Forces At Play: Lydia Ainsworth

On her Sophomore album, Darling Of The Afterglow, Lydia Ainsworth tackles the connectivity between sensation, memory and the limits of destiny. A self-described art fanatic with a background in classical music and film scoring, Ainsworth weaves artful piano composition with waves of dark, ethereal synthesizer, powerful pop hooks and lyrically philosophical musings. Her efforts are […]

Forces at Play: Minden

Portland’s Minden is a saccharine pop powerhouse. The five-piece pulls influence from across the board, but their output is pretty firmly rooted in R&B/Funk-influenced pop, generally with a subtle (and sometimes not-so-subtle) sexuality that exudes from the lyrics, melody and groove as well as through the glamour of their live performance. Their latest release, Sweet, […]

Preview: Soul’d Out Fest Presents Denitia and Sene.

Got soul? Portland’s Soul’d Out Music Festival does! Now going on it’s eighth year, this year’s festival lineup brings the fire, featuring major artists like Solange, Travis Scott, Flying Lotus, The Ohio Players, RJD2 and more. Don’t worry, Holocene’s in on the fun too. On Wednesday, April 19 we’re hosting the Brooklyn-based, gorgeous electro-soul duo […]

Preview: POWERS and James Hersey

POWERS are more than a couple gorgeous faces with a heavy, mystical name. And it’s not just a cleaver name either. The LA by way of NY duo truly can summon movers of all stripes to the dance floor with their upbeat, infectious electro-pop sounds. They’ve penned songs for pop stars Kylie Minogue and Selena […]