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Drowners Open Up a Can of NYC Punk on the Star Theater

@DROWNERSBAND Open Up a Can of NYC Punk on the Star Theater

If you looked up NYC punk-pop in some kind of musical dictionary then you’d find a photo of Drowners; maybe one of these photos.

There isn’t a stage big enough for this band. Tucked away on the Star Theater platform barely contained the performance from Drowners as they opened for Temples Thursday night on the opening evening of Soul’d Out Music Festival here in Portland.

A lead singer hailing…

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ODESZA Blows the Roof Off of Holocene for the Soul’d Out Music Festival

There’s no need for introductions or spotlights here. They let their music do all the talking.

Anyone can throw a few tracks together and call it a song. But these two Seattleites prove that sample artists can in fact be true musicians.Some electronic has a trance that feels like walking on clouds, but ODESZA lights a fire underneath it and makes it skyrocket.They’re both percussionists. Their…

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Temples Played Star Theater for the Soul’d Out Music Festival

@TemplesOfficial Played Star Theater for the Soul’d Out Music Festival

I love when an LP doesn’t do justice to a live show. Going in to covering Temples at Star Theater on Thursday I was nervous that the sounds I heard on their new LP, Sun Structures, weren’t going to translate to a great show, but I was wrong.

Blitzing guitar riffs, dramatic lighting and a crowd that was so very much in to what they were hearing brings the album alive. It’s always fun to watch a…

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Seattle’s ODESZA Play Portland’s Holocene April 11

ODESZA may be only a couples years old, but they feel like a collaboration with some season and some grit in their teeth.

2012 found Harrison Mills (aka Catacombkid) and Clayton Knight (BeachesBeaches) collaborating after graduation from Western Washington University.

The perfect example of something that is greater than the sum of its parts, ODESZA has about 5 million streams on Soundcloud. Why…

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Temples Play Portland’s Star Lounge Thursday April 10th

Since the Beatles led the British Invasion on American soil we’ve been powerless to stem the tide of UK tunes occupying our airwaves and seducing our women.

Our newest threat is Temples.

You know the story. A couple of guys get together and record a track that they throw up on the internet and it blows up. James Bagshaw and Tom Warmsley out of Kettering made “Shelter Song” before there even was a…

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Five Simple Tricks to Better Photos Instantly

For those of you looking to jumpstart your instagram from just photos of your lunch and/or dog, or for people trying to turn the family vacation slideshow into something more than a test of will, I threw together five rules that will instantly improve what you’re creating.

Five Simple Tricks to Better Photos Instantly

For those of you looking to jumpstart your instagram from just photos of your lunch and/or dog, or for people trying to turn the family vacation slideshow into something more than a test of will, I threw together five rules that will instantly improve what you’re creating.

Mocking $resource and promises in AngularJS unit tests.

Mocking $resource and promises in AngularJS unit tests.

Test setup is hard. It’s tricky, and it feels like a hack. When you’re doing it right, mocking all of your dependencies, it can feel a little overwhelming. I personally have had a lot of trouble mocking promises, and $resource responses which need to be handled after the request has returned.

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  • Why you help yourself from a testability standpoint by wrapping your $resource in…

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LTFG: Happy Valentine’s Day! Now, Don’t Be This Guy.View Post

LTFG: Happy Valentine’s Day! Now, Don’t Be This Guy.

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