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Sorry is a band from North London, consisting of five central members, Asha Lorenz on guitar and vocals, Louis O’Brien on guitar and vocals, Lincoln Barrett on drums, Campbell Baum on bass, and Marco Pini on electronics. They’ve come up in the scene with noisy contemporaries like black midi, Squid, and Black Country, New Road […]

Dancing down the west coast, promoting their new album “Love Signs”, The Jungle Giants dropped into Portland to blow our minds. Along with Tim Atlas, they filled the night with electric melodies and beats you couldn’t help but jump along to and throw your hands in the air. Overall it was one of the most […]

Ludwig Goransson, in his infinite wisdom, once again delivers a unique, diverse, phenomenal score that encapsulates every emotion and feel of the film. Ludwig draws upon more synthetic and electric elements woven into the score’s latter tracks to create a new distinction between Wakanda pre and post-loss (of T’Challa). With the introduction of Namor and […]

Last Friday I had the pleasure of seeing Black Panther: Wakanda Forever on opening weekend, which is always a fun time. I think I’ll stick with the convention of reviewing things a week later to avoid ‘post-movie hype’ and other factors. I am glad I waited because this film required time to think certainly. Black […]

My Grandfather once told me that every good song was first written on an acoustic guitar. He pointed to musicians like Joni Mitchell, Neil Young, Stevie Wonder, whose songs could be accompanied with only six strings and retain the energy of a full band. These songs, my grandfather said, did not rely on the physical […]

FFO: Explosions in the Sky, Mogwai, Saxon Shore Last Friday, October 28th, the Halloween weekend began at Mississippi studios with a decidedly international bill, rounded out by PNW post-rockers Unwed Sailor. The night was headlined by New Zealanders The Chills (celebrating the 30th anniversary of seminal album Soft Bomb) and featured Jane Weaver (from Manchester, […]

“King Princess is a bottom?” I asked my friend in between photographing Mikaela Strauss who wore a black crop top with bedazzled fringes and purple cargo pants, iconic. My friend AJ and I talked between bites of the fried catfish from Trap Kitchen, the restaurant downstairs in the lobby of the Roseland Theater when they […]

FFO: Broken Social Scene, Stars, Tegan and Sara, Blood Red Shoes Last Tuesday, October 11th, Canadian indie-rock stalwarts Metric brought the tour supporting their new album, Formentera, to the Crystal Ballroom. Metric formed in the 1990s, originally the project of singer Emily Haines and guitarist James Shaw, with Josh Winstead (drums) and Jules Scott-Key (bass) […]

Secrets are a funny thing. Sometimes they can be simple little things we keep to ourselves, or, they could change your life if it ever got out. Magdalena Bay envelops you in their secrets in a dazzling, infectious, and one of a kind live pop experience that I will be thinking of for many years […]

On Wednesday night indie DIY band Girlpool kicked off their tour at the Wonder Ballroom in northeast Portland. A few weeks before the tour Girlpool announced, in an interview with Pitchfork, that this will be their Farewell Tour saying, “this upcoming tour will be our last one—it will be an ode to the past, a […]

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