Blurred Pop, Sharp Focus
Jan25

Blurred Pop, Sharp Focus

WARM HANDS By Eric Evans There’s a vibrant electronic scene in Portland right now, a handful of bands playing the kind of moody, post-punk electronic music that sounds both cutting edge and weirdly familiar. Right in the thick of it is Warm Hands, a duo made up of vocalist/guitarist Conrad Vollmer and programmer/keyboardist Taylor Gehrts. Like some other bands in the genre you’ll hear touches of Joy Division and, especially on their...

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The Face Behind the Music, Sia
Jan24

The Face Behind the Music, Sia

  The Face Behind the Music, Sia By Christopher Tasso Although Sia (link) has been receiving much popularity in the media recently due to her resilience of showing her face in public, and the controversial elements in her “Elastic Heart” music  video, the brilliant Australian vocalist and songwriter has been a prominent figure in the music industry ever since the debut of her first album in 1997, titled Only See. Throughout the...

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Suboi: There is no right or wrong in art and music
Jan23

Suboi: There is no right or wrong in art and music

 Suboi By Harriet Kaplan Suboi (link) is female rapper from Vietnam who raps in her native language and in English. Over time, the Vietnamese artist has gained popularity and gone on to become prominent global entity in the music industry. The hip hop star got her onstage name when she was in elementary school by her friends that nicknamed her Su and combined it with boi to fit the tomboy in her. At 14, she became a fan of hip hop...

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The Great Work "Yellow Diamond"
Jan22

The Great Work "Yellow Diamond"

The Great Work “Yellow Diamond” By Veronica Kirk The Great Work  (link) are launching into the New Year with the latest release in their singles series, which have been taking the music world by storm. “Yellow Diamond,” is their newest track that is starting to make the rounds, and there is a good reason why. The group pens honest lyrics in conjunction with heavy instrumentation, which will certainly become a fan favorite....

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The Colurs: Contemporary pop that sounds timeless
Jan21

The Colurs: Contemporary pop that sounds timeless

The Colurs: Contemporary pop that sounds timeless By Harriet Kaplan The Colurs (link) featuring Denton, TX natives Max Townsley and Drew Erickson have managed to carve out a contemporary pop sound that is timeless, varied and sophisticated. The memorable, poignant, slice-of-life songs are sometimes ironic and funny. Drawing on influences like Brian Wilson, The Beatles and Todd Rundgren as a stylistic template for songwriting and...

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