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The Thermals

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.

Death Valley Girls

Death Valley Girls have a love of the alien and occult that frames most of the press they get. But the Burger Records rockers have put together a triumphant garage sound worthy of your attention.


Hailing from a revived Toronto music scene, Greys has show itself adept at melding almost every strain of hard rock music to brandish an uncommon and deeply layered sound. See them in Portland on Aug. 12 at Mississippi Studios.

“The Bride” by Bat For Lashes

The new album from Bat For Lashes demands repeat listens, as it sinks its audience deep into a tragic, album-long narrative. Our Sarah Eaton reviews.

“Klickitat” by bed.

Portland’s bed. released its new album “Klickitat” last month on Bug Hunt. Our Sarah Eaton reviews.

Diarrhea Planet

Read our interview with Diarrhea Planet guitarist Evan Bird about the unabashed guitar band’s new album, “Turn To Gold.” Diarrhea Planet returns to Portland on Aug. 28 for Project Pabst.


Autolux drummer Carla Azar talks Coachella, Kendrick Lamar and making the band’s new album with producer Boots. Autolux plays Doug Fir Lounge on May 27.


Manchester grunge outfit PINS opens for The Subways on April 28 at Doug Fir Lounge.

“Atomic” by Mogwai

“It isn’t often that a band whose been releasing work for over two decades retains the ability to shock you, but Mogwai’s latest release, Atomic, is nothing short of stunning.”


“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.”