Blazers Trade for Gerald Wallace


Holy shit, it looks like it's really happening. According to sources—including the always reliable Adrian Wojnarowksi at Yahoo Sports—the Blazers rumored trade for Charlotte Bobcats forward Gerald Wallace is now official, just minutes after the trade deadline. We'll have more details as they emerge, or when Twitter stops crashin...   More
Thursday, February 24, 2011 by MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

Almost Live: Lakers vs. Blazers (Trade Deadline Edition)


Will it snow? Will the Blazers make a trade? Did Michael Jordan really get cold feet at the last minute and pull out of a deal that would send prized forward/defensive beast Gerald Wallace to Portland?    More
Wednesday, February 23, 2011 by MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

Welcome Home Walker Friday, Feb. 25

Soda Pop punks turn to doo-wop to keep the beat alive.

Music Stories
[BOOGIE-DOWN ROCK] When Devin Clark of doo-wop pop-rock band Welcome Home Walker got a call in December about playing an early gig at the Oregon State    More
Wednesday, February 23, 2011 MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

Album Review: Water & Bodies

Light Year (Eyos Records)

Album Reviews
[ALT-ROCK WILL NEVER DIE] Now that the Decemberists have hit No. 1 on the Billboard charts, the idea that a local group can go from a practice space on East Burnside to    More
Wednesday, February 16, 2011 MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

Album Review: Rabbits

Lower Forms (Relapse)

Album Reviews
[PDX SLUDGE] Scan the liner notes of local metal outfit Rabbits’ new record, Lower Forms, and you’ll find a surprising note: Lower Forms was recorded at Type Foundry studios. For the uninitiated, this is somewhat of    More
Wednesday, February 16, 2011 MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

Everything You Wanted to Know About Unknown Mortal Orchestra


The secret is out there, if you look hard enough. Ever since the mysterious Portland-based project Unknown Mortal Orchestra debuted last year with the rousing (and oddly spelled) pysch-pop gem "Ffunny Ffrends," the blog-world has been clamoring to put a name and face behind one of the most promising Portland acts to appear in a long time. There has been all sorts of speculation (The band is from N...   More
Friday, February 11, 2011 by MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

Hear Nick Jaina Cover Harry Nilsson, Kate Bush and Sting For Kickstarter Supporters

Nick Jaina

Back in October, local songwriter (and sometime LocalCut contributor) Nick Jaina took to Kickstarter to raise the funds for an album he recorded of his songs by local female artists like Laura Gibson, Jolie Holland, and Corrina Repp. After a month, Jaina raised enough money to release the album, but due to a funny incentive—anyone who donated over $100 received a CD of three cover songs of their...   More
Wednesday, February 9, 2011 by MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

VIDEO: Blouse, "Into Black"


The secret of Blouse is no more. Back when I wrote a "Cut of the Day" for my favorite new Portland act, I talked about how the identity of the band wasn't as important as the dreamy, aching nostalgia you could hear in both their tracks. Today Pitchfork offshoot Altered Zones ...   More
Wednesday, February 9, 2011 by MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

Album Review: Quiet Life

Big Green (Safety Meeting)

Album Reviews
[MUSIC FROM BIG GREEN] Brothers Sean and Ryan Spellman grew up in the swamps of New Jersey, just outside of Asbury Park. The story in their byline—and in the songs by their   More
Wednesday, February 9, 2011 MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

Album Review: Sustentacula

Salem: City of peace (Warble Records)

Album Reviews
[SALEM ROCK CITY] When people speak about Portland’s vibrant music scene, they talk about community and friendship, house shows and DIY record labels, James Mercer and No. 1 records (congrats, Co   More
Wednesday, February 2, 2011 MICHAEL MANNHEIMER
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