Hang the DJ: DJ Gregarious

Our first full-time DJ? Gregarious Tawdry Cline is up to bat this this Monday, he who holds it down week in, week out at the Fez as DJ Gregarious. How did he come to make his home at the venue? Read about the drama that inspired the move below, along with his precise bre...   More
Monday, March 10, 2008 by NILINA MASON-CAMPBELL

Photo Review: Panther CD Release at Holocene, March 1, 2008

Almost a year to the day of Panther's last CD release party at Holocene (for Secret Lawns), it was time to parade out the jams and video visuals to celebrate the release of 14 kt. God. Parenthetical Girls and Mattress provided support; LocalCutter Nilina Mason-Campbell provide...   More
Monday, March 10, 2008 by NILINA MASON-CAMPBELL

Photo Review: Portland Lounge Series XVI at Towne Lounge, Feb. 24, 2008

Ever the photo-snapping Local Cutter, Nilina brought her camera along to LocalCut's most recent Portland Lounge Series, featuring Nick Jaina, Michael Apinyakul and Michael the Blind. Here's what she has to say about it:

For the audio-end of thi...   More
Monday, March 3, 2008 by NILINA MASON-CAMPBELL

MSTRKRFT at Hawthorne Theatre, Feb. 27, 2008

Those crazy Canadians, MSTRKRFT (who disembowel all knowledge of vowels), hit up the Hawthorne Theatre with DJs LA Riots and heartthrob Lazaro Casanova on Wednesday. Doors were a little late to open, but once they did, both the all-ages section and 21+ area were swarmed. All in attendance w...   More
Saturday, March 1, 2008 by NILINA MASON-CAMPBELL

Hang the DJ: DJ Wyld Chyld

Looking to hear some Michael Jackson or Prince? Well then, DJ Wyld Chyld is probably not your guy. If you venture onto the dance floor at East End on Grand when Wyld Chyld is on the decks, it's his affinity for soul that will sway you. So why is this self-described "s...   More
Friday, February 29, 2008 by NILINA MASON-CAMPBELL

Video: Britt Daniel Does a Black Cab Session

The concept of Black Cab Sessions is for a musician (often of the indie variety) to get in the back seat of a black cab and ride through London while playing a tune or two. It's a bit like the magic of French blog, La Blogotheque, which has received its share of print press for its videos ...   More
Friday, February 29, 2008 by NILINA MASON-CAMPBELL

Ratatat "Cherry (Easter Egg Remix)," Unreleased

Ratatat's "Cherry" has been described by many a source as one of the best jams for making-out to if Al Green and Barry White don't just cut it for you. A couple hallmarks of the track—its lack of lyrics and meandering chord progression—have been well-preserved in this Ea...   More
Thursday, February 28, 2008 by NILINA MASON-CAMPBELL

Quit Your Day Job: Panther Edition

Each week, uber-popular and well-funded music blog Stereogum profiles a band and their day jobs, or lack of. On the heels of the release of sophomore album 14kt God, Panther is up to Stereogum's day-job docket! You know the cover of the Panther's latest album? The image that was featured in th...   More
Wednesday, February 27, 2008 by NILINA MASON-CAMPBELL

Guidance Counselor, "Culture Junkies," Get Brave (Self-released)

Welcome to my second installment of Cut of the Day as fictional story. Today brings us to the electronic track "Culture Junkies" by the dream catcher-wearing Guidance Counselor. My interpretation of the song in short story form uses a few lyrics as dialog and is rash—with possibly offens...   More
Tuesday, February 26, 2008 by NILINA MASON-CAMPBELL

Hang the DJ: DJ KEZ

Party up, up in here! This Friday, Aaron Marquez takes to the gallows to dish on his life as DJ KEZ. Have you seen him behind the counter at 360 Vinyl, the shop on Couch that he owns? Spied him on the stage opening for the likes of De La Soul, Brand Nubian, Lyrics Born, Jean Grae, People Under the...   More
Friday, February 22, 2008 by NILINA MASON-CAMPBELL
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