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If there's a turn of phrase we kind of detest here at The Deli is "taking the scene by storm." It's one of those generic prefab sentences that ring insincere. But then again, sometimes, some bands do that - kind of rare, but it happens, right? And sometimes, on a hot day like today, being lazy is kind of inevitable. So... yes!...

Jun 08, 2018
As temperatures rise, it’s hard to find music suitable for the antsy, feverish moods caused by hotter nights. Luckily for those living in Portland, Plastic Weather is around to...
Jun 07, 2018

Femme punk band B.R.U.C.E.’s first album Stay Pissed was just released. B.R.U.C.E. is comprised of Anna Janelle, Ryan Vail, David Thomas, and Gwen Shrieks. Together, they make music that is feral and blunt, exploring the ridiculous hypocrisy of the...

May 31, 2018

Surfer Rosie, a slacker-rock garage band, has been gaining popularity in Portland for a number of reasons. The band’s members Gillian Brase, Gillian Avina, Laura Daegling, Noah Johanson have all cut their teeth in the DIY scene over the years, and that experience shows in Surfer Rosie...

May 29, 2018

McMenamins Al's Den has got a knack for picking artists to watch and using their residencies to showcase them. For this week in April, Al's Den is giving us the chance to see a different side of a very talented and familiar face, along with some special guests to play close at hand...

Apr 08, 2018

Dave Cantrell knows what's good when it comes to post-punk. As Portland's resident cognoscente of dark sounds, Cantrell has shared his knowledge regarding the peak of the genre's original years, from 1977 to 1983, as well as on present-day synthwave, darkwave and post-punk through his leading source of a radio show,...

Apr 04, 2018