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Revolution Hall Announces Shows For Preview Weekend

Alialujah Choir, Wild Ones and Dan Savage to inaugurate new Southeast Portland venue in February.

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Revolution Hall isn't officially opening until April, but the new venue currently under construction inside the former Washington High School in Southeast Portland has announced a handful of shows for ...   More
 
Thursday, December 18, 2014 by MATTHEW SINGER

City Auditor's Office Releases Its Investigation Into Portland Police's Treatment of Hip-Hop Shows

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The city's Independent Police Review has released its investigation of the Portland Police Bureau's handling of local hip-hop shows—and finds that city regulators, police officers and state liquor officials don't have a "unified policy" in dealing with concerts.  The review was sparked by a March incident where Portland-based rapper Illmaculate    More
 
Wednesday, December 17, 2014 by MATTHEW SINGER

A New Way to Praise

With Deeper Well Records, Evan Way wants to broaden the definition of


Music Stories
Not all Christian music is created equal, especially on Deeper Well Records. The label, started by Evan Way of Portland-via-L.A. folk-rock group the Parson Red Heads, was founded to combat the per   More
 
Wednesday, December 17, 2014 MATTHEW SINGER

Album Review: Psychomagic

Bad Ideas (Lolipop)


Album Reviews
[GARAGE POP] Zaniness is an underrated quality in rock ’n’ roll. It reached peak value around the Lollapalooza era, then plummeted in the late ’90s as the market flooded with neo-swing ban   More
 
Wednesday, December 17, 2014 MATTHEW SINGER

Modest Mouse Finally Confirms New Album

UPDATE: Now with title, artwork and studio audio of the first single!

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And the hits keep on coming—and by that, I mean the hits of the mid-aughts: Following the resurrections of Sleater-Kinney and the Decemberists, Modest Mouse has confirmed that it too will finally return to the land of the contemporary in the early part of 2015, releasing its first album in eight years. As first reported by    More
 
Tuesday, December 16, 2014 by MATTHEW SINGER

Foxcatcher

World’s worst boss.


Movie Reviews & Stories
If Michael Scott had been born disgustingly rich, with a crooked beak for a nose, he would’ve been John du Pont. A lot has been made of Steve Carell’s dark turn as the heir to one of the gra   More
 
Tuesday, December 16, 2014 MATTHEW SINGER

Hear Tope's New Album This Weekend

Listening party for Broke Boy Syndrome is this Sunday.

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Local rapper Tope has had a pretty damn good year, and he hasn't even released his new album yet.  Back in January, his Erykah Badu-worshipping clip for "Take Your Time"    More
 
Saturday, December 13, 2014 by MATTHEW SINGER

Top Five: Movie Review

Chris Rock makes a true Chris Rock joint.


Movie Reviews & Stories
Chris Rock took way too long to play himself in a movie. Or perhaps it’s more accurate to say he took far too long to make a movie that sounds like he does. That’s the immediate thing to    More
 
Wednesday, December 10, 2014 MATTHEW SINGER

The Big Snap-Back

After a tragedy in its ranks, TV on the Radio is born again.


Music Stories
TV on the Radio guitarist Dave Sitek lives by the overarching philosophy of “What if?” What if he had a band that blended all the music he loved, from punk to prog to soul, to the point that   More
 
Wednesday, December 10, 2014 MATTHEW SINGER

Mic Check: Tune Yards


Music Stories
Portland always knew Merrill Garbus was special. Even before her Tune-Yards project had fully metamorphosed into the high-definition art funk of 2011’s Whokill and this year’s Nikki Nack, the    More
 
Wednesday, December 10, 2014 MATTHEW SINGER
 

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