Live Review: Ural Thomas & the Pain at Revolution Hall, Aug. 14


It's been a busy summer for Ural Thomas & the Pain: cramming Sellwood Park with a couple thousand souls in July; cutting a debut album, which they wrapped the day before Friday's gig at Revolution Hall; and releasing their first 45, the initial copies of which arrived the day of the show. So a celebratory mood prevailed at the still brand-new Revolution Hall on Aug.14—as brand-new as a venue ...   More
Thursday, August 20, 2015 JEFF ROSENBERG

The PDX Pop Now! Superlatives

From Wampire's pancakes to Myke Bogan's spliff, our favorite moments from this year's all-Portland music festival.

tre redeau with vinnie dewayne 4 mps

I’ll admit it: After last Friday night, I was preparing to write PDX Pop Now’s obituary. Or at least a lengthy think-piece about the shifting tides of Portland youth culture. The all-ages local music festival was created 11 years ago to galvanize a flourishing music community and engage a demographic often shut out of the scene, and it’s been one of the city’s most anticipated annual traditions ...   More
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 MATTHEW SINGER

The Many Bands of Papi Fimbres

How culture shock created Portland’s busiest musician.

Music Stories
When David “Papi” Fimbres’ mother was pregnant with him, she knew her child was special. A shaman told her so. She already had two children, but this one, she was told, would be born with pr   More
Wednesday, January 16, 2013 MATTHEW SINGER


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