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Almost Live: Pacers vs. Blazers

Blazers vs. Pacers

 Four game win streak! It always seems like the Trail Blazers play well in the month or so before the All-Star break, and despite everything that’s happened the last few months—five knee surgeries, a few ugly losses, and possibly the end of Greg Oden’s career—Portland finds itself four games over .500 and with a great show at making the playoffs. The Indiana Pacers started off the season really strong, but have faded of late, but still find themselves in 8th place in the East.   More
 
Saturday, January 22, 2011 by MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

Danny Seim and Brent Knopf Talk About Knopf's Decision to Leave Menomena

Menomena

Two weeks ago, we announced—along with the rest of the Internet—that Brent Knopf, one of the three original members of Menomena, was leaving the band to focus on his solo project and on recording a few records for his friends. Since then, Menomena has mostly keep quiet, but both Knop...   More
 
Wednesday, January 19, 2011 by MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

Team Evil Saturday, Jan. 22


Local producer branches out with his own band.

[PRODUCER POP] Talkdemonic. Blind Pilot. Horse Feathers. World’s Greatest Ghosts. If you peruse the liner notes of many of the best indie rock and folk albums released in Portland over the past five years, you’ll notice one common name scrawled in every booklet: producer Skyler Norwood. The 30-year-old musician spends most o...   More
 
Wednesday, January 19, 2011 by MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

Team Evil Saturday, Jan. 22

Local producer branches out with his own band.


Music Stories
[PRODUCER POP] Talkdemonic. Blind Pilot. Horse Feathers. World’s Greatest Ghosts. If you peruse the liner notes of many of the best indie rock and folk albums released in Portland over the past ...   More
 
Wednesday, January 19, 2011 MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

Hot Plate: The Fishwife’s Bacon Brownie Sundae


Headout Picks
IMAGE: chrisryanphoto.comI’ve found dessert heaven, and it tastes like pig fat. Buried on the bottom of the menu at the Fishwife, a two-decades-old family seafood restaurant on a stretch of Nort ...   More
 
Wednesday, January 19, 2011 MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

Hutch Harris Goes Solo with New Project Forbidden Friends (Updated with press release)


The secret that's not quite a secret is finally out: Thermals frontman Hutch Harris has a new solo project called Forbidden Friends! If you're smart enough on Twitter (or know some people in this town) you might have heard a rumor that Harris spent a few weeks in 2010 at Jackpot Studi...   More
 
Friday, January 14, 2011 by MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

Live Review: Wild Flag & Ramona Falls, Wednesday, Jan. 12 at Bunk Bar


Looking back at the LocalCut archives, I realize that I haven't written a proper off-the-cuff live review in almost two years. But this morning, while laboring through a glut of PR emails and music listings, a funny thing happened: I couldn't stop thinking about the show I saw last night. Crazy...   More
 
Thursday, January 13, 2011 by MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

Red Hot & Rolling


Bar Reviews
If you live in Southeast, there aren’t many options for watching Blazers games. And while a sports-minded bar like Blitz is nice, the noise and douchebag factor often make me wish I had just sta ...   More
 
Wednesday, January 12, 2011 MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

Brent Knopf Leaves Menomena to Focus On Ramona Falls and Other Projects


Can't say I didn't see this one coming. This afternoon Menomena announced on its website that multi-instrumentalist Brent Knopf—founding member, skilled keyboard player, and the creator of the Deeler looping system used to create all ...   More
 
Friday, January 7, 2011 by MICHAEL MANNHEIMER
 

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