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Mishka Shubaly, "The Only One Drinking Tonight," How To Make A Bad Situation Worse (Terra Soul/Stumptown)


Our newest alt-country label, Stumptown Records, continues to expand their roster—recently bringing damaged Brooklyn troubadour Mishka Shubaly into the fold. His debut full-length, produced by Jay Braun (Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, Fiery Furnaces), arrives stocked with fitfully self-depr...   More
 
Friday, May 2, 2008 by JAY HORTON

Family Tree

Lewi Longmire, “The Session Player’s Session Player,” branches out.


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Lewi Longmire’s preferred list of his own recordings runs 42 albums—the complete discography (from acoustic to rock to Valvoline ad spots) would choke a Nano. Regarding live shows, it&rsqu ...   More
 
Wednesday, April 23, 2008 JAY HORTON

Pure Decadence, "The Sugar" (Unreleased)


Banner night for the East End this Sunday. Birthday for Patrick of Pure Country Gold, belated bachelor party for Fireballs Of Freedom's Kelly "Gator" Gately and a welcome home benefit for David "Roach" Simmons of Fireballs, Starantula, Divining Rods, Thee Headliners, the Weaklings, Add-X ...   More
 
Friday, April 18, 2008 by JAY HORTON

Triple (Fuckin’) A: Amelia contemplates its accidental Adult Contempo existence.




However Amelia's Napster designation may read, the band's music has never been what you'd call “easy listening.” A homegrown trio borne upon disciplined songcraft and a drum-playing chanteuse, Amelia's sentiment-free chamber-roots music has won the hea...   More
 
Wednesday, April 16, 2008 by JAY HORTON

Triple (Fuckin’) A

Amelia contemplates its accidental Adult Contempo existence.


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However Amelia’s Napster designation may read, the band’s music has never been what you’d call “easy listening.” A homegrown trio borne upon disciplined songcraft and a d ...   More
 
Wednesday, April 16, 2008 JAY HORTON

THE GOSSIP, Live In Liverpool (Columbia)




[SOUL-PUNK] Somewhere's between NME anointing her Coolest Person of 2006 and a “What Would Beth Ditto Do?” advice column appearing in The Guardian, the Gossip's larger-than-life vocalist (and her band) conquered England. Award-show duets with Pulp's Jarvis Cocker, a headlining set at Glast...   More
 
Wednesday, April 9, 2008 by JAY HORTON

The Gossip, Live In Liverpool (Columbia)

ALBUM REVIEW


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[SOUL-PUNK] Somewhere’s between NME anointing her Coolest Person of 2006 and a “What Would Beth Ditto Do?” advice column appearing in The Guardian, the Gossip’s larger-than-lif ...   More
 
Wednesday, April 9, 2008 JAY HORTON

Dharma Bums, "Haywire," Haywire (Pop Llama)


For kids wondering over Jeremy Wilson after today's post, this is as good a place as any to start studying. The title track from Dharma Bums 1989 debut, "Haywire" was the first ...   More
 
Tuesday, April 8, 2008 by JAY HORTON

Karma Bums: Cravedog Aids Jeremy Wilson Fundraising


A titan of local music, Jeremy Wilson should need on LocalCut's pages (but, y'know, it's a blog; this is what we do). Twenty years ago, as singer/guitarist of The Dharma Bums, he released a string of seminal records, and the Bums became Portland's great college-rock hope, only to watch punk...   More
 
Tuesday, April 8, 2008 by JAY HORTON

Painfully True To The Music: Three Suggestions for KBOO


The venerable community-supported progressive radio station, KBOO, has always seemed somewhat mysterious. Who exactly is this community of which they speak? I've never known anyone to listen to KBOO unless they themselves or immediate family were going to be on the air, but somehow the station still...   More
 
Monday, April 7, 2008 by JAY HORTON
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