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PDX Pop Now! 2011 Edition

Yesterday we covered a new track from Portland folk outfit Death Songs called “Wounds” off the new PDX Pop Now! compilation. We talked a little bit about the band and the song, and had a few words to say about the organization as well. That wasn’t enough; it’s high time I let slip a little… Continue reading PDX Pop Now! 2011 Edition

Album Reviews

The Ascetic Junkies: This Cage Has No Bottom [Album Review]

The Ascetic Junkies may have recorded their new and stunningly brilliant LP, This Cage Has No Bottom, in a short period of time and in the comfort of their Portland home, but some might feel as though this is an album two years in the making. Although the band’s debut album, One Shoe Over The… Continue reading The Ascetic Junkies: This Cage Has No Bottom [Album Review]

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The Ascetic Junkies To Release Free EP @ Backspace

Matt, Kali & the infamous crew known simply as The Ascetic Junkies are back with a brand new bag! Yes, Portland’s favorite folk/pop and sort of punk group are bringing some new material to their anxiously awaiting fans – it’s been over a year since the gang put out one of the best albums of… Continue reading The Ascetic Junkies To Release Free EP @ Backspace

Album Reviews

The Ascetic Junkies: One Shoe Over The Cuckoo’s Nest [Album Review]

The Ascetic Junkies are folk, punk, bluegrass, or maybe even indie, respectively. But, what sticks out most is the fun they create no matter how slow chords move or how quick the spoons clap. One Shoe Over The Cuckoo’s Nest brilliantly comes off as vocalists Kali Giaritta and Matt Hammon’s ultimate love letter to one… Continue reading The Ascetic Junkies: One Shoe Over The Cuckoo’s Nest [Album Review]