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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

Mic Check: Andrew W.K.

On Party Fouls


Music Stories
Andrew W.K. is a head-banging philosopher, a paragon of positivity and a raging, sweaty, sometimes-bloody ball of light. He’s also a musician, though that’s the least interesting part of his personality. His glittery thrash-pop   More
 
Wednesday, September 4, 2013 MATTHEW SINGER

Live Review: Snoop Dogg Lion at the Roseland Theater, 8/27

So tired/Tired of waiting/Tired of waiting for Snoo-oo-oop!

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In general, Portland is a pretty patient town. Ask our citizens to stand in line for hours for shitty doughnuts and foie gras ice cream and they’ll do so gladly, with a smile on their face. Waiting is part of the culture here.Ask them to wait nearly two hours to see Snoop Lion, though, and things start to get tense.Tuesday night at the Roseland, the rapper formerly known (and, let’s face...   More
 
Thursday, August 29, 2013 by MATTHEW SINGER

Live Albums


Music Stories
The trend of bands performing seminal albums live in their entirety is a double-edged phenomenon. On one hand, it kills the thrilling unpredictability of the set list, and forces audiences to sit    More
 
Wednesday, August 28, 2013 MATTHEW SINGER, PETE COTTELL

Headout: The Thin White Duke Vs. The Thin White Girl

Determining the future mojo of the Moda center.


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In 1995, the Rose Garden celebrated its opening with an inaugural concert by David Bowie, with Nine Inch Nails opening. Over the next 18 years, the arena enjoyed many more high-profile concerts,   More
 
Wednesday, August 28, 2013 MATTHEW SINGER

Top Five Tips For Surviving MusicfestNW


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Study the schedule. Winging it is fun and all, until you’ve stumbled upon nothing to your liking, then you realize Deerhunter just started at the Crystal and you’re at Roseland, and then you    More
 
Wednesday, August 28, 2013 MATTHEW SINGER

MusicfestNW 2013: Shuggie Otis

After four decades off the grid, a soul-funk genius resumes his career.


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When an artist vanishes for 40 years, rumors are going to spread, none of them good. So it was with Shuggie Otis. Nearly four decades passed after the release of his third album, the psychedelic soul masterpiece    More
 
Wednesday, August 28, 2013 MATTHEW SINGER

MusicfestNW 2013: Musicfest is Rubbish

The return of Britain’s angriest punk.


MFNW 2013
In late-’70s England, there wasn’t a more fearsome creature prowling the streets of London than Ian Rubbish. The levels of bile pumping through his spleen made Johnny Rotten look like Mr. Bean   More
 
Wednesday, August 28, 2013 MATTHEW SINGER
 

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