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PDX Charts

Top selling albums and songs in Portland, Dec. 30-Jan. 6

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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, January 8, 2014 by MATTHEW SINGER

Computer Love

In Spike Jonze’s Her, the love is real—even if she is not.


Movie Reviews & Stories
And so there’s this computer. It’s not exactly a laptop, or a tablet or smartphone, but an artificially hyperintelligent operating system that’s half personal secretary, half therapist. It speaks in a naturalistic feminine rasp. It seems to be thinking.   More
 
Wednesday, January 8, 2014 MATTHEW SINGER

Mic Check: Lisa Schonberg


Music Stories
Entomology and music aren’t exactly natural bedfellows. For Lisa Schonberg, a drummer and insect enthusiast, that was a problem. Either her research projects were being interrupted by her comm   More
 
Wednesday, January 8, 2014 MATTHEW SINGER

Hotseat: Robin Lopez

The Blazers’ center talks comic books, The Goonies and his love of almost everything Disney.


Sports
Robin Lopez is, literally and figuratively, a giant nerd. That’s normally an ill-advised thing to say about someone built like a Greek colossus, but the Blazers’ 7-foot, 255-pound center wou   More
 
Wednesday, January 8, 2014 MATTHEW SINGER

Photo Review: Dead Moon at Crystal Ballroom, Jan. 4

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Punk wasn't supposed to age well. It's music of and for adolescent rage, meant to burn out fast and leave behind a corpse still pudgy with baby fat. At least, that was the myth, before the original punks got old, and all that rage started to seem less like a product of youth than a means of clinging to it. Luckily for Fred and Toody Cole, by the time they started    More
 
Tuesday, January 7, 2014 by MATTHEW SINGER

Cut of the Day: "All My Light Begins to Dissipate," Carcrashlander

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It's about four years since we last heard from Carcrashlander, but that doesn't mean Cory Gray has just been sitting around in his basement playing Xbox. Quite the opposite: Just in the last year, dude toured with the Dandy Warhols and recorded with Shelley Short, while playing a one-off reunion gig with Norfolk and Western and ...   More
 
Thursday, January 2, 2014 by MATTHEW SINGER

PDX Charts

Top selling albums and songs in Portland for 2013

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 Rhap...   More
 
Tuesday, December 31, 2013 by MATTHEW SINGER

Voices 2014: Oregon Was Once a Slave State

R. Gregory Nokes, author and journalist


News Stories
Like most deep-rooted Oregonians, R. Gregory Nokes presumed America’s ugly racial history didn’t apply to him. Not personally, anyway. Slavery, the fifth-generation Oregon native assumed, wa   More
 
Tuesday, December 31, 2013 MATTHEW SINGER

Once In A Dead Moon

The band that made Fred and Toody Cole Portland punk legends rises again—if just for one night.


Music Stories
Who’s going to tell Fred and Toody Cole they can’t smoke in here? No one at Mississippi Studios, certainly. Upstairs in the North Portland music venue’s green room, the punk-rock power cou   More
 
Tuesday, December 31, 2013 MATTHEW SINGER

Voodoo Doughnuts Is Now a Record Label

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 It was only a matter of time, really: Voodoo Doughnuts is starting a record label.  I'm surprised it took this long. Having already helped turn Portland "weirdness" into a sellable, often phallic-shaped commodity, it makes sense that Voodoo would eventually get into the rock'n'roll business. Plus, owner Tres Shannon is no stra...   More
 
Monday, December 30, 2013 by MATTHEW SINGER
 

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