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Birthday Bash at The Liquor Store

The Liquor Store’s throwing a birthday party for the lovely Heavenli, and they were generous enough to open it to the public. It’s going to have an eclectic group of artists playing, making for one sick lineup. Four great acts will be playing; dynamic power-pop group Ex-Kids, Portland’s dreamiest punks Cry Babe, queer and feminist punk rockers Cockeye, and experimental hip hop group Sumalienz. Plus, all proceeds go to Planned Parenthood so it’s a great night for a good cause.

 The show will be this Thursday, June 20th at the Liquor Store. Tickets are $7, and doors open at 9.

  -By Suzy Harrison





Cape Chacon's Memories Make Good Music

Cape Chacon’s first release, Doing My Best, is endearing and relatable in the best way possible. Listening to it reminds you of every skinned knee you got during the summer as a kid. The vocals are beautiful, grounded firmly in each note sung. It has the feel of young adults shaking off the skin of teenage apathy, realizing that feeling earnest and genuine isn’t a bad thing.

It isn’t all sweet either, despite the upbeat pop style. The album is full of a uniquely gentle resentment. Do you remember the first time you tried to eat a bubble, only to discover that the incredibly tempting shine was really just bitter and soapy? That’s the feeling Cape Chacon is singing about, especially in songs like “save me 4 l8r.” However, there is hope in the album as well. After all, the band describes their music as “indie rock that's kind of like when you forgot your pencil in sixth grade but ur bff had an extra.” Sure, there’s panic and despair, but there’s also a friendly hand there to help you out.

-By Avril Carrillo 

 





Song Premiere: Juniper Purr, "Goldie Waits"

Juniper Purr is releasing a new album, Galaxy Radio, this Friday via Godyssey Music. The Deli is lucky to premiere the album’s final track, “Goldie Waits.” “Goldie Waits” starts off cheerful and charming. The song’s mellow blend of surf and psych is lulling but never dull. The upbeat surf riffs and falsetto vocals are the perfect entrance to vocalist’s Bo Olivieri’s smoother sound. His voice is warm and meditative, like the sunshine resting on your shoulders during a day at the beach. It takes the listener on a journey through summery, thoughtful days with the promise of more to come.

-By Avril Carrillo

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Blossom LP Release

Last week, Blossom released her newest LP, Maybe. It’s a beautiful reflection on what the mind can do when left alone. Blossom makes fever dreams feel spine-tingling and sultry. She has great command over her voice, delivering each word succinctly and powerfully. As the months get hotter, we’re all going to get more and more grateful that she’s released this album in time for summer. “Betty Rizzo” is an especially alluring song, which makes sense given its namesake. It’s one that will probably bring more than a few bodies to the dance floor.

Blossom will be having an album release party for Maybe next Monday, June 10th at the Armory. She will be joined by Butter Baby, DJ Dubblife, Fountaine, KayelaJ and Bocha.

-By Avril Carrillo

 





Childspeak Explores Reality

Post-math rock band Childspeak released their latest album Indulgent Endeavors last March, and it’s dreamy instrumentalist really speaks to the ways the band has grown. The album is mature and thoughtful. Indulgent is an apt name, as the band really takes the time to steep in every emotion instrumentals can produce. The band also plays around with the subjectivity that controls these emotions. As guitarist Bri Haber explains, “Reality is sculpted by a person's individual experience and is intrinsically subjective.” Childspeak makes room in its music, not only for their own individual realities but for the realities of their listeners as well.

Childspeak is playing a show this Friday, June 7th at Sessions Music Lounge. Long Hallways and Gazelle(s) will also be playing. 

-By Nick Hartman, photo by Sam Gehrke 

 

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