Years ago, Ural Thomas rejected the cruelty of the music industry. But the Pain brought him back.
Ural Thomas has lots of stories. He’s been around the
block, you might say, even though he’s lived in the same North Portland
house—which he claims to have rebuilt himself, using all recycle
Five new songs from Portland artists you need to hear.
MusicEvery Friday, LocalCut collects the week's new Portland music and puts it all in one place for you, the faithful reader, to enjoy. It's like MTV's The Week In Rock, with less Tabitha Soren.1. Unknown Mortal Orchestra, "Swing Lo Magellan"This week, Unknown Mortal Orchestra released The Blue Record, an EP prim...
The Hackney brothers tried to bury their old band. It wouldn’t stay dead.
Up in Bobby Hackney’s attic, sealed in a white cardboard
box, lay a secret. A secret he and his brother, Dannis Hackney, kept
hidden from their closest family and friends for over 30 years.
There are two types of Alberta Street bars: sticky-floored
dives and whatever’s around the corner from your house. For all its
gentrified, au courant hipness, the area still lacks an anchoring
The Portland all-ages music institution is ceasing live performances, still searching for new location.
Backspace's tenure in Old Town is coming to an end. The oft-beleaguered all-ages music venue, which celebrated its 10th anniversary in July, will cease all live performances after throwing a Halloween party on Oct. 31. It will remain open as a coffee shop temporarily, according to owner Eric Robison. In September, More
When Drew Grow regained consciousness on the side of
Interstate 5, his car totaled and his leg bent at an awkward angle, he
took it as a sign. Not from above—though he’d grown up in a religiou
[SLOW JAMS] Dan Vidmar likes to take things slow. Two
years after posting the three songs that, up to this point, made up the
entirety of Shy Girls’ recorded output, he’s added a whopping si
You may have misremembered Nine to Five, the classic
1980 Dolly Parton workplace comedy, as a musical, considering the
eponymous theme song is more famous than the film. Alas, it only