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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

Watch a Coyote Ride the MAX in Modest Mouse's New Video

Based on a true story that also inspired a Sleater-Kinney song.

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In what I can only assume is an attempt to offset all the attention the Decemberists and    More
 
Monday, January 19, 2015 by MATTHEW SINGER

Watch Sleater-Kinney's First Live Performance In Nine Years

"That's exactly right!" says David Letterman.

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"That's right! That's exactly right!" Exclamations such as that are pretty much the greatest compliment any band playing The Late Show with David Letterman can get from its host, and that's what Sleater-Kinney received last night after ripping through a new song in its first live performance in nine years. The reunited trio's pre-release promo tour for eighth album No Cities to Lo...   More
 
Friday, January 16, 2015 by MATTHEW SINGER

Dave Depper Is Now A Member of Death Cab For Cutie

Longtime Portland musician has replaced Chris Walla (in the touring band, at least).

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Dave Depper has one of the most extensive resumes of any musician in Portland. He's done stints with Ray LaMontagne, Fruit Bats, Robyn Hitchcock, Menomena and Peter Buck and Robert Fripp's Slow Music project, among a zillion others. Now, he's landed his biggest gig yet: playing guitar for Death Ca...   More
 
Friday, January 16, 2015 by MATTHEW SINGER

Watch a Bunch of Famous People Sing a New Sleater-Kinney Song

Ellen Page, Natasha Lyonne, Andy Samberg, Daryl from The Walking Dead and others lend their celebrity (and voices) to "No Cities to Love."

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Sleater-Kinney were a fairly well-known band when it went on hiatus in 2006. Thanks in no small part to Carrie Brownstein transforming into a bonafide mainstream celebrity, though, the reunited group's profile is arguably higher now than it ever was during its initial 11-year run.  Case in point: This promo video for new album No Cities To Love, featuring a gaggle of famous folks—...   More
 
Thursday, January 15, 2015 by MATTHEW SINGER
 

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