[BLUEGRASS] Contemporary pickers have a very real dilemma:
They can play strictly traditional bluegrass and run the risk of flying
completely under the radar, or they can attempt to modernize the
How a burger baron, four indie rockers, a bleeding-heart Muslim and a group of trash tour guides are fighting for the 99%.
The air is hot and humid in the Portland Building’s dimly
lit second-floor auditorium. A mix of flannel-clad twentysomethings,
long-haired retirees and fussy neighborhood-watch types have filled
[WAIT, DISCO? REALLY?] I am fascinated by disco. And I don’t mean the contemporary electronic dance music that passes itself off as such: I’m talking half-naked, coke-snorting, mirror-ball, blowjo
It's nice to see Cool Nutz taking a moment to celebrate his victories in this video: Having a few friends over, cooking up some pasta, passing around the champagne and reminiscing over old albums. It's also nice—in real life, I mean—to see the Godfather of Portland hip-hop embracing his classic material in recent live shows. I first saw this mini-renaissance happening at this summer's Bas...
I guess I'm a romantic.
Of all the tough-talking tracks on Illmaculate's new free download, The Skrill Walton EP (the second free disc he's dropped this year), I pick the love song to post on LocalCut. But, you know, I think Illmac is a romantic at heart, as well: His love songs are often his strongest cuts. Maybe it's all those years of battling that make Illmac's relationship jam...
The MC talks welfare reform, crack, Spike Lee and Occupy Wall Street
Hello and welcome back to my infrequent column, Deep Cuts. If you've forgotten the format, it goes like this: I ask an artist about one song, and we talk at excruciating length about both that song and all its corollaries. This week I'm humbled to have one of my favorite MCs in the world, Murs, here talking about his fantastic song "The Science." Murs, it should be said, plays Refuge TONIG...More
Hey kids, we know you're all on the edge of your seats keeping an eye on the Occupy drama, but it's music video time! This week's video round-up features an extended Volvo drive, some funky haircuts and lots of explosions. Let's get started right away, shall we? Key Losers, "Limited Time"
First up, it's the directorial debut from States Rights Records' godhead and party king Steve Sch...
Six million Modern Warfare 3 fans can’t be wrong…can they?
About 24 hours ago, I started playing Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 online in the middle of the Willamette Week
office. I have stopped for food, bathroom breaks and occasional
Slabtown, one of the few music venues (beyond downtown) in Northwest Portland and the city's second most stacked pinball bar, is going up for sale this week after a five-year run. Brinda Coleman, who bought Slabtown with two other co-owners in 2006 and opened on Groundhog's Day of 2007, has been running the business alone since co-owner Sam Soule left last February, and she says it's time to ...
After 20 years in the underground, DJ Wicked loosens up and lands on TV.
Kirk Kirkpatrick represents the old guard of Portland
hip-hop. The turntablist known as DJ Wicked is old-school not just by
tenure, having held down his Wicked Wednesdays night at various venues