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The Drainage | September 3, 2015

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Paragon Theorem – Inkwell review

August 18, 2015 |

Glastonbury, CT’s Paragon Theorem have sifted through the silt of ’90s alt/grunge/melodic hard rock to come up with a nugget of pure rock gold that is Inkwell.

Musical styles and eras seem to follow a 20-year revolving door cycle. And … Read More

Ripple Green – Marble Arch Video

July 31, 2015 |

Check out the new video for Oklahoma’s Ripple Green off their new album Timepiece and the track “Marble Arch”. The inspiration for the new single came last Easter, when the band stumbled upon hundreds of protesters near the Marble Arch … Read More

Roger Cole & Paul Barrere – Musical Schizophrenia album review

July 27, 2015 |

Gather around, people, and hear the mellow psychedelic rock of Musical Schizophrenic, a collection of intimate guitar interplay and dreamy vocals from two rock ‘n roll veterans.

Musical Schizophrenia collects Cole and Barrere’s stream of singles from the last … Read More

DIVERS -Oregon Public Broadcasting Performance

July 22, 2015 |

Portland’s Divers played for OPB (Oregon Public Broadcasting) and cranked out some of the best songs off their debut Hello Hello . Check out my fav “Tracks”, “Lacuna”, and “Last Dance”. Watch and enjoy the energy from frontman Harrison … Read More

The Now Sound Of New Folk: Him And Her – On Solid Ground album review

July 16, 2015 |

The first decade of the 21st Century saw a re-appreciation of every kind of hyphenated folk imaginable. From acid to freak to psych to alt-, and even some ill-advised dabblings in ‘folktronica’ (which have gotten a lot better since that … Read More

The Boys Are Back In Town! Golden Palace – A Little Rock ‘N Roll album review

July 14, 2015 |

Charleston, SC’s Golden Palace take us back to 2005, and further – incorporating aspects of glammy power pop, surf rock, punk, and hair metal. It’s a guaranteed good time, perfect for summer fun!

Back in 2005, it seems like … Read More

Audiobender – Live At The Whiskey album review

July 9, 2015 |

A live record may be the most humble of documents – an audio family photograph of a particular place and time. It may be the best place to find the spirit of real rock ‘n roll, despite the humble origins. … Read More

NWFF: Puget Soundtrack – Cock & Swan Presents Only God Forgives

July 8, 2015 |

Hey!

Time for another Puget Soundtrack at the Northwest Film Forum tomorrow – and this time we’re doing it a little differently. Cock & Swan will be scoring Nicolas Windings Refn’s Only God Forgives, half live music, half pre-recorded. It should be (as … Read More

This Is Your Punk Rock: Empra – Empra album review

July 6, 2015 |

As the world waits breathlessly for the new Tame Impala, here’s a slab of Australian emo/power-pop to get you through.

The rise of power pop in the underground has been both a blessing and a curse. On one hand, … Read More

What the Festival! 2015 Re-Cap

July 2, 2015 |

WTF! has a mysterious habit of generating synchronicity. They have making great experiences almost down to a science. A science that begins with asking the people what they want, giving the people what the want and is finalized by layering … Read More

Seldom – Damaged album review

June 30, 2015 |

Houston’s Seldom transform the pain and confusion of the pains of adult life into a hailstorm of destroying guitars and pummeling beats on Damaged

It seems that Seldom, a five-piece melodic hard rock band from Houston, Texas, really like the … Read More

Let Sweden’s Arpad Be Your Man This Summer With “Itsyaman”

June 22, 2015 |

Sweden’s Arpad B. comes off as confident, honest, and hardworking on “Itsyaman”, with smooth flows over a foundation of nu skool satin bass and trill beats.

The best way to grow and evolve, in whatever you’re doing, is by … Read More