Ian Henderson
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Ian Henderson

Ian Henderson is a Malthusian Anarchist, sound engineer and ethnomusicology scholar who hitched a ride to Portland with a duffle bag and a guitar when he was 19. When he's not rallying the troops to social revolution he's coping with his apocalyptic anxiety by obsessing over dark, heavy music.

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From March 31st until April 2nd, 2016, Portland was on fire with some of the best Darkwave and Post-punk from around the world. Mainlined by Dave Cantrell, a post-punk zealot and former UK resident that hosts a radio show entitled Songs From Under The Floorboard on local Portland station XRAY FM that showcases

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It’s been three years since we heard the ancient maw of KILLING JOKE open up to unload another guttural roar, but at long last, here it is. Killing Joke’s Pylon is all over the map, pulling from almost every genre the band has explored over their past 15 albums and 37

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Say you’ve been wanking your heart out in a noise punk band for a couple years, it got as big as one of those can, you’re still stomping it out in a couple hardcore projects but your heart is yearning for the simplicity of a careless yesteryear of youthful, pure pogo-bopping

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Flowers & Fire is a supremely underrated new band hailing from Vancouver, B.C., that embodies the best parts of early darkwave and sets the bar high for up and coming bands within the genre. Instead of the overuse of technical instrumentation or effects, they rely on the initial ideas of

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Crawling out of the seemingly endless river of moods that is the Portland post-punk scene comes Steel Chains. The refreshingly melodic and melancholy quintet brings back driving ’77 vibes to an audience still desperate for female representation. Everyone perfectly serves their role as the veterans keep the newbies in line

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