Show Preview: Too Many Zooz, Neka & Kahlo, DJ Hwy 7 & the Ghost Train


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[SUBWAY SOUNDS] Calling New York’s Too Many Zooz an overnight success would be a mistake, though it’s an easy one to make. Thanks to Reddit, a video of one of the trio’s energetic performanc   More
 
Wednesday, October 8, 2014 JAMES HELMSWORTH

Oh Darling: Saturday, May 10

Not even L.A. could bum out Portland’s shiniest, happiest band.


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Almost any write-up you can find on Oh Darling describes the Portland band with a few choice synonyms: “Cute.” “Adorable.” “Cheerios in chocolate milk.” It’s like reading reviews for   More
 
Wednesday, May 7, 2014 ANDREW STEINBEISER

Show Preview: Neutral Milk Hotel, Elf Power, the Minders


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[FUZZY FREAK FOLK] Time has left few stones unturned in the wake of In the Aeroplane Over the Sea, Neutral Milk Hotel’s 1998 psych-folk masterpiece. The blown-out, kitchen-sink orchestration and   More
 
Wednesday, April 2, 2014 PETE COTTELL

Perfect Pussy: Saturday, March 22

If the name makes you uncomfortable, don’t worry: This buzzing New York punk band is already set to self-destruct.


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Perfect Pussy is a band with an expiration date. Or so says Ray McAndrew, guitarist for the Syracuse, N.Y., noise-punk band, which, for the past six months, has been gaining national attention f   More
 
Wednesday, March 19, 2014 KAITIE TODD

Old Age: Thursday, Feb. 20

Frontier folk-rock born in the Oregon woods gets wild in Portland.


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Alsea is a woodsy outpost roughly halfway between Corvallis and the Oregon Coast. It’s the kind of place that’s colored with every shade of green and brown, a logging target and sportsman’   More
 
Wednesday, February 19, 2014 MARK STOCK

Rhye: Wednesday, Aug. 7

The ultra-sounds of Robin Hannibal.


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[PRENATAL SOUL] Many artists build their careers from the face up. Robin Hannibal took the opposite route: He’s become an in-demand producer while remaining deliberately faceless. In the past    More
 
Wednesday, August 7, 2013 JOE DONOVAN

La Luz: Friday, June 28

Seattle surfer grrrls ride a dreamy wave of retro.


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[NORTHWEST BEACH MUSIC] La Luz is a study in contrast. The Seattle quartet melds ’60s girl-group harmonies with boys-club surf guitar, and the band’s buzz-garnering debut 2012 EP, Damp Face,   More
 
Wednesday, June 26, 2013 AMANDA SCHURR

Battleme: Saturday, March 2

How losing his sight helped Matt Drenik find his voice.


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[BASEMENT MIXTAPE] In the fall of 2009, Matt Drenik, then the frontman for Austin-based band Lions, was about to head to the United Kingdom for the biggest tour of his career. Two weeks before l   More
 
Wednesday, February 27, 2013 EMILEE BOOHER

Red Wanting Blue: Thursday and Sunday, Jan. 24, 27

After 15 years on the Midwestern college circuit, Ohio’s consummate bar-rock band arrives in Oregon.


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[COLLEGE ROCK] If you attended college anywhere between Buffalo and Chicago in the last decade, you need no introduction to Red Wanting Blue. Founded when Tupac was still alive and Bob Dole wa   More
 
Wednesday, January 23, 2013 MARTIN CIZMAR

Danny Corn: Friday, Jan. 4

An EDM lifer talks the past, present and future of electronic music.


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[ELECTRONIC] In the past 20 years, there have been at least three upswings in the popularity of electronic music: the rave/ecstasy period of the early ’90s; the big-beat and trip-hop explosion   More
 
Wednesday, January 2, 2013 ROBERT HAM

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