Settled in a sixth floor downtown practice space overlooking Yamhill Pub, Us Lights are relaxed. They tease lead vocalist Mike Young about his loud singing voice, discuss splurging on Blazers playoff tickets, and joke about their grammatically incorrect name. With decades of collective experience playing in local bands such as Brothers Young, Iretsu and Hurtbird, the five longtime Portland residents came together... read more
Dan Cable Presents: Rare Monk Live from Mountain Air Studios [Video Premiere]Dan Cable - Aug 16, 2017
Watch Portland’s Rare Monk perform “Devil’s Trill” plus listen to the entire live session and interview with Dan Cable—and then subscribe to the podcast to hear new episodes every Friday. And...
Rare Monk: 'Golden' [Song Premiere]Chris Young - Jun 30, 2017
Enduring a troubled year, the Portland four-piece emerge with their debut LP after years of releases leading up to it. A work of experimental rock that takes a serious look at real-world issues,...
Us Lights: 'Legs' [Video Premiere]Katey Trnka - Oct 28, 2015
Already a few tracks into what’s shaping up to be their sophomore release and aiming to unveil it spring of next year, get your first insight into the band's efforts in a new video live from their...
Us Lights: 'Home' [Video Premiere]Chris Young - Feb 6, 2015
The band and director threw a premiere party last night at Holocene, but now Vortex has it here for your internet-viewing pleasure!
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