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Video Roundup: Lovers! Goose & Fox! Just Lions! Jake Kost!

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Hey, haven't done one of these in a while. Let's just jump in, then, shall we? Lovers, "Tiger Square" The first official video off A Friend in the World, the seventh album from Carolyn Berk's electro-pop group, features no tigers (nor any water fowl timed to the lyric "the goose with ...   More
 
Thursday, November 7, 2013 by MATTHEW SINGER

PDX Charts

Top selling albums and songs in Portland, Oct. 28-Nov. 3

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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
 
Wednesday, November 6, 2013 by MATTHEW SINGER

Cowboys Don’t Cry

Matthew McConaughey electrifies Dallas Buyers Club.


Movie Reviews & Stories
The first time Matthew McConaughey appears onscreen in Dallas Buyers Club—that is, after he’s shown thrusting away at two female rodeo groupies in the shadows of a backstage stall—the reflex   More
 
Wednesday, November 6, 2013 MATTHEW SINGER

Soul Revival

Years ago, Ural Thomas rejected the cruelty of the music industry. But the Pain brought him back.


Music Stories
Ural Thomas has lots of stories. He’s been around the block, you might say, even though he’s lived in the same North Portland house—which he claims to have rebuilt himself, using all recycle   More
 
Wednesday, November 6, 2013 MATTHEW SINGER

Cuts of the Week

Five new songs from Portland artists you need to hear.

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Every Friday, LocalCut collects the week's new Portland music and puts it all in one place for you, the faithful reader, to enjoy. It's like MTV's The Week In Rock, with less Tabitha Soren.1. Unknown Mortal Orchestra, "Swing Lo Magellan"This week, Unknown Mortal Orchestra released The Blue Record, an EP prim...   More
 
Friday, November 1, 2013 by MATTHEW SINGER

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
 

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