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It was my first concert attended at Crystal Ballroom and yet again I entered a venue, surprised how much bigger the room turned out to be from what I had expected coming into the building. That seems to be a theme in Portland: Impressive venues hiding behind unflashy facades. Something similar could be said about […]

FFO: Kikagaku Moyo, Dolphin Midwives Minami Deutsch crushes negativity, sorrow, and depressive energy. It’s their first time doing that in North America, in support of their EP Can’t Get There as a follow up and extension of 2018’s With Dim Light. They combine the best of psychedelic music with a delicate touch of Japanese music tradition. On their […]

Welcome, below is a special coverage of Boogie Pachanguero at the Star Theater: Good evening everyone! We’re here this Saturday, November 23rd, at the Star Theater in downtown Portland. The show begins with Bang Data, a three piece outfit blaring in Spanish-language tunes from the Bay Area. Their music is a pure jolt of energy […]

Only shortly after Ned and I got to the Bunk Bar, Cat Clyde came in from her van to join us. She had spent 11 hours on the road that day, which made it even more special that she agreed to do the interview. Since the Bunk Bar doesn’t have a backroom, we found ourselves […]

On Tuesday night, local band Abronia celebrated the release of their second album, The Whole of Each Eye, at Mississippi Studios with support from Sea Moss and Void Realm. Sea Moss started proceedings with an energetic set in which drums, pedals, effects, and an unusual mic set-up combined to create an engaging up-tempo sound that […]

FFO: Valerie June, Angus & Julia Stone, Julia Jacklin Arguably one of the most exciting voices of her time: Cat Clyde comes with a unique style and sound. With two full-length albums Ivory Castanets and her newly released Hunters Trance, the Canadian artist from Stratford, Ontario is making her way across the USA and Canada […]

Three bands in one night – a long, yet highly entertaining one with Sallie Ford and the Sound Outside. What an exciting evening! Sallie Ford and the Sound Outside played their first show in a long time with their original line-up of Sallie Ford, Jeff Munger, Ford Tennis and Tyler Tornfelt. An image hard to […]

On this charming Tuesday evening, KPSU studios hosted the artist Black Pool for a session of music and conversation. Black Pool is an artist from Long Beach, California, exposing some of the latest and sharpest song-writing in the area. He played a set of eight songs, all bound to show on his upcoming studio release. […]

FFO: Courtney Barnett, Alabama Shakes, Shakey Graves Sallie Ford is a Portland icon, her music carries the attitude and feel of the city. All that makes it hard to believe she wasn’t born a local but moved here around ten years ago from North Carolina. Shortly after she came to Portland, she met Tyler Tornfelt, […]

“Noah Gundersen is an American indie folk singer-songwriter from Seattle”, is the description one finds when looking up his name on the internet. That must have been true for previous albums, as his newest release Lover from August 23rd of 2019 seems far from being a folk album. It still has a folky side to […]


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