Basement live show review


By Harrison Puterbaugh BASEMENT’S CURRENT North American tour comes after some prolonged apprehension as to the direction of the band. Officially broken up since the This is Goodbye tour and the release of the much-lauded Colourmeinkindness in 2012, it seemed certain that the moody Ipswich natives would never set foot on United States soil, and

Frankie Cosmos tweets Portland to a beautiful, sweaty concert


By Ben Weinstein THERE WAS something heartwarming about attending a sold out Frankie Cosmos show in Portland, 2,894.5 miles away from her home in New York City (if Google Maps is to be trusted). It felt like the least intimate an intimate gathering could be, a principle equally applicable to her recent jump in success

Sitting down with Citizen: the Midwestern rockers talk aging, insecurity, and being a group of kids out on a headlining tour


BY MOLLY KIEFER & BEN WEINSTEIN MICHIGAN/OHIO quintet Citizen have been on the road since early March in support of their latest LP, “Everybody Is Going to Heaven,” and guitarist Nick Hamm was kind enough to sit down with us before their headlining show at Portland’s Analog Cafe. Clad in a charmingly tattered Sonic Youth t-shirt,