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Quags play Portland next week

If you’re looking for a fun band and some nightlife in the very near future, Portland’s own indie-rock partygoers The Quags are playing at Hawthorne Hideaway this coming Friday, October 19.

Lead singer Dennis Mitchell (Brementown Musicians, Crack City Rockers) … Continue Reading

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New Mutual Benefit release shimmers

If balm for the soul is what you’re seeking in music this month, lend an ear to Mutual Benefit’s new “Thunder Follows the Light” release. An impressive collection of folk-rock dreamscapes, we think you’ll love the subtle positivity … Continue Reading

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Death Cab for Cutie delight fans at Hult Center

Alt-indie rockers and Grammy award nominees Death Cab for Cutie played a solid nearly two hour setlist at Eugene’s Hult Center for the Performing Arts Monday night.

Touring to promote their new album “Thank You for Today,” the band opened Continue Reading

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Recharge with The Ophelias

In the mood for new music that’s restorative and refreshing? “Almost,” the new release from Indie-pop The Ophelias, might just tickle your earbuds.

From Cincinnati, the band formed in high school and were signed by Joyful Noise Recordings. “Almost” … Continue Reading

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Satisfying new release from Courtney Barnett

Looking for new music that’s unique, often insightful and always fun?

Alternative rock n’ roller Courtney Barnett’s new “Tell Me How You Really Feel” is an ear-pleasing blend of engaging, rollicking tracks you’re sure to find compelling.

“Need … Continue Reading

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Fresh Spins with Jen Em, Episode 51

Fresh Spins with Jen Em, episode 51
April 13, 2018

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Rocket by Chrome Sparks

Breathe in, Breathe Out by Melody’s Echo Chamber
Seven by Mesita
More Than I … Continue Reading

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Fresh Spins with Jen Em, Episode 50

Fresh Spins with Jen Em, episode 50
April 6, 2018
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Gamboa by Brazilian Octopus

Calon Peiriant by Gwenno
Take Yourself With You by Rose Elinor Dougall
Reverie by … Continue Reading

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A charismatic and compelling release from Wye Oak

Those searching for inspirational pop-rock need search no further than the latest from American indie rockers Wye Oak.

The dozen tracks on “The Louder I Call, The Faster It Runs” present a winning bundle of dreamscape-infused indie-rock offerings that both … Continue Reading

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PRP’s Indie Music Connoisseur

Every Friday from 10 am to noon, PRP’s Jen Emerson (Fresh Spins with Jen Em) delights listeners with indie music from all over the globe. Emerson also occasionally hosts interviews with amazing local, national & international … Continue Reading

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Super Saturated Sugar Strings brings unique “gypsy-country” music to the White Eagle

A few bands have a knack for defying convention, yet sound hauntingly familiar, by blending old influences with new approaches to music. Listening to Anchorage’s Super Saturated Sugar Strings (can we just abbreviate this to SSSStrings? kthxbai) brings to mind … Continue Reading

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Fleet Foxes dazzles fans in Portland

American Indie Folk-rocker’s Fleet Foxes played a sold-out McMenamin’s Edgefield Saturday, where not even copious forest fire smoke kept fans away.

Fans were rewarded with a seamless show, as the band effortlessly delivered tracks from a setlist evenly split between Continue Reading

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Three great indie artists you’ll love

In search of the latest and greatest in Indie music? Here are three great artists hailing from Australia, Serbia, and our own vibrant Portland, sure to please the palate of discerning music buffs.

Souvenir Driver

From Portland, Souvenir Driver’s moody, … Continue Reading

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Emily Aldridge on Sounds of PDX

After seeing Emily Aldridge live for the first time at a Woman Crush Music showcase, I invited her to hang out with me on the program to talk about her music, influences, and how she made her way to Portland. … Continue Reading

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Fleet Foxes are back

Fleet Foxes have released “Crack Up,” their first new music in six years.

Known for their iconic Indie sound and abundant folk-rock harmonies, little has been heard from the band recently as frontman Robin Pecknold has been on … Continue Reading

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Bliss pop Souvenir Driver delivers

Looking for compelling new music to tickle your earbuds?

Portland’s bliss pop Souvenir Driver may be just the ticket.

Their moody, melodic sound – a great blend of shoe gaze, pop and rock – is easy to get hooked on.… Continue Reading

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New Shins release soars

Indie Rockers The Shins are back with “Heartworms” and 11 new tracks we’re loving.

Hit single “Name for You” wins us over with all of the elements that make their sound engaging and unique.  Upbeat tempos, intricate arrangements … Continue Reading

Ezra Bell: An Easy Sell

When Portland-based band Ezra Bell takes the stage, the floor fills up with folks eager to dance. And this was definitely true during the intimate Doug Fir Lounge show on March 16.

Lead singer Ben Wuamett set a playful tone … Continue Reading

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London’s Victory Kicks: poised for success

Looking for new music to tickle your earbuds? “Winter Games,” the latest offering from London-based alternative rockers Victory Kicks, just might fit the bill.

An unsigned band, it seems likely a record label or two could come knocking on their … Continue Reading

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Canada’s Northern Roads merits a listen

From Toronto Canada comes Indie folk band Northern Roads and their delightful new “Take Your Time” EP.

Their fun, often reflective tracks create the perfect musical respite from hectic day-to-day life.

“Soaked Parade,” for example, is a gorgeous acoustic-folk daydream … Continue Reading

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2016’s Best Music Moments

Whether you’re on the lookout for music to lift your spirits on into the New Year, or making your holiday gift list, a few of us have been poring over the works of 2016’s finest music-makers to help make things Continue Reading