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Primer: Alt-J


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Formed: In 2007 in Leeds, England. Sounds like: A poppy, sonically schizophrenic take on what it’s like to search for authentic folk in a world burgeoning with wobbly dubstep and cryptic trap m   More
 
Wednesday, April 3, 2013 BRANDON WIDDER

Dandy Warhols Live on the Streets of Portland

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Dandy Warhols

Well, true to their word, the Dandy Warhols kicked off their brief 13-song set in the streets of Portland on Wednesday, dashing around to five different venues and performing bare-bones song renditions in co...   More
 
Thursday, March 28, 2013 by BRANDON WIDDER

Album Review: Pheasant

Gravel Beach (Self-Released)


Album Reviews
[ROOTSY INDIE] Pheasant may not be carving a particularly distinctive niche for itself, but the band is getting closer by the album. The group’s sophomore LP, Gravel Beach, is a collection of    More
 
Wednesday, March 27, 2013 BRANDON WIDDER

Cut of the Day: “Frozen Dessert Adventure,” Snowy Plover

Frozen Dessert Adventure

Imagine sprinkles for a second. You know, those delicious itty-bitty toppings with which you feverishly cover your coveted ice cream scoop of Freckled Woodblock Chocolate from Salt & Straw with. Now try to ignore the fact that you waited more than 15 minutes in line for the ic...   More
 
Wednesday, March 20, 2013 by BRANDON WIDDER

Cut of the Day: “I’m In Love With Girls,” Youthbitch (with video!)

youthbitch

A gentleman of refined and discerning taste once described Portland’s Youthbitch as “fucking awesome.” And although said gentlemen’s anonymity leaves us skeptical—he’s simply quoted on the Youthbitch Facebook page—we kind of think he might be onto something. The local quartet’s mos...   More
 
Thursday, March 14, 2013 by BRANDON WIDDER

Cut of the Day: "Owl Hymn," There Is No Mountain (formerly Ascetic Junkies)

there is no mountain

Portland folk-pop band Ascetic Junkies may have undergone a name change, but that doesn’t mean we should be alarmed. Core members Kali Giaritta and Matt Harmon are dropping the name—and three or so members—in favor of some power-duo goodness. Henceforth, they shall be known as There is N...   More
 
Tuesday, March 12, 2013 by BRANDON WIDDER
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