Is the newest album by indie pop band The Hugs one of Portland’s best kept secrets?
Released just last year, many could argue “Love You to Death” is deserving of better notoriety – especially outside of their Portland … Continue Reading
Fall is here, and that means the rainy season is on its way.
Are you in the market for fresh, new music that uplifts you no matter what the weather’s doing?
Look no further than Ayla Nero’s latest.
Released in … Continue Reading
Looking for fresh, new musical horizons? Tired of the “same-old, same-old” your local radio stations play?
Here’s an idea. Go out of your way to find women-led bands. There are boatloads of excellent music acts led by women, many yet … Continue Reading
Talented British synth pop band Bastille returned with their new “Doom Days” last month, and it’s a keeper.
It’s a concept album of sorts, says frontman Dan Smith. All of its tracks explore the theme of going out … Continue Reading
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
From Portland, Souvenir Driver’s moody, … Continue Reading
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
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
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
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
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