Maybe you’ve noticed that one our featured albums for the last week has been Don’t Mean, the newest release from the Portland Dirigimus Cooperative noise-onslaught of Zach and Max Hansen, alongside Ian Gierhan and Sam Landry — better known as the four piece Mouth Washington.
Don’t Mean is everything you’ve come to expect . . . → Read More: Mouth Washington album release show and tour starts tomorrow night at SPACE
AFRAID – SINISTER VIBES
Honesty time — we’re huge fans of (nearly) everything that comes out of Jakob Battick’s mind (some of the later Jakob Battick and Friends albums still seem a bit too down still). And the AFRAID trio of Ryan Cutler, James Marcel and Battick isn’t any different with their upcoming . . . → Read More: AFRAID kicks off East Coast Tour to support debut LP
Tara and Brian Cohen — maybe you remember them from The Rattlesnakes (RIP) — just dropped a bit of an exclusive for us at HillyTown about their new(ish) band, Fur. . . . → Read More: Portland’s Fur finalizing their debut LP
Welcome to HillyTown Goes Record Shopping — our regular feature where one of our staff members visits one of the many record shops around the city of Portland with musicians to find out just where their eclectic and personal tastes come from. This week we visited the Portland Bull Moose location with the one and only Aly Spaltro aka Lady Lamb — who will be playing a welcome home show at Port City Music Hall tonight starting at 8 p.m. . . . → Read More: HillyTown Goes Record Shopping with Lady Lamb
Pardon our excitement, but it’s been over two years since Rhode Island’s Downtown Boys came to Portland. The group (which features members of the What Cheer? Brigade) played an extremely intimate show at Flask with Rattlesnakes side-project Fur, and the (currently dormant) trio The Outfits.
. . . → Read More: Portland Downtown Boys date announced — wait, Portland Downtown Boys date announced?!
Yes, that’s a brand-spanking-new music video for “Salvation” from the seemingly boundless mind of Portland’s Jacob Augustine — which means just one thing — brand new music. . . . → Read More: Pretty Purgatory release a new 7-inch with Jacob Augustine and Bad Braids today
In case you missed our post last week when we went record shopping with the Portland Art rock trio Leveret, they’re continuing to support their debut album Action At A Distance with a show tonight at One Longfellow Square. . . . → Read More: TONIGHT: OLS’ Live And Local Winter Series w/Leveret And Mr.NEET
Yes — the past few weeks have been filled with an onslaught of announcements of national acts coming to Portland (thanks to Lauren at the State Theatre and other bookers). Here are a few national acts coming to our city this spring and summer that we think you should checkout — unless it’s a sold-out show (looking at you, Neutral Milk Hotel). . . . → Read More: The HillyTown Portland National Preview
True — it’s only been a month since they last played live (then they were supporting Leveret for their album release party for Action At A Distance). But, it looks like the winter hibernation for the neon and synth-filled world of Sunset Hearts is finally starting to is finally ending.
. . . → Read More: Sunset Hearts are back in action tonight
HillyTown is happy to introduce a new regular feature where one of our staff members visits one of the many record shops around the city of Portland with local musicians to find out just where their eclectic and personal tastes come from. Introducing HillyTown Goes Record Shopping — and we couldn’t think of a better place to start than with Leveret. . . . → Read More: HillyTown Goes Record Shopping With Leveret
Lisa/Liza’s newest release The First Museum was released in November and is available on Bandcamp through Pretty Purgatory as both a physical and digital release. . . . → Read More: HillyTown Q&A: Lisa/Liza’s Liza Victoria