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Swingin’ Party

The Replacements played a lot of terrible shows. The only one it apologized for happened in Portland.

Music Stories
About the time the couch crash-landed on Southeast Ash Street, it became clear this was a Replacements show that would live in infamy. Portland always brought out the worst in the Replacemen   More
Wednesday, April 8, 2015 MATTHEW SINGER

Crystal Ballin’

Predicting the NBA futures of the Nike Hoop Summit’s graduating class.

Basketball never stops, they say, but it does slow down. In fact, this particular week is among the most interminable for hardcore hoopsheads. March Madness is over, and the NBA playoffs have    More
Wednesday, April 8, 2015 MATTHEW SINGER

Q&A: Laura Gibson

Moments before her apartment caught fire, Laura Gibson spoke about singing into New York’s noise.

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Her first week in New York, on the way to her first classes in the creative writing program at Hunter College, Laura Gibson stepped off a curb and broke her foot. To some, that would register as   More
Wednesday, April 1, 2015 MATTHEW SINGER

Album Review: Houndstooth

No News From Home (No Quarter)

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[POSTCARDS FROM SOMEWHERE] Appropriately for an album informed by the perpetual displacement of life on the road, No News From Home, the second full-length from kaleidoscopic folkies Houndstooth,    More
Wednesday, April 1, 2015 MATTHEW SINGER

Laura Gibson Postpones Portland Show In Wake of New York Apartment Fire

An online relief effort for the singer-songwriter has already doubled its goal.

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As you've likely already seen, Portland singer-songwriter Laura Gibson's New York apartment was the victim of a gas line explosion in the East Village on March 26 that collapsed two buildings and killed two people. Though she escaped unharmed, Gibson, who m...   More
Monday, March 30, 2015 by MATTHEW SINGER

The Trials of Tribute

Jessica Lea Mayfield and an Avett Brother pay homage to Elliott Smith.

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Jessica Lea Mayfield has waltzed into a minefield. Earlier this month, the Ohio singer-songwriter, in collaboration with Seth Avett of the Avett Brothers, released an album of Elliott Smith co   More
Wednesday, March 25, 2015 MATTHEW SINGER

Show Preview: Marilyn Manson at the Roseland

Music Stories
[AMERICAN HORROR STORY] In 2001, The Onion published an article with the headline, “Marilyn Manson Now Going Door-To-Door Trying To Shock People.” The conceit was that, with Eminem having us   More
Wednesday, March 25, 2015 MATTHEW SINGER

Mic Check: HANiF. (formerly Luck-One)

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A little over a year ago, rapper Hanif Collins left Portland as Luck-One. Now, he’s coming back as Hanif. Or rather, HANiF.—please write the period. Once the self-proclaimed “King of the N   More
Wednesday, March 25, 2015 MATTHEW SINGER

Watch Evan Rachel Wood Say "Yes" To Portland In New Short Film For Wildfang Clothing Company

Kim Gordon, Robin Lopez, Beth Ditto and The Alibi make cameos.

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Would you like watch a short film shot in Portland, starring Evan Rachel Wood and featuring appearances by Kim Gordon, Robin Lopez and Beth Ditto?  Of course you would. Or should I say, Evan Rachel Would?  That's the title of this collaboration between Southeast Portland clothing company Wildfang, creative agency    More
Tuesday, March 24, 2015 by MATTHEW SINGER

PDX Charts

Top selling albums and songs in Portland, March 9-15.


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, March 18, 2015 by MATTHEW SINGER

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