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LC project Boreen tease new album at Smith Hall

  If you took a look at poster boards all over campus a couple weeks ago, you may have noticed a bunch of banana-covered posters advertising a show hosted by KLC featuring the bands Caution Crow, Strange Ranger and Boreen. If you missed this fantastic show (which unfortunately had no actual bananas), you should look out for these three bands ... Read More »

Mac DeMarco releases new songs, but is he a different beast, or the same old dog?

Recently and without much fanfare, everyone’s favorite gap-toothed indie rocker Mac DeMarco released two tracks off his forthcoming album This Old Dog (out May 5). Titled “My Old Man” and “This Old Dog,” each is a glimpse into DeMarco’s changing lifestyle: the first demos of the tracks were finished just as he moved from New York to Los Angeles. Unlike ... Read More »

Luc Lac: The Review

LOOKING FOR A great place to eat a warm bowl of noodle soup at an affordable price, and only a 10-minute walk from the Pio stop? If so, you must try Luc Lac Vietnamese Kitchen on 2nd and Taylor. Don’t be tempted by the hundreds of other Vietnamese restaurants in SW Portland – there’s a reason why people wait for ... Read More »

A Bold Step Forward

Bon Iver have redefined their sound in their latest album. “22, A Million” is a complete departure from Vernon’s heartbroken sound of “For Emma, Forever Ago” or the folksy and guitar laden sound of their self titled second record. If you expected a collection of tracks in the same vein of Bon Iver’s ubiquitous hit, “Skinny Love,” you’re not going ... Read More »

“Really Doe” track review

I’m not going to lie– when I first heard Danny Brown’s new track, I was more excited by the fact that Kendrick Lamar was featured on it for the duo’s first studio collaboration more than anything else. For the first couple seconds, which feature a frenetic, bell-filled, Black Milk-produced beat (think “Backseat Freestyle”), I was certain I was going be ... Read More »