Episode 136: In Ballrooms & Crowded Bars

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Thanks to Colin Sanders for joining us this week! You can listen above, or download the episode right here!

Topic:

  • Live Music!
  • This week, we attempt to unpack everything we love about seeing live music performed, the reasons we still go out to see bands perform whenever possible, the “ones that got away”, and a lot more.

Songs:

  • Beck – “Dreams”
  • The Nerves – “When You Find Out”
  • Rod – “Laundromat”
  • Ornette Coleman – “Lonely Woman”

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Episode 135: Lost In The Stream

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Big thanks to Colin McLaughlin for joining us this week! You can listen to this episode above, or download the episode right here.

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Topic:

  • Streaming and the future of digital music
  • Is the current business model for digital music working?
  • Is streaming paying the artist enough?
  • How has the relationship people have with music changed?
  • How much is music worth?

Songs:

  • Yo La Tengo – “Deeper Into Movies” (Stuff Like That There version)
  • Rolling Stones – “Get Off Of My Cloud”
  • Sufjan Stevens – “Eugene”
  • Ryley Walker – “Primrose Green”

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Zola Jesus, Magic Fades, Ghost Feet – Mississippi Studios – 06/02/15

Zola Jesus dropped by Mississippi Studios last night for the latest show in Red Bull Sound Select’s locally curated events – also featuring Portland’s own Ghost Feet and Magic Fades. Check out Yousef’s full set of photos over on our Facebook page now!

Zola Jesus // Photo by Yousef Hatlani

Zola Jesus // Photo by Yousef Hatlani

Episode 134: The Compilation

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Thanks to David Gluck for joining us on this week’s episode! You can listen above, or download the episode right here.

Topic:

  • PDX Pop Now!’s annual compilation!
  • David talks with us about his involvement in the compilation and how the comp comes together every year
  • We also talk about other compilations, and dip our toes into the future of streaming music, and what it can mean for artists.

Songs:

  • A$AP Rocky – “Canal St.”
  • Beach Fire – “Love Junkie”
  • Drowse – “Melt”
  • LEO – “Stopping to Start

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LIVE: Hot Chip, Roseland Theater, Portland, OR

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By Hollister Dixon

Well over a decade – and six full-length records – on, London’s Hot Chip are one of the most consistent bands on the planet. Though their material isn’t always groundbreaking, it feels as though patience and love was put into the creation of each of their records. Though I didn’t give the band’s last album (In Our Heads) the time it deserved, I was more than happy to put their newest record, Why Make Sense?, on repeat since its release. As such, it made perfect sense to correct my long mistake of never seeing Hot Chip perform live, despite being hopelessly in love with them since The Warning was released nearly a decade ago. It was worth the wait. More on that in a minute, though.

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Episode 133: Hostful!

Hey everyone – no guest or photo this week! You can listen to this week’s episode above, or download it right here.

Topic:

  • No topic!
  • This week, we catch up on the things we’ve seen this week, make a bunch of dumb jokes, mine the depths of Yousef’s DVD collection, and a bunch more.

Songs:

  • Destroyer – “Dream Lover”
  • Hot Chip – “Love is the Future”
  • Chance The Rapper – “Hiatus”
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LIVE: Torres, Barboza, Seattle, WA

By Gabriel Mathews

I’ll say this up front — The thing that excited me most when I heard Torres was coming out with a new album was the list of her collaborators. Sprinter features Rob Ellis and Ian Olliver of the PJ Harvey trio on drums/production and bass, respectively, and Portishead’s Adrian Utley on guitar. While McKenzie Scott’s debut as Torres featured a few near-perfect songs, it also tended to blur together and featured some really ham-fisted lyrics. My hope was that this band of luminaries (which, by the way, how the hell did a twenty-two year-old with a single self-released album to her name get these guys on board?) would help elevate her music to the rocking levels their names connote. I had heard they were touring with her, and was incredibly excited to see what this band could do together.

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Episode 132: Dream Out Loud

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Thanks to Justin Kent for joining us this week! You can listen above, or download the episode right here. Topic:

  • U2!
  • Sophomore U2 superfan Justin Kent joins us for a discussion about our love of the band, where we started with their music, why it inspires such love from some people, but hatred from others.

Songs:

  • BB King – “The Thrill is Gone”
  • U2 – “When Love Comes to Town”
  • Father John Misty – “The Night Josh Tillman Came To Our Apartment”
  • The Late Show With David Letterman Theme

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Episode 131: What’s The Score?

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Thanks to Matt Singer and Michael Mannheimer for joining us this week! You can check out the episode above, or download it right here.

Topic:

  • Sports and music!
  • How and why do sports and music often intersect?
  • Which came first for us: a passion for music, or a passion for sports?
  • What bands are inextricably linked with the sports they’re fans of? What about sports-themed music?

Songs:

  • Ben E. King – “Stand By Me”
  • The Baseball Project – “They Played Baseball”
  • Spice Girls – “Spice Up Your Life”
  • Hot Chocolate – “You Sexy Thing”

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LIVE: Mastodon, Clutch, Roseland Theater, Portland, OR

By Hollister Dixon

I’m not really a metal guy, at all, if I’m being honest. However, one metal band I love and respect is Mastodon. I first heard the band in the wake of Leviathan, their beautiful and angular take on the story of Moby Dick, which wormed its way into the hearts and minds of just about everyone who heard it more than a decade ago. My love was taken even further with Blood Mountain, a towering work of brilliant but insane storytelling, packed to the gills with genre-bending riffs and stories about vision quests and cysquatches. There are absurdist elements in the mix, sure, but the band’s made up of true craftsmen. And, when they announced a tour with hard rock mainstays Clutch, it seemed like the best possible time to finally see how both bands worked live. So: how did they sound?

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