Interview: Old Light

Up-and-coming Portland band Old Light  is all set to play Nelsonville Music Festival on Thursday. Along with playing their first show east of Oregon, the band plans on releasing five cassette tapes this year, making it clear that they are taking off and refusing to look back. ACRN sat down with guitarist and vocalist Garth Klippert and talked about the reasoning behind the band’s seemingly odd cassette tape project … Continue reading Interview: Old Light

Album Review: “Wicked Nature” by The Vines

At first glance, The Vines’ newest release Wicked Nature brings just one phrase to mind: “Ain’t nobody got time for that.” In an age of 30-second samples and radio edits, is there really a place for such a huge collection of tracks? The double-album’s lengthy 22-song track list is daunting to say the least. But for a band once heralded as “the new Nirvana” (presumably … Continue reading Album Review: “Wicked Nature” by The Vines

Album Review: “The Worse Things Get…” by Neko Case

Singer-songwriter Neko Case’s latest album The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight, The Harder I Fight, the More I Love You is a study in contradictions. Above all, Neko Case is a storyteller, masterfully weaving fact and fiction–so much so that at times it’s hard to separate the two. Not to be pigeonholed, Case takes on many different roles throughout the album; at times she’s a witness, a … Continue reading Album Review: “The Worse Things Get…” by Neko Case