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Sunday, September 10th, 2017

Son Little’s sophomore album “New Magic” – simpler & more upbeat than his last

I was really looking forward to seeing what Son Little would do with his new album. His first full length self-titled release established him as someone looking to rework the blues and R&B canon in a new way (or to travel some forgotten byways). That album was  spectral, spooky, and a little freaky. It called

Friday, September 1st, 2017

Not the best, not the worst: Project Pabst 2017

Project Pabst that we’ve come to know is actually the combination of two festivals. Prior to joining forces with the corporation, Northwest Music Fest was a small, less corporate version of SXSW for Portland. Northwest Music Fest...

Saturday, August 26th, 2017

Let’s talk about Tattoo Money’s Untitled EP

I have been a hip-hop fan for years and would like to consider myself well-versed in new styles of not only hip-hop, but indie music in general. This was my first experience with Tattoo Money, a Brooklyn-based,...

Friday, August 18th, 2017

“Beast Epic”, the latest by Iron & Wine, is a smooth summer listen

Beast Epic, the sixth album by Iron & Wine, marks a self-described revisiting of the past. How so? First, it’s put out by Sub Pop, his first record label, and, secondly, in terms of sound. Recording everything...

Friday, August 18th, 2017

Pickathon 2017: Not your typical festival experience

Pickathon was unique in more than one way. To begin with, it carried a lot of weight in performances but only had an attendance of about 3,000 people, with a large percentage of that crowd being volunteers...

Monday, August 14th, 2017

The Kite String Tangle shares his influences, label and future goals

Australia’s Danny Harley’s musical past begun playing pop punk at the age of 12 which, he points out, was mostly to be in with the cool kids. Over time this journey lead him to learn to play...

Wednesday, August 9th, 2017

Punctual review: summer beats right on time

Punctual (DJs Will Lansley and John Morgan) are slowly building a melodic and beautiful empire. After their debut single “Eva” turned out to be a smash hit last year, the British duo has released a pop-smart EP,...

Tuesday, August 1st, 2017

Katie Crutchfield is blossoming in front of our Eyes: Waxahatchee live

Katie Crutchfields’s music project Waxahatchee is currently touring behind their 4th LP, Out in The Strom, the most produced, polished release she’s done so far. Noteworthy producer John Agnello (Kurt Vile, SonicYouth and Dinosaur Jr) helped with...

Monday, July 24th, 2017

The best of Pitchfork 2017

Chicago’s Pitchfork Music Festival has become the premiere mid-summer festival with an array of performances ranging from lesser known acts with small followings, to powerhouse acts known all over the world. Although the festival itself often times...

Monday, July 24th, 2017

Capital Cities “Swimming Pool Summer” EP review

Capital Cities fans should be happy to hear from the duo comprising the group, Sebu Simonian and Ryan Merchant, as the last time we heard from them was back in 2013 with A Tidal Wave of Mystery. There...

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