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A New Way to Praise

With Deeper Well Records, Evan Way wants to broaden the definition of "Christian music"


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Not all Christian music is created equal, especially on Deeper Well Records. The label, started by Evan Way of Portland-via-L.A. folk-rock group the Parson Red Heads, was founded to combat the per   More
 
Wednesday, December 17, 2014 MATTHEW SINGER

Show Preview: Joyce Manor, Toys That Kill, Drivers


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[RITALIN ROCK] Between the preening of the Warped Tour and the made-for-Broadway schlock of Green Day’s American Idiot, it’s hard to argue that punk hasn’t taken several hard left turns to d   More
 
Wednesday, December 17, 2014 PETE COTTELL

Introducing: Burials


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Who: Benjamin Caragol (guitars, vocals), Adam Wheeler (bass, vocals), Isaac Davis (drums), Fester (guitars). Sounds like: A battle between marauding Viking ships and deadly sea serpents that just w   More
 
Wednesday, December 17, 2014 NATHAN CARSON

The Big Snap-Back

After a tragedy in its ranks, TV on the Radio is born again.


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TV on the Radio guitarist Dave Sitek lives by the overarching philosophy of “What if?” What if he had a band that blended all the music he loved, from punk to prog to soul, to the point that   More
 
Wednesday, December 10, 2014 MATTHEW SINGER

Mic Check: Tune Yards


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Portland always knew Merrill Garbus was special. Even before her Tune-Yards project had fully metamorphosed into the high-definition art funk of 2011’s Whokill and this year’s Nikki Nack, the    More
 
Wednesday, December 10, 2014 MATTHEW SINGER

Introducing: Load B


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Who: Rappers Milc and Brill. Sounds like: A rap-game John Belushi busting into a church party with strippers, guns and a plate of drugs. For fans of: Odd Future, early Eminem, Ghostface Killah, Lice   More
 
Wednesday, December 10, 2014 MATTHEW SINGER

Adult Anarchy

White Lung stays punk, even as it outgrows the punk scene.


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As a remedy for frustration, punk rock works well enough. But at this point, the rote formula of short-plus-fast-plus-loud is most effective as a distraction for adolescents or an analgesic for    More
 
Wednesday, December 3, 2014 CHRIS STAMM

Show Preview: Ryan Hemsworth


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[POST-GIRL-TALK EDM] During Canadian producer Ryan Hemsworth’s fantastic early-evening set at this year’s Sasquatch Music Festival, it was hard to distinguish who in the crowd was on drugs a   More
 
Wednesday, December 3, 2014 MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

Show Preview: Peaking Lights at Holocene, Dec. 7

A band is like a family, especially when it’s both.


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Indra Dunis’ touring partners are a bunch of crybabies. They get cranky if they’re in the van too long, never clean up their own messes and sometimes even soil themselves. She puts up with   More
 
Wednesday, December 3, 2014 MATTHEW SINGER

C’mon, Get Happy

Horse Feathers’ Justin Ringle cheers up…sort of.


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Justin Ringle generally doesn’t see things in black and white. As the lead vocalist and songwriter behind Portland’s Horse Feathers, he’s spent the better part of a decade struggling to ma   More
 
Wednesday, November 26, 2014 BRANDON WIDDER
 

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