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Top Five Most Tear-Jerking Moments Jose Gonzalez Has Soundtracked


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The O.C., “The Dearly Beloved” Song: “Crosses”  Scene: Seth tells Summer he’s worried about his mother’s drinking. Weepiest lyric: “Crosses all over, heavy on your shoulders/The    More
 
Wednesday, April 22, 2015 MATTHEW SINGER

Stumpfest: Thursday-Saturday, April 23-25

Who is Rynne Stump, and how the hell did she get her own music festival?


Music Stories
As Andy Warhol said, “Everyone gets their 15 minutes of fame—and, in the future, their own music festival.” But when Rynne Stump persuaded Mississippi Studios to let her book a night of    More
 
Wednesday, April 22, 2015 MATTHEW SINGER

Album Review: Swahili

Amovrevx (Translinguistic Other)


Album Reviews
[FLOATING FUNK] When they first emerged a few years ago, the members of Swahili were psychedelic sound-painters whose work implied rhythm more often than actually providing any. With second al   More
 
Wednesday, April 22, 2015 MATTHEW SINGER

PDX Charts: Record Store Day Edition

Top selling albums and songs in Portland, April 6-12. Plus: A guide to all Record Store Day events.

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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 R...   More
 
Thursday, April 16, 2015 by MATTHEW SINGER

Project Pabst Announces 2015 Club Shows: Update

Ghostface Killah, the Sonics, Roky Erickson and others to play venues across the city.

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Wrap your heart of glass in a sweater, Portland: Blondie and Weezer are headlining Project Pabst.  The second annual three-day music festival, put on by the brewer of Portland's favorite cheap lager, has announced the lineup for its outdoor portion, again taking place at Zidell Yards under the Ross Island Bridge, on July 17-19, with the...   More
 
Wednesday, April 15, 2015 by MATTHEW SINGER

Introducing: B.S. Wright


Music Stories
Who: Shane Wright (production, vocals). Sounds like: Someone bought those murderous demon children from David Cronenberg’s The Brood a bunch of synthesizers and loop pedals and introduced them to   More
 
Wednesday, April 15, 2015 MATTHEW SINGER

Album Review: Dead Moon

Live at Satyricon (Voodoo Doughnut Recordings)


Album Reviews
[GHOST OF PUNK PAST] In 1993, the year of this live recording issued for the first time by Voodoo Doughnut’s boutique record label, the grandparents of Portland punk would’ve been a spry 44    More
 
Wednesday, April 15, 2015 MATTHEW SINGER

Pickathon's Full 2015 Lineup Announced: Updated

Now with Cloud Nothings, Ex Hex, King Tuff , Thundercat and more.

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Last year, Pickathon, Portland's best small-scale music festival, seemed to learn a valuable lesson. After flirting with bigger-name headliners, the festival went back to a broader lineup of mostly smaller acts, interspersing Pitchfork-approved indie-rockers with the Americana artists that once made up the bulk of the weekend, and seemed to find a new a...   More
 
Tuesday, April 14, 2015 by MATTHEW SINGER

Live Review: The Replacements at Crystal Ballroom, 4/10

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No one threw a couch out a window. No one needed to get stitches. Everyone’s clothes stayed on, and the chandelier hanging above the venue floor survived unscathed. But it was still the Replacements—or, at least, Paul Westerberg and Tommy Stinson playing the Replacements, which is good enough for me. And, as much as one could hope or expect in 2015, the show at the Crystal Ballroom on Frida...   More
 
Sunday, April 12, 2015 by MATTHEW SINGER

PDX Charts

Top selling albums and songs in Portland, March 30-April 5

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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, April 8, 2015 by MATTHEW SINGER
 

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