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Scary Monsters

With his stunning new album, Perfume Genius stops being sad and starts getting even.


Music Stories
From a young age, Mike Hadreas has been keenly aware that his existence makes other people uncomfortable. To put it lightly, that used to bum him out. The first two albums he released as Perfume   More
 
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 MATTHEW SINGER

Paul Revere's Final Recordings To Be Released On Voodoo Doughnuts Record Label

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Earlier this month, Paul Revere, singer, organist and namesake of Portland garage-rock legends Paul Revere and the Raiders, succumbed to cancer at age 76, leaving behind a legacy of classic '60s nuggets such as "Kicks," "Hungry" and the punk touchstone "(I'm Not Your) Steppin' Stone."  A...   More
 
Tuesday, October 21, 2014 by MATTHEW SINGER

Cut of the Day: "Bury Our Friends," Sleater-Kinney

It's official, Portland: You can start loving Carrie Brownstein again!

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In 2006, when Sleater-Kinney played its final show ever at the Crystal Ballroom, an invisible clock began running, counting down to the legendary Portland-via-Olympia riot grrrls' eventual reunion. It just felt inevitable, considering the group didn't seem to implode with acrimony, and because, let's face it, no one stays broken up anymore these days. Well, that clock has finally hit zero.   More
 
Monday, October 20, 2014 by MATTHEW SINGER

PDX Charts

Top selling albums and songs in Portland, Oct. 6-12

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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 Rhap...   More
 
Thursday, October 16, 2014 by MATTHEW SINGER

20,000 Days on Earth: Movie Review

True or false.


Movie Reviews & Stories
Nick Cave is one of rock ’n’ roll’s great liars. He admits as much in 20,000 Days on Earth. The way he sees it, the truth is a sea serpent that exists below the surface of a song, and his    More
 
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 MATTHEW SINGER

Bob Dylan vs. Jimmy Buffett


Music Stories
Bob Dylan and Jimmy Buffett are playing Portland the same night. One is the poet laureate of the ’60s, a bard of social upheaval and one of most crucial all-around figures of the 20th century. T   More
 
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 MATTHEW SINGER

Introducing Roselit Bone


Music Stories
Who: Josh McCaslin (vocals, guitar); Victor Franco (guitar); Don Ankrom (bass); Barry A. Walker Jr. (pedal steel); Daniel Gruszka, David Binnig, Poom Aempoo (trumpets); Peter Mullally (baritone    More
 
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 MATTHEW SINGER

Biwa: Restaurant Guide 2014


Restaurant Guide
215 SE 9th Ave., 239-8830, biwarestaurant.com [GABE'S CELLAR BAR] Bring up Biwa around town and the thing that will inevitably be mentioned first is the item that's harde   More
 
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 MATTHEW SINGER

EaT: An Oyster Bar: Restaurant Guide 2014


Restaurant Guide
3808 N Williams Ave., No. 122, 281-1222, eatoysterbar.com [SHUCK IT UP] This N'awlins-inspired raw bar is the only restaurant in this guide with a wall defaced like a rest   More
 
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 MATTHEW SINGER

Gino's: Restaurant Guide 2014


Restaurant Guide
8051 SE 13th Ave., 233-4613, ginossellwood.com [TRAD ITALIAN] The path to an Italian's heart is through a grandmother's cooking pot. Relation to said grandmother is uness   More
 
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 MATTHEW SINGER
 

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