According to members of the audience in attendance at the Doug Fir on Tuesday, April 28, here's how people might describe each band: Apparently, LiquidLight sounds like "Relient K meets Motörhead." Swansea was summarized as "Tegan and Sara if they weren't gay." And Us Lights took the cake, delivering a solid performance (as usual) worthy of comparison to "Radiohead and early Alt-J."
Save Our StagesChris Young - May 6, 2020
We need numerous independently owned venues and festivals to sustain our robust music ecosystem in Oregon. As the first to close but the last to reopen, these incubators of artistry are vital to...
Fox and Bones: 'Already Here (Music in Modern Times)' [Song Premiere]Chris Young - Feb 20, 2020
The duo get real about the struggles professional musicians face while also savoring making music for a living. Celebrate the release of this single—as well as their signing to Portland's Dutch...
Olivia Awbrey: 'Advanced State of Decay' [Song Premiere]Chris Young - Feb 10, 2020
Prepping to release her punk-tinged, self-aware debut LP on May 1, Olivia Awbrey will crisscross the NW rocking Rx Fest on February 15 and Boise’s Treefort at the end of March before returning...
Artist to Watch: MAITA Send 'Best Wishes' to a Growing Fan BaseKatey Trnka - Jan 31, 2020
After years of carving out a home for themselves in Portland, MAITA is poised to release their debut full-length on PNW-grown label Kill Rock Stars. Catch 'em at the Doug Fir on February 5 with...
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