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PDX Charts

Top selling albums and songs in Portland, June 1-7.

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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
 
Tuesday, June 9, 2015 by MATTHEW SINGER

The Alhambra Theatre is Closing

The historic Hawthorne venue's latest incarnation hosts its final shows this month.

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Stop me if you've heard this one before: The Alhambra Theatre is closing. Again. According to a post on the venue's Facebook page, the current occupants of the century-old music venue at the corner of Southeast Hawthorne Boulevard and 49th Avenue "have been unable to come ...   More
 
Monday, June 8, 2015 by MATTHEW SINGER

PDX Charts

Top selling albums and songs in Portland, May 25-June 3

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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, June 3, 2015 by MATTHEW SINGER

Here's Your PDX Pop Now! 2015 Lineup

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Well, hey there, PDX Pop Now lineup. Fancy seeing you here. Now in its 12th year, the annual local music festival is, as always, a snapshot of the Portland music scene at this moment. It's hard to identify the headliners among this group, but it speaks to how wide-open the landscape is right now: Every act has a chance to rule the weekend.  Stylistically, there's a little bit of every...   More
 
Wednesday, June 3, 2015 by MATTHEW SINGER

Jon Fine, Your Band Sucks

Our band could ruin your life.


Books
It’s time to admit that punk rock failed. In terms of widespread cultural revolution, punk and its offspring now sit at the losers’ table with the hippies, watching as hip-hop and electronic   More
 
Wednesday, June 3, 2015 MATTHEW SINGER

The Griever State

A guide to Sufjan Stevens’ Oregon.


Music Stories
Sufjan Stevens’ new record might be his “Oregon album,” but don’t expect to see him in ads for the tourism bureau any time soon. “I forgive you, mother, I can hear you/ And I long to b   More
 
Wednesday, June 3, 2015 MATTHEW SINGER, DOUG KENCK-CRISPIN

Sandy Hut: Bar Rescue


Bar Reviews
“Whooooooooa!” A dozen heads turn toward the potbellied man in the white NASCAR hat and Jimmy Buffett tour T-shirt standing in the doorway. “I like the light in here!” At last, they’ve   More
 
Wednesday, June 3, 2015 MATTHEW SINGER

Top Five Local Music Podcasts


Top 5
1. Party Boyz (soundcloud.com/party-boyz-pdx) Rachel Milbauer and Elizabeth Elder—Portland’s Abbi and Ilana—shoot the shit with various local bands over brunch, often with hilariously digre   More
 
Wednesday, June 3, 2015 MATTHEW SINGER

The 13th Deadly Cyn

Why did Cyndi Lauper hate her Goonies song so much?


Culture Features
The Goonies weren’t good enough for Cyndi Lauper. Oh, sure, she’s on record stating the opposite. But for the better part of 30 years, the iconic, baby-voiced singer of “Girls Just Want to   More
 
Wednesday, June 3, 2015 MATTHEW SINGER

Sucks To Be KPSU

New budget cuts hit Portland State University's student-run radio station, continuing its "slow slide into irrelevancy."

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At a time when local community radio is beginning to thrive, the influence of college radio in Portland continues to shrink, particularly where KPSU is concerned. Last week, Portland State University's campus radio station had its budget for the upcoming academic term slashed by almost 40 percent, removing two paid staff positi...   More
 
Tuesday, June 2, 2015 by MATTHEW SINGER
 

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