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LC VIDEO: Tender Forever Scoots 'round Portland

Just when you thought Tender Forever's Melanie Valera couldn't get any more adorable, she goes ahead and dons a suit made of Post-its and rides around our fair city on a scooter. Okay, maybe it's a motorcycle; I can't tell for sure, but scooters seems cuter—and Valera's certainly got ...   More
Thursday, March 13, 2008 by LocalCut

The Thermals Lose Another Drummer

No, not in the Spinal Tap tradition: Lorin Coleman (The Thermals' third official drummer) didn't die in a bizzare gardening accident, choke on someone else's vomit or even spontaneously combust. He just left to do other stuff, according to a Thermals MySpace blog entry posted Saturda...   More
Monday, March 10, 2008 by LocalCut

Video: Panther, "Violence, Diamonds" (Directed by E*Rock)

It's not a stretch to call this new E*Rock-directed Panther video "highly-anticipated," as even Billboard magazine and Reuters had questions regarding how the director and artist would outdo Panther's previou...   More
Monday, March 10, 2008 by LocalCut

Passing Through: An Interview With Xiu Xiu Drummer Ches Smith

The songs of Oakland's claustrophobic pop group Xiu Xiu are, for lack of a better word, confrontational. The groups goth-tinged dance numbers and hauntingly spare laments require the listener's full attention—and it's often the silent spaces or awkward pauses that make the...   More
Friday, March 7, 2008 by LocalCut

Live Wire! Celebrates the Radio Stars

Neatly blending the variety show dynamics of classic radio—one bit comedy; one bit songs; an unhurried melange of articulate and clear-voiced showmanship—and the servicey cleverness that's sold a million NPR tote-bags, Live Wire! Radio celebrates its fourth anniversary March 15th wit...   More
Thursday, March 6, 2008 by LocalCut

Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks at Satyricon, March 4, 2008

Question: Why is a “secret show” advertised all over the Internet?

Answer: ‘Cause we need secrets. We need secrets crets crets crets crets crets back right now!

Pavement jokes aside, I'm still not sure...   More
Thursday, March 6, 2008 by LocalCut

Alicia J. Rose, (Rad) Photographer

You probably know Alicia J. Rose as the Doug Fir's booker. You may also know that she plays accordion and, time allowing, performs as Miss Murgatroid. But did you know she took photos? You did? Well, you probably haven't seen the latest batch of shots for local up-and-comers Loch Lomond, Matt...   More
Friday, February 29, 2008 by LocalCut

LC PODCASTS: Portland Lounge Series XVI with Nick Jaina, Michael Apinyakul (of Shoeshine Blue) and Michael the Blind

First off, a big thanks to everyone who made it out this past Sunday night for the sixteenth edition of LocalCut's Portland Lounge Series, featuring Nick Jaina, Michael Apinyakul and Michael the Blind. As always, a fine night of music, chatting and boozin' was had by all.

Even though it was Oscar night,...   More
Thursday, February 28, 2008 by LocalCut

Here I Dreamt I Was an Illustrator

If you've ever picked up a copy of Picaresque and wondered who did the artwork, then LocalCut has the show for you. The art for all the Decemberists albums (and even Colin Meloy's solo joints) was drawn by his main squeeze, Carson Ellis, and the Helzer Gallery on the PCC cam...   More
Wednesday, February 27, 2008 by LocalCut

Does Seattle's Music Scene Have a Portland Problem?

"Is this just another 'Seattle-scene obit' or are they really onto something?"

So asks Athima Chansanchai of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer in a recent blog post. She's a little worried after...   More
Tuesday, February 26, 2008 by LocalCut
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