Church – Song Force Crystal

Ever since I was thirteen, I wanted to be in a band. My artsy four-piece would be both quirky and brilliant, and would have a cool name like “Gristle Missile” or “Peanut Butter and Jealousy.” We would be both enigmatic and whimsical. After seeing us perform, the lasting effects of our greatness would have a profound and lasting effect. Your life … [Read more...]

PDX Pop Now! Unveils All-Ages Festival Line Up and Announces PDX Pop Now! At City Hall

PDX Pop Now! -- Portland's premier local music advocacy organization - has announced the line up for the 6th annual festival as well as plans for a show on the steps of City Hall. PDX Pop Now! will be returning to Rotture (320 SE 2nd Ave) on July 24th, 25th and 26th for the free, all-ages festival that showcases Portland's diverse musical … [Read more...]

Autorace – Autorace

The debut LP from Autorace, a harmless Dutch foursome lunging at the altar of “post-punk,” manifests a crippling ambivalence over the worth of pop music and its tropes. By turns springy, dissonant, anxious, obtuse, the record is almost entirely hookless. Dozens of nice ideas dapple the sixteen tracks, but they remain inchoate, as if the band can’t, … [Read more...]