Up & Coming
The Portland Mercury - over 3 years
Music previews for the week of June 12-18.
PARQUET COURTS, NAOMI PUNK, BLOOD BEACH (Doug Fir, 830 E Burnside) See My, What a Busy Week!
XRAY FEST: 31KNOTS, MADE FOR TV MOVIE, E*ROCK, DJ CHAMPAGNE JAM, DJ SAFI (Holocene, 1001 SE Morrison) See My, What a Busy Week!
THE RIVERA, LESSER BANGS (The Goodfoot, 2845 SE Stark) Tonight songwriter Josh Rivera debuts the new lineup of his band the Rivera, which has recently completed work on a new album, recorded onto tape at Jackpot! Studio with John Askew. The album won't be out until later this summer, but the preview single, "Midnight Choir," is enough to get me incredibly excited about what the Rivera have in store. A soulful, Springsteen-esque rocker ingrained with shiny strands of power-pop, "Midnight Choir" is a humming, buzzing, flat-out terrific anthem that's half desperation and half joy. It's guided by a missile-like lead guitar that basically solos through the
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