Indie Rock

The American Legion's Centennial Anniversary

Celebrate the American Legion Post 134's centennial anniversary this weekend, starting tomorrow. Over the years the Legion has shown a lot of love to the local scene, and this is a great chance to send some of that love back their way. Local bands Nick Normal, No Aloha, Deathlist, and more will be playing. Each day goes from 5-11. There’s gonna be plenty of grub (vegan food included), and raffle prizes throughout the day. It’s only $7 per day, which is only $21 for the whole weekend. If you bring a canned good donation, the price drops down to $5. Check out the full details and lineup at the Legion’s facebook page here.

  -By Avril Carrillo

   

Adia Victoria's new LP "Silences" drops 02.22 at onset of national tour

We hinted at the release of Adia Victoria's upcoming second album Silences last December, when Victoria played Delta Blues Christmas at Third Man. Now it's February, the last of the holiday decorations have come down, and Victoria's about to head out on tour to support the new record, which drops on the 22nd. The polymath artist -- who on Silences sings songs that range from soaring ballads to dance-inducing blues rock numbers -- co-produced the album with The National's own Aaron Dessner. You can therefore hear plenty of emotion come through in the layers of masterful production on Silences; however, the base melodies and lyrics coming from Victoria's voice are enough to convince you of her talent. Watch the video for "Different Kind of Love" below and see for yourself the power and conviction that Victoria delivers. - Will Sisskind

   

New The Savories EP Available for Streaming & Download

A casual, psych haze emits from the ventilation with the trio of tracks, found on The Savories's Singles. Turning towards a cosmic drift, one allows thoughts to wonder as the instrumentation serves as a guide. A gentle, melodic adventure develops wafting over one's eardrums, before shifting into gears at prime points. You can catch the band on this evening's billing at Century, with Bill Guy & The Essentials and Shoot the Messenger.

   

LAIK “Satellite”

LAIK is the Synth Pop of Tyler Rice and Reuben Garza. The duo released the first single, “Satellite”, from their forthcoming LP, Curse My Dance, last week. The album is due out on April 5th and the duo will be releasing a second single, “Neighbors”, next week.

   

PREMIERE: Explore Andrew Fox's lipstick stained world on "John / Candy"

You'll find a sloppy, lipstick-stained world in the video for “John / Candy,” the newest psych-rock vamp by New York songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Andrew Fox. Born from the intention of writing a track about actor and comedian John Candy, Fox's single ended up detailing the two sides of the human condition (the facade and the impulse-ridden inner part), with Candy-inspired lurid lyrics about being a “one time call girl,” sung against acidic backdrop of garage guitars and chorus-laden vocals. The video itself - shot all around Portland, OR - showcases Andrew Fox and friends as they don makeup and wigs, hang out at the playground and eat (you guessed it) candy under the shaky lens of an iPhone 6. The whole production is rough around the edges in the best way, and promises more loose fun when Fox releases Shock By Shock on March 22nd. Until then, check out the video below. - Connor Beckett McInerney (@b_ck_tt), Photo by Tonje Thilesen