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Album Review: Dead Moon

Live at Satyricon (Voodoo Doughnut Recordings)

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[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


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


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

Swingin’ Party

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

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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

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

Q&A: Laura Gibson

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

Music Stories
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

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
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