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Show Preview: Peaking Lights at Holocene, Dec. 7

A band is like a family, especially when it’s both.


Music Stories
Indra Dunis’ touring partners are a bunch of crybabies. They get cranky if they’re in the van too long, never clean up their own messes and sometimes even soil themselves. She puts up with   More
 
Wednesday, December 3, 2014 MATTHEW SINGER

Album Review: Magic Fades

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Album Reviews
[TUMBLR&B] Magic Fades’ Mike Grabarek and Jeremy Scott have been in the news lately. Maybe you’ve heard about “health goth,” the Internet meme that may or may not be an in-real-life    More
 
Wednesday, December 3, 2014 MATTHEW SINGER

Project Pabst Announces 2015 Dates

The second-year music festival will take place two months earlier.

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In case you were wondering how the inaugural Project Pabst—the music festival sponsored and curated by the brewing company four out of five nitrous-huffing psychopaths prefer—went back in September, we now have a pretty good indication, as the festival is coming back in 2015, albeit tw...   More
 
Tuesday, December 2, 2014 by MATTHEW SINGER

Doug Fir Cancels Show Over Use of Racial Stereotypes in Promotional Art

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A dance party scheduled to take place tonight at Doug Fir Lounge has been canceled by the venue following an online uproar over the use of racial stereotypes in the artwork being used to promote the event. As first reported by our news partners at    More
 
Friday, November 28, 2014 by MATTHEW SINGER

Q&A: Hutch Harris on Standup Comedy

How the Thermals’ frontman went from shouting down injustice to joking about man boobs.


Music Stories
Comedy is the new punk rock, they say, but in the case of Hutch Harris, punks are the new comics. In recent weeks, the Thermals’ singer-guitarist has gone from Portland comedy-scene booster to   More
 
Wednesday, November 26, 2014 MATTHEW SINGER

Album Review: New Move

“Don’t Wanna Lose” (Self-Released)


Album Reviews
[CLASSIC POP] When it comes to songwriting, Jesse Bettis is an unabashed classicist. That was true of Oh Captain My Captain, his former band, whose widescreen pop drew upon Bowie, Queen and Radi   More
 
Wednesday, November 26, 2014 MATTHEW SINGER

Funniest Five Comics 2014: Number 5, Nariko Ott


Comedy and Variety
For Nariko Ott, being funny isn’t a personality trait, it’s a survival instinct. As the second of four children raised by a single mother, he knew from a young age that if he didn’t stand    More
 
Wednesday, November 26, 2014 MATTHEW SINGER

Beer, Broken Toilets and Christmas on Acid

Remembering Dekum Manor, Portland's most infamous house-show venue.

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Last week, Dekum Manor—for many years Portland's preeminent house show venue, located at 422 NE Dekum St.—burned down. Though its heyday had passed, the loss represents yet another casualty during a year that has been the disappearance of many local cultural institutions. We aske...   More
 
Tuesday, November 25, 2014 by MATTHEW SINGER

Live Review: Justin Timberlake at Moda Center, 11/20

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It’s easy to forget how long Justin Timberlake has been famous. Even though I’m well aware that he shed the boy-band image more than a decade ago, until last night part of me imagined his shows were still filled with a sea of teenage girls screaming themselves hoarse. There was plenty of screaming happening at the Moda Center, but the sources were varied. There was the scrawny 16-year-...   More
 
Friday, November 21, 2014 by MATTHEW SINGER

PDX Charts

Top selling albums and songs in Portland, Nov. 10-16

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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, November 19, 2014 by MATTHEW SINGER
 

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