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Neil Young Will Play Two Oregon Shows in May

by Ned Lannamann Although tickets have not yet gone on sale to the general public, Neil Young has two Oregon...
The Portland Mercury  |  02-07-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

More Than a Mouthful

Savage Love Letter of the Day by Dan Savage Originally published on Feb. 26, 2009. My boyfriend of 16 months...
The Stranger  |  02-07-2019  |  Slog

Inbox Jukebox Track of the Day: A Great and Strange Interpretation of "Sympathy for the Devil" by Rolling Stones Backing Vocalist Bernard Fowler

Rolling Stones backing vocalist Bernard Fowler delivers a stunning version of "Sympathy for the Devil," off his new album of...
The Stranger  |  02-07-2019  |  Slog

If Live Nation Replaces Sasquatch With a Bassnectar Show I Am Going to Scream

There's new details about Sasquatch's replacement festival and they are womp womp depressing. by Lester Black There is literally no...
The Portland Mercury  |  02-07-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

New Bills in Legislature Will Catch Your HOV Lane Cheating, So Cut It Out

Stop driving in HOV lanes! by Nathalie Graham Break your bad, illegal habits or pay the price! AVID_CREATIVE/GETTY IMAGESThere may...
The Stranger  |  02-07-2019  |  Slog

If Live Nation Replaces Sasquatch With a Bassnectar Show I Am Going to Scream

There's new details about Sasquatch's replacement festival and they are womp womp depressing. by Lester Black There is literally no...
The Stranger  |  02-07-2019  |  Slog

Win Tickets to See the Hilarious Sketch Comedy of the Aces!

by Wm. Steven Humphrey The Aces are Portland's favorite, funniest, and most adorable sketch comedy group, hands-down full-stop! Made up...
The Portland Mercury  |  02-07-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

Blazer's Preview: Spurs Come to Town Tonight

by Arthur Bradford Bruce Ely/Trailblazers.comThe 4th place Blazers host the 6th place San Antonio Spurs on Thursday night in what...
The Portland Mercury  |  02-07-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

Post-Analog As Fuck With Anthony White and Mount Analogue

Pioneer Square Art Walk Spotlight: Anthony White Curated Ultra Light Beams at Mount Analogue by Jasmyne Keimig A detail from...
The Stranger  |  02-07-2019  |  Slog

Director of People's Harm Reduction Alliance Targeted for Helping Drug Users

Shilo Jama is not shy about his drug use. In December, flyers featuring a photograph of his face started popping...
The Stranger  |  02-07-2019  |  Slog

Texas Teacher Could Lose Her Home If Trump Gets Any More Border Wall Funding

Texas Teacher Could Lose Her Home If Trump Gets Any More Border Wall Funding The feds are moving on Starr...
The Texas Observer  |  02-07-2019  |  La Linea

The High Five Guy in Portland

by Anonymous If you walk the streets of downtown Portland, you will eventually come across this guy. He holds up...
The Portland Mercury  |  02-07-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

Hey Landlords, It's Our Responsibility to Support Eviction Reform in Washington State

Landlords, tenants and the whole community benefit from eviction reform. by Monica Anney Some landlords are good! SPARKY2000/GETTYIn the conversation...
The Stranger  |  02-07-2019  |  Slog

Steep Valley Rangers at Montalvo Arts Center

Ask your average fan of Americana and related styles of music what it is that Steep Canyon Rangers play, and...
Metro Silicon Valley  |  02-07-2019  |  Activate

Okilly Dokilly at the Ritz

A few years back, as the music blogosphere was taking a deep dive into Simpsonswave—penning think pieces on the YouTube-spawned...
Metro Silicon Valley  |  02-07-2019  |  Activate

‘Book Talk: Zucked’ at Kepler’s Books

Roger McNamee, is a Silicon Valley insider, venture capitalist and musician. Now he can add “author” to his list of...
Metro Silicon Valley  |  02-07-2019  |  Activate

Mudhoney at the Ritz

Pull at the tap root of Nirvana, Soundgarden or Pearl Jam and eventually you’ll get to Mudhoney, the often overlooked...
Metro Silicon Valley  |  02-07-2019  |  Activate

The Saint Michael Trio at Montalvo Arts Center

The local and acclaimed piano trio colloquially known as Saint Mike (violin, cello, piano) turns its attention to child prodigies...
Metro Silicon Valley  |  02-07-2019  |  Activate

The Weird Feud Behind This Vaginal Showbox Shrine in Meadowbrook

There's a giant shrine to the Showbox in Meadowbrook that looks a lot like a vagina. We went to investigate...
The Stranger  |  02-07-2019  |  Slog

Vyacheslav Gryaznov at the Trianon Theatre

Russian-born pianist Vyacheslav Gryaznov comes to town with a long list of honors and competition prizes, many of which evoke...
Metro Silicon Valley  |  02-07-2019  |  Activate

‘Seeking a Home’ at Mission Santa Clara

Silicon Valley’s ace vocal choir The Choral Project addresses the issue of homelessness head on with Art of Sound: Seeking...
Metro Silicon Valley  |  02-07-2019  |  Activate

Sammy Johnson at the Ritz

In case you need proof that reggae is the music of the world, check out the singer known to fans...
Metro Silicon Valley  |  02-07-2019  |  Activate

‘Allelujah!’ at Hammer Theatre Center

British playwright Alan Bennett has given the world a number of great stage productions, including The History Boys and The...
Metro Silicon Valley  |  02-07-2019  |  Activate

‘Curate Your Heartache’ at Social Policy

The San Jose Institute of Contemporary art has teamed up with Social Policy Cafe for a truly communal art exhibition...
Metro Silicon Valley  |  02-07-2019  |  Activate

UPDATED: Portland Weekend Snow Forecast: Is It Time to Panic Yet?

by Wm. Steven Humphrey A peek at the future? Mercury Staff UPDATE SAT FEB 9, NOON:Downtown Portland got lucky last...
The Portland Mercury  |  02-07-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

I Am the Night: Family Secrets, the Black Dahlia, and Neo-Noir Clichés

by Ciara Dolan TNTDirected by Wonder Woman's Patty Jenkins, TNT's new limited series I Am the Night is a strange...
The Stranger  |  02-07-2019  |  Slog

Cool Trailer Bro

by Anonymous So, your trailer is your home. You're so carefree. You can drive your home to any residential street,...
The Portland Mercury  |  02-07-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

Good Morning, News: Portland City Council Pays Out Racist Cop, and Oregon and Ocasio-Cortez Eye Green Legislation

by Blair Stenvick Stay up to date on Portland news and politics. Looking for fun? Here are the best Things...
The Portland Mercury  |  02-07-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

The Sandwich "Artist"

by Anonymous Some people fucking suck at making sandwiches. Especially when there's no one else in line. I'm sure you...
The Portland Mercury  |  02-07-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

The 31 Best Things to Do in Portland this Weekend: Feb 8-10

Michelle Obama is (Be-)Coming! (UPDATE - She's Still Coming. But in March. THANKS SNOW), The State Fair is Starting! Wiz...
The Portland Mercury  |  02-07-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

Slog AM: Washington Is One Step Closer to Human Composting, a Green New Deal Has Arrived

by Timothy Kenney This could be you! amenic181/Getty ImagesA $15 minimum wage won’t ruin everything: A new UW study found...
The Stranger  |  02-07-2019  |  Slog

Little Poppers

by Anonymous A problem with a communal washer and dryer situation is other people’s toxic detergent has a major effect...
The Portland Mercury  |  02-06-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

Mayor Underwent Melanoma Surgery, Is Now Cancer-Free!

The mayor had a cancerous tumor removed from her knee. by Lester Black Ulysses CurryMayor Jenny Durkan had a melanoma...
The Stranger  |  02-06-2019  |  Slog

Slog PM: Student Dead After Slipping on UW Campus, Snowpocalypse Is Coming, Traffic in the Tunnel

by Nathalie Graham We need those. PetitNuage-/Getty ImagesThe EPA gets cold feet: Trump's Environmental Protection Agency backed out of a...
The Stranger  |  02-06-2019  |  Slog

Remember to Never Eat Shredded Wheat Tomorrow Night

Pioneer Square Art Walk Spotlight: Dori Hana Scherer's Never Eat Shredded Wheat at Glass Box Gallery by Jasmyne Keimig View...
The Stranger  |  02-06-2019  |  Slog

Looking for Weekend Plans? Let Us Make Some Personalized Suggestions for You!

by Stranger Things To Do Staff Stranger Things To Do, at your service. ShutterstockStranger Things To Do, Seattle's only comprehensive...
The Stranger  |  02-06-2019  |  Slog

Up to 30 Inches of Snow Expected, According to Man I Talked to on Twitter

It's going to get snowy, baby! by Nathalie Graham Were you dreaming of a white Valentine's Day? Good news! kudou/Getty...
The Stranger  |  02-06-2019  |  Slog

Flavors of the Month: Seattle Food & Drink Specials to Try in February 2019

by Stranger Things To Do Staff To celebrate the Year of the Pig, Fuji Bakery is offering these adorably porcine...
The Stranger  |  02-06-2019  |  Slog

Gloves Are Ugly

by Charles Mudede Guasor/gettyimages.comNow that is cold in Seattle, and there is snow on the ground, and lots of ice...
The Stranger  |  02-06-2019  |  Slog

An Epic Clapback at Trump, Plus Dan's Return!

by The Stranger Episode 184 talks about Trump's State of the Union, the mess in Virginia, the The Velvet Buzzsaw,...
The Stranger  |  02-06-2019  |  Slog

The Canadian Stock Market Is Stoned

A new report shows that the entire market for Canadian pot is just $5 billion, yet investors have pumped well...
The Stranger  |  02-06-2019  |  Slog

Women Artists Dominate the Top 10s of The Village Voice's Pazz & Jop Poll

Women artists dominate the Top 10s of the Village Voice's Pazz & Jop Poll, the annual gauge of the music-critic...
The Stranger  |  02-06-2019  |  Slog

Repetitive Strain: Vetiver's 'Tight Knit'

If any band benefits from Robert Christgau’s rule that an album should always get a minimum of three listens, it’s the San Francisco–based folk band Vetiver.
Washington City Paper  |  David Dunlap Jr.  |  02-12-2009  |  Reviews

England Gets The Gossip

Beth Ditto's queer/weight activism should be applauded, but one worries that the singer's sudden celebrity rather ignores her day job.
Willamette Week  |  Jay Horton  |  04-09-2008  |  Reviews

Sharon Jones ... Is Comin' to Funk You in Your Earholes

Every word that falls out of funk queen Sharon Jones' mouth is seriously badass, and when this woman says "Dap-dip," you say "How high?"
Dig Boston  |  Joe Keohane  |  04-28-2005  |  Profiles & Interviews