Tyler Sanford

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The Clientele

After a seven year hiatus, British indie-poppers The Clientele release another album, Music for the…

Beach Fossils

Comfort can be a fickle thing, and we take it for granted once we no…


Happyness plays Mississippi Studios on May 31.

Craig Finn & The Uptown Controllers

Craig Finn has let us in little by little over the years. With each new record the audience gets closer than ever to him. Finn plays Revolution Hall on March 17, opening for Japandroids.


Lizzo has blended the beauty and grace of self-love and gospel with an otherworldly flow and masterful lyricism throughout her career, and it’s hard to say which direction she’ll take next.

“Concrete Dreams” by Mic Capes

Mic Capes’ “Concrete Dreams” mixtape is one of our 11 favorite Portland releases of 2016. The emcee’s sophomore effort “rewards attentive listeners with subtle, but pointed, wordplay and never lets up.”

“Light Years” by WL

WL’s “Light Years” is out now on X-Ray Records. Our Tyler Sanford says it “offers explorations of the human condition, traversing territories between sorrow and serenity.”

How To Dress Well

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.

“Care” by How To Dress Well

Our reviewer calls the new How To Dress Well album the “single most addictive record I’ve picked up this year.”

“Feature Magnetic” by Kool Keith

Kool Keith’s “Feature Magnetic” is trying to punctuate a prolific and unique rapping career. The problem is that it sounds 20 years out of fashion.