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Hear No Screamo

Our blind taste test of this year’s Warped Tour lineup.


Music Stories
The Warped Tour is less like a fine wine than a gummy bear stuck in a car’s ashtray: The more it ages, the more unrecognizable it becomes. If you’re of a certain generation and grew up with a    More
 
Wednesday, June 25, 2014 MATTHEW SINGER

Photo Review: Priests at Laughing Horse Books, 6/14

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Washington, D.C., is no stranger to incendiary bands with a political agenda, of course. The sound of new-jack punks Priests is clearly indebted to the lineage of underground music in its home city, with scabrous guitars chafing against the elastic growls of singer Katie Alice Greer, a frontwoman from the Kathleen Hanna school of bash-you...   More
 
Wednesday, June 18, 2014 by MATTHEW SINGER

Introducing…: Ripley Snell


Music Stories
Sounds like: An acid-rap marketing seminar. For fans of: Chance the Rapper, Kendrick Lamar, Edan, Bilal. Why you care: Ripley Snell is not a businessman, he’s a small business, man. That’s how   More
 
Wednesday, June 18, 2014 MATTHEW SINGER

Top Five Guesses As To Why Veruca Salt Is Reuniting


Top 5
To prove the real “Seether” is neither a South African grunge-metal band nor its terrible rendition of Veruca Salt’s original. If a bunch of grunting Creed-alikes stole the name of my hit sin   More
 
Wednesday, June 18, 2014 MATTHEW SINGER

Summer Guide 2014: Portland Lawn Games from Cornhole to Quidditch

A guide to the (barely) competitive Portland lawn-game scene.


Summer Guide
Portland loves games, but it has a complicated relationship with the concept of competition. (There’s a reason one of our two major professional sports teams has matches that can end in a frig   More
 
Wednesday, June 18, 2014 MATTHEW SINGER

PDX Charts

Top selling albums and songs in Portland, June 2-8

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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
 
Wednesday, June 11, 2014 by MATTHEW SINGER

Introducing...: Haunted Spaceship


Music Stories
Who: Toni Hill (vocals), Colin Luba (producer). Sounds like: A neo-soul space opera.  For fans of: Little Dragon, Kid Cudi, Natasha Kmeto, Deltron 3030. Why you care: Toni Hill’s voice is a    More
 
Wednesday, June 11, 2014 MATTHEW SINGER

Live Review: Guided By Voices at Wonder Ballroom, 6/7

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There must be some alternate universe along the space-time continuum where Guided By Voices is the biggest band in the world. That's certainly how the group has carried itself through the last 30 years. Started as a sort of bite-sized, basement-brand version of the Who, GBV is basically a decades-old rock'n'roll fantasy camp for midwestern songwriting ma...   More
 
Tuesday, June 10, 2014 by MATTHEW SINGER

Here's The PDX Pop Now! Lineup

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The PDX Pop Now lineup is here! As usual, the annual all-ages, all-local, all-free Portland music festival presents a kind of wide-angle view of the city's music scene as it exists right at this moment. No huge, nationally recognizable names—the biggest are Wampire, Blouse and Portland Cello Project—but then, that's ne...   More
 
Sunday, June 8, 2014 by MATTHEW SINGER

Album Review: Dragging an Ox Through Water

Panic Sentry (Party Damage)


Album Reviews
[DRONE AMERICANA] Above being a musician, Portland’s Brian Mumford is a mad scientist. Though he does his songwriting on a junky acoustic guitar in desperate need of fresh strings, his passion i   More
 
Wednesday, June 4, 2014 MATTHEW SINGER
 

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