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Of Ice and Fire

Little Dragon goes home again.


Music Stories
Little Dragon took the long road back to Gothenburg.  Seven years ago, the electronic soul quartet left its hometown, the second-biggest city in Sweden, and didn’t take an extended break    More
 
Wednesday, April 9, 2014 MATTHEW SINGER

A Tribe Called Red: Thursday, April 3

For the innovators of “powwow-step,” the party is always political.


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Like a lot of native North Americans, Bear Thomas didn’t grow up with many heroes who looked like him. Searching for a reflection of himself in popular media, all he’d find were the same red   More
 
Wednesday, April 2, 2014 MATTHEW SINGER

Jackpot Records May Have Ruined DeSean Jackson's NFL Career*

* OK, not really. But still.

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Bear with us, as this takes some explaining.As NFL fans know, last Friday, the Philadelphia Eagles released wide receiver DeSean Jackson—a surprising move, considering he's coming off the best season of his career. Several theories have been floated as to why the organization decided to sever ties with a three-time Pro Bowler, but the one that's stuck as a national talking point is J...   More
 
Tuesday, April 1, 2014 by MATTHEW SINGER

PDX Charts

Top selling albums and songs in Portland, March 24-30

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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, April 1, 2014 by MATTHEW SINGER

PDX Charts

Top selling albums and songs in Portland, March 17-23

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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
 
Wednesday, March 26, 2014 by MATTHEW SINGER

Soul Recovery

Having survived cancer, Sharon Jones just wants one thing: Respect.


Music Stories
Talking to the media about her recent battle with pancreatic cancer, Sharon Jones never spares the gory details. Asked how she first knew something was wrong, the 57-year-old soul singer told Spin   More
 
Wednesday, March 26, 2014 MATTHEW SINGER

Top Five Key Moments In The Devolution Of Kings of Leon


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Only by the Night. For its first three albums, Kings of Leon were the state-fair version of the Strokes, deep-frying catchy garage-rock guitars in a batter of Southern colloquialisms and producin   More
 
Wednesday, March 26, 2014 MATTHEW SINGER

Idaho Bound

Can the Treefort Music Fest make Boise the next Portland?


Music Stories
When Brett Netson pulled into Old Town Portland for the first time back in the early ’90s, to play Satyricon with his psychedelic punk band, Caustic Resin, he felt like a kid in a candy store�   More
 
Wednesday, March 19, 2014 MATTHEW SINGER

Lance Bangs on Breadcrumb Trail

The Portland director has solved the mystery of indie-rock innovators Slint. It only took him 23 years.


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In 1991, at an underground music club in Asheville, N.C., Lance Bangs heard an album so weird and wondrous it would obsess him for the next two decades. That record, Spiderland, was by Slint, a    More
 
Wednesday, March 19, 2014 MATTHEW SINGER

Music Preview: Against Me!, Laura Stevenson, Cheap Girls


Music Stories
[POWER PUNK] Laura Jane Grace came here to chew bubblegum, wear a sundress and chop the rings off a bigot’s fat fucking fingers—and she’s all out of bubblegum. Transgender Dysphoria Blues, t   More
 
Wednesday, March 19, 2014 MATTHEW SINGER
 

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