Have you partaken in Portland’s one-day “spirit animal rentals”? Just know there’s a lot of havoc and lifeless eyes involved. Watch the premiere of RILLA’s “Racktom Disaster” video here.
Thao and the Get Down Stay Down
Tango Alpha Tango
Built To Spill
Car Seat Headrest
The Ghost Ease
The debut full-length from Portland rock band Blesst Chest — also the first album to come out of XRAY Records — is a win for band and label alike, says our Charles Trowbridge.
Big Thief played Portland’s Bunk Bar last night, touring a debut album of modest, well-crafted songwriting and landing lightly on its feet.
Joe Kurmaskie is many things, The Metal Cowboy, a proud Portlander and the author of “A Guide to Falling Down in Public.” Read his interview in July’s Literary Arts feature.
In this month’s Visual Arts feature, we talk to Portland street artist mr SAY about his craft, the shifting reputation of street art and the battle against blank concrete.
The new album from Bat For Lashes demands repeat listens, as it sinks its audience deep into a tragic, album-long narrative. Our Sarah Eaton reviews.
Portland’s bed. released its new album “Klickitat” last month on Bug Hunt. Our Sarah Eaton reviews.
Glaspy comes to Portland for a July 12 show at Mississippi Studios.
Wave Collector is the local experimental electronic project of Neal Wright, whose debut full length, “Catalog of Stolen Words,” came out early this month.
In this month’s local feature, the central duo of bed. — Alex and Sierra Haager — discuss finding a drummer, their new album and an ill-fated, impulse move to Eugene. Their new album “Klickitat” came out last month and you can see them next on July 9 at Mississippi Studios.
This month’s Know Your Venue feature spotlights Bunk Bar. Read on to learn the history, food and music philosophies and namesake of the “Indie Rock Sandwich Shop.”
Great Good Fine Ok plays Doug Fir on July 24. Their debut album is forthcoming on Neon Gold.