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“We’re the lonely generation!” – a line Echosmith were shouting enthusiastically at their fans, as they celebrated their new album Lonely Generation at Hawthorne Theatre in Portland as part of their current US tour. Despite some of their lyrics being quite critical observations of life, they seemed to be having a good time in a […]

This is a very special Amine themed episode, if you live in Portland you are legally obligated to listen! We also discuss Jenna Marbles amazing apology videos, twitter getting mad over someone saying “F*** Hitler”, Nikita Dragun’s desperate attempts at attention, and a nice calm Hot Cheeto Bath!

Echosmith – that name probably rings a bell!? Probably because you heard a couple of their tracks before, as it was nearly impossible to get by the alternative pop band’s hits “Cool Kids” and “Future Me” some 7 years ago. Good news: Echosmith are back on tour with their sophomore album Lonely Generation in their […]

Don’t get lost [or do] as we check out shoegazers from around the Cascadia bio-region.

A bi-weekly news and analysis rundown hosted by Portland State Vanguard’s managing editor and arts and culture editor. Tune in for international, regional, and local news and analysis segments on issues facing the Portland area and the nation. This week we discuss sex worker unionization in strip clubs in California, confidential texts between MBS and […]

Just local music this week – tune in and relax! Finals are (mostly) done. Highlighted – Emma Lee Toyoda, Cry Babe, & New Shack‘s new release So Soda

Music for scoping scarps

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 […]

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 […]