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The Drainage | September 3, 2014

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Lollapalooza 2014 : Day Two: On Which We Baked Part 1

August 28, 2014 |

Saturday is hot, and the weekend brings even more concert-goers. This time it takes forty minutes to get through security, good time to apply sunscreen. My shirt has soaked through by the time I get in.

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Red Bull Sound Select Presents: Big Freedia, Illmaculate and TxE at Holocene

August 28, 2014 |

Sissy Bounce Queen Big Freedia from New Orleans, Headlines while Portland Record Label Banana Stand’s Immaculate opens along side Portland hip-hop trio TxE. The show is 21 + with tickets set for $3 for those who R.S.V.P before September 2nd … Read More

August Spotify Playlist!

August 28, 2014 |

August is the month the summer breaks, and begins to fade. Some of the biggest festivals, the biggest movies, and, of course, the biggest records come out, in a carnival of explosions, to make the most of the dwindling days, … Read More

The Gods Themselves Debut “Thunderbird” Live Video

August 27, 2014 |

I can’t even count how many bands I’ve fallen in love with due to seeing them live — nor, conversely, the number of times I’ve felt disappointed in a group after discovering an off-putting music video of theirs. Because of … Read More

Jelani Lateef Turns Trials Into Tracks On “My Soul to Keep 2″

August 26, 2014 |

Hip hop artist Jelani Lateef knows the importance of bravado and vulnerability. Based out of Chicago, his quick-witted rhymes equally showcase his street smarts and sensitive side. On August 18th, he dropped My Soul To Keep 2, an LP that encapsulates his … Read More

The Boy From The Crowd Release Video for “Revelator”

August 26, 2014 |

Abstract videos. Unique makeup. Psychotic hairdos. There are countless factors that musical acts incorporate to form their image, plenty of them hit or miss. For me, face paint during a concert is a fantastic form of expression — think tUnE-yArDs or of Montreal – but … Read More

Andrea Remondini’s “Non Sequitur” Stirs and Shakes the Heartstrings

August 25, 2014 |

Italian artist Andrea Remondini recently re-sparked my love of classically-influenced music. Non Sequitur, his 2014 release, takes off with a lovely, subtlety-playful piano progression, and the magic-carpet vibes carry you through the entire LP.


Remondini’s dedication to high-caliber creations results … Read More

The Echo Echo Echoes Keep Summer Rolling Year-Round

August 25, 2014 |

Alright, sure, this fall is going to be gorgeous in its own way, but we all know it’s the start of the Dark Ages for those of us in Seattle. Thankfully, there’s one easy way to emotionally combat the impending … Read More

New Music: Untold – Echo In The Valley

August 25, 2014 |

Jack Dunning’s career under the Untold banner, is like the watching time-lapsed footage of the evolution of underground electronic music. From the dubstep-infused bassweight of Unknown, to hard-stomping Techno manipulations, to abstract, noisy sound sculptures on Black Light Spiral, which … Read More

Bike of the Month : EG Athens 250 Comfort Step-Thru Bike

August 22, 2014 |

E-bikes Are Almost the Bike of the Future. Most parts of the western United States are still enjoying the throws of summer even as the long evenings are retreating into the shadows of the slowly encroaching fall season. For years I’ve been watching a trend with interest as nerdy and brave men in suits commuted with their ties half tucked into Columbia Sports Wear jackets upon dinky steeds that put-putted 25 miles an hour up an incline in my hood in SE Portland.

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Dark Side of the Kingdom – Episode 26: We Like Our Pron Like We Like Our Eggs. Scrambled.

August 21, 2014 |

Episode 26: We Like Our Pron Like We Like Our Eggs. Scrambled. Starring: Dean, Percy and Ian

This week on DSotK …

Ian still can’t quit Mega Man 2 but in an attempt to save some game cred, finishes … Read More

Red Bull Sound Select Portland: Aan, Hustle and Drone, Com Truise

August 20, 2014 |

Aan surpassed my expectations at Red Bull’s Sound Select MFNW collection. Having come across their recent album the first impression rendered far reaching vocal progressions pinned by rolling, on again off again alterna-pop drum stylings and electro beats. Seeing them live though is to witness a chill, psychedelic cocoon opening. Read More