Sorry, Oregon, Kurt Vile is Not Your Favorite Artist

Now we know who is, though.


Hey, Oregon: Remember that time, earlier in the week, where we all shared that map that we thought told us Kurt Vile was our state's favorite artist, and we all high-fived each other for having such great, unique taste?Yeah, well, sorry to break the illusion, but that was kind of bullshit.As often happens when something goes viral, the context got lost in the fervent rush to post stuff on our ...   More
Thursday, February 27, 2014 MATTHEW SINGER

The Best of Pickathon 2013

Dale Watson's tour bus, the Relatives' suits, judgmental square dancers and more of the most awesome things at the best lil' roots-ish music festival in town!

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Another Pickathon is in the books, and like most music festivals, it takes a few days to recover from. Unlike most music festivals, the exhaustion always feels worth it. Although this year’s installment may have priced out a few regulars—blame the inflated rates at least partially on Feist, perhaps the biggest-name headliner the fest has scored yet, but the crowds certainly seemed a bit thinner ...   More
Wednesday, August 7, 2013 MATTHEW SINGER

Top Five Must-See Pickathon Sets Per Stage

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Fir Meadows Stage: Lightning Dust (Friday, 7:40 pm)The first day of Pickathon is typically dedicated to finding camping, then booze, then the square dance, but a pre-sundown, open-air performance    More
Wednesday, July 31, 2013 MATTHEW SINGER

Live Review: Kurt Vile at Doug Fir, 5/10

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On a tour that is selling out significantly larger venues like Lincoln Hall in Chicago and New York’s Bowery Ballroom, Kurt Vile gave Portland a true gift in performing at the Doug Fir. The relatively small space that sound engineer Mick Learn has turned into a sonic temple proved perfect backdrop for a band that’s hit a graceful stride and only going forward. Vile and band have ...   More
Monday, May 13, 2013 MARK STOCK


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