#MusicMonday Must Haves

Each week we will do our best to shine some light on a few songs that we feel should be on your radar. All of these songs will be added to our #MusicMonday Must Haves playlist on Spotify, so follow along & click play when you need to find some inspiration! 

Our first installment features a band that I was first exposed to during a Cage The Elephant tour a few years back. Biffy Clyro is a Scottish band that has been making great music for quite a few years, but just now getting commercial recognition. Locally, You may have heard their music on The Project or seen them at Bogart's.  

Our second song comes from a fairly new band called The 1975 from the UK. Their record "IV" comes out on the 20th of May & they are currently on tour with The Neighbourhood (with no stop in Cincy this time around). 

Speaking of The Neighbourhood, Their new record "I Love You" just came out last week & they already have three singles currently being played on SiriusXM's Alt Nation. No love locally just yet, but I wouldn't expect that we can continue to ignore them for much longer. 

Nick Jaina has been one of Portland's best kept secrets until now. NPR stations nationwide have been playing the crap out of this song:

I don't need to sell you on Manchester Orchestra or Grouplove, but what if I told you they wrote & recorded a song together? It's a little tough to find with a quick search for some reason, so here you go:


Nick Jaina at Roh’s Street Cafe!

Nick Jaina is a musician and writer from Portland, Oregon. He has released five albums, composed 3 ballets, as well as film and play soundtracks. Nick writes an occasional column for Portland’s local music website Willamette Week, and has had portions of his essays published in literary...