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Artists To Watch: Stick To Your Guns, Yung Lean & Sad Boys

Dec 2nd. Artists To Watch

Stick To Your Guns     From Southern California, comes hardcore band Stick To Your Guns. Their melodic take on the hardcore genre has given them a unique twist in an otherwise relatively formulaic sound. Their 2012 album, Diamond, climbed all the to the #1 spot on both the Heatseekers chart on Billboard, as well as […]

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Downloads of the Week: TWO Tracks From Pallbearer

Nov 26th. downloads

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Pallbearer     With Pallbearer’s slow, powerful, bluesy, prog-tinged sound, they’ve managed to achieve some crossover appeal and have firmly established themselves as the torchbearers of modern doom metal. Their 2012 debut, Sorrow of Extinction launched them into underground metal stardom, earning critical acclaim and features in SPIN’s 20 Best Metal Albums of 2012 and Pitchfork’s “Top 50 Albums […]

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Interview: THePETEBOX

Nov 18th. Featured, Interviews

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If you haven’t heard of live loop beatboxing, don’t be too disappointed, as a 2012 survey showed that over half of actively recording artists didn’t know what it was either. Beatboxing isn’t a new concept, but when you incorporate some key equipment, you can creat an entire track exclusively from your own vocal chords, and […]

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Downloads of the Week: TOPE, Rivers of Nihil, Capital Cities

Nov 12th. downloads

TOPE   As we anxiously await for the drop of Tope’s latest album, BROKEBOYSYNDROME, we can recap his growing career with his remix of Ty Dolla Sign & Dom Kennedy’s  ”2morrow!” As one of Portland’s top hip hop talents, Tope is known for his unique, honest sound. This remix is a prime example of his […]

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Downloads of the Week: Swingin’ Utters & I Killed The Prom Queen

Nov 5th. downloads

We’ve got two tracks for you this week!   The first is from Bay Area punk vets, Swingin’ Utters. It’s the title track off their new album, Fistful of Hollow, their third release since reforming after a seven year hiatus. The track exemplifies the band’s sound, mixing elements of classic street punk with a little bit of […]

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Artists To Watch: Lagwagon, TOPE, & Mariachi El Bronx

Oct 30th. Artists To Watch

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Lagwagon     Lagwagon has developed a devoted audience all over the world since forming just outside of Santa Barbara in 1990. While other California punk bands during Lagwagon’s early years were on the fast-track to the limelight (e.g. Rancid, Green Day, The Offspring), Lagwagon turned down major labels. With multiple hiatuses and reunions over […]

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Download of the Week: Run the Jewels 2

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In June 2013, Brooklyn producer/emcee, El-P and Atlanta rapper, Killer Mike dropped one of the best records of the year, Run The Jewels. With its bassy, synthe-driven beats and bars full of tag team, shit-talking braggadocio, the album took the hip-hop world by storm and introduced the two long-time vets to a new audience. Now […]

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Meet The Locals: TOPE

Oct 27th. Meet the Locals

PHOTO CREDIT: MIKE GRIPPI

The Pacific Northwest is home to some of the most active and vibrant music scenes in the world, boasting countless musicians from every genre imaginable. With so much music in the area, it can be tough to keep up with who’s who and who’s playing where. So, to help you keep track of some of […]

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Events: Halloween Night in the Northwest

Oct 23rd. Portland, Seattle

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  It’s that time of year again… the leaves are on the ground, the weather’s getting wetter and colder, and (in our opinion) one of the best holidays of the year is just around the corner–All Hallows Eve! This Halloween falls on a Friday, so you can count on the 31st being extra weird this […]

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Meet The Locals: Redcast

Meet the Locals

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The Pacific Northwest is home to some of the most active and vibrant music scenes in the world, boasting countless musicians from every genre imaginable. With so much music in the area, it can be tough to keep up with who’s who and who’s playing where. So, to help you keep track of some of […]

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Noisey Explores the Roots of New Orleans Metal, feat. Crowbar

Sep 29th. Featured

With heavy music so embedded in New Orleans culture, it comes as no surprise that Noisey set out to capture the essence of NOLA’s groundbreaking sound of the 90’s. Until then, metal music had been known for the formulaic fast-paced blast beats, and for some, the thrash-grind sound was beginning to beat itself into the […]

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The Sonics: The Influential Garage Rockers Come Home To The NW!

Sep 25th. Featured

Dubbed the fathers of garage rock, Washington state natives, The Sonics entered the NW music scene with the release of their first hit, “The Witch” in 1964, which became the No. 1 top selling local single in the history of the NW. Formed in the early 1960’s as teenagers, much of their original material covered the […]

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Contest: Win Tickets To Twiztid + A CD

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Are you craving to see Detroit’s most love horrorcore hip-hop duo, Jamie Madrox and Monoxide Child? The face-painted pair have put on plenty of performances of hip hop theatrics and comically gory story-telling since 1997. You and a guest can experience it all, by winning tickets to their Seattle show on September 28th, as well […]

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Trapt – ‘The Self Titled Tour’

Sep 22nd. Featured

TRAPT     Twelve years ago, Trapt released its self-titled album that threw them into the limelight! Three of the singles appeared on Billboard’s Modern and Mainstream Rock charts, and the album has gone platinum, selling over a million copies! This created a large and loyal fan base as they continued to pump out hit […]

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Upcoming Shows: Summer Wind-Down Playlist

Sep 15th. Playlist

Well, it’s that time of year again that residents of the Pacific Northwest initially fear, but slowly come to accept. The sun is setting earlier, the breeze is feeling a little cooler, and the leaves are beginning to change… It’s official, fall is coming! We still have at least a few more weekends of warm […]

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Video: The Murder City Devils Live in Portland

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On August 17-18th, The Murder City Devils preformed at Dante’s and Star Theater for two completely sold out shows. They opened up with “I Don’t Wanna Work For Scum Anymore,” one of the songs off their newest album. The fans couldn’t have been more excited, not only for the first new material in 10 years, […]

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