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Megan Holmes on Tour: Leaving New York

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Portland photographer and WW contributor Megan Holmes, who is touring with Talk Normal and Zola Jesus, reports and snaps photos from the road in this tour diary series.
I found an ease to being in New York. I had forgotten how many people I actually knew who lived there. Some ex-Portlanders, some ex-Chicagoans, all amazing people and artists. I felt at home when I started running...   More
Thursday, March 1, 2012 by LocalCut

Megan Holmes on Tour: Lost in New York (NYC)

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Portland photographer and WW contributor Megan Holmes, who is touring with Talk Normal and Zola Jesus, reports from the road in this special new tour diary series.
Let me give you a little context to my life at the moment. I've been spending the last two weeks in a whirlwind called New York. I took photos of    More
Tuesday, February 28, 2012 by LocalCut

Photo Review: Hazel, Saturday, Jan. 28 @ Al's Den


Words by Casey Jarman. Photos by Inger Klekacz.
Before the show, as a Poison Waters drag show raged in Al's Den and a couple dozen skeptical-looking indie rockers crept around the club's perimeter in wait, I heard a guy ask the bartender about the 7 pm show, which had "Pete Krebs and Jody Bleyle" billed in the opening spot.
"This isn't a full-on Hazel show, is it?"
"No," the barkee...   More
Tuesday, January 31, 2012 by LocalCut

Live Review: M83, Friday, Nov. 11 at the Wonder Ballroom


Continuing a rich tradition of milking free content out of high school students, this (excellent) live review was written by Tim Comrie, a Pendleton High School student, fan of obscure '80s synth-pop bands and one of the finest writers to ever attend my class at the Pendleton Rock Camp. The write-up is so good that I don't even mind running this press photo with it. -Ed.
Monday, November 14, 2011 by LocalCut

Dear Pickathon 2011 Diary (with Photos!)


Credits: Photos by Vivian Johnson. Text by Casey Jarman and Matt Singer.

I've heard people talk about Burning Man—about it being life-changing and consciousness-altering and a testament to the power of community—like it's a religious experience. Then I see the photos: Naked hippies wandering the desert next to 20-foot-high paper mache jesters a...   More
Wednesday, August 10, 2011 by LocalCut

Live Review: Beach Fossils at (the new) Berbati's Pan, Monday, May 9


Because we were predisposed over at our Best New Band showcase, we sent local photog extroardinaire to the new "Ted's Berbati's Pan" to shoot Beach Fossils and get a peek at the new space. Here's what she had to say:

With only slightly less standing room, Berbati's is still Berbati's—and Brooklyn still knows how to churn out fashionable young jangle pop bands. Last night Beach Fossils chr...   More
Monday, May 9, 2011 by LocalCut

The Great Starfucker Giveaway

Well, the big week is finally upon us! It's crazy to think that after all the basement parties, dance shows, day-glo ganster get-ups, and 50 cent name-drops, Portland's favorite electro-pop trio Starfucker are finally releasing its debut self-titled record in one week. With a CD release two-...   More
Tuesday, September 16, 2008 by LocalCut

Musicfest NW Diaries: Saturday

This is it, folks. The final day of MFNW might have lacked some of Friday's fireworks (did you see the Monotonix videos?) but it more than made up for it with a whole slew of great shows. Phew. Today's contributor's include (in no particular order) Brandon Seifert, Robert Ham, Nilina Mason-Campb...   More
Sunday, September 7, 2008 by LocalCut

Musicfest NW Diaries: Friday (Videos! Photos! Twitterings!)

Day Three! We're Dying! In a good way! Today's contributors include (in no particular order) Kelly Clarke, Robert Ham, Nilina Mason-Campbell, Casey Jarman, Brandon Seifert, Mark Stock, Whitney Hawke, Inger Katz, Arian Stevens, Heather Zinger, Byron Beck, Jordan Strong (phot...   More
Saturday, September 6, 2008 by LocalCut

The Musicfest Diaries: Thursday

Who needs an intro. Our whole flock of freelancers were out last night, and they've got all sorts of stories to share with you. Contributors are: Michael Mannheimer, Brandon Seifert, Whitney Hawke, Jim Sandberg, Robert Ham, AP Kryza, Kelly Clarke, Byron Beck, Mark Stock, Nilina Mason-Ca...   More
Friday, September 5, 2008 by LocalCut
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