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Stressing Strings Out
8.2

Stressing Strings Out

Stressings by Jordan Dykstra: How to make the viola cry. Sometimes we need to question the difference between beautiful and pretty. I’m not about to tackle such a lofty rhetorical exercise, but [See More]

Live at the Alberta Street Pub
8.3

Live at the Alberta Street Pub

When Portland Jazz Composers Ensemble teamed up with songwriter Catherine Feeny and jazz drummer Chris Johnedis, one night at the Alberta Street Pub last November, they produced a great show and live [See More]

Nerftoss Gets Crushed
8.9

Nerftoss Gets Crushed

Baltimore electronic artist Nerftoss, aka John Jones from Dope Body, drops a mixtape of left field house music on the inimitable NNA Tapes. Crushed is a stream of consciousness amalgamation with live acoustic percussion, drum machines, synths [See More]

Daydreaming with Paul Thomas Anderson

Two new music videos from Radiohead coincide with A Moon Shaped Pool. There are Radiohead fans. There are Paul Thomas Anderson fans. Then there are those who love both: That is me. [See More]

A Moon Shaped Pool
9.1

A Moon Shaped Pool

Radiohead has not yet made this album available for public streaming without a subscription. Please accept the above streamed single as a very recent but unrelated free download. When the album becomes [See More]

Too Significant to Ignore
8

Too Significant to Ignore

The sound landscape of AJ Cornell and Tim Darcy is a forest of poetry and experimental noise. “Spit of the 1980s,” a track on Andrea-Jane Cornell and Tim Darcy’s new album Too Significant [See More]

A Modern Myth and the Man Who Made Her
6.8

A Modern Myth and the Man Who Made Her

Finding Vivian Mayer Maier It was several years ago now that the street photography of Vivian Maier swept social media users into great curiosity. Her secret cache concentrating over 100 thousand pictures, [See More]

Preamble Speaks Volumes
9

Preamble Speaks Volumes

Qasim Ali Naqvi reintroduces the simmering drama of Film Noir. Known for his lean dexterous drumming in the modern acoustic trio Dawn of Midi, Qasim Ali Naqvi leaves behind the rhythmic imperative, taking [See More]

Ancient Timeless Gnawa Music
8.1

Ancient Timeless Gnawa Music

Innov Gnawa imports Arab mysticism to the post-post-modern world. Throughout the last decade, a market has grown for obscure “world music” collections, anthologies, and remasters, spawning indie labels with a niche in [See More]