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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

air sex championships

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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News Roundup: The Latest on Exodus, Stick To Your Guns, & Aesop Rock

Dec 10th. News Roundup

EXODUS Lead Singer, Steve “Zetro” Souza, Returns   Steve “Zetro” Souza, who previously fronted Exodus from 1986 to 1993 and from 2002 to 2004 is back! After nearly a decade apart, the band is looking forward to having Souza back, full of “remember when’s” and fresh starts. Their latest album, appropriately named “Blood In, Blood Out,” is a […]

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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


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


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


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

downloads, Uncategorized


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


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


  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

Redcast 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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