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INTERVIEW: Icelandic Folk-Rockers Kaleo

Apr 8th. Interviews

Kaleo interview

Iceland four-piece Kaleo are bona fide stars in their home country, with their debut self-titled album reaching the number one spot on the Icelandic charts. Now they’re taking their blend of folk, blues, rock, and country to the states, touring with Vance Joy. They’ll be playing for a sold out Roseland crowd, opening for Vance Joy […]

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Artists To Watch: Peelander-Z & Battleme

Apr 7th. Artists To Watch

Peelander Z, Battleme

Peelander-Z   Hailing from the city of “Peelandria” on the planet P (by way of New York City), self-described “Japanese Action Comic Punk” supergroup Peelander-Z will electrify your senses with their electro-rock party music and colorful, cartoonish uniforms. Comprised of Peelander-Yellow, Peelander-Purple, Peelander-Pink, Peelander-Green, and Peelander-Black, the crew’s aesthetic and sound is reminiscent of the Power […]

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Stream Big Data’s Debut Album, 2.0

Apr 2nd. Featured

Big Data Album Stream

Big Data, the electronic project from the mind of producer Alan Wilkis, broke out last summer with the hit single, “Dangerous,” building some hype for the release of his debut full-length, which just dropped on March 20. The new album, 2.0, features guest spots from the likes of Rivers Cuomo, Jamie Lidell, Kimbra, Twin Shadow, and more. […]

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Artists To Watch: Vanna & Yelle

Mar 25th. Artists To Watch

Vanna, Yelle

Vanna   Vanna is no stranger in the post-hardcore scene. With 5 full length studio albums released through labels like Epitaph, Artery Recordings and now Pure Noise with their most recent LP Void, they’ve gained a massive following. They’ve been featured in countless music festivals, and supported bands like The Color Morale, Never Say Die, and […]

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Contest: Win A Pair Of Tickets + Merch For Decibel Magazine Tour!

Mar 18th. Contest, Contests

Calling all metal lovers! Now’s your chance to win two tickets to the March 29 Decibel Magazine Tour LIVE in Portland featuring At The Gates, Converge, Pallbearer, and Vallenfyre! The winner will also receive a limited edition copy of Decibel’s book, Choosing Death! The revised and expanded version features 100 more pages with 50 new interviews!   […]

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News Roundup: Pallbearer, Marmozets, & Slum Village

News Roundup

Pallbearer, Marmozets, Slum Village

Pallbearer: Previously Unreleased Song Premiers via SoundCloud     Pallbearer has been touring almost non-stop since the release of their groundbreaking sophomore LP, Foundations of Burden. The album has been named one of the Top 50 Metal Albums of 2014, and has helped established a massive following among metal lovers. On February 12, the doom […]

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Artists To Watch: Jeremy Enigk & The Color Morale

Mar 11th. Artists To Watch

Jeremy Enigk, The Color Morale

Jeremy Enigk   Northwest native Jeremy Enigk has had a successful career as the lead singer in Seattle-based band, Sunny Day Real Estate, while shifting around instruments from rhythm and bass guitar to keyboard. Since the band broke up in 2001, he’s been working as a solo artist releasing five full-length albums with one peaking […]

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Downloads Of The Week: Pete Rock, Sammy Adams

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Pete Rock, Sammy Adams

Pete Rock Pete Rock is a staple in hip hop, recording iconic albums as half of Pete Rock & CL Smooth and collaborating with the likes of Gang Starr, The Roots, Stetsasonic, and A Tribe Called Quest. He recently announced that his new instrumental album Petestrumentals 2 will be released on May 19, and his upcoming EP, Soul Survivor 3 will […]

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Artists To Watch: Blackbear & Marmozets

Mar 5th. Artists To Watch

Blackbear, Marmozets

Blackbear     Mat Musto, AKA Blackbear, is already a 2015 breakout artist. Between his tour with Mod Sun and the release of his album Dead Roses on Valentines Day reaching the #3 spot on iTunes R&B chart, he’s on top of his game. With an extensive list of collaborators such as Mike Posner, Tyler Carter, […]

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Downloads Of The Week: Blackbear & OK GO

Mar 4th. downloads

Blackbear, Ok Go

Blackbear   Blackbear is known for his unique blend of synth-pop and hip-hop.  Kneading poignant breakups into atmospheric melodies and a detached lyricism on his latest album, Dead Roses, Blackbear is climbing the ranks in hip hop and pop. Take a listen to a remix he did of Ghost Loft’s “So High,” and score the […]

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Artists to Watch: Your Old Droog & HANiF

Feb 25th. Artists To Watch

Your Old Droog     New York native Your Old Droog made headlines last June when Reddit began to buzz about his his debut 2014 EP. Speculation began over his identity–namely, hip hop conspiracy theorists thought Your Old Droog was Nas’ secret alter ego due to the uncanny similarity in tone and texture of their […]

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Downloads Of The Week: 22 Tracks From Your Old Droog

Feb 20th. downloads

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Your Old Droog     Back in April, 2014 when Your Old Droog dropped his first EP, the rapper made headlines across the interwebs when rumors started flying that he was actually Nas undercover. The “Secret EP” conspiracy was shot down in August when The New Yorker released an exclusive interview with Droog just prior […]

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DJ Premier’s Top 10 Beats

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DJ Premier's Top 10 beats

  Name any prominent rapper in the last 25 years. Seriously, go ahead, think of the first one that comes to mind. Chances are, they’ve laid down some bars over a beat produced by Christopher Martin, AKA the one and only DJ Premier. From early hip hop pioneers like KRS-One to leaders of hip hop’s […]

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Meet The Locals: Serge Severe

Feb 19th. Meet the Locals

Serge Severe

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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Downloads of the Week: Rebelution & All That Remains

Feb 18th. downloads

Rebelution All That Remains

Rebelution Currently on their Winter Greens Tour to promote their latest album, Rebelution has been crossing the country sharing their twist on reggae music. Their sound has been carved out of California reggae-rock with some hip hop and jazz elements, creating a unique, genre-bending sound.   With their tour coming to the Northwest for two […]

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Artists To Watch: Gondwana & Mod Sun

Artists To Watch

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Gondwana     Chilean roots reggae band, Gondwana is bursting onto an international platform. After 15 years overcoming slums, repression, and a lack of sufficient funds and opportunities to record their music, Gondwana has taken South America by storm. They’ve cranked out several successful albums that have gone multi-platinum, as their songs continuously make it […]

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News Roundup: Miss May I & Napalm Death

Feb 17th. News Roundup

  Miss May I   Country music has been known for it’s patriotic ballads, but Miss May I is challenging that with their new metalcore song “Hero With No Name.” It features Miss May I’s distinguishable sound with a twist of true appreciation for the men and women whose stories they’ve heard over the years […]

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Contest: Win Two Tickets To See Rebelution!

Feb 13th. Contests

There’s nothing better than scoring free tickets to one of this season’s most anticipated shows! Rebelution is one of the top reggae bands out there with a tour package featuring Chilean roots reggae band, Gondwana and South African folk musician Jeremy Loops, booked for TWO nights in a row at the the Crystal Ballroom on March […]

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Downloads of the Week: Tory Lanez & D. Worthy

Feb 11th. downloads

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Tory Lanez   Tory Lanez was just your average kid, free-styling mixes of his favorite rappers on YouTube until Sean Kingston came across his page. Kingston stumbled across Lanez and was so impressed that he asked him to perform at his show in Toronto. He’s since been featured on dozens of tracks with well known […]

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Artists To Watch: Tory Lanez & PRhyme

Feb 10th. Artists To Watch

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Tory Lanez   Toronto native Daystar Peterson is no stranger to the hip-hop community. Born in 1992, he grew up as the son of a traveling minister, and struggled with the loss of his mother at a young age. His family moved frequently to accommodate his father’s career and the music scenes of California, south […]

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Meet the Locals: Hosannas

Feb 4th. Interviews, Meet the Locals, Portland

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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Downloads of the Week: Hosannas & My Goodness

Jan 29th. downloads

Hosannas     Together for eight years and two name changes, Hosannas has developed a new standard in their “Jah-Wave” genre. Originally from Santa Barbara, the Portland transplants have hit landmark achievements from signing to one of Portland’s best labels, Hush Records, to performing live across the country. Their unique sound infuses intricate elements of […]

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Downloads Of The Week: Aesop Rock & Homeboy Sandman

Dec 31st. downloads

downloads of the week: aesop rock & homeboy sandman

Born in New York, now a resident of San Francisco, Aesop Rock has been a fixture in underground hip hop for nearly two decades. Widely hailed as one of the most creative lyricists in the game, Aesop is a master of layered metaphors and tricky wordplay, requiring listeners to run over his lines more than a […]

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Year-End Wrap Up: The Best of 2014

Dec 22nd. Featured, Lists

Cascade Tickets Year End Wrap Up

  Here at Cascade Tickets, we’re a family of music connoisseurs. A steady stream of music flows through our office, with an artist list longer than Marcus Mariota’s passing yardage. With a year full of memorable shows and album releases, we’d like to share with you some of our favorites! ________________________________________________________________________   We’ve polled and […]

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Air Sex Championships: Not For The Faint Of Heart

Dec 18th. Around the town

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Imagine the intensity and dedication of an air guitar solo featuring Lynyrd Skynyrd’s Freebird. Now change out the song for something like Ginuwine’s “My Pony” and the guitar for an imaginary sex partner and behold, The Air Sex Championships.     Arguably the raunchiest non-nude one-man/woman show you’ll see this side of Tijuana, Portland’s biggest libidos will be […]

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News Roundup: The Latest on Silverstein & Periphery

Dec 17th. News Roundup

Silverstein   You can learn a lot about someone in 15 years, but you may not remember it all. However, if you write your life into your lyrics, and publish album after album (six albums to be exact), you begin to leave your mark. Your story stays in the hearts of your fans, and in […]

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