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Snapshots from the Portland Folk Festival

This weekend we asked Shane Danaher, Nick Jaina and photographer Bobby McHugh to catch some of the first annual Portland Folk Festival and report back here. We didn't try and ask them to see everything—that would have been silly. Instead, each of them attend...   More
Tuesday, August 24, 2010 by Local Cut

Top Five Exclusive (And Kind Of Strange) Party Tips

By Andrew W.K.

5. CHUB UP YOUR PETSIn the a.m., gently feed your animal at least three whole cans of lamb and rice. In the p.m., top him off with chunks of beef and pork. Finally, before bed, massage some fish skin and mayonnaise into your pet’s sleek and silky topcoat. It’s a natural way to introduce enriching emollients.4. PRESS DOWN ON CAP TOESAlways tes...   More
Wednesday, August 11, 2010 by Local Cut

Photo Review: Typhoon, Reporter, Wampire & Skeletron, Friday, August 6 @ Enchanted Forest

You don't call a music festival "The Great Idea" unless the name really applies. Still, we can't think of a better name for a fest of local music that takes place at a creepy old amusement park. Last Friday a bunch of bands from Portland and Salem—includin...   More
Tuesday, August 10, 2010 by Local Cut

Photo Review: PDX Pop Now!

For the first time in three years, I missed a good half of the 48 bands (plus at least three or four guerilla acts) at this year's PDX Pop Now! festival. It was tough: I've become so accustomed to spending my entire PPN! weekend at Rotture, sweating, rocking, eating too many tacos and w...   More
Monday, August 2, 2010 by Local Cut

CD Reviews: What Hearts, Purple Rhinestone Eagle

What Hearts Songs For Marjorie

[FOLK POP] I often wonder: What if Simon and Garfunkel had been women? Actually, the first time I ever wondered that was five minutes ago, while listening to “That’s the Way,” from Portland quartet What Hearts’ debut EP, Songs for Marjorie. The disc—and that bittersweet, musically up...   More
Wednesday, July 28, 2010 by Local Cut

PDX Pop Now! Yearbook, 2010

Our annual look at the seven-year-old festival’s class acts.

by Ruth Brown, Casey Jarman & Michael Mannheimer

Each year, the PDX Pop Now! Festival presents us with dozens of reasons to love this city’s music scene—some of them old reasons (Rollerball, Autistic Youth) and some of them fresh reasons (Kuisika, O Bruxo). And despite the dispar...   More
Wednesday, July 28, 2010 by Local Cut

Five Of My Favorite Local Indian Restauraunts

By DJ Prashant

Curry Leaf (15325 NW Central Drive, 645-6113) Authentic South Indian-style vegetarian buffet on Sundays. This is the next best thing to being in India!East India Company (821 SW 11th Ave., 227-8815) Take a date to impress; order Goan fish curry for a spicy night.India Oven (3450 SE Belmont St., 872-...   More
Wednesday, July 28, 2010 by Local Cut

CD Reviews: Portland Cello Project, Wishyunu

Portland Cello Project Thousand Words

[MELLOW CELLO] The CD wrapper says “File Under: Alternative Rock,” but despite the melancholy Elliott Smith cover (the previously unreleased “Taking a Fall”), Portland Cello Project’s third and most ambitious album transcends category. Although sporting only one actual “classic...   More
Wednesday, July 7, 2010 by Local Cut

CD Reviews: The Harvey Girls, Jon Garcia

The Harvey Girls I’ve Been Watching A Lot Of Horror Movies Lately
(Circle Into Square)

[EVASIVE POP] The lyrical imagery that kicks off I’ve Been Watching a Lot of Horror Movies Lately may be visceral—a corpse discovered in a grove with its eyes removed and throat cut—but the hybrid mood Portland’s the Harvey Girls engender on th...   More
Wednesday, June 30, 2010 by Local Cut

Top Four Penny Jam Episodes That Almost Didn’t Happen

By Penny Jam’s Scott Carver

No. 3, Chris Boone at Loprinzi’s Gym
This was early in the series, and the pedal-steel guitarist was convinced that filming his band in a gym was a practical joke. He started packing up his gear in a huff, but the rest of the band talked him into staying.No. 13, Mattress at the Lafayette footbridge
The generator we brought ...   More
Wednesday, June 30, 2010 by Local Cut
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