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The Griswolds // Live in Seattle & Portland // 2.8-2.9.17

Article and Photos by: Kristina Dawn   Everyone's favorite Aussie's are back in the Pacific Northwest this week with a highly anticipated new tour. Drones of soggy fans waited outside the renowned Chop Suey in Seattle to witness the first show of The Griswolds latest Low Lives Tour -- some even admitted to

Young the Giant // Live @ The Roseland Theater // 2.01.17

Article and Photos by: Kristina Dawn   PORTLAND, OR -- Lewis Del Mar, an experimental pop-rock band from Queens, NY, is relatively new to the music scene. Only releasing their first self titled EP in October of last year. But with their immense complexity, oddity, and originality, you would think Lewis Del Mar had been

Armors // Live @ The Hawthorne Theatre // 1.31.17

Article and Photos by: Kristina Dawn   PORTLAND, OR -- As Orange County natives Armors arrived for their very first show in the great Pacific Northwest, fan (and very dear friend) Bree Wescovich could not believe her eyes. "I've been trying for three years to get them to Portland. I just can't believe they're finally

MONA // Live @ The Doug Fir // 1.23.17

Article and Photos by: Kristina Dawn   Portland, OR -- As I was being escorted to a private table with vocalist Nick Brown of Mona to conduct our interview, I couldn’t help but notice how cool he was. Maybe it was the severe jetlag (as the band had just returned from an

State Champs // Live @ The Crystal Ballroom // 11.30.16

Article and Photos by: Kristina Dawn   Portland, OR -- I didn't really know what to expect going into this show. I had seen opener Waterparks over the Summer on the Vans Warped tour, as well as headliners State Champs, and both were fantastic. But co-openers Tonight Alive were a mystery to me,

Review – The Griswolds “High Times for Low Lives”

Article by: Kristina Dawn   Australian quartet The Griswolds have dropped a new full length album…. And it’s good. REALLY good. Debuting at a top 10 spot on the iTunes chart, and quickly ascending the Alt. 18 chart, ‘High Times for Low Lives’ is blowing musical minds around the world. Granted I am

Bear Hands // Live @ The Crystal Ballroom // 9.24.16

Article and Photos by: Kristina Dawn   PORTLAND, OR-- With the hundred year old ballroom floor of the infamous Crystal Ballroom rolling like waves under a sold out crowd's feet, 90's Alt Rock inspired band Bear Hands rushed out to the stage (drinks firmly in hand). Val Loper, bass extraordinaire, thanking the crowd

Interview with Kelsey Brie of The Next Right Thing

Article and Photos by: Kristina Dawn   We recently had the pleasure of virtually sitting down with local Portland musician Kelsey Brie of The Next Right Thing to chat about everything from her up-and-coming music career, to the everyday struggle of chasing her dreams. MG: What band are you currently in/How long have

Smoke Season // Live @ Lola’s Room // 6.28.16.

Article and Photos by: Kristina Dawn   PORTLAND, OR-- A humble crowd gathered to McMenamin’s Lola’s Room property on Thursday night. Lola’s: a dark and mysterious club wedged between the famous Ringler’s pub and the world renowned Crystal Ballroom, was crawling with musically inclined hipsters ready for a night full of great

The Home Team // Live @ The Analog Cafe // 6.16.16

Article and Photos by: Kristina Dawn   PORTLAND, OR-- Sprinting straight from his tour van and onto stage like Usain Bolt in the 2008 Olympic Games, The Home Team welcomed a humble Portland audience to their first show of the tour. Wasting no time at all, the five piece Seattle pop-punk group

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