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Rasheed Jamal has a lot on his mind. He put it all on his great new album.


Music Stories
A conversation with Rasheed Jamal is like falling down a Wikipedia rabbit hole. One minute you’re talking about Allen Iverson shoe commercials, then caste systems, then Jean Baudrillard’s Si   More
 
Wednesday, March 18, 2015 MATTHEW SINGER

Carrie Brownstein's Memoir Has a Release Date

Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl publishes Oct. 27.

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It's Carrie Brownstein's year. The rest of us are only living in it. You already can't escape her on television (Portlandia just wrapped its fifth season, and got renewed for two more), nor in the music press (Sleater-Kinney's first album in a decade, No Cities to Love, came out in ...   More
 
Monday, March 16, 2015 by MATTHEW SINGER

Black Pussy Cancels Show In North Carolina After Protesters Threaten Venue

The Portland-based band is the subject of an online petition declaring its name "racist and sexist."

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A few weeks ago, Willamette Week declared Black Pussy "Portland's most controversial band," a designation based pretty much entirely on its moniker. At that point, it was a controversy mostly contained within the Portland music scene. Since then, as the band has departed on a countrywid...   More
 
Monday, March 16, 2015 by MATTHEW SINGER

PDX Charts

Top selling albums and songs in Portland, March 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    More
 
Wednesday, March 11, 2015 by MATTHEW SINGER

The Regulator

Rappers age, but Warren G’s 21-year-old gangsta classic is timeless.


Music Stories
In most situations, jumping into a back-alley dice game with a bunch of strangers is a spectacularly bad idea. But for Warren G, it turned out to be the best decision of his career. For a ge   More
 
Wednesday, March 11, 2015 MATTHEW SINGER

PDX Charts

Top selling albums and songs in Portland, Feb. 23-March 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
 
Wednesday, March 4, 2015 by MATTHEW SINGER

Introducing: Bombay Beach


Music Stories
Who: Ryan Lynch (guitars), Matthew Zimmerman (vocals), Jeremiah Hayden (drums). Sounds like: Thurston Moore and Iggy Pop tripping around Joshua Tree, in a sci-fi mockumentary directed by Steve Albini   More
 
Wednesday, March 4, 2015 MATTHEW SINGER

Neil Gust's Post-Heatmiser Band, No. 2, Gets Reissued By Jackpot Records

Check out the teaser video, featuring Elliott Smith...and his underwear.

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In the classic '90s Portland band Heatmiser, Neil Gust was the Mick Jones to El...   More
 
Tuesday, March 3, 2015 by MATTHEW SINGER

Damian Lillard To Graduate From College

Three years after leaving school for the NBA, the Blazers point guard has earned a degree in technical sales from Weber State in Utah.

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Just call him Big-Brain Dame.  Three years after leaving Weber State University—the obscure mid-major in Ogden, Utah, that recruited him out of high school—to enter the NBA draft, Damian Lillard is about to become a college graduate. Between elevating the Blazers to championship contention, signing   More
 
Monday, March 2, 2015 by

PDX Pop Now Extends Submission Deadline For Its Annual Compilation

Also, check out video of Hustle and Drone performing at last year's festival.

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Are you in a band? Then you probably want to be on the PDX Pop Now compilation, right? Well, if you dilly-dallied this year, you've been given a reprieve: The deadline for submissions has been extended until March 15. Each year, the all-ages, all-Portland music festival assembles a two-disc set of songs from local artists in advance of its lineup announcement. Songs are submitted vi...   More
 
Thursday, February 26, 2015 by MATTHEW SINGER
 

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