Not every young person comes to Portland to retire. Some start record labels.
The founder of SoHiTek Records, 30-year-old Erik Carlson,
lives the quintessential Portland dream. Aside from owning and operating
his own homegrown record label, he also curates the SoHiTek visua
[SPACE DISCO] Even more so on In Absentia than on
its previous releases, Pegasus Dream achieves a sunny, seamless
concatenation of melodies similar to that perfected by Starfucker and
So this was supposed to be a review of much buzzed-over indie-pop artist Youth Lagoon's first-ever Portland show at the Doug Fir...but then the weather happened. Long story short, the dude was forced to cancel. Never fear, though. In a city like this one, it's pretty easy to round up a few awesome local bands -- just stick your head out the window and yell, pretty much -- and make the show go on. In ...