Aural Fix


Max Kakacek (Smith Westerns) and drummer Julien Ehrlich (Unknown Mortal Orchestra) have combined to form Whitney. Their new album is sweet, a little brassy and conjures the best of ’70s soft rock. They’re at Holocene on Aug. 3.


Vérité comes to Portland May 29 at Doug Fir Lounge.


The Brazilian psychedelic quartet Boogarins opens for Dungen on Monday, May 9 at Mississippi Studios. Our Charles Trowbridge writes on their 2015 album, “Manual.”

TV Girl

Los Angeles electro-pop outfit TV Girl plays The Liquor Store on Sunday, May 8.

Sheer Mag

Rising Philadelphia rock band Sheer Mag comes to Mississippi Studios on April 26. Their decade-blending ferocity was featured in this month’s Aural Fix section.

Crown Larks

“The magic trick is Crown Larks being able to incorporate so many instruments, including their voices, into songs that at the same time make no sense, yet make all the sense in the world.”

San Fermin

“‘Jackrabbit’ is the ideal namesake for San Fermin’s sophomore release, with unpredictable twists and turns in instrumentals and arrangements that keep the listener on their ever-tapping toes.”


“For the first time in her career she was being looked at, not as a piece to a bigger picture, but as the entire product.”

Eli & Fur

The London pop duo Eli & Fur plays Doug Fir Lounge on Friday, March 11.

The Flavr Blue

“It was obvious right away that the energy and thought that the group puts into their music transcends the actual notes that you hear.”