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Review of the debut album Further Away by local favorites Cry Babe

Creative through and through – Saint Motel put on much more than a pop show: they created a theatrical performance and cinematic experience that doesn’t compare to any other concert I have ever seen. LED displays projected sequences of film on stage, enhancing the visual experience of the night. An audio commentary announced the different […]

“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 […]

From face-to-face interviews I got to hold for KPSU over the last months, I have learned that Australian artists can be very inviting and open. After interviewing Ziggy Alberts in September, The Jungle Giants had already been the second group from Australia who invited me on their tourbus to record an interview. Talking to them […]

Mic Crenshaw and Quelle Chris opened the stage for main act Homeboy Sandman from NYC at Mississippi Studios on February 2nd. Mic Crenshaw was already on stage when we entered the venue. His necklace carried the outline of Africa, his words emotion and thoughts on everyday life in the US. We should stop looking at […]

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 […]

“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 […]

Infected Mushroom played at the Roseland Theater on Friday November 8th. They have been touring for about 20 years. My dad introduced me to IM and since then I’ve been a fan of theirs. The show began with Randy Seidman’s DJ set. About an hour into the show he swapped with LOWSH. After that OPTIKOS […]

When a piece of entertainment modifies the way you think, the way you feel, two things happen. Your way of looking at the world changes, and you develop a personal connection with that story. I’ve seen it happen during The Office when Jim and Pam get married, and the first episode of The Simpsons when […]

  Mandy (2018) has garnered both critical and popular acclaim, solidifying its place as one of the most memorable movies to be released this year. I hope they put out a commercial on television since I had to find out about this after watching a two-review episode of Half in the Bag in which they […]