Home · Articles · By MATTHEW SINGER
 

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

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

lede_3950(question)

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

WATCH: Liv Warfield Brings Portland Soul Power to Jimmy Fallon

R&B belter and Prince band member makes a star of herself in TV debut.

liv on fallon

Last night, Portland soul queen Liv Warfield made her TV debut on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, and holy hell, this is the kind of performance stars are made from. Flanked by a veritable army of horns, the R&B belter—and New Power G...   More
 
Wednesday, January 29, 2014 by MATTHEW SINGER

Slabtown Looking for a "Clean Slate"

Help the Portland punk institution clear some of its debt, make structural improvements.

slabtown

Slabtown owner Doug Rogers proudly touts his club's DIY bonafides, which, frankly, were etched into its walls long before he bought the place two years ago. But, as we've learned recently, doing things yourself is a costly endeavor—particularly when you'...   More
 
Wednesday, January 29, 2014 by MATTHEW SINGER

Weed Science

Sunrise Analytical is breaking down marijuana to build better medicine.


News Stories
Ethan Marshall figures he’s one of the only people in Oregon allowed to handle both money and weed in the same transaction. His official title at Sunrise Analytical, the Portland medical-marijua   More
 
Wednesday, January 29, 2014 MATTHEW SINGER

Late Bloomers

After eight years, Portland’s Aan finally releases its debut album.


Music Stories
Bud Wilson shakes his head. He can’t believe it’s taken this long for his band, the Portland experimental-pop group Aan, to put out a proper record. EPs and things resembling albums have surfa   More
 
Wednesday, January 29, 2014 MATTHEW SINGER

Video: "Nobody Loves a Genius Child," Zoo?

zoo

With a few notable exceptions, Portland hip-hop videos tend to follow a specific pattern: Show the MC rapping with ...   More
 
Tuesday, January 28, 2014 by MATTHEW SINGER

PDX Charts

Top selling albums and songs in Portland, Jan. 20-26

pdxcharts

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, January 28, 2014 by MATTHEW SINGER

PDX Charts

Top selling albums and songs in Portland, Jan. 13-19

pdxcharts

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, January 22, 2014 by MATTHEW SINGER

Buzzing Atlanta Rapper Young Thug's New Mixtape Is Called Black Portland For Some Reason

UPDATE: Collaborator Bloody Jay explains the Black Portland concept.

black portland

Most hip-hop fans—or, at least, hip-hop fans who learn about emerging artists via indie-rock blogs—first discovered Atlanta upstart Young Thug via "Picacho," a wildly idiosyncratic track in which the MC compares his jewelry to a Pokemon character. That song, from Thug'...   More
 
Wednesday, January 22, 2014 by MATTHEW SINGER

Glenn Waco: Sunday, Jan. 26

A rising St. Johns MC reflects on life during wartime—aka growing up in North Portland.


Music Stories
Asked about growing up black in the whitest major city in the country, Glenn Waco blurts out Portland demographic figures so reflexively it’s as if he’s reciting his home address.  “S   More
 
Wednesday, January 22, 2014 MATTHEW SINGER
 

Web Design for magazines

Close
Close
Close