New Track From Loch Lomond, On Tour Now!

Loch Lomond is on tour, and they’ve released a new song on a Tender Loving Empire Friends and Friends of Friends compilation.

“Now a full decade into its existence, Loch Lomond is a band that has shaped the musical direction of the Portland, Oregon, music scene while also constantly challenging and redefining its own sound. Anchored by the versatile vocals of singer/multi-instrumentalist Ritchie Young—who can switch from high-pitched and fragile to thundering in the turn of a single phrase—the group builds dynamic soundscapes with swells and heartbreaking minimalist breakdowns…”

Read more at Ghettoblaster Magazine


And catch them on tour:

Sept 18th Visalia, CA @ The Cellar Door

Sept 19th Santa Cruz, CA @ The Crepe Place

Sept 20th Reno, NV @ Loving Cup

Sept 22nd Santa Barbara, CA @ Seven (KCSB Presents)

Sept 23rd Los Angeles, CA @ The Satellite  w/ Mimicking Birds

Sept 24th San Francisco, CA @ Swedish American Hall  w/ Mimicking Birds

Oct 9th Spokane, WA @ Bartfest Oct 10th Hood River, OR @ Cebu Lounge

Peter Broderick News, DE Shows

Peter is playing a handful of shows in Germany this December.  He also just released a vocal experiment R&B influenced album called These Walls of Mine.   He also has two new tracks on some really nice comps.



  • 02/12/12 Vienna at Arena
  • 03/12/12 Leipzig at Centraltheater
  • 04/12/12 Hamburg at Kampnagel
  • 05/12/12 Berlin at Volksbühne
  • 11/12/12 Köln at Gebäude 9
  • 14/12/12 Frankfurt at Brottfabrik
  • 15/12/12 Hannover at Cafe Glocksee

Carlos Forster “Family Trees” To Be Released 7/19

Former ‘for Stars’ front man releases album with M Ward as producer and collaborator, featuring Rachel Blumberg and Jonathan Richman as guests.

It started out as a way of simply getting together. Old college friends, Carlos Forster and Matt Ward began looking for opportunities to connect on weekends. Scattered over several years going all the way back to 2003, Forster spent a number of weekends in the Pacific Northwest with Ward, hiking and swimming in destinations like The Columbia Gorge and Sandy River, between leisurely recording Forster’s songs.


Laura Gibson Website, New Album, Tour Dates

Laura Gibson has a new web-based home:

She has this to report:

This is a good season in my life! I am finishing up a new record, restoring an old trailer as a studio space, and have a few other projects up my sleeves.
Here I am recording in my room!

All dates are with The Ghost of A Saber Tooth Tiger (Sean Lennon and Charlotte Kemp Muhl)

  • 01/15/11 Laura Gibson (duo) in Colorado Springs, CO at Triple Nickel Buy tickets
  • 01/16/11 Laura Gibson (duo) in Denver at Hi-Dive Buy tickets
  • 01/18/11 Laura Gibson (duo) in Denton, TX at Dan’s Silverleaf Buy tickets
  • 01/19/11 Laura Gibson (duo) in Austin, TX at The Cactus Cafe Buy tickets
  • 01/20/11 Laura Gibson (duo) in Marfa, TX at Padre’s
  • 01/21/11 Laura Gibson (duo) in Tucson, AZ at Club Congress Buy tickets
  • 01/22/11 Laura Gibson (duo) in Pioneer Town, CA (Joshua Tree) at Pappy and Harriet’s Buy tickets
  • 01/23/11 Laura Gibson (duo) in Los Angeles at Troubadour
  • 01/25/11 Laura Gibson (duo) in San Francisco at Cafe Du Nord Buy tickets
  • 01/26/11 Laura Gibson (duo) in Sacramento at Cool As Folk Presents – Luigi’s
  • 01/29/11 Laura Gibson (duo) in Seattle, WA at The Crocodile