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Japandroids’ Near To The Wild Heart Of Life Review

  Undoubtedly, Japandroids ignored the narrative surrounding the trajectory of modern indie rock. After a decade that found nearly every music publication running a “hot take” on the death of rock, or at least guitar-centric music, the Vancouver-duo put out successive albums Post-Nothing (2009) and Celebration Rock (2012) that worshipped the lamented era of rock superstardom. Their larger-than-life anthemic songs ... Read More »

Arts Calendar

By Ava Burton Hip Hop Club Performance & Dance Party Saturday April 15, 7 p.m. Smith Hall “Bollywood will be opening the event right at 7 p.m., followed by Hip Hop Club, so don’t miss it! Pizza, snacks, and refreshments will be provided.” KLC’s Sunburn Music Festival Saturday April 15, 9 p.m. Stamm Headlined by rappers Father and Duckwrth, KLC’s ... Read More »

A preview of KLC radio’s annual “Sunburn”

By Brendan Nagle As the school year winds down, many Lewis & Clark students are desperate for something to relieve the stress of seven months of diligent school work. One last weekend of fun, before catastrophe strikes in the form of final exams. Luckily for them, KLC Radio’s year-end festival will return to LC! Sunburn will take place on Saturday, ... Read More »

Red Hot Chili Peppers concert review

The audience at a Red Hot Chili Peppers concert is a lot like what I imagine the audience at a Trump rally would be: overwhelmingly white, with biker tattoos and facial hair in abundance. Ages ranged from indoctrinated children to people who had to consult their doctor before engaging in strenuous activities. “I’m excited too,” a middle aged man wearing ... Read More »

Music Video Festival

“Don’t you wonder sometimes ‘Bout sound and vision?” —David Bowie, “Sound and Vision.” Low. The rain had died down to a fine mist by the time we approached the theater, giving the famous neon sign an extra blinding sheen. I read the marquee as we passed below it: PORTLAND MUSIC VIDEO FESTIVAL. The grandeur of the Hollywood Theater never fails ... Read More »

2015 A. Poulin, Jr. Poetry Prize winner Derrick Austin reads at Manor House

  During his poetry reading at the Manor House on March 15, Derrick Austin revealed himself to be an incredibly approachable, friendly guy. He demonstrated his humor and wit, as well as his thoughtfulness in many side-notes and tangents, in addition to the complex observations about life that come alive in his poetry. In the Foreword of his debut collection ... Read More »