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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

PDX Charts

Top selling albums and songs in Portland, Feb. 10-16


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 19, 2014 by MATTHEW SINGER

Music Commentary: Death to the Pixies

Why it’s time for the indie-rock giants to break up—again.

Music Stories
Frank Black doesn’t care about the Pixies. He made that clear 20 years ago, when he famously broke up the band via fax, and he reiterated how few fucks he gives this past fall. Bassist Kim Dea   More
Wednesday, February 19, 2014 MATTHEW SINGER

Meet Dr. Goon, Portland's Representative at Damian Lillard's 4 Bar Friday Live Event in New Orleans

Blazers All-Star invites local MC to his All-Star Weekend rap battle.


The NBA calls it an All-Star "break," but Damian Lillard must not have received the memo. This weekend in New Orleans, the Blazers' reigning Rookie of the Year and Slam Magazine cover star is making history—and, most likely, a whole bunch of money for himself and his ...   More
Thursday, February 13, 2014 by MATTHEW SINGER

MusicfestNW Moving to Waterfront Park

The festival is August 16-17 and will feature 18 bands.


The rumors are indeed true: MusicfestNW is moving to Tom McCall Waterfront Park.  Portland's biggest music festival will take place along the banks of the Willamette River on Aug. 16-17 (as opposed to early September) with music taking place all day and 18 acts spread across two stages. As    More
Wednesday, February 12, 2014 by MATTHEW SINGER


Robo Reboot

Movie Reviews & Stories
First, the bad news: In this RoboCop, no bad guys get turned into walking piles of toxic waste and splattered across the hood of a car. It’s PG-13, after all. The good news is almost everythin   More
Wednesday, February 12, 2014 MATTHEW SINGER

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