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Festival Review: The Project Pabst Superlatives

Unicorns, twin drummers, Kelsey Grammer, M.I.A. rappers and everything else we heard, saw and possibly hallucinated at the hottest festival of the summer yet.

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More like Project Pass Out From Heat Stroke, right? For both days of the second annual Project Pabst, the weather—the brutal, unrelenting, nigh-on inescapable, nearly 100-degree weather, to be specific—was the No. 1 trending topic both onstage and off, from the mostly shade-deprived Zidell Yards to the punishingly muggy Crystal Ballroom. Yes, there are few things as insufferable as Portlande...   More
 
Wednesday, July 22, 2015 by WW MUSIC STAFF

Festival Review: The Blues Fest Superlatives

The riffs! The chair people! The dad bods!

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It was literally the best of times and the worst of times. The Watefront Blues Festival brought huge acts to Portland—Buddy Guy! Allen Toussaint! Macy Gray!—and raised upwards of $850,000 for hungry Oregonians. Each year the ambitious festival is a real feat of community and ingenuity, and this year was a shining example of what smart people with big ideas can put together. Oh, but it wa...   More
 
Wednesday, July 8, 2015 by WW MUSIC STAFF

Top Five Things To Do When Death Grips Doesn’t Show Up For Its Concert At The Roseland

Stay positive. But if they don't show up, here are some ideas.


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1. Go to Ground Kontrol. Let out the rage you were going to unleash in the pit by totally dominating the BurgerTime machine. 2. Stop in at Mary’s. “I’ve Seen Footage” is kind of an apoc   More
 
Wednesday, June 17, 2015 WW MUSIC STAFF

Cuts of the Week

Must-hear new songs from Wild Ones, Alia Zin, Joel Magid, Tony Ozier and Gaytheist x Rabbits.

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Each week, LocalCut collects the best new Portland music and puts it all in one place for you, the faithful reader, to enjoy. It's like The Week In Rock, with less Tabitha Soren. 1. Wild Ones, “Dim the Lights” Last week, synth-pop darlings Wild Ones announced its new EP with a slick teaser video that s...   More
 
Wednesday, June 10, 2015 by WW MUSIC STAFF

Cuts of the Week

Must-hear new songs from the Fourth Wall, Charts, Havania Whaal, Daniel Rafn and Paul Alcott featuring Brent Knopf.

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Each week, LocalCut collects the best new Portland music and puts it all in one place for you, the faithful reader, to enjoy. It's like The Week In Rock, with less Tabitha Soren. 1. The Fourth Wall, “Cosmos in the Water” The Fourth Wall is a young, atmospheric rock group that has been scratching at the cellar door of the Portland music scene for the last year or so. Co...   More
 
Friday, May 29, 2015 by WW MUSIC STAFF

Cuts of the Week

Must-hear new songs from Tope, Jackson Boone, Theme Witch, Rare Diagram and Casey Neill. Plus: New And And And video!

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Each week, LocalCut collects the best new Portland music and puts it all in one place for you, the faithful reader, to enjoy. It's like The Week In Rock, with less Tabitha Soren. 1. Tope, “Miss Me When I’m Gone” The man is nothing if not accurate. Portland rapper Tope is indeed gone, and this track appears to be a self-made memorial. Last time we chatted with Tope, his plan was...   More
 
Friday, May 15, 2015 by WW MUSIC STAFF

Cuts of the Week

Must-hear new songs from Copy, Sancho, Neka and Kahlo, Wishyunu and the Futro collective.

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Each week, LocalCut collects the best new Portland music and puts it all in one place for you, the faithful reader, to enjoy. It's like The Week In Rock, with less Tabitha Soren.1. Copy, “Multiples”Oh, you’re reading that right—new music from Copy. Nine years ago, Marius Libman’s electro-pop project was the hottest thing in Portland. He won our    More
 
Friday, May 1, 2015 by WW MUSIC STAFF

Flashback: Old Time Relijun at Ground Kontrol, 2007


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Experimental K Records punk band Old Time Relijun is reuniting to celebrate its 20th anniversary. The above photo is from a performance at Satyricon during MusicfestNW 2008, but  the band   More
 
Wednesday, April 29, 2015 WW MUSIC STAFF

Cuts of the Week

Must-hear new songs from Eyelids, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Sons of Huns, Our First Brains and Rainbows.

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Each week, LocalCut collects the best new Portland music and puts it all in one place for you, the faithful reader, to enjoy. It's like The Week In Rock, with less Tabitha Soren. 1. Eyelids, “Bound To Let You Down” In a short amount of time, Eyelids—the Portland sideman-supergroup whose collective DNA includes genetic material from the Decemberists, Guided By Voices an...   More
 
Thursday, April 23, 2015 by WW MUSIC STAFF

Music Facts NW

Everything we know about this year’s MusicfestNW—visualized.

 
Wednesday, April 22, 2015 WW MUSIC STAFF
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