- Anna Ignatenko
LISTEN: WL - "You're Not Really Here"
Chris Newman turns 60, and is hanging up his spurs—his Napalm Beach spurs, that is. Newman took a look back at the history of that seminal Portland punk band, and looks to the future with his other projects, including Boo Frog.
LISTEN: Napalm Beach - "Teen Dream"
With his new EP Trouble Man, Portland emcee Tope reasserts his independence, and isn't looking back.
LISTEN: Tope ft. Grynch & Spac3man - "Family Affair"
Deafheaven made a black metal album that sounds nothing like black metal. Or, they made a post-rock album that sounds a lot like black metal. Whatever they did, they're the only ones doing it, and they're getting plenty of attention for it.
LISTEN: Deafheaven - "Dreamhouse"
Plus a magnum size pack of Up & Coming shows.