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Introducing…: Cambrian Explosion


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Who: Nori Lockhart (vocals, guitar), Ben Dorothy (drums, vocals), Austin Trask (bass), Adria Ivanitsky (keyboards, vocals, percussion). Sounds like: Walking around OMSI blitzed out of your mind w   More
 
Wednesday, February 12, 2014 MATTHEW SINGER

Q&A: Mic Crenshaw

The Portland MC and new KBOO co-manager talks community radio and the war on hip-hop.


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Earlier this month, following a year of internal tumult, Portland radio station KBOO announced that longtime rapper and activist Mic Crenshaw—along with Monica Beemer, former executive director    More
 
Wednesday, February 12, 2014 MATTHEW SINGER

Album Review: Liv Warfield

The Unexpected (Kobalt)


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[GROWN-UP SOUL] Attention, Sir Paul: Liv Warfield questions your ornithological knowledge. “Paul McCartney got it wrong/ I ain’t never want no song,” the Portland-based belter sings on “   More
 
Wednesday, February 12, 2014 MATTHEW SINGER

PDX Charts

Top selling albums and songs in Portland, Feb. 3-9

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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
 
Tuesday, February 11, 2014 by MATTHEW SINGER

Jeremy Petersen Has Been Fired from OPB

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Jeremy Petersen, longtime producer and host at OPB Radio, has been fired by Oregon Public Broadcasting. According to a post on Petersen's Facebook page, he was called into a meeting on Jan. 28 and told he was being let go. Though he writes that there is "nothing particularly juicy or scandalous to say about it," Petersen adds tha...   More
 
Wednesday, February 5, 2014 by MATTHEW SINGER

Reverse Aging

With Eyelids, two of Portland’s busiest musicians reclaim their youth.


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In a booth at the back of Cup and Saucer Cafe on Northeast Killingsworth Street, John Moen and Chris Slusarenko are reminiscing about the good old days—specifically, the days when Slusarenko and   More
 
Wednesday, February 5, 2014 MATTHEW SINGER

Introducing...: Lunch


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Who: Prometheus Wolf (vocals, guitar), Matthew Huffman (drums), Jared Bird (bass), DJ Barnes (guitar). Sounds like: Joy Division, if they smiled once in a while. For fans of: Gun Club, Buzzcocks, Wi   More
 
Wednesday, February 5, 2014 MATTHEW SINGER

Sasquatch Announces Two-Weekend 2014 Lineup

Outkast, Queens of the Stone Age, Kraftwerk, Frank Ocean headline, along with a bazillion others.

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Well, we got Outkast. The reunited hip-hop duo will headline the first half of the annual Sasquatch Music Festival at Washington's Gorge Amphitheater, which this year is spread across two separate weekends in May and July. Considering the legendary Atlanta rappers proclaimed they'd perform at 40 festivals in 2014, it'd be a majo...   More
 
Tuesday, February 4, 2014 by MATTHEW SINGER

PDX Charts

Top selling albums and songs in Portland, Jan. 27-Feb. 2

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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
 
Tuesday, February 4, 2014 by MATTHEW SINGER

Mike Doughty Responds To The "Elliott Smith-Goes-EDM" Controversy

"It has taken on a significance that it doesn't deserve."

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By now, you've likely heard about the brouhaha surrounding the release this week of previously unheard Elliott Smith material. Normally, this would be treated as a grand occurrence, given that, unlike many of his peers in the gone-too-soon club, Smith's recorded legacy seemed to more or less end when he died in 2003. Sure, there have been posthumous albums—2004's From a Basement on the Hill</...   More
 
Thursday, January 30, 2014 by MATTHEW SINGER
 

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