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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

Album Review: Kelli Schaefer

601 (Amigo/Amiga)

Album Reviews
"The mouth is an open wound,” sings Kelli Schaefer on her new EP, and the 28-year-old Portland enchantress lets hers bleed all over these four spectral songs. On 601, Schaefer’s already unado   More
Wednesday, June 12, 2013 MATTHEW SINGER

Top Five Bands Too Old To Be Playing Warped Tour

Top 5
Reel Big Fish (pictured)Ska is overdue for another ironic revival, but until it actually happens, the average Warped-goer is going to wonder what the paunchy Ace Ventura impersonator playing music   More
Wednesday, June 12, 2013 MATTHEW SINGER

The Italian Market

Food Cart Reviews
Some people have a problem with Philadelphia. How anyone could dislike the city that gave us Questlove and the Allen Iverson “practice” speech is beyond me, personally. Maybe it has to do wi   More
Wednesday, June 12, 2013 MATTHEW SINGER

PDX Charts

Top selling albums and songs in Portland, May 27-June 2


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, June 5, 2013 by MATTHEW SINGER

Jeff Hylton Simmons, XRAY Fest

Music Stories
Jeff Hylton Simmons can see the finish line. Seven years ago, the 37-year-old Midwest transplant, sound engineer and broadcaster hatched the idea for a free-form, Portland-inspired terrestrial r   More
Wednesday, June 5, 2013 MATTHEW SINGER

Conflict: Method Man vs. Cappadonna

Music Stories
The conflict: Two members of hip-hop’s greatest dynasty, the Wu-Tang Clan, are coming to Portland, vying for your hard-earned dolla, dolla bills, y’all, on two successive nights. Times are t   More
Wednesday, June 5, 2013 MATTHEW SINGER

MusicfestNW Announces 2013 Lineup

Animal Collective, Shuggie Otis, Diplo, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Fred Armisen and more headline the city-wide, summer-ending blowout.


Welp, I'm already exhausted.This year's MusicfestNW lineup is out, and it's bigger than ever: Six days, 150 bands, 16 venues. As usual, Trevor Solomon has put together a stellar collection of talent (and I'm not just saying that because his office is in the same building, though this is where we remind you that WW puts on the festiv...   More
Wednesday, May 29, 2013 by MATTHEW SINGER

Seoul Power

The Korean pop machine is going global. But what exactly is it?

Music Stories
When “Gangnam Style” seized the world in its cartoon-neon clutches via YouTube last year, it seemed like something uploaded from another planet. In fact, it originated from the South Korean po   More
Wednesday, May 29, 2013 MATTHEW SINGER

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