[POP WITH SWAGGER] Before meeting Brian Vincent and Randa
Leigh of Portland’s Shadows on Stars, one imagines them as badasses with
synthesizers who just don’t give a fuck. In photos and videos
Formed: 1996 in New York City.
Sounds like: Malcolm X joining A Tribe Called Quest and getting guest production from RZA.
For fans of: A Tribe Called Quest, Talib Kweli, Mos Def, Wu-Tang
What scares the hell out of a doom-metal icon? Taking the stage solo with an acoustic guitar.
[SINGER-SONGWRITER] Mike Scheidt looks
glassy-eyed and a little wobbly, desperate for his first coffee of the
day, as he searches for a seat at the downtown Stumptown. Twelve hours
ago, he stepp
Bristol, England, is more than just Portishead. That said, a dude from Portishead is in this band.
[FUNKY DARK JAZZ] In 2010, the Performing Right Society
for Music in the U.K. proclaimed Bristol the most musical town in
England. Its sole criterion was the number of musicians born and raised
Formed: 2008 in New York City.
Sounds like: Our Band Could Be Your Life come to
life, standing on a Brooklyn street corner circa 2012 and wondering
aloud why everything is so goddamned quie
After years of wandering, Rebecca Gates returns to pop and Portland.
“I was living in Rhode Island, at a friends’ house in the
middle of the country. I was spending a lot of time at the ocean, in the
morning and in the evening.”
Rebecca Gates is explaining
Phil Elverum tries to demystify his image while making the best music of his life.
[COUNTRY DARKNESS] It is not unusual for a Mount Eerie
show to be booked thusly: “A kid in a small town in Wisconsin or
whatever will write and want me to come there,” the band’s sole static