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The Regulars

A guide to Pickathon’s regional heroes.


Music Stories
When it started 15 years ago, Pickathon, Portland’s annual roots-music festival, had little interest in anything contemporary. As it’s grown in both size and scope, finally embracing music cre   More
 
Wednesday, July 31, 2013 MATTHEW SINGER

Album Review: Summer Cannibals

No Makeup (New Moss)


Album Reviews
[GARAGE ROCK] Someone done pissed off Summer Cannibals’ Jessica Boudreaux real good. “I’m dreaming of this city on mute,” she snarls on “Sounds,” the fuzz-bomb that opens the group’s   More
 
Wednesday, July 31, 2013 MATTHEW SINGER

Top Five Must-See Pickathon Sets Per Stage


Top 5
Fir Meadows Stage: Lightning Dust (Friday, 7:40 pm)The first day of Pickathon is typically dedicated to finding camping, then booze, then the square dance, but a pre-sundown, open-air performance    More
 
Wednesday, July 31, 2013 MATTHEW SINGER

PDX Charts

Top selling albums and songs in Portland, July 22-28

pdxcharts

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, July 30, 2013 by MATTHEW SINGER

Rigsketball Ridiculousness Update: The Final Results!

rio grands

After six days of blood, sweat and bumper dunks, there is a new Rigsketball champion, and their name is Rio Grands! The swingin' lounge-pop newcomers (formerly known as Rocky and the Proms) defeated electro-poppers (and Portugal the Man affiliates) Hustle and Drone in two hard-fought, grind-it-out games of street ball. Congrat...   More
 
Thursday, July 25, 2013 by MATTHEW SINGER

Cut of the Day: "Ease Up!!," Vin Blanc/White Wine

joe haege

Joe Haege has never been easy to pin down. Whether making fractured art-rock in Portland cult legends 31Knots or moody, noirish torch-pop with Tu Fawning, the guy's made the people who have my job work extra hard to even get close to pigeonholing him.Naturally, he doesn't make things ...   More
 
Thursday, July 25, 2013 by MATTHEW SINGER

PDX Charts

Top selling albums and songs in Portland, July 15-21

pdxcharts

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, July 24, 2013 by MATTHEW SINGER

Rigsketball Ridiculousness Update: The Final Four!

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Shock! Awe! Chaos! Bedlam! Turmoil! Entropy! Tumult! Pandemonium! Bedlam! Did I say that one already? Whatever other synonyms you can think of that generally mean "Holy crap, I didn't see that coming" can be applied to this year's Rigsketball tournament.Two key upsets have essentially blown up the brackets: First, party-rock goofballs Con ...   More
 
Wednesday, July 24, 2013 by MATTHEW SINGER

Flashback: The Flaming Lips

At Mount Tabor, 2009


Music Stories
From wweek.com: “If the Flaming Lips’ music isn’t enough to convince you of Wayne Coyne’s genius, consider this: The dude designed a video that would allow him to audition bare breasts fo   More
 
Wednesday, July 24, 2013 MATTHEW SINGER

Dustyn Astbury

A son of hard-rock royalty forges his own path in EDM.


Music Stories
[ROCK-CAMP STAR] In one form or another, Dustyn Astbury grew up training for a life in music. From age 13, he spent many of his summers attending Rock & Roll Camp in his hometown of Pendleton,   More
 
Wednesday, July 24, 2013 MATTHEW SINGER
 

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