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UPDATED! MFNW MANIA: Girl Talk's Crazy Show / Todd Berry of Greyday Records on Sonicbids

UPDATE!!! Note from Casey Jarman: The following is a response to the Todd Berry interview with David Ellis of Sonicbids Member Relations. I'd like to restate to our readers what I said to David, which was that we presented this as an interview with Todd from Greyday and nothing more (I...   More
Thursday, September 4, 2008 by LocalCut

The Musicfest Diaries: Wednesday

Day one is over! It was loud!

But first, where there are parties, there is Byron Beck. Here are his shots from the Spectre Entertainment MFNW pre-party last night (on the second floor of the Goldsmith building):

And ...   More
Thursday, September 4, 2008 by LocalCut

MFNW MANIA: Mark Baumgarten's All-Time MFNW Top Three

Mark Baumgarten, ex-WW music editor (this photo is from that era) and current Seattle Sound editor, was kind enough to share his all-time top three MFNW shows with us. It is the first in a slew of MFNW-related posts to go up this week. To read more on MFNW, see    More
Wednesday, September 3, 2008 by LocalCut

Computerization, "Local Cut Theme Song," LocalCut Song Cycle (Part 1 of 5)

Some pop stars are bright enough to go by just one name. Cher, Britney, Michael, Rhianna, Derek... Wait, Derek? Who's Derek? Why he's the Brooklyn-based genius behind Computerization. Wait, what's Computerization? I'm glad you asked.

From behind his laptop, Derek creates custom song...   More
Tuesday, September 2, 2008 by LocalCut

The Return of These Are the Days with Arya Imig: MusicFest NW Preview

Hi. How are you? It's been awhile. I know you've been thinking of me, and I've been meaning to write. I've thought a lot about you too, and I've thought an awful lot about us. Things have been crazy this year. We've all been through a lot. It's been a difficult year in a lot of ways, an...   More
Tuesday, September 2, 2008 by LocalCut

Even More MusicFest NW Shows to Melt Your Face With, Courtesy of KEXP

As if this Wednesday through Saturday wasn't crazy enough, adorable Seattle FM station KEXP is rolling into town again this year, and the station just finalized its lineup for its special daytime shows at the Doug Fir, which are free and open to the public. This is a great chance to scratch a fe...   More
Tuesday, September 2, 2008 by LocalCut

MFNW Update: We Owe the Retrofits (of Portland) a Big Apology

Or I do, anyway, as I'm ultimately responsible for the content of the MFNW guide. In that just-published handy handbook, we somehow mistakenly wrote about Portland's Retrofits as if they were another band called the Retrofits from Montana. I can't begin to explain how this happened, except ...   More
Friday, August 22, 2008 by LocalCut

Muxtape Down, Pandora Teetering

We like the cut of collegiate journalist and WW contributor Shane Danaher's jib, so we invited him to tell it like it is (or, you know, was) regarding the closure of our favorite virtual mixtape website, Muxtape.com. Meanwhile, perhaps we'll try    More
Thursday, August 21, 2008 by LocalCut

CD Baby Purchased by Disc Makers

Portland-based CD distributor CD Baby was purchased by the company behind Disc Makers. A source at the company says that Disc Makers president Tony van Veen addressed employees Monday, and assured workers that his parent company, Audio & Video labs, indended to keep the CD...   More
Tuesday, August 5, 2008 by LocalCut

The Last Schmaltz: Michael Ian Black Talks to Jay Horton, Appears On Live Wire

Thing is, Willamette Week hasn't much of a literary website. And, though the last stop on
actor/comedian/newly-best selling author Michael Ian Black's book tour deserves attention, LocalCut does seem an odd venue. "To compare it more to music, we'll call it The Last Waltz," Black says. His fina...   More
Friday, July 25, 2008 by LocalCut
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