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Author: Charles Trowbridge

Omni

Omni

March 9, 2017 / Aural Fix

Omni finds synergy in ‘70s post-punk and modern pop craftsmanship to create a chaotic, compelling debut. See them at Mississippi Studios on March 27.

Fruit Bats

Fruit Bats

January 2, 2017 / Cover Features

Fruit Bats’ first new album in five years arrived in May of 2016. In this month’s cover feature, we speak to Eric D. Johnson ahead of his Jan. 14 show at Revolution Hall.

Telegram

Telegram

December 2, 2016 / Aural Fix

The guitar-driven hooks of England’s Telegram sound strong enough to spearhead another British Invasion. See them Dec. 10 at Crystal Ballroom.

Genders

Genders

November 3, 2016 / Local Features

Portland’s Genders releases its new album Saturday at Mississippi Studios. In the month’s local feature, Maggie May Morris and Stephen Leisy discuss their developing process of culling albums, finding a sweet spot when touring and the social justice potential and blindspots of the Portland music community.

Slow Moses

Slow Moses

October 5, 2016 / Aural Fix

Eclectic and wholly unique, Slow Moses’ “Charity Binge” is an immersive listening experience worth every second of your time.

“Skullflower” by Sun Angle

“Skullflower” by Sun Angle

October 5, 2016 / Album Reviews

Sun Angle brings its increasingly explorative and frontier-expanding sounds to the new XRAY Records album “Skullflower.” It’s PDX psych-pop at its weirdest.

Garbage

Garbage

September 2, 2016 / Cover Features

Two decades after Garbage was a seminal ’90s alt-rock band, they’re touring their sixth album, “Strange Little Birds,” and coming to Portland on Sept. 18. This month’s cover feature is a Q&A with drummer and producer Butch Vig on Garbage’s self-created record label, Shirley Manson speaking for the band and the evolution of alternative music.

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