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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.

Coco Columbia

Coco Columbia

August 2, 2016 / Local Features

Coco Columbia releases her new album Aug. 17 at Doug Fir. Ahead of the show, we spoke to the Portland artist about performance and anonymity, applying music to suffering and the balance between jazz and pop.

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.

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