesday, July 17, 2013 MATTHEW SINGER

Where are they (PDX Pop) now?

Revisiting the first edition of Portland’s all-ages music tradition a decade later.


Music Stories
In 2004, a group of 50 musicians and aficionados, spurred by a conversation on a Web forum, met at the Lucky Lab to discuss how to better connect the community of Portland to the music being made    More
 
Wednesday, July 17, 2013 MATTHEW SINGER

Album Review: The Memories

Love Is the Law (Burger)


Album Reviews
[LOVE STONED] In describing the aesthetic of the Memories’ second batch of basement-pop balladry, “lo-fi” doesn’t quite cut it: If it turned out the band fashioned its four-track into a sm   More
 
Wednesday, July 17, 2013 MATTHEW SINGER

Top Five Appropriations of the Black Flag Logo


Top 5
Cat Flag The Etsy shirt design that sparked a bazillion other Internet parodies. Bonus points for the “Meow War” spinoff.Black Fag Don’t freak out: It’s a gay Black Flag cover band from, ahe   More
 
Wednesday, July 17, 2013 MATTHEW SINGER

Rigsketball Ridiculousness 2013!

Like basketball? Like bands? Like winning stuff? Then this is the contest for you!

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Music
It's not March, but Rigsketball is certainly madness. Now in its third year, the makeshift local-music basketball tournament, organized by the boozy punk army known as And And And and played at various locations around town on a hoop affixed to its tour van, is nearly as much ...   More
 
Monday, July 15, 2013 by MATTHEW SINGER

PDX Charts

Top selling albums and songs in Portland, July 1-7

pdxcharts

Music
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
 
Thursday, July 11, 2013 by MATTHEW SINGER

Alive Again

Chris Newman returns from oblivion.


Music Stories
Chris Newman shouldn’t be here. Not in Portland, not in the yellow house near Mount Tabor where he lives with his girlfriend and her daughter, not leaning back in a chair in his basement rehea   More
 
Wednesday, July 10, 2013 MATTHEW SINGER

Top Five Chris Newman Projects


Top 5
Napalm BeachBy the time punk hit, Chris Newman was already in his 20s. Instead of disregarding the music of his youth, he filtered it through the velocity of the time, and laid the groundwork fo   More
 
Wednesday, July 10, 2013 MATTHEW SINGER
 

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