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The Big Snap-Back

After a tragedy in its ranks, TV on the Radio is born again.


Music Stories
TV on the Radio guitarist Dave Sitek lives by the overarching philosophy of “What if?” What if he had a band that blended all the music he loved, from punk to prog to soul, to the point that   More
 
Wednesday, December 10, 2014 MATTHEW SINGER

Mic Check: Tune Yards


Music Stories
Portland always knew Merrill Garbus was special. Even before her Tune-Yards project had fully metamorphosed into the high-definition art funk of 2011’s Whokill and this year’s Nikki Nack, the    More
 
Wednesday, December 10, 2014 MATTHEW SINGER

Introducing: Load B


Music Stories
Who: Rappers Milc and Brill. Sounds like: A rap-game John Belushi busting into a church party with strippers, guns and a plate of drugs. For fans of: Odd Future, early Eminem, Ghostface Killah, Lice   More
 
Wednesday, December 10, 2014 MATTHEW SINGER

Show Preview: Peaking Lights at Holocene, Dec. 7

A band is like a family, especially when it’s both.


Music Stories
Indra Dunis’ touring partners are a bunch of crybabies. They get cranky if they’re in the van too long, never clean up their own messes and sometimes even soil themselves. She puts up with   More
 
Wednesday, December 3, 2014 MATTHEW SINGER

Album Review: Magic Fades

Push Thru (1080P)


Album Reviews
[TUMBLR&B] Magic Fades’ Mike Grabarek and Jeremy Scott have been in the news lately. Maybe you’ve heard about “health goth,” the Internet meme that may or may not be an in-real-life    More
 
Wednesday, December 3, 2014 MATTHEW SINGER

Project Pabst Announces 2015 Dates

The second-year music festival will take place two months earlier.

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In case you were wondering how the inaugural Project Pabst—the music festival sponsored and curated by the brewing company four out of five nitrous-huffing psychopaths prefer—went back in September, we now have a pretty good indication, as the festival is coming back in 2015, albeit tw...   More
 
Tuesday, December 2, 2014 by MATTHEW SINGER

Doug Fir Cancels Show Over Use of Racial Stereotypes in Promotional Art

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A dance party scheduled to take place tonight at Doug Fir Lounge has been canceled by the venue following an online uproar over the use of racial stereotypes in the artwork being used to promote the event. As first reported by our news partners at    More
 
Friday, November 28, 2014 by MATTHEW SINGER

Q&A: Hutch Harris on Standup Comedy

How the Thermals’ frontman went from shouting down injustice to joking about man boobs.


Music Stories
Comedy is the new punk rock, they say, but in the case of Hutch Harris, punks are the new comics. In recent weeks, the Thermals’ singer-guitarist has gone from Portland comedy-scene booster to   More
 
Wednesday, November 26, 2014 MATTHEW SINGER

Album Review: New Move

“Don’t Wanna Lose” (Self-Released)


Album Reviews
[CLASSIC POP] When it comes to songwriting, Jesse Bettis is an unabashed classicist. That was true of Oh Captain My Captain, his former band, whose widescreen pop drew upon Bowie, Queen and Radi   More
 
Wednesday, November 26, 2014 MATTHEW SINGER

Funniest Five Comics 2014: Number 5, Nariko Ott


Comedy and Variety
For Nariko Ott, being funny isn’t a personality trait, it’s a survival instinct. As the second of four children raised by a single mother, he knew from a young age that if he didn’t stand    More
 
Wednesday, November 26, 2014 MATTHEW SINGER
 

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