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Ian Henderson

Ian is a student of life and death. They go to way too many shows and spend objectively too much time analyzing music into minutiae.

DemosFeaturedMusicPost-Punk

Screaming out of a dimly lit basement in the rain-soaked gotham of Portland, Oregon, three smooth and sentimental men consult their best influences to produce an instant classic of a debut. While retaining the pure, synthetic high-fidelity of timeless 80s pop such as Depeche Mode and The Cure, the 6-track

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80s HardcoreCrustDis-beatFeaturedMusic

The next chapter of infamous Portland Discharge enthusiasts, Dödläge, just dropped a smouldering pile of nihilistic, fast-as-fuck hardcore. Sixteen pissed and political songs clocking in at just under twenty-five minutes give you satisfaction the way hardcore was meant to be: short and to the point. While some tracks hastily cling to the

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BizarreCvltureHistory

For good or ill, the theories of Sigmund Freud exerted an enormous influence on the 20th century, becoming deeply entrenched in Western culture to the point that Freud’s terms “ego”, “id” and “subconscious” have become common in everyday language. Within only a short time of its invention, psychoanalysis leapt from

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Avant GardeCvltureDeath RockDemosDIYEventsFeaturedFeaturesLive RitualsMusicNoiseNoise RockPost RockPost-PunkPsychRaw Punkshoegaze

From March 31st until April 2nd, 2016, Portland was on fire with some of the best Darkwave and Post-punk from around the world. Mainlined by Dave Cantrell, a post-punk zealot and former UK resident that hosts a radio show entitled Songs From Under The Floorboard on local Portland station XRAY FM that showcases

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Death RockFeaturedMusicPost-PunkReviews

It’s been three years since we heard the ancient maw of KILLING JOKE open up to unload another guttural roar, but at long last, here it is. Killing Joke’s Pylon is all over the map, pulling from almost every genre the band has explored over their past 15 albums and 37

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FeaturedFeaturesMusicNoiseNoise RockPost-PunkRaw PunkStreaming

Say you’ve been wanking your heart out in a noise punk band for a couple years, it got as big as one of those can, you’re still stomping it out in a couple hardcore projects but your heart is yearning for the simplicity of a careless yesteryear of youthful, pure pogo-bopping

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