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Album Review: Natasha Kmeto

Crisis (Dropping Gems)


Album Reviews
[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)


Drank
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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Music
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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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
 
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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Food & Drink
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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Music
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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Music
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

Alien Boy

Man of Steel makes clear Superman just wasn’t made for these times.


Movie Reviews & Stories
Seventy-five years ago, as the Greatest Generation geared up to save the planet from tyranny, a figure of Christ-like perfection standing up for Earth’s right to exist was precisely what pop cul   More
 
Wednesday, June 12, 2013 MATTHEW SINGER

I’m Getting Too Old for This Pit

Who’s playing Warped Tour? Beats us. So we went to the mall to find out.


Music Stories
Nothing makes a 30-year-old music writer feel like a decrepit, out-of-touch sack of dust more than scanning a Warped Tour lineup. The hordes of pierced, tatted and asymmetrically coiffed mall-pu   More
 
Wednesday, June 12, 2013 MATTHEW SINGER

Marisa Anderson: Sunday, June 16

For a rootless roots musician, words are very unnecessary.


Music Stories
Somewhere on Marisa Anderson’s résumé is the phrase, “Once portrayed the ass-end of a jaguar.” It was the mid-1990s, a few years after the Northern California-born guitarist dropped out    More
 
Wednesday, June 12, 2013 MATTHEW SINGER
 

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