Home · Articles · By MATTHEW SINGER
 

PDX Charts

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

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    More
 
Tuesday, January 14, 2014 by MATTHEW SINGER

Kickstart My Heart: Portland Blogger To Direct First-Ever Tuareg-Language Film in West Africa

Sahelsounds' Christopher Kirkley wants to remake Purple Rain in the Sahara.

mdou

A few years ago, self-described "guerrilla ethnomusicologist" Christopher Kirkley went to West Africa and discovered something neither he nor anyone outside the region knew existed. In an area with no reliable Internet connections, people had created a literal peer-to-peer file sharing network</...   More
 
Tuesday, January 14, 2014 by MATTHEW SINGER

WATCH: Red Fang Annihilates Letterman

And introducing the Portland stoner-rock titan's newest member, Paul Shaffer!

red fang

Red Fang continued its march toward global domination Friday night, making its network television debut on Late Night With David Letterman. As noted in the past, whoever books the musical acts there has some sort of Portland jones, but this wa...   More
 
Monday, January 13, 2014 by MATTHEW SINGER

Video: "Take Your Time," Tope

Erykah Badu approves.

takeyourtimecover

All right, we're a little late in posting this—hey, we're busy—but in case you haven't seen it yet, here's the new video from Tope. Directed by Portland's go-to rap video auteur Noah Porter (he also lensed    More
 
Friday, January 10, 2014 by MATTHEW SINGER

PDX Charts

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

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    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

erb_deadmoon_band1

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

carcrashlander

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
 

Web Design for magazines

Close
Close
Close