Yet another stellar product of Australia’s indie-dance scene, Rüfüs (or the requisite Rüfüs du Sol in the U.S. and Canada only due to trademark being "a serious bitch") invade North America this spring on a headlining tour following a successful run of sold-out Aussie shows and the release of their debut album, Atlas. With tracks, such as “Desert Night,” incorporating elements of prog house and the sunkissed nu-disco vibes that have become so pervasive in the last few years, Rüfüs know exactly how to craft songs equally fit for a 3 a.m. dance party or an afternoon chill session by the pool. Also known for their energetic live shows, this trio should not be missed when they pass through Portland.
Phosphene: 'Cocoon' [Song Premiere]Chris Young - Jan 15, 2020
Envelope yourself in the first driving dream pop single from Phosphene's forthcoming record, and then hear it live at the Alberta Street Pub on January 30.
Making Moves with Mo Troper [Song Premiere]Jose Amandor - Dec 11, 2019
The pillar of Portland power pop has had a busy year but it only appears to be ramping up as Mo Troper just celebrated the grand opening of his new retail store Hawthorne Game Exchange and is set...
Bart Budwig: 'Sock Song' [Video Premiere]Chris Young - Dec 4, 2019
Full of goofy nostalgia—and in honor of National Sock Day, natch—the tender-hearted Eastern Oregon singer-songwriter welcomes us into his musical family for a sock fight! Celebrate the release of...
Korgy & Bass: 'Remote' [Video Premiere]Chris Young - Nov 19, 2019
Exploring several corners of these United States, 'Remote' is an across-the-country collaboration between PDX beatmakers Korgy & Bass and NOLA trumpeter Cyrus Nabipoor. Supplemented by fresh...