Since achieving a national breakthrough by way of the Mountain Goats’ approval and a very strong debut, 2007’s Hymns For...

Jun 11, 2012


The Weeknd

It’s been two weeks since Portland’s stop on the Weeknd’s first-ever, sold-out tour. Two whole weeks and people still ask...

May 25, 2012


Future Islands

I’ve written at length about both my love of Future Islands (even if I didn’t love their last record) and...

May 05, 2012



When I wrote about Lambchop’s excellent new record Mr. M in February, I noted that like much of the...

Apr 30, 2012


The Magnetic Fields

I approached seeing the Magnetic Fields again with trepidation, and for what I believe to be good reasons. One: this...

Apr 18, 2012


Screaming Females

The best song Marissa Paternoster performed at Maxwell’s was “Bell,” Screaming Females’ thesis statement from 2009’s Power Move. The song...

Apr 11, 2012


Atlas Sound

That Bradford Cox is unpredictable is at this point something of a given. This was clear from early Deerhunter shows,...

Apr 03, 2012


Cloud Nothings

Now here’s an interesting night out: Cloud Nothings, a whole two days removed from their album’s release date, are headlining...

Jan 30, 2012