Category Archives: Live Reviews

Live Review: Cloud Nothings with METZ and The Wytches at Neumos 7/3/14

Thursday night before 4th of July at Neumos, you could tell who watched the show from the safety of the balcony from those on the floor strictly based on the quantity of sweat dripping from their clothes upon leaving the premises. I can’t speak much for the casual observers above, but between the handful ofRead more...

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Live Review: Kraftwerk at Paramount Theatre 7/1/14

What I’m about to write sounds corny — let’s just get it out of the way right now that I know that. I know the Kraftwerk catalog like the back of my hand, but, I have to say, despite this lifelong familiarity, seeing them live for the first time ever, and in 3-D, no less,Read more...

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Live Review: Guided By Voices with Bobby Bare, Jr. at Showbox at the Market 6/8/14

It’s only June, and already indie rock veterans Guided By Voices have two new albums out, because of course they do. Not only are the band touring in support of their self-released full-lengths Motivational Jumpsuit and Cool Planet, but they’re also celebrating the 20th anniversary of their lo-fi masterpiece, Bee Thousand. Opening the show wasRead more...

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Live Review: The Faint with Reptar and Grave Babies at Neptune Theatre 5/30/14

Fresh off of the release of sixth studio album, Doom Abuse, Nebraska synth and dance punk band The Faint brought one hell of a Friday night to the Neptune. While Doom Abuse is the band’s first new record in six years, the band hasn’t lost any steam in time away - least of all inRead more...

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Live Review: SOHN with Mr. Little Jeans at The Crocodile 5/21/14

4AD has been on a roll this year with unique new signees that are bringing the atmospheric R&B game to the next level. I guess this isn’t terribly surprising, considering 4AD has been on the forefront for, I don’t know, 35 years. But between last month’s sleeper hit Lo-Fang set and last week’s incredible CrocodileRead more...

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Live Review: Young Fathers with Baths and P. Morris at Neumos 5/16/2014

I got my first dose of Young Fathers after I bought a t-shirt from the Anticon Record Label’s online store. To promote them, Anticon slipped a copy of Tape Two with every shipped order, resulting in widespread dissemination of the new band’s developing sound. Luckily, I was one of the many to receive Tape TwoRead more...

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Sasquatch! 2014, Day 3: Major Lazor, HAIM, Rodriguez and more

Enter Sasquatch! 2014 day 3... people enter the festival grounds slightly tired, mostly grimy with camp for 2 nights and no showers, but ready for round 3. Things started a bit mellow Sunday afternoon as clouds parted ways for more beautiful sunshine and only 1 scattered storm that nobody seemed to mind. Sunday’s music scheduleRead more...

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Sasquatch 2014, Day 3: Queens of the Stone Age

In recent years, the Gorge has hosted some incredible singalongs: “Skinny Love”, “Seven Nation Army”, “Where It’s At”, and “Wake Up” have all been shouted by 15,000+ people in unison to make a you-had-to-be-there festival moment. As great as all of those are, there’s something special about listening to 15,000+ people sing “Nicotine, Valium, Vicodin,Read more...

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Sasquatch 2014, Day 3: Elbow

Although they’re mostly critical darlings in the United States, Elbow have been headlining stadiums and festivals in their native UK for a few years now, so it’s no surprise that their Sunday evening set on the main stage at Sasquatch was a brilliant display of showmanship. Their latest album, March’s The Take Off and LandingRead more...

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Sasquatch 2014, Day 3: Lucius

It was Lucius co-lead singer’s Holly Laessig’s birthday on Sunday, as her partner in crime Jess Wolfe so enthusiastically pointed out, and what better present than to have a sizeable crowd of adoring fans at Sasquatch sing to you? That’s what happened, of course, but in addition to being a kind gesture, the fervor ofRead more...

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