Band Crush: Umii at Holocene 8.17

The Spice Girls knew what was up when they sang “2 Becomes 1.” Sure the song may have been about that thing consenting adults do behind closed doors, but I believe the meaning can be extended (no pun) even further. When two great things come together in collaboration, the outcome generally ought to be exceptional. […]

Forces At Play: Golden Retriever

As the avant-experimental duo of Golden Retriever, Matt Carlson and Jonathan Seilaff have an impressive eight releases under their belt over the past decade. Their latest, Rotations, out on Thrill Jockey Records comes a long three years after the well-received Seer LP, but the duo has been anything but dormant in the interim. Carlson and […]

Forces At Play: Jlin

Hailing from the somewhat unlikely town of Gary, Indiana, 29-year-old producer Jerrilynn Patton, known around the world as Jlin, is arguably one of the biggest risk takers in dance music. Though she got her start in the Chicago-born genre, “footwork,” that was popularized in the 90s, she’s broken down borders and considers her sounds to […]

Band Crush: Lola Buzzkill

Glitter. Love. Bright colors. Fur. Overtly sexual costumes. Playful soul vibes. Psychedelic future disco. These amazing things can be expected at a Lola Buzzkill performance. The Portland-based R&B and Soul-inspired indie pop troupe brings their fantastic and unapologetically queer show back to Holocene on Thursday, July 27. Let Me Be The Top by Lola Buzzkill […]

Forces At Play: John Talabot

There’s an underlying upbeat playfulness and light tropical warmth in everything that Oriol Riverola, aka John Talabot, touches. From his solo releases to his side projects (Quentin, Lost Scripts, Talaboman), and from his remixes for artists such as The XX, S. Fire and Shit Robot, to the releases put out by his own label, Hivern Discs […]