Get excited for the Raincoats

If I could list a few bands that have influenced my musical taste over the last couple of decades in my life, the Raincoats would most likely be near the top of that list. Pioneers in the riot grrrl movement, these British ladies have the kind of swagger and attitude that makes penises shrivel and bras burn.

Get exicted for fall with Kill Rock Stars

Fall is looking OK to me, now that I’ve laid eyes on the fabulous line up of new releases coming out of Kill Rock Stars this fall. The iconic indie label, formerly home to the likes of Elliott Smith, Bikini Kill and Sleater-Kinney, is proving that they still haven’t lost their cool.

Fixing it up for free

For all the wonder and amazement that purchasing new trinkets for the home can bring you, there is still no act of consumerism that beats the feeling of free. Discounts are nice, and Craigslist is an adventure, but free has to be the best way to furnish not only your home, but your life.

Dreaming of the woods

On Aug. 4, Nurses released their much awaited debut album, Apple’s Acre, to an eager community of Portlanders. Right now, though, the band is ready for a break.