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Live Review: Sleater-Kinney at the Knitting Factory in Spokane, Feb. 8

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Who the hell kicks off a tour in Spokane?I’m pretty sure bands actually from Spokane don’t start their tours here, much less a band fans have been clamoring to see again for close to a decade. Yet, this is where Sleater-Kinney decided to play its first show in nine years—at a chain concert venue, in the middle of a drab downtown that seemed to have gone to sleep an hour before Car...   More
 
Monday, February 9, 2015 by MATTHEW SINGER

Treefort Announces Complete Lineup

BadBadNotGood, Black Milk, the Range and more added to bill that already included TV On the Radio, Omar Souleyman, Trampled By Turtles and a ton of bands from Portland, Boise and Seattle.

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Earlier this week, Sasquatch revealed its 2015 lineup. Now, we've got the full Treefort lineup. Now in its fourth year, the miniaturized South By Southwest, which takes in Boise, Idaho, a.k.a. "the Next Portland...   More
 
Friday, February 6, 2015 by MATTHEW SINGER

Stream Shy Girls' Debut Alb-- er, Mixtape

Dan Vidmar adds 13 songs to his bedroom R&B project's oeuvre.

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Shy Girls' Dan Vidmar isn't what you'd call "prolific," at least in terms of what he chooses to share with the public. At the time his sad-emoji R&B project topped WW's Best New Band poll in 2013, he had four songs circulating online. A few months later, he put out   More
 
Thursday, February 5, 2015 by MATTHEW SINGER

Here's the Sasquatch 2015 Lineup

Kendrick Lamar, Robert Plant, Lana Del Rey headline.

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Kendrick Lamar, Robert Plant, Lana Del Rey and a bunch of bands you've probably already seen in Portland recently are playing this year's Sasquatch Music Festival. Sorry if that's a bit of a soft sell, but frankly, looking at the names coming to the Gorge over Memorial Day weekend, there's just not a whole lot to get terribly excited ab...   More
 
Wednesday, February 4, 2015 by MATTHEW SINGER

PDX Charts

Top selling albums and songs in Portland, Jan. 26-Feb. 1

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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, February 3, 2015 by MATTHEW SINGER

Desert Rain

A Portland ethnomusicologist remakes Purple Rain in the Sahara.


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One thing Christopher Kirkley can’t be accused of is lacking ambition. Since 2008, through his Sahelsounds blog and record label, the Portland “guerrilla ethnomusicologist” has collected a   More
 
Wednesday, January 28, 2015 MATTHEW SINGER

PDX Charts

Top selling albums and songs in Portland, Jan. 19-25

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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, January 27, 2015 by MATTHEW SINGER

Louis C.K. Disses Harvey's Comedy Club In Letter to Fans

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Louis C.K. has come a long way.  Once a struggling standup with a string of failed projects on his resume, he's become one of the defining comics of his generation, with a    More
 
Tuesday, January 27, 2015 by MATTHEW SINGER

PDX Charts

Top selling albums and songs in Portland, Jan. 12-18

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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
 
Tuesday, January 20, 2015 by MATTHEW SINGER

Portland Future-Lounge Singer Mattress Pays Homage to Magic Garden In New Video

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It's been three weeks since Portland said goodbye to Magic Garden, the beloved rock'n'roll strip club, and if you ask certain people, the city just doesn't feel the same. Luckily, someone managed to slip inside with a camera before the doors closed forever: Rex Marshall, who records lo-fi, electronic gospel lou...   More
 
Tuesday, January 20, 2015 by MATTHEW SINGER
 

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