Following a seven-year gap between LPs, the Portland-based electro pop-performance art duo The Blow returned this year with a new, eponymous full-length last month. The group, which now consists of founder Khaela Maricich and her girlfriend, Melissa Dyne, wrote 10 catchy, upbeat tracks for The Blow that seem to ooze Maricich's observations on love, girls, and her everyday life. At concerts, they perform on opposite ends of the room, situating the audience in the middle. The couple has said that they look at shows as a forum for experimentation, where Dyne — an installation and sound artist — handles her respective media and Maricich works with the narrative of the songs, reacting to Dyne's art. They'll likely be in rare form tonight, as it’s the last concert they’ve scheduled in support of the new record. With... More >>>