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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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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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First Aid Kit’s new album one for your collection

Talented folk-pop First Aid Kit have released “Ruins,” their fourth studio album. It’s a solid “must have” collection of fresh, honest tracks sure to please fans and critics.

Plaintive, folk-rock “Rebel Heart” is the opener and longest cut … Continue Reading

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Season’s Greetings with Cedar Teeth

The Doug Fir Lounge was packed to the brim Saturday night December 2, as fans gathered to hear Cedar Teeth kick off a show a sold out show. The band hails from the small town of Colton, Oregon, just 40 … 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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A Night of Rock with Land of Talk

Canadian indie band Land of Talk performed at the Doug Fir Lounge on Wednesday, June 28. PRP’s own Don Scheidt recounts the exciting event below:

“It’s been an uphill battle for Land of Talk’s Elizabeth Powell, including the loss Continue Reading

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Music scene: artists under the radar

Looking for new bands and artists to tickle your earbuds?

From Canada and Norway, respectively, here are a couple of talented musical acts you might love.

Tasseomancy

Twin sisters Romy and Sari Lightman, formerly of Ghost Bees,  formed indie-folk / … 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

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New Jonah Tolchin release sizzles

Smoking hot, blues-inspired musician Jonah Tolchin deserves a wider audience.

Not only are there no bad tracks on his new folk-rock “Thousand Mile Nights” release, he also journeyed all the way to Alabama to record most of the new release … Continue Reading

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Hamish Anderson’s studio debut fills the bill

Earlier this year outstanding blues musician Hamish Anderson returned with his debut studio album “Trouble.”

The new release is a robust compilation of blues rockers from the smoking hot L.A.-based performer who hails from Melbourne, Australia.

A testament to his … Continue Reading

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Foxy Lemon, pseudoboss, & The Pining Hearts on Sounds of PDX

Members from Foxy Lemon, pseudoboss, and The Pining Hearts recently stopped by the show to talk about festival bands and share some of their influences.

The topic of festivals or great festival bands may conjure memories of events … 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

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Impossible? Manchester’s BAUER is back.

Bauer. If their name sounds familiar you’ve likely been hearing them on PRP – they’re in regular rotation on our playlist. Or perhaps you’ve streamed then on Spotify or seen them on Twitter, where they boast some 65,000 followers.

Formed … Continue Reading

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The Y Axes return with “Umbra”

Having already released soaring, cosmic alt-rock bangers “Patch Me Up” and “Great Escape,” California-based Indie/pop/rock The Y Axes are returning soon with new album “Umbra.”

An uplifting sound, surprising rhythms and skilled, tight drumming are the hallmark of this fun … Continue Reading

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