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Almost Infamous

Black Pussy is Portland’s most controversial band.


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Whoever thought a band calling itself Black Pussy could be controversial? Not singer-guitarist Dustin Hill, apparently. When he bestowed the Google-unfriendly name on his stoner-rock project t   More
 
Wednesday, February 25, 2015 MATTHEW SINGER

Big Shot Ben

Meet Oregon’s biggest Spurs fan.


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Until the 2013 NBA Finals, I’d never seen anyone I know cry over sports. And then came Game 7 of the series between the San Antonio Spurs and the Miami Heat. After Tim Duncan uncharacteristi   More
 
Wednesday, February 25, 2015 MATTHEW SINGER

Watch Former Blazer Martell Webster's Pacific Northwest-Heavy Rap Video

Filmed in Washington, featuring a Portland rapper-producer and directed by Will Vinton's son.

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Over the NBA All-Star break, Damian Lillard went on the radio and wowed the basketball blogosphere with his rhyme skills. No less an authority than MTV's Sway declared him the best rapper in the league, and most were apt to agree. But another Blazer alum has thrown hi...   More
 
Tuesday, February 24, 2015 by MATTHEW SINGER

PDX Charts

Top selling albums and songs in Portland, Feb. 16-22

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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 Rh...   More
 
Tuesday, February 24, 2015 by MATTHEW SINGER

PDX Charts

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

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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, February 18, 2015 by MATTHEW SINGER

Live Review: Smokey Robinson with the Oregon Symphony at Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, Feb. 14

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This might read like minor heresy, but Smokey Robinson is the quintessential Motown artist—more than Stevie, Marvin, the Supremes or the Temptations. For one thing, he wrote songs for almost all the rest of them. And whereas those other legends’ greatest achievements came in defiance of Berry Gordy’s well-oiled machine, Robinson’s trove of hits defined the sound of the label, if...   More
 
Monday, February 16, 2015 by MATTHEW SINGER

Watch Damian Lillard Prove He's the Best Rapper in the NBA

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As avid Blazers fans know, Damian Lillard likes to rap.  That's not unique among NBA players, of course, but #0 takes it a step further. Ever since he came into the league, Lillard has helmed a weekly online rap battle, 4 B...   More
 
Saturday, February 14, 2015 by MATTHEW SINGER

Photo Review: Alialujah Choir and Wild Ones at Revolution Hall, Feb. 13

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To borrow a phrase inadvertently coined onstage by Alialujah Choir's Adam Shearer, last night was a "monumentous" moment in Portland music: the first ever show at the new Revolution Hall.  Sure, it was a "soft opening"—a sneak preview before the venue formally gets going in April—but after a year of what seemed like daily c...   More
 
Friday, February 13, 2015 by MATTHEW SINGER

MusicfestNW Announces 2015 Dates

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Good news, everyone: MusicfestNW is happening again! Portland's largest music festival returns to Tom McCall Waterfront Park, where it moved last year, Aug. 21-23. Unlike last year, the weekend will kick off on Friday, with bands playing the waterfront that evening. No word on acts yet, but    More
 
Friday, February 13, 2015 by MATTHEW SINGER

PDX Charts

Top selling albums and songs in Portland, Feb. 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 Rhap...   More
 
Wednesday, February 11, 2015 by MATTHEW SINGER
 

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