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The Drainage | July 30, 2015

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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

Duals – Honesty Is Mandatory album review

June 11, 2015 |

Los Angeles producer/rapper Duals explores the complex paradoxes of life, love, and aging on this avant hip-hop gem.

Growing up, falling in love, having kids is like the best thing ever, right? Something to be celebrated? Applauded?

Of course, … Read More

FIDLAR – 40oz. On Repeat Video

June 6, 2015 |

Don’t call it a comeback! FIDLAR will release their second full length album, Too, on September 4th via Mom + Pop Music. Produced by Jay Joyce, Too was recorded in Nashville over the span of just two weeks. The 12-song … Read More

Let’s Rock The Summer: Smokin’ Martha – Smokin’ Martha EP review

June 5, 2015 |

The cold weather months, particularly here in the Pacific Northwest, are made for contemplative, serious music, as we bury ourselves in books and steaming mugs of tea. It’s a time for thinking, for staring out the window, for hushed and … Read More

Capitol Hill Block Party Announces Full 2015 Lineup

June 3, 2015 |

Just updated!. Northwest indie rocker Father John Misty is performing in support of his highly-acclaimed album, “I Love You, Honeybear,” released in February on Seattle’s Sub Pop Records. Folk-pop group Ivan & Alyosha, Philadelphia-based punk rock group Girlpool, Los Angeles … Read More

A Stripped Down Grid: Check Out Sequential Music – An Alternative Approach For Experimental Minds

May 29, 2015 | 1

Sequential Music – An Alternative Approach For Experimental Minds is a stripped down, efficient, cerebral technoid affair; the first album to be made using The Sequential Music Method.

Since the advent of cheap, readily available digital recording technology, electronic … Read More

Ryan Dunlap – It Is What It Is album review

May 19, 2015 |

It is what it is, from Perrysville, Ohio’s Ryan Dunlap is an uneven and slightly frustrating album, but it’s not without it’s charms.

Acoustic singer/songwriters face a daunting challenge – to convey a feeling of intimacy and authenticity, while … Read More

Happy May! AKA Ehlers Danlos Awareness Month!

May 15, 2015 |

What? You never heard of Ehlers Danlos syndrome (EDS)? Don’t feel bad, only 1 in 250,000 people have vascular EDS. What is EDS? Good question. EDS is a genetic defect in the connective tissue. These connective tissues support the skin, … Read More

Red Bull Sound Select Presents: Summer Cannibals, Killer Ghost, & Deerhoof

May 10, 2015 |

Red Bull Sound Select’s odyssey of delivering delectable concert bills was especially victorious this month. On May 6th, Portland’s Summer Cannibals, Seattle’s Killer Ghost, and the universe’s gift to us, Deerhoof, all stormed The Crocodile. It was an all-five-senses massage … Read More