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The Wanteds, "Ladysmith," Failure Looks So Good (self-released)


"Ladysmith," the first track and single off of the Wanteds' upcoming sophomore full-length Failure Looks So Good showcases a new direction—the Wanteds want you to want them. Fronted by Tommy Harrington and rounded out by bassist Ryan Mullen and drummer Adam Mack, ...   More
 
Friday, July 25, 2008 by JAY HORTON

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 JAY HORTON

Leave Courtney Alone! Roving Correspondent Jay Horton Defends the Dandys


From today's Jay Horton Cut of the Day:

"Legend," the first single from the Dandy Warhols' soon-to-be-tangibly-released sixth album (and first on their new imprint Beat The World), was apparently the most-added song for American radio play-lists this week. For modern rock, an...   More
 
Thursday, July 24, 2008 by JAY HORTON

The Dandy Warhols, "The Legend of the Last of the Outlaw Truckers AKA the Ballad of Sheriff Shorty," Earth To The Dandy Warhols (Beat The World)


"Legend," the first single from the Dandy Warhols' soon-to-be-tangibly-released sixth album (and first on their new imprint Beat The World), was apparently the most-added song for American radio play-lists this week. For modern rock, anyway; title aside, there's too much pharmaceutica...   More
 
Thursday, July 24, 2008 by JAY HORTON

76 Kazoos Led The Big Parade!


Pearl parents threaten to unleash their offspring's creativity; also their offspring.

To be clear, though the editors' assignment presumed a certain malice toward easy targets, we only hope the best for the newly proposed Pearl Marching Band—a marching band solely comprise...   More
 
Tuesday, July 15, 2008 by JAY HORTON

The Maroons, "Lonely Summer," You're Gonna Ruin Everything (In Music We Trust)


Perhapst, John Moen's newly-released solo debut, reflects the current Decemberist and former Elliot Smith/Stephen Malkmus drummer's changing influences from British folk to New Wave, but back in 2002, the Moen-fronted Maroons immersed themselves in pop. Second Maroons' album You're Gonna Ruin Eve...   More
 
Wednesday, June 11, 2008 by JAY HORTON

Behind The Sticks: Perhapst’s John Moen drums through memories of a star-crossed career.


It's tempting to regard John Moen as purely an emblem of Northwest indie rock’s transcendence. The neighborly, well-rhythmed gent co-founded eternally name-checked alt-rock heroes the Dharma Bums. He played with Elliott Smith at his landmark SNL appearance. He persuaded Stephen Malkmus to start the Jick...   More
 
Wednesday, June 11, 2008 by JAY HORTON
 

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