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10 Bands: Portland's Best New Bands 2016

Chanti Darling

A world where Michael Jackson never died, disco never went out of style, and the night never ends.

Cat Hoch

A summer daydream in which Tame Impala and St. Vincent go swimming in a moonlit Technicolor lagoon below a sky of shooting stars.

The Last Artful, Dodgr

Missy Elliott living in Future's future.

Little Star

Your best friends coming over to your house to validate your feelings and let you know that you are loved.

Bitch'n

A communal shouting party soundtracked by rhythm-heavy jams.

Boone Howard

Harry Nilsson stumbling out of the Know into the light of day, wondering just where the hell his life went so wrong.

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An early-'90s garage-rock 45 set to 331/3 RPM, with the volume turned down.

Blowout

Kathleen Hanna stomping on '90s Blink-182 records.

Candace

Falling asleep stoned listening to Loveless and dreaming you're a character in Reality Bites.

Mic Capes

The Wire if it were set in St. Johns.