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    New Week, New Release: The Cool Whips’ “And Other Delights”

    And Other Delights is the 3rd full length album from The Cool Whips. Though the title was a missed opportunity for the band to cover themselves in cool whip a la Herb Albert & The Tijuana Brass’ iconic album cover, the albums cover does feature a painting of the band done by local Portland artist Simran Narmis. The new album, And Other Delights is a light-hearted and upbeat trip through some of the essential sounds and melodies of early to mid-sixties pop, and it is a lot of fun to listen to. From the songwriting, with its catchy choruses and sugary hooks, to the production which was done in mono…

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    Tis the Season for Surf! Los Straitjackets at Polaris Hall

    Los Straitjackets have been blowing our minds with their swingin, south of the border surf for a quarter of a century. This week, the masked men came through Portland OR to rock Polaris Hall. Full gallery plus video below! Also, for those still looking for last minute Christmas gifts (or those looking to treat themselves), you can pick up this amazing bundle of Los Straitjackets Complete Christmas Songbook plus incredible ornaments from YepRoc here. Dear Santa, I’ve been a very good girl this year…. Check out a video from the band’s show at Polaris Hall below, and check out the entire gallery at the bottom of the page. Full gallery:…

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    POW x Freakout Fest 2019!

    From Thursday night, November 14th through Sunday night, November 17th, 2019, Ballard, Washington hosted the 7th annual Freakout Festival featuring all variations of psychedelic and neo-60’s rock. The festival offered seven venues scattered around downtown Ballard with the bulk located on Ballard Avenue. There were 76 live bands performing along with seven DJ’s spinning tracts between the live bands. The venues were diverse and included a coffee shop, a clothing store, a ballroom, a waterfront dive bar and a restaurant. The primary venues with shows going until 1:30 am were the Tractor Tavern, Salmon Bay, the Sunset Tavern, and Conor Bryne. The other three venues hosted early shows until 9…

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    POW x The Schizophonics, at Twilight Cafe & Bar

    POW caught up Pat and Lety Beers November 17th at the final stop of The Schizophonics’ US tour, at the Twilight Cafe and Bar in Portland, OR. We try to uncover what the secret is to the endless, insane energy the band brings to every show, talk about their new album People in The Sky, and find out what’s ahead for the band in 2020- hint: world domination. Check out the interview below, and check out the photo gallery from the show at the bottom of the page. Read POW’s review of People In The Sky: http://www.powmagazine.org/powmagazine/nwnrschizophonics/ Check out the full gallery from the show below! All photos by Kurt…

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    New lineup and new songs from King Black Acid

    Portland psych-rock outfit King Black Acid has gone through many forms over the past 20+ years. Daniel Riddle has remained at the band’s core since its formation in the early 90s, and continues to be the band’s driving artistic force. Last Thursday, August 15th, KBA took to the stage at Holocene in Portland OR for their first show in a year, debuting both a new lineup and new material. According to Daniel: “This is our first show out with a whole new set. We’ve moved Gabby up from backing vocals and acoustic guitar to singing co-lead vocals and electric guitar. When both keyboard players left we took it as a…

  • New Candys at Bottom Of The Hill SF March 26, 2019
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    Interviews & Performance with Milk For The Angry / The Spiral Electric / New Candys at Bottom Of The Hill SF March 26, 2019

    The POW crew visited the legionary San Francisco music venue, Bottom of The Hill in the Potrero Hill district on the 26th of March to see one of the best bands from San Francisco and Italy.  We interviewed New Candys (Venice, Italy), Milk The Angry and The Spiral Electric (San Francisco, California) with video footage of great heavy psych and garage rock music of the ages.  Enjoy our  psychedelic excursions with the bands through sight and sound with Pow Magazine. Video Photography by Dennis Gonzales and Film Photography by Carolina Torres for Pow Magazine, March 26, 2019.