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Video: MTV Kicks It In Portland, Releases Long Montage About It

MTV finally released its much-ballyhooed "scene report" on Portland, and the results—despite the usual Utopian synopsis of our fair city and the mislabeling of two-thirds of Starfucker (which has an unreleased tune called "Pop Song" playing during the outgoing credits)—isn't as horrible...   More
Wednesday, July 16, 2008 by LocalCut

MusicfestNW Announces Nuts Partial '08 Lineup

Among the perks of working for the same company that puts on Portland's annual MusicfestNW weekend (insomuch as Wednesday through Saturday night is a weekend) is getting to hear MFNW director Trevor Solomon randomly holler out names of awesome bands as the festival approaches (occasion...   More
Wednesday, July 2, 2008 by LocalCut

Boston Phoenix Picks Oregon's All-Time Best Band...and Beyond

The Boston Phoenix wanted to do something a little different to celebrate our nation's independence this year, so they sat around and tried to do the impossible: Name the best bands, solo artists and con...   More
Tuesday, July 1, 2008 by LocalCut

Metal Shakespeare Company: A Long Way From Hanky Dancing

So Portland's Metal Shakespeare Company, formerly Dagger of the Mind, has come a long way from its first gigs at Lewis & Clark College keggers. Tonight and tomorrow, June 24 and 25 (at 7:15 both nights) the band plays the Green Show at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in Ashland....   More
Tuesday, June 24, 2008 by LocalCut

Decemberists to Rock with Barack on the Waterfront Sunday

Oh those sly Obama campaign managers. First they announce that Barack Obama will making an appearance on the waterfront this Sunday, setting into motion an inevitable RSVP frenzy. Now comes news that the Decemberists will perform in support of the increasingly presumptive Democrati...   More
Friday, May 16, 2008 by LocalCut

WW's Best New Band Showcase at Berbati's Pan, May 10, 2008

Apparently, it takes at least three days to recover from WW's Best New Bands showcase. Yeah, it was that good. So good, in fact, that all I've been saying for the past few days is "all three bands were on top of their games" and "best Best New...   More
Wednesday, May 14, 2008 by LocalCut

What Happens in Chicago Ought to Stay in Chicago

I thought we had some problems in the Portland music scene. Then I read about Chicago. Ever since the E2 Club disaster in 2003, where 21 people died (long, horrible story short, pepper spray was fired in the second story club and people freaked out, stampeding each other to death), the city has been looking for ways t...   More
Wednesday, May 14, 2008 by LocalCut
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