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Portlandia To Film a Full Episode at Pickathon

Fred and Carrie to be joined on the main stage by "incredible special music guest."


Put a bird on Pickathon! Or something! Sorry, I haven't paid attention to Portlandia for a long time, so I'm not up to date on the catch phrases. Regardless, the apparently still-ongoing sketch-comedy show—which was just nominated for two Emmys, including Outstanding Variety Sketch S...   More
Thursday, July 16, 2015 by MATTHEW SINGER

Martell Webster: Thursday, July 16

Can a former Blazer shake the baller-turned-rapper stigma?

Music Stories
On the day I reach Martell Webster at home in Portland, the NBA draft is a few hours away. You’d think that would make a good icebreaker when speaking to a former Blazers lottery pick. “I    More
Wednesday, July 15, 2015 MATTHEW SINGER

The Top Five Must-See Acts At Project Pabst

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1. Against Me! (3:30 pm Saturday, July 18) Laura Jane Grace blazed a trail toward this current mainstream moment for transgendered Americans, and it wasn’t by playing nice. On last year’s Tra   More
Wednesday, July 15, 2015 MATTHEW SINGER

Rotture and Branx Have Closed, Will Now Be Known As Euphoria Nightclub

The new venue will focus on electronic dance music and LGBTQ events.

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Rotture and Branx, the conjoined industrial Southeast music venues, both closed abruptly last week. Don't worry, though, the building is not turning into condos or another high-end brunch spot. Beginning July 24, the complex at 315 SE 3rd Ave.—which has changed names multiple times since the late '70s—will relaunch as a "queer-centric" electronic dance club and revert back...   More
Tuesday, July 14, 2015 by MATTHEW SINGER

Hear Damian Lillard's DOLLA's Debut Rap Track


The Blazers' offseason has been a flaming disaster, but Damian Lillard's summer has been nothing but [INSERT FLAME EMOJI]. He kept a promise to his mother and graduated from college. He signed a    More
Monday, July 13, 2015 by MATTHEW SINGER

Life on the Side

Dave Depper landed his dream gig. What happens when he wakes up?

Music Stories
Dave Depper is doing his best to keep himself together. He flew back from London the previous night, and his jet lag is colliding with this godforsaken Portland heat wave. A few days prior, he was ons   More
Wednesday, July 8, 2015 MATTHEW SINGER

Introducing Alia Zin

Music Stories
Sounds like: Kendrick Lamar if he went straight into the studio after hearing Tupac for the first time. For fans of: Nas, Lauryn Hill, Digable Planets, Black Star, Joey Badass, Vinnie Dewayne. The   More
Wednesday, July 1, 2015 MATTHEW SINGER

Album Review: Joel Magid

Pyramids (Self-Released)

Album Reviews
[LYSERGIC LOVESICKNESS] Even psychedelic troubadours get the blues. On his second album, Joel Magid sounds heartsick and hung over, his head hanging heavy with shame, as he ponders the bodies left to    More
Wednesday, July 1, 2015 MATTHEW SINGER

Nike Names Chilly Tee To Board of Directors

As Phil Knight steps down, the "Krisis of Identity" rapper steps up.

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The weather has been sweltering`, but in Beaverton, things just got Chillier. Earlier today, Phil Knight announced he will step down as chairman of Nike, the footwear giant he co-founded over a half-century ago. That's a big deal. But for hip-hop fans, the bigger news is that Knight's...   More
Tuesday, June 30, 2015 by MATTHEW SINGER

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