Experimental noise pop band reimagines cult TV show soundtrack


By Molly Kiefer MY FIRST EXPOSURE to Xiu Xiu was back in 2013 when a high school ex mailed me a very redemptive mixtape, which tracklisted sonic gems such as “The Leanover” by the Glasgow’s now defunct art-rock cult sensation, Life Without Buildings, “Dancepack” by Justin Vernon’s ethereal indie side-project, Volcano Choir, “Open” by the

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

Carly Rae Jepsen gives Portland a truly “Super Tuesday”


By Ben Weinstein /// Arts Editor It’s unfortunate that this clarification needs to be made, but based on comments I’ve received throughout the past few weeks I think it necessary: yes, I actually did go see Carly Rae Jepsen, and no, there was nothing ironic about it. As reluctant as people are to accept it,