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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.

David Bazan

David Bazan

November 30, 2016 / Cover Features

In this month’s cover feature, David Bazan discusses performing with digital technology, composing with the body, and how to honor the baby Jesus by calling out evil. Read all about it, and catch him live at Revolution Hall on Dec. 17

Sleigh Bells

Sleigh Bells

November 2, 2016 / Cover Features

Born of an unlikely restaurant interaction, Sleigh Bells is one of the most prominent indie acts of this decade. This month’s cover feature is an interview with singer Alexis Krauss on the duo’s new record, dream collaborations and Nov. 18 show at Wonder Ballroom.

The Thermals

The Thermals

October 5, 2016 / Cover Features

Before The Thermals play Revolution Hall on Oct. 23, we caught up with frontman Hutch Harris to discuss the veteran Portland punk band’s latest album, “We Disappear,” what it means to retain a DIY identity, and aging out of the PDX house show scene.

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.

Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats

Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats

August 2, 2016 / Cover Features

Nathaniel Rateliff’s explosion to prominence in the last year may seem overnight, but the Colorado songwriter has been taking a careful and workmanlike approach to music for almost two decades. He’s hit it big with his new rock/soul band The Night Sweats behind him, and they return to Portland on Aug. 27 for Project Pabst. Read on for our cover feature.

Wolf Parade

Wolf Parade

July 4, 2016 / Cover Features

Wolf Parade makes its return to the US festival circuit next month at Pickathon. In this month’s cover feature, Dan Boeckner discusses balancing the group’s many projects, returning from hiatus, and why Pickathon is his favorite North American music festival.

Kyle Craft

Kyle Craft

June 6, 2016 / Cover Features

This month’s cover feature is a candid exploration with Kyle Craft, whose new album “Dolls of Highland” was released on Sub Pop earlier this year. Craft plays June 18 at Alberta Abbey for Eleven’s five-year anniversary party.

Autolux

Autolux

May 5, 2016 / Cover Features

Autolux drummer Carla Azar talks Coachella, Kendrick Lamar and making the band’s new album with producer Boots. Autolux plays Doug Fir Lounge on May 27.

Julia Holter

Julia Holter

April 8, 2016 / Cover Features

“Holter is fond of saying she doesn’t think of herself as a singer, but instead as a storyteller, and that’s something that is certainly on display throughout her latest album.”

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