The Wonder Years by Harper King / Sick Snaps
The Wonder Years brought their first North American tour since the release of their new record Sister Cities to Portland on May 24 for a night of fun and catharsis. Joined by Tigers Jaw, Tiny Moving Parts, and Worriers, the perfectly curated show went off without a hitch.
Phoebe Bridgers by Madalaine Kutsch
Phoebe Bridgers performed an emotionally charged set at the Doug Fir Lounge on April 26. She was accompanied by Lomelda, a solo act, which opened the show with their vibrant vocals and heavy lyrics. The performances were none other than ethereal and entirely captivating. Both artists being absolute powerhouses of talent, left their audience moved from beginning to end.
Dashboard Confessional by Brian Benavente / Sick Snaps
April 13 saw Dashboard Confessional coming to the Roseland on their “We Fight” tour in support of their latest album, Crooked Shadows. Accompanying them on this touring package was the indie-pop/folk stylings of Kississippi and the devil-may-care rock ‘n’ roll explosion that is Beach Slang.
Photo of Glacier Veins by Andrew Le / Sick Snaps
The Analog hosted the homecoming show for dream-punk superstars Glacier Veins, who spent the better part of the month on tour, on March 30 in Portland. Joined by tour-mate Bogues, California natives Crooked Teeth, and local friends Dreadlight and Waterfronts, the evening was an exciting showcase of up-and-coming talent.
Circa Survive by Chris Rosonina / Sick Snaps
On the heels of releasing yet another transcendent album in 2017, Circa Survive returned with a true headline tour last month with modern day emo gods, Foxing, and post-hardcore/Circa Survive’s long-lost child, Hail the Sun. Circa Survive had a fantastic co-headline run with Thrice in the fall, but it was nice to have the band do a full proper tour in support of The Amulet.