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The Drainage | October 25, 2014

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Stag Hare & Ashan @ Valentine’s; Portland, Or. 10.19.14

October 20, 2014 |

While the firelight’s aglow, strange shadows from the flames will grow, Till things we’ve never seen will seem familiar.

– The Grateful Dead, Terrapin Station


There was not a guitar, harp, fife, or hurdy gurdy in sight, as … Read More

Tinashe – Aquarius

October 17, 2014 |

On her debut LP, rapper/producer/chaunteuse Tinashe is looking towards a brighter future, with room for everybody.

The astrological sign Aquarius, people born from late January until the end of February, deals with community, groups of people – idealist, humanitarian … Read More

Lilly Allen @ Crystal Ball Room

October 17, 2014 |

The thing about Lilly Allen is that she is an unapologetic female who happens to be singing about being an unapologetic female in a biased culture, while also being slammed with double standards from an music industry, who knows they’re … Read More

Crazy Eyes Debut album now funding on Kickstarter

October 16, 2014 |

Seattle’s Crazy Eyes, which has a great couple of songs on their BandCamp page that I have been really digging especially “Bazz Fuss” is crowd funding their newest album to be pressed on vinyl. Seeking out $2,000 (at press time … Read More

Vision the Kid and Tru Release Somewhere In A Dark City

October 16, 2014 |

Alright, so I haven’t actually lived in the Land of Lakes for almost four years, but you know I’ve got to give some love to a fellow Minnesotan. Vision the Kid, a rapper based in Minneapolis, has teamed up with … Read More

Xombie Releases LP Capital X

October 15, 2014 |

New York City band Xombie recently released Capital X, an LP that’ll either help or hurt your potential for survival during these ever-shortening fall days. It all depends on how you respond to metallic hip hop — not to mention … Read More

Life is Beautiful Spotify Playlist

October 10, 2014 |

Life is Beautiful, the 3 day festival happening in Downtown Las Vegas October 24,25,& 26th has a huge lineup. Like serious. Fuck. Check out our massive 65 song, 4 hours and 7 minute playlist on Spotify. Read More

#LIVINGOFFTHEWALL – Aaron Draplin & The Art of the Side Hustle Pt 1

October 9, 2014 |

I just got back from Adobe Max for a work trip and had the pleasure of seeing Aaron Draplin give a stellar talk. I had seen his Tall Tales from a Large Man talk he gave, and the man is … Read More

The Kooks at the Wonder Ballroom

October 9, 2014 |

I was here two nights ago and the venue is a completely different scene. The line runs all the way down the block as people wait to get in and getting anywhere once inside is a complete muck-up. The opening … Read More

Laetitia Sadier – Something Shines

October 8, 2014 |

Laetitia Sadier’s long and storied career could be seen as a road map of how to go about the creative pursuit, in the 21st Century. Starting with avant-lounge-pop outfit Stereolab, she served as the beating heart and bone marrow to … Read More

Live : Animal Eyes, Small Black, and Menomena at the Wonder Ball Room

October 4, 2014 |

Animal Eyes, Small Black, and Menomea played the Wonder Ball Room on September 26th. Check out the recap below.

Animal Eyes

Small Black

You can’t stand still when Small Black is playing their infectious synthpop. The singer croons … Read More

Colossal September Spotify Playlist!

October 2, 2014 |

September was a good month for music. It is the month where the summer slowly segues into the autumn; the air gains a chill, leaves start to swirl around your feet, and your thoughts become more reflective. And while many … Read More