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Cover Feature—Xiu Xiu

Xiu Xiu makes music that makes people pay attention. Beginning with 2002’s Knife Play, the…

Letter From the Editor

Hello Portland (and beyond): We are all entering a new reality—and not the fun virtual…

Shrimp, Ke$ha & Late-Period Iggy Pop

Iggy Pop is the American Mick Jagger, our own spirit of the sixties. He can…

Interpol’s ‘Turn On The Bright Lights’ Turns 15

Hailing from the midst of the early-2000’s NYC post-punk revival scene, Turn On The Bright…

“Lo Tom” by Lo Tom

David Bazan lightens up and delivers questioning, long-drive rock with Starflyer 59’s front-man, Jason Martin, Trey Many, and TW Walsh.

“Oczly Mlody” by The Flaming Lips

On first listen, “Oczy Mlody” sounds like Wayne Coyne and company got sick of hanging out with Miley Cyrus and decided to make a Flaming Lips album. The band you know and love from albums like “The Soft Bulletin” and “Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots” are back.

“Foxhole” by The Proper Ornaments

On The Proper Ornaments’ new album, “Foxhole,” the post-rock band has dialed down its sheer energy, allowing for the musical nuances to stand out and draw you in.

“Full Of It” by Summer Cannibals

Portland’s own Summer Cannibals is in the midst of a national tour for their third and signature new record, “Full Of It,” which comes out Friday, May 27.

Vérité

Vérité comes to Portland May 29 at Doug Fir Lounge.

“Razzle-Dazzle” by Fog Father

Portland trio Fog Father describes themselves as “electronic art pop psychedelia funk proto-cone.” A quick…