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PDX Pop Now Extends Compilation Submission Deadline

Artists have until March 10 to submit a song for consideration.


PDX Pop Now, Portland's annual free, all-local music festival, is extending the submission deadline for its yearly compilation.Each year, PPN complements the festival with a curated two-disc album, which the organization refers to as "one-part fundraiser, one-part shameless promoter of Portland musical talents." The songs are selected by a list...   More
Friday, February 28, 2014 by MATTHEW SINGER

Sorry, Oregon, Kurt Vile is Not Your Favorite Artist

Now we know who is, though.


Hey, Oregon: Remember that time, earlier in the week, where we all shared that map that we thought told us Kurt Vile was our state's favorite artist, and we all high-fived each other for having such great, unique taste?Yeah, well, sorry to break the illusion, but that was kind of bullshit...   More
Thursday, February 27, 2014 by MATTHEW SINGER

Pickathon Announces Its First 2014 Artists

UPDATE: Full lineup (more or less) complete.


Yesterday, Pickathon—the annual roots-ish music festival held out just outside Portland at Pendarvis Farm in Happy Valley—announced that this year's festival would take place Aug. 1-3. They also revealed that, in celebration of its 16th edition, they will be gradually rolling out the lineup over the next 16 days, beginning…today! An...   More
Wednesday, February 26, 2014 by MATTHEW SINGER

PDX Charts

Top selling albums and songs, Feb. 17-23


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, February 26, 2014 by MATTHEW SINGER

Audio Jacked

Does Portland have an instrument-theft problem?

Music Stories
As the members of San Fermin stood in the parking lot of the Red Lion Hotel near Portland International Airport last October, staring at their rented tour van, it took them a moment to process wha   More
Wednesday, February 26, 2014 MATTHEW SINGER

Ava Luna: Sunday, March 2

Art-damaged soul with an appetite for destruction.

Music Stories
Carlos Hernandez takes pleasure in harming the things he cherishes most. In his band, Ava Luna, the Brooklyn-based musician defaces the classic soul music he grew up on, stabbing it with dissonant   More
Wednesday, February 26, 2014 MATTHEW SINGER

Headout: Stunts for Sober Steve-O

The former Jackass star goes straight... to the edge!

You’ve seen him snort wasabi, light fireworks from his ass and bathe in human excrement. Now, Steve-O is attempting his wildest stunt of all: sobriety! America’s favorite Jackass is off the we   More
Wednesday, February 26, 2014 MATTHEW SINGER

Former Blazer Raymond Felton Arrested in New York on Weapons Charges

The current Knicks point guard allegedly pointed a semiautomatic handgun at his wife.


Raymond Felton came to Portland long after the end of the Jail Blazers Era, but considering the antipathy Blazers fans still hold for the current Knicks point guard, you'd think he got caught smuggling weed through the airport right alongside Damon Stoudamire. Sure, the guy was out of shape, a bit ...   More
Tuesday, February 25, 2014 by MATTHEW SINGER

Win Tickets to See Cheatahs Tomorrow Night at Bunk Bar!


Meet the Cheatahs!Coming out of London with a sound pitched between My Bloody Valentine and Dinosaur Jr., the young band gets labeled as "shoegaze," but that doesn't seem like a particularly fitting tag for a group that operates with this much surging energy.  It's newly released self-titled record does drift along on a bed of pink-hued, Kevin...   More
Friday, February 21, 2014 by MATTHEW SINGER

Live Review: The Pixies at Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 2/19

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"Ruthless efficiency."That's the best way to describe how the Pixies operate right now. Without so much as a "good evening," the indie-rock legends—now down to three of its original members, and on its second replacement touring bassist in less than a year—stepped onstage at the Schnitz right at their scheduled start time, knocking out thunderous renditions of "Bone Machine," "Wave of Muti...   More
Thursday, February 20, 2014 by MATTHEW SINGER

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