Album Review: Natasha Kmeto

Inevitable (Dropping Gems)

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[ELECTRO-SOUL] On her last album, Natasha Kmeto made it clear she was going through some shit. She called it Crisis, and while the music’s electronic pulse suggested hookups by dance-floor strobe li   More
Wednesday, September 16, 2015 MATTHEW SINGER

Album Review: Karyn Ann

Into the Depths (Self-Released)

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[SINGER-SONGWRITER] Into the Depths, the sophomore release by Portland singer-songwriter Karyn Ann Partridge, shows considerable growth from her confident but uneven debut, 2013’s Accept Uncertainty   More
Wednesday, September 16, 2015 JEFF ROSENBERG

Album Review: Gaytheist and Rabbits

Gay*Bits (Good to Die)

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[BRUTAL BROMANCE] As musical couplings go, Gaytheist and Rabbits are a match made in a center for tinnitus research. Beyond sheer volume, the Portland punk-metal agitators also share a common distaste   More
Wednesday, July 29, 2015 MATTHEW SINGER

Album Review: Still Caves

Gnarly For Days (Broken Press)

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[GARAGE PSYCH] It’s been almost three years since Still Caves released its promising debut EP, Static Lips, and while the group’s first full-length is just as raw and raucous as its predecessor, t   More
Wednesday, July 29, 2015 CHRIS STAMM

Album Review: The Fourth Wall

Lovely Violence (Bug Hunt)

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[SHOEGAZE] For a band that’s been around only five years, Portland-via-Hawaii noise-pop group the Fourth Wall has its craft surprisingly well-honed. Its second album,Lovely Violence, is impressively   More
Wednesday, July 29, 2015 CASEY HARDMEYER.

Album Review: Hurry Up

Hurry Up (Army Of Bad Luck)

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[PUNK] Hurry Up’s self-titled debut album opens with “Pick You Up,” a sleazy, Nation of Ulysses-sounding burst of driving throwback fuzz that would sound indistinguishable from the bro-punk anth   More
Wednesday, July 22, 2015 CASEY JARMAN

Album Review: Sons Of Huns

While Sleeping Stay Awake (Riding Easy)

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[GATEWAY METAL] Sons of Huns’ sophomore album has significantly upped the ante from their 2013 debut, Banishment Ritual. In nine songs, the trio kicks down the garage door and blasts out onto a high   More
Wednesday, July 22, 2015 NATHAN CARSON

Album Review: Vacilando

While They Were Dancing (Fluff & Gravy)

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[STONED ROOTS] It should maybe fall under the full-disclosure category that I’m a huge fan of sleepy, atmospheric, low-tempo, vaguely Midwestern pop tunes that feature the pedal steel guitar. The mo   More
Wednesday, July 22, 2015 CASEY JARMAN

Best New Music: The Domestics

The Domestics (Tender Loving Empire)

Best New Portland Music
[POP ROCK] There’s an intriguing dichotomy at work with the Domestics, one that enhances each musical story of heartbreak and longing told by principal members Michael Finn and Leo London. On    More
Wednesday, July 15, 2015 MARK STOCK

Album Review: Cartridge

Black Heron and the Spoonbill (PJCE)

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[AVANT WORLD JAZZ] After the lonely, shakuhachi-like flute of “Korean Blues,” the opening track of Cartridge’s Black Heron and the Spoonbill, the second track, “Murphy’s Hook,” rudely    More
Wednesday, June 17, 2015 BRETT CAMPBELL


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