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The Drainage | October 1, 2014

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Guts and Grooves: Gang Cult’s ‘Neck Tat’ EP

September 19, 2014 |

Just say “Gang Cult” out loud and you’ll get the band’s appeal. Like those two words, their sound is steak knife-sharp and back-of-the-throat sludgy at once. Howling keys, car chase-esque basslines, and werewolfy vocals make them equally threatening and curiosity-piquing. … Read More

New Music: Hiss Golden Messenger – Lateness Of Dancers

September 15, 2014 |

The in-between seasons are the best. Dog days, indian summer, the early fall… the sunlight is golden, and the leaves are beginning to match. The bugs start to die off, and you can go out at night, without sweating through … Read More

Steve Cutts “Where are they now?”

September 14, 2014 |

Artist Steve Cutts has wondered… What happens when your favorite cartoon characters are past their prime? Like celebrities who still seek out the limelight we find Jessica Rabbit, He-Man, Pichachu, Garfield, Super Mario, and more cartoons in “Where are they … Read More

Project Pabst Announces Lineup

September 12, 2014 |

PROJECT PABST: SEPTEMBER 26 – 28 IN PORTLAND, OREGON

Pabst Brewing Company and Superfly have announced the schedule and set times for the Project Pabst Festival! Tears for Fears will lead an eclectic lineup on Saturday, September 27th and Modest Mouse close out … Read More

Blind Lovejoy, Glacier Palace, Wet Trident @ Foggy Notion; Portland, Or. 9.7.14

September 11, 2014 |

The Foggy Notion, in NE Portland, is proving to be a boon to Stumptown’s experimental underground, booking across styles and genre divides, paying attention only to quality, and hopefully bringing some bodies in the door, in the process.

On this … Read More

Live at Bumbershoot 2014: Poliça

September 11, 2014 |

There was some tough competition, but Poliça was my favorite act of the first day of Bumbershoot 2014. And I’m not just saying that because they’re from my home state of Minnesota. Channy Leaneagh is a spring of crystally vocals, … Read More

Karen O’s Crush Songs is A Quiet Rush

September 11, 2014 |

Karen O’s solo debut album Crush Songs first appears as underwhelming and slightly disappointing. At least, that’s how I felt yesterday upon first listening to it. All of my anticipation for the album sunk once I started listening to the … Read More

DSotK Presents Button Knights

September 10, 2014 |

Dark Side of the Kingdom timidly presents… Button Knights. A new spin off web cam show looking to to release on a weekly basis. Considering the release schedule of our flagship podcast, we’ll see how that goes. Hey, we currently … Read More

Julian Casablancas + The Voidz “Where No Eagles Fly” Video Plummets into Faux Punk

September 10, 2014 |

OK. I don’t care what you think about The Strokes. I really don’t. I know how I feel about them. I know how they make me feel. We probably won’t agree on their songs, but we can all acknowledge how … Read More

Michael Leonard Witham’s “Scandal In The Violets” Brims With Country Blues

September 9, 2014 |

I doubt there’s a more folk-rock way to start a music career than in a dumpster. In the summer of 2010, Michael Leonard Witham was rummaging through one in Louisiana when he found an acoustic Yamaha guitar. Plenty of repair … Read More

Leonino’s “Naked Tunes” Soothe Body and Soul

September 9, 2014 |

Jorge González, acclaimed vocalist of Los Prisioneros, is set to grace the world with a solo project sure to melt hearts like sugar cubes in hot tea. Splitting his time between Berlin and Santiago, Chile, he is re-emerging under the … Read More

St. John’s Nofest: Consumer, Noise Agency, Stochastic Mettle Union, Geist And The Sacred Ensemble; 9.6.14

September 9, 2014 |

At times, it seems like Portland runs the risk of becoming a stereotype or a parody of itself. It’s not that we don’t have style beyond the beardee newage flannel paisley soft grunge pastel goth, and it’s not like we … Read More