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Music Commentary: Death to the Pixies

Why it’s time for the indie-rock giants to break up—again.

Music Stories
Frank Black doesn’t care about the Pixies. He made that clear 20 years ago, when he famously broke up the band via fax, and he reiterated how few fucks he gives this past fall. Bassist Kim Dea   More
Wednesday, February 19, 2014 MATTHEW SINGER

Meet Dr. Goon, Portland's Representative at Damian Lillard's 4 Bar Friday Live Event in New Orleans

Blazers All-Star invites local MC to his All-Star Weekend rap battle.


The NBA calls it an All-Star "break," but Damian Lillard must not have received the memo. This weekend in New Orleans, the Blazers' reigning Rookie of the Year and Slam Magazine cover star is making history—and, most likely, a whole bunch of money for himself and his ...   More
Thursday, February 13, 2014 by MATTHEW SINGER

MusicfestNW Moving to Waterfront Park

The festival is August 16-17 and will feature 18 bands.


The rumors are indeed true: MusicfestNW is moving to Tom McCall Waterfront Park.  Portland's biggest music festival will take place along the banks of the Willamette River on Aug. 16-17 (as opposed to early September) with music taking place all day and 18 acts spread across two stages. As    More
Wednesday, February 12, 2014 by MATTHEW SINGER


Robo Reboot

Movie Reviews & Stories
First, the bad news: In this RoboCop, no bad guys get turned into walking piles of toxic waste and splattered across the hood of a car. It’s PG-13, after all. The good news is almost everythin   More
Wednesday, February 12, 2014 MATTHEW SINGER

Introducing…: Cambrian Explosion

Music Stories
Who: Nori Lockhart (vocals, guitar), Ben Dorothy (drums, vocals), Austin Trask (bass), Adria Ivanitsky (keyboards, vocals, percussion). Sounds like: Walking around OMSI blitzed out of your mind w   More
Wednesday, February 12, 2014 MATTHEW SINGER

Q&A: Mic Crenshaw

The Portland MC and new KBOO co-manager talks community radio and the war on hip-hop.

Music Stories
Earlier this month, following a year of internal tumult, Portland radio station KBOO announced that longtime rapper and activist Mic Crenshaw—along with Monica Beemer, former executive director    More
Wednesday, February 12, 2014 MATTHEW SINGER

Album Review: Liv Warfield

The Unexpected (Kobalt)

Album Reviews
[GROWN-UP SOUL] Attention, Sir Paul: Liv Warfield questions your ornithological knowledge. “Paul McCartney got it wrong/ I ain’t never want no song,” the Portland-based belter sings on “   More
Wednesday, February 12, 2014 MATTHEW SINGER

PDX Charts

Top selling albums and songs in Portland, Feb. 3-9


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, February 11, 2014 by MATTHEW SINGER

Jeremy Petersen Has Been Fired from OPB


Jeremy Petersen, longtime producer and host at OPB Radio, has been fired by Oregon Public Broadcasting. According to a post on Petersen's Facebook page, he was called into a meeting on Jan. 28 and told he was being let go. Though he writes that there is "nothing particularly juicy or scandalous to say about it," Petersen adds tha...   More
Wednesday, February 5, 2014 by MATTHEW SINGER

Reverse Aging

With Eyelids, two of Portland’s busiest musicians reclaim their youth.

Music Stories
In a booth at the back of Cup and Saucer Cafe on Northeast Killingsworth Street, John Moen and Chris Slusarenko are reminiscing about the good old days—specifically, the days when Slusarenko and   More
Wednesday, February 5, 2014 MATTHEW SINGER

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