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The Drainage | May 22, 2015

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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

Cabana Video “What Do I Think Of Now”

May 5, 2015 |

Seattle-based band Cabana has released the official music video for their latest single, “What Do I Think Of Now,” and it’s as tinged with mysticism as the song itself. As transcendence takes place in a building nondescript from the outside, … Read More

Rise Of The Mutants – Lightning Bolt, Liturgy, Consumer; Dante’s, Portland, Or. 4/29/15 concert review

May 4, 2015 |

Modern life, in certain respects, is a lot like H. G. WellsThe Time Machine – the Eloi get to lead a happy, beautiful existence, eating flowers and guzzling ambrosia mimosas, while the Morlocks – the riff-raff – scrape by … Read More

All Hail The New Library! The Sir Jimi Newton Project Releases ‘The Instrumentals: Music For Video & Soundtracks’

April 27, 2015 |

Video producers and music supervisors, working today, face a unique challenge. Perhaps they come across a piece of music that is perfect for their images, but it is copyrighted. Or they type in ‘Library Music’, otherwise known as production music, … Read More

Fight For Your Right: Omar Bowing – Warrior Music Video

April 23, 2015 |

According to Buddhism, attachment is one of the three poisons, that combine to create the root of all suffering. Read More

What the Festival! June 19th-22nd

April 21, 2015 |

Last year I decided to surprise my introverted yet cultural partner on their birthday by immersing them in their first music festival. It was a decision that could of ended in a horrible disaster with me having to look for … Read More

This Is Important: Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O. @ Mississippi Studios; 4.20.15 concert review

April 21, 2015 |

Pastel Waves Of Pink Lemonade; a sickle moon; Romeo + Juliet, + a case of mistaken identity; electric raga rock

The moon hung like a sickle over the firework show of Portland’s springtime plumage. The light-but-heavy scent of lavender and … Read More

Priory : Need To Know

April 19, 2015 |

Priory are an indie electro-pop duo hailing from Oregon, consisting of Brandon Rush and Kyle Sears. They formed whilst living in a house of twelve and discovered they had an instant musical chemistry. They released an eponymous album in 2011 … Read More

NWFF: Puget Soundtrack – Newaxeyes Presents Alien

April 16, 2015 |

4/20 is a time for friends, movies, music, and food (am I missing something?). To celebrate this year, the Northwest Film Forum is putting on another installment of the Puget Soundtrack series, with Newaxeyes live scoring Ridley Scott’s 1979 … Read More

Crystal Castles return with new song “Frail”

April 16, 2015 |

Filed in the “didn’t y’all break up?” category, I was surprised to see that today Crystal Castles released a new song. Remaining member Ethan Kath dropped “Frail” on Soundcloud today with a statement that he put up, then deleted. He … Read More

Babel Jazz: Marcin Malinowski’s eConnection – Yakamoz Review

April 16, 2015 |

Music has the power to bring people together – bonding over a common cause, in a heat of sweat and passion, heart and intellectualism. Like Math, music could be considered the universal language. It doesn’t matter where you are coming from, or where you are going. What matters is that we’re here, now, so let’s rock it for all it’s worth. Read More

RBSS: Portland April 2015

April 16, 2015 |

Bunk Bar was filled with excitement as the spacey electric vibrations of Grandparents began. Portland natives and long-time buddies, Grandparents have developed a chemistry that is evident when they take the stage. Combining psychedelic rhythms with, thick, hard-hitting bass lines creates … Read More