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Cut of the Day: "Earthbound," the Singley/Fimbres Orkestra

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Back in August, two of Portland's most indefatigable musical minds—quirky popster-turned-classical composer Alan Singley and madman drummer Papi Fimbres—performed a nine...   More
 
Tuesday, December 17, 2013 by MATTHEW SINGER

Kickstart My Heart: XRAY.FM

The little Portland-centric radio station that quite possibly could is almost a reality—it just needs a $40,000 assist.

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It seems like Portland has been hearing about XRAY.FM forever. So imagine how Jeff Hylton Simmons feels: He's been working to get the free-form, community-centered radio station off the ground for the last seven years.    More
 
Monday, December 16, 2013 by MATTHEW SINGER

Download a Slew of Free Portland Music

Blog offers albums new and old from Stumptown bands past and present.

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'Tis the season for giving…yourself free local music! Aptly-named local blog Wants To Give You has asked bands new, old and defunct to contribute albums and songs (also both new and old) for free downloads during the holidays.  Material uploaded so far includes albums from bands whose names will ring familiar to old-school scenesters...   More
 
Friday, December 13, 2013 by MATTHEW SINGER

Cut of the Day: "Satellites," EMA

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It's been two years since Erika M. Anderson swept in from whatever tornado of fuzz and grime carried her up to Portland from Los Angeles and deposited her on the doorstep of the indie-rock world at large. In 2011, EMA released her first solo record, Past Life Martyred Saints, and for a minute there, her bristling, serrated doom-folk w...   More
 
Thursday, December 12, 2013 by MATTHEW SINGER

Video Roundup: Red Fang! Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks! Wampire! Nick Jaina!

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Put these videos in your eyes and…uh…see 'em! Red Fang, "Blood Like Cream"Good to know that no matter how big stoner-metal kings get Red Fang, they remain Portland as fuck. The video for the catchiest (head)banger off third album Whales & Leeches is another Whitey McC...   More
 
Thursday, December 12, 2013 by MATTHEW SINGER

Cool Nutz Is For The Children

Portland's Hip-Hop Ambassador throws "The Greatest Toy Drive Ever" this Saturday.

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Somehow, this listing was left out of today's print edition, but it certainly deserves some shine—for the lineup alone, not to mention that it's a toy drive. And not just any toy drive: The Greatest Toy Drive Ever, apparently.[RAPS-GIVING] Cool Nutz is for the children. For years now, the Mayor of Portland Hip-Hop has...   More
 
Wednesday, December 11, 2013 by MATTHEW SINGER

The Thermals: The Video Game!

The Portland punk band releases a video game set to "The Sword By My Side."

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The hall of musicians who've inspired video games is short but illustrious. Michael Jackson. Motley Crue. Frankie Goes to Hollywood.    More
 
Wednesday, December 11, 2013 by MATTHEW SINGER

PDX Charts

Top selling albums and songs in Portland, Dec. 2-8

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Every week, we list the top selling albums from local record stores Music Millennium, Jackpot Records, Everyday Music and Beacon Sound, and the top streamed tracks in Portland on    More
 
Wednesday, December 11, 2013 by MATTHEW SINGER

The Fixer

Pere Ubu’s David Thomas isn’t a jerk. He’s just smarter than you.


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There’s been a nasty rumor going around the last, oh, 35 years or so, that David Thomas, founder of the pioneering art-punk band Pere Ubu, is an asshole. Like his early inspiration, Lou Reed, th   More
 
Wednesday, December 11, 2013 MATTHEW SINGER

Started From the Bottom Now We Here (on the Jumbotron)

Former WW editor Michael Mannheimer creates an Internet meme at last night's Blazers game. We made it, y'all!

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All right, I know we've overloaded a bit on Drake this week here at LocalCut, but we'd be remiss in not mentioning this brilliant (if I do say so myself, and I do) sign from last night's Blazers game, mocked up by former WW Assistant Music Editor Michael Mannheimer reading "OKC: Softer Than Drake." It apparently m...   More
 
Thursday, December 5, 2013 by MATTHEW SINGER
 

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