Although it’s probably going to be rainy for the remainder of May and a hefty portion of June, Portland summers kick ass. From porch parties to Rontoms outdoor shows- an Oregon summer is hard to beat. Rip City Review wants to take a moment to honor the weeks of heat… Read More →
Words by Johnny Brooke Local metal underlords HABITS’ music is best described by lead vocalist Joe Talbot’s credo for the band: “This is music for losers. Bang your worthless heads.” Listening to their new album Wolf Island, it’s almost impossible not to. From the very beginning, the album takes the… Read More →
Hymnal came out March 4, and we have no idea where Rip City Review was for all of this. We should of been hyping this ambient dirty-pop album for months. After a 2-year hibernation, Thomas Meluch, or Benoît Pioulard, has awoken and is ready to be as shoe-gazey as ever…. Read More →
It’s last call for karaoke requests at classic dive Tom’s Bar on 39th & Division. The night was filled with beautiful moments. A large, older women was belting Etta James’ “At Last” while seductively dancing for drunk patrons. The night was also filled with a many karaoke moments that made… Read More →
Check out this burst of summer in a guitar-groove, heavy jam from Portland’s own: Brainstorm. They’ll be touring down to SXSW and back to Treefort Music Fest this month, so support their efforts, and buy some tunes from Tender Loving Empire.
We asked Quinn and Evan of Fanno Creek to name some songs that get them in the mood, and came out with an awesome playlist. Check out the vids below for some fun & sexy tunes.
We sat down with Mike, Duncan, Brian and Philip- the four rock’n’roll dudes of Paper Brain, and talked about what slow jams would be on their ultimate “TOP 10” sexy-time list. This is what they said. 1) “I Want’a Do Something Freaky To You” – Leon Haywood 2) “Playground Love”… Read More →
There’s a new sound in town, and it is emanating from Kevin Robinson (Viva Voce, Blue Giant). His new EP, Twisted Light is a 70’s drenched pop/funk/electronic hybrid, and it premieres tonight at Bunk Bar. The five songs he’s posted on Soundcloud are magnificently poppy and awesome; I hope his work… Read More →
Y La Bamba’s brand new EP, Oh February was released 1/29 on Tender Loving Empire. The title track is a lovely burst of warmth to get us through the next few months of Portland winter. Check out this song go out and buy their album! Listen: Oh February
Mystery Life was released earlier this week, featuring two new, awesome songs that make the wait for a full length more bearable. The raw energy surging through these tracks are of equal comparison to “I Don’t Need Love,” which was released in June, and is a little taste of what… Read More →