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Album Review: W.C. Beck

Quivira (Self-Released)


Album Reviews
[TRAD COUNTRY] “Better days are coming soon,” promises W.C. Beck on this set of purist country tunes, though what he really means to say is that the best days—for country music, anyway—are   More
 
Wednesday, July 24, 2013 MATTHEW SINGER

Album Review: Minden

What’s More Than Appropriate? (Self-Released)


Album Reviews
[GLAM POP] In the video for “Gold Standard,” off last year’s Exotic Cakes LP, the Missouri transplants in Minden introduced themselves to Portland by stuffing their most hirsute member into    More
 
Wednesday, July 24, 2013 MATTHEW SINGER

Portland Meadows: Pony Express


Bar Reviews
Apologies to Hunter S. Thompson, but there’s nothing decadent about horse racing in 2013. Now that the sport of kings has been lowered to plebeian level, though, a day at the races holds a cer   More
 
Wednesday, July 24, 2013 MATTHEW SINGER

Brew Views: Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me

Twinkle, twinkle.


Brew Views
Long ago, in a galaxy far, far away, a little power-pop group from Memphis was once as famous as the Beatles. Children by the millions sang odes to the lead singer, and teenagers of the 1970s bl   More
 
Wednesday, July 24, 2013 MATTHEW SINGER

Win Tickets to Sometimes A Great Notion!

Plus a stack of vinyl courtesy of Metal Postcard Records!

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As you may have heard, there are a few music festivals going on in Portland this weekend. There's PDX Pop Now, of course. But there's also the 8 Track Relay, which combines a who's-who of Northwest luminaries—Menomena, Blitzen Trapper, Cave Sin...   More
 
Friday, July 19, 2013 by MATTHEW SINGER

PDX Charts

Top selling albums and songs in Portland, July 8-14

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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
 
Friday, July 19, 2013 by MATTHEW SINGER

The Conjuring

The power of beach vacations compels you!


Movie Reviews & Stories
Few people, I’m guessing, have been to Harrisville, R.I., site of the alleged true-life incident that inspired The Conjuring. But everyone will find it familiar: an isolated nowhere town where m   More
 
Wednesday, July 17, 2013 MATTHEW SINGER

Where are they (PDX Pop) now?

Revisiting the first edition of Portland’s all-ages music tradition a decade later.


Music Stories
In 2004, a group of 50 musicians and aficionados, spurred by a conversation on a Web forum, met at the Lucky Lab to discuss how to better connect the community of Portland to the music being made    More
 
Wednesday, July 17, 2013 MATTHEW SINGER

Album Review: The Memories

Love Is the Law (Burger)


Album Reviews
[LOVE STONED] In describing the aesthetic of the Memories’ second batch of basement-pop balladry, “lo-fi” doesn’t quite cut it: If it turned out the band fashioned its four-track into a sm   More
 
Wednesday, July 17, 2013 MATTHEW SINGER

Top Five Appropriations of the Black Flag Logo


Top 5
Cat Flag The Etsy shirt design that sparked a bazillion other Internet parodies. Bonus points for the “Meow War” spinoff.Black Fag Don’t freak out: It’s a gay Black Flag cover band from, ahe   More
 
Wednesday, July 17, 2013 MATTHEW SINGER
 

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