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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

Sinless

Sinless

November 30, 2016 / Local Features

Sinless celebrates the release of its new EP this Sunday at Holocene. This month, we catch up with the band’s singer and songwriter Cor Allen to discuss moving to Portland on a lark and how he overcame anxiety in a new music scene.

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.

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.

How To Dress Well

How To Dress Well

October 5, 2016 / Mini Feature

The singing, producing and songwriting force known as How To Dress Well spoke with us about reacting to indie R&B trends and being surprised by his career. Tom Krell returns to Portland Oct. 18 at Mississippi Studios.

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.

Show Preview: The Kickback at Mississippi Studios

Show Preview: The Kickback at Mississippi Studios

September 27, 2016 / Mini Feature

Before Chicago’s The Kickback plays Mississippi Studios on Wednesday, we talked with frontman Billy Yost about the band’s Jim Eno-produced debut, what it’s like to have a sibling leave the band, and what on earth an airline does with an exclusive version of one of your songs.

Johanna Warren

Johanna Warren

September 2, 2016 / Local Features

In this month’s local feature, Portland songwriter, instrumentalist and label founder Johanna Warren discusses her labelmates Forest Veil and Indira Valey, getting inspiration from Anne Carson and Sappho and her new album due out Sept. 16.

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.

Q&A: Patrick Haggerty of Lavender Country

Q&A: Patrick Haggerty of Lavender Country

August 21, 2016 / Mini Feature

At any Aug. 19 show at Turn! Turn! Turn!, we sat down with Lavender Country founder Patrick Haggerty for a talk about activism and long shots. Haggerty was the mind and voice behind what was considered to be the first gay country record in the 1970s.

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