Kelli Schaefer

Another week, another escapist music section to read, after you get through the latest evidence that Kanye West might very well be clinically insane. His craziest assertion? That Grammys actually matter.

Kelli Schaefer wants you to step through the door with her. And it's definitely something you should do.

LISTEN: Kelli Schaefer - "Giants"

Guitarist Marisa Anderson has long been one of Portland's most inventive musicians, and on her new album Mercury (great title, Marisa!) she makes music that functions as cinema for the mind.

LISTEN: Marisa Anderson - "The New Country"

Attention: The sunny, nostalgic tones of Cayucas are your new summer fling. Get busy.

LISTEN: Cayucas - "East Coast Girl"

Fall Out Boy are back! Which means they were gone! Did you notice?

LISTEN: Fall Out Boy - "My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark (Light 'em Up)"

Plus the usual tangle of Up & Coming shows.