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Plastic Cactus just released their second album, Moth Eyes. Plastic Cactus has always strived for a beach goth aesthetic, and they really hit the mark with this album. It is the ideal fusion of a Spaghetti Western attitude and the style of a vintage Halloween party. Listening to...

Jul 12, 2018

PDX Pop Now is coming up next weekend, July 21 and 22! It will be the 15th anniversary of the free, all-ages festival. In addition to great music, this year the festival will feature a street fair, beer garden, rigsketball, and food carts. Starting at noon each day, popular local...

Jul 11, 2018

Listening to LDYCP’s self-titled EP is reminiscent of reading a Tolkien novel in the best way possible. The band’s avant-chamber pop style imbues every song with a tone that is both romantic and inspiring. The lead vocals are melodramatic, tinged with a delightful ethereal quality. Their...

Jul 10, 2018

The energy coming through on Fantastic Plastic’s first demo is intense and unrestrained. Dry vocals bite through the gruff guitar riffs and brooding bass lines. The lyrics on “Embarrassing” waver between sarcasm and uncertainty. The song displays a vulnerability on...

Jul 06, 2018
Maarquii has been making a huge splash in the Portland music scene. Their second EP Lullaby in Gemini came out February 2017, and there’s a reason it’s gotten the attention it has. Maarquii lives in a very fast world, but they slow it down with...
Jun 26, 2018

In many ways, the music of Cry Babe is based on a classic indie rock sound, but there's a poignant melodic element to it that gives it a wrenching quality. Bassist Maddie Putney and drummer Rose Reinholz are in great sync, maintaining the ideal balance between punchy beats and soft melodies....

Jun 25, 2018