King Black Acid; brought in The Fur Coats of Streetcar Conductors

As always Mississippi was packed and yet prepared to stand or sit through three great sets. Dancing is still allowed and in fact encouraged by most if not all good bands. That said, at least some people know how to groove and know good music when they hear it. The night started off with Streetcar…

L.S.D’s 420 Fest was Feckin Incredible

It was an amazing night with 5 bands on the bill that we’re a wide range but all gelled well. We started things off early and as Matt Hopper, who headlined the event said, “it was interesting to see the band with arguably the most energy coming from any one person go first when it…

Robb’s Reality Reviews: LáGoon!

LaGoon Genre: Stoner Rock, with a very generous sprinkle of Skate-Punk Rating: 8 Hometown: Portland, Oregon Once again, I have to preface this next review if only for context. As a studio musician myself for years I’ve always had a personal bias against two piece bands. Typically, I was called in to do the bass…

Robb’s Reality Reviews: The Quits!

The Quits Genre: Old School Punk Rating: 8 out of 10 Home Town: Portland, Oregon I have to preface this review with context. I grew up and around the Portland Punk scene in the early to mid 80s at a time before the internet. A time when you had to hand bill fliers just to…

Robb’s Reality Reviews: Hound The Wolves!

Rating: 8.5 out of 10 Hound The Wolves Genre: Psyche Rock/Stoner Rock Home Town: Portland, Oregon Again, I have to preface this next review; Tim Burke, the lap steel player for Hound The Wolves is a personal friend of mine, who I have personally played in several bands with. That said, I would not say…

Robb’s Reality Reviews: Disenchanter!

Disenchanter Genre: Stoner Rock/Doom Rating: 8.25 out of 10 Home Town: Portland, Oregon Disenchanter is one of those rare finds, proving that when one bothers to sift through a genre, one can find the gems. Disenchanter is talented and demonstrates the same in many, many ways. The drummer is one of the best I’ve heard…

The Hot LZ’s LP Takes a Bite Out of the Heart of Punk Rock

THE HOT LZ’s 2016 LP is their leap into purest punk rock after a lower budget garage punk debut in 2013. Founded in 2011, THE HOT LZ’s are made up of Portlanders Mark Death on lead vocals and Guitar (of The Moneychangers) and Capt. Johnny Sensitive on lead vocals & bass (of The Moneychangers &…