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Win Tickets To See Come Tonight at Mississippi Studios!

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Why should you care about a band called Come performing at Mississippi Studios tonight? Let Robert Ham tell you:  "With dozens of other ’90s-era bands reuniting to great acclaim and profits, the ripple effect is finally stirring up int...   More
 
Friday, June 21, 2013 by MATTHEW SINGER

Flashback: The Dandy Warhols at the 2003 Rock am Ring Festival in Nurberg, Germany

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The Dandy Warhols at the 2003 Rock am Ring Festival in Nurberg, Germany:"I remember this show specifically because the crowd size was limited by that dense grove of trees in the back.  Turns out that's the only real problem with Rock Am Ring: only about 50,000 people can see the show at a time.  This left another 50,000-plus folks super pissed off that they didn't get to see us af...   More
 
Wednesday, June 19, 2013 by MATTHEW SINGER

Summer Guide 2013: I Believe I Can Fly

An anti-outdoorsman goes fishing for salvation.


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It’s a drizzly Memorial Day morning, and I’m standing in calf-deep water in a Yamhill River tributary, searching for redemption. More literally, I am learning tenkara, the Japanese method of   More
 
Wednesday, June 19, 2013 MATTHEW SINGER

Album Review: Natasha Kmeto

Crisis (Dropping Gems)


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[ELECTRO R&B] Natasha Kmeto can’t get no satisfaction, and it’s killing her. As a singer raised on both the come-ons of ’90s R&B and the all-night throb of house and trip-hop, the    More
 
Wednesday, June 19, 2013 MATTHEW SINGER

Drank: Tender Loving Empire (Fort George Brewery)


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Fort George’s Tender Loving Empire Northwest Pale Ale is named after the venerable Portland indie-pop record label and boutique, and it drinks the way many of the bands on the label sound: pleas   More
 
Wednesday, June 19, 2013 MATTHEW SINGER

The Five Best Things About PDX Pop Now! 2013

Lineup! Getcha free all-ages music festival lineup here!

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At this stage in the game, it's not surprising when the lineup for PDX Pop Now—Portland's best all-local, all-ages, all-free music festival—turns out to be a wide-ranging snapshot of the Portland music scene circa right now. For the volunteer-run festival's 10th anniversary, though, the organizers have outdone themselves. It's not all-inclus...   More
 
Tuesday, June 18, 2013 by MATTHEW SINGER

PDX Charts

Top selling albums and songs in Portland, June 10-16

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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, June 18, 2013 by MATTHEW SINGER

DINER 2013: City State

Not a guide to Portland’s best restaurants—just seven Portland diners.

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The Oregonian Publishing Company LLC has written to us to complain that Willamette Week’s 2013 guide to Portland diners is likely to cause confusion and represents unfair competition. To be clear: the seven reviews in our online guide represent a parody of The Oregonian’s 2013 Dine...   More
 
Monday, June 17, 2013 by MATTHEW SINGER

PDX Charts

Top selling albums in Portland, June 3-9.

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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. This week's in-store performances are also listed below.



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Saturday, June 15, 2013 by MATTHEW SINGER

Win Tickets to See the Coup Tomorrow Night at Mississippi Studios!

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Here's what Reed Jackson wrote about agit-hip-hop vets the Coup in this week's paper:[FUNK] It’s hard not to like the style of Oakland-based hip-hop group the Coup. The group consists of an Afro-adorned political activist named Boots Riley, who raps about social injustices in a smooth, pimped-out hush, and DJ Pam the Funkstress, whose s...   More
 
Friday, June 14, 2013 by MATTHEW SINGER
 

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