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Permanent Vacation

Peter Buck talks life after R.E.M., his solo records, sabotaging the Verve, hitchhiking in Portland and not talking to the media.

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Peter Buck doesn’t need me. Thirty years amassing one of the most sanctified discographies in American music—and a bank account festooned with zeroes—has ensured him of that. R.E.M., the immeasurably    More
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 MATTHEW SINGER

Holy High Day

Your 4/20 concert guide.

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What is 4/20, anyway? Theoretically, it’s unofficial National Marijuana Appreciation Day, but that implies those who observe it don’t appreciate the shrubbery of the gods every other day of th   More
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 MATTHEW SINGER

Headout: World Warriors

Wrestling Church is spending Easter Sunday preaching the Gospel of the Squared Circle. Here’s a primer on the real global game.

Professional wrestling isn’t a sport. I’ll give its detractors that. It’s something much more interesting—a form of physical theater, misunderstood in the United States but with deep cul   More
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 MATTHEW SINGER

Photo Review: Little Dragon & Unknown Mortal Orchestra at Roseland Theater, 4/10


Little Dragon is one of the most well put-together live bands out there, and the Swedish electro-soul quartet proved it last Thursday night at Roseland Theater. Overcoming a sound system that tragically consumed opener Unknown Mortal Orchestra whole, the band kicked off...   More
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 by MATTHEW SINGER

Crystal Ballroom Shuts Down Schoolboy Q Show Amid Structural Concerns

"Portland 2 rowdy," the rapper Tweets.


Apparently, even Portland's architecture is screwing with hip-hop shows now. Last night, a sold-out concert by Schoolboy Q at the Crystal Ballroom ended about 20 minutes into the L.A. rapper's headlining set after venue staff noticed a crack in a structural beam. The building was evacuated around 11:20 pm, sending 1,200 to 1,500 co...   More
Monday, April 14, 2014 by MATTHEW SINGER

PDX Charts

Top selling albums and songs in Portland, March 31-April 6


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, April 9, 2014 by MATTHEW SINGER

Bar Guide 2014: Maui’s

Bar Guide
According to the yellow surfboard in its entryway, Maui’s exists along Portland’s mythical “North Shore,” which must’ve appeared when the tides of gentrification washed all the black-own   More
Wednesday, April 9, 2014 MATTHEW SINGER

Bar Guide 2014: Devils Point

Bar Guide
Devils Point5305 SE Foster Road, 774-4513, devilspoint.net. 11 am-2:30 am daily.There are plenty of “rock-’n’-roll strip clubs” in Portland, but only Devils Point doubles as rock fantasy camp.   More
Wednesday, April 9, 2014 MATTHEW SINGER

Bar Guide 2014: Mary's Club

Bar Guide
Mary’s Club129 SW Broadway, 227-3023, marysclub.com. 11-2:30 am Monday-Saturday. 11:30-2:30 am Sunday.You know Mary’s Club. Even if you’ve never been there, the legend is part of Portland’s co   More
Wednesday, April 9, 2014 MATTHEW SINGER

Bar Guide 2014: George's Corner Sports Bar

Bar Guide
George’s Corner Sports Bar5501 N Interstate Ave., 289-0307. 10 am-2:30 am Monday-Friday, 8 am-2:30 am weekends.Let’s admit, right up front, that the best dive-bar fried chicken in town is still at   More
Wednesday, April 9, 2014 MATTHEW SINGER

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