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Album Review: Shy Girls

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Album Reviews
[SLOW JAMS] Dan Vidmar likes to take things slow. Two years after posting the three songs that, up to this point, made up the entirety of Shy Girls’ recorded output, he’s added a whopping si   More
 
Wednesday, October 23, 2013 MATTHEW SINGER

Headout: Hello, Dolly!

Five other potential Dolly Parton musicals.


Headout
You may have misremembered Nine to Five, the classic 1980 Dolly Parton workplace comedy, as a musical, considering the eponymous theme song is more famous than the film. Alas, it only received t   More
 
Wednesday, October 23, 2013 MATTHEW SINGER

PDX Charts

Top selling albums and songs in Portland, Oct. 14-20

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, October 22, 2013 by MATTHEW SINGER

PDX Charts

Top selling albums and songs in Portland, Oct. 7-13

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 Rh...   More
 
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 by MATTHEW SINGER

Sister Lovers

Haim is the world’s favorite new band. Do not resist them.


Music Stories
“Every day is the best surprise party ever,” says Danielle Haim, describing the past year in the life of the band that bears her surname. Indeed, when you’re the buzziest group in music, the   More
 
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 MATTHEW SINGER

Satyricon: Madness And Glory Wednesday, Oct. 16

Portland’s punk palace gets immortalized on film.


Music Stories
In 1983, a magical shithole opened on Northwest 6th Avenue in Old Town. In the 27 years that followed, Satyricon grew into Portland’s CBGB, an epicenter for freaks and art-damaged weirdos of a   More
 
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 MATTHEW SINGER

Pieces of Elliott

A brief guide to finding Elliott Smith in Portland.


Music Stories
Southeast 29th Avenue and Taylor StreetThe home where Smith recorded Roman Candle. According to his then-girlfriend, J.J. Gonson, she returned years later and knocked on the door to find the Shins   More
 
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 MATTHEW SINGER

The Last of the Sad Bastards

10 years after his death, Elliott Smith is still estranged from Portland.


Cover Story
Elliott Smith sang it himself: Pictures of him are always wrong. So the photo of him at Disneyland, taken in 1996, must be Photoshopped, right? The saddest songwriter in the world—a man who co   More
 
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 MATTHEW SINGER

Restaurant Guide 2013: El Inka


Restaurant Guide
48 NE Division St., Gresham, 491-0323, elinkarestaurant.com. [LOS POLLOS HERMANOS] Shoved away in a nondescript strip mall alongside a greasy Mexican joint and a party-supply store, Pollos a la B   More
 
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 MATTHEW SINGER

Restaurant Guide 2013: Mextiza


Restaurant Guide
2103 N Killingsworth St., 289-3709, mextiza.com. [PAN-MEXICAN] Mexican restaurants can impress most Portland gringos simply by serving burritos that manage to stay inside the tortilla. Mextiza owne   More
 
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 MATTHEW SINGER
 

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