Cuts of the Week

The five must-hear songs from Portland artists this week.

corrina repp

Music
Each week, LocalCut collects the best new Portland music and puts it all in one place for you, the faithful reader, to enjoy. It's like The Week In Rock, with less Tabitha Soren. 1. 1939 Ensemble, “Circles” 1939 Ensemble have nothing to prove, but the beauty of the band is that they consistently play as though everything is on the line. Come to think of it, perhaps an instrumental drum and ...   More
 
Tuesday, April 14, 2015 WW MUSIC STAFF

The Full Guitar Romantic Covers Project

All the videos in album order.

exploding hearts

Music
A decade ago this month, Portland's Exploding Hearts released Guitar Romantic, a near-perfect power-pop album now considered among the classics of the genre. Although the group's career ended tragically less than four months later, the great, brief burst of music it left behind remains a vital influence on an entire generation of bands. To commemorate the album's 10-year anniversary, Willamette ...   More
 
Tuesday, April 9, 2013 MATTHEW SINGER

Guitar Romantic Covers Project: "I'm a Pretender," Brownish Black

exploding hearts

Music
A decade ago last week, Portland's Exploding Hearts released Guitar Romantic, a near-perfect power-pop album now considered among the classics of the genre. Although the group's career ended tragically less than four months later, the great, brief burst of music it left behind remains a vital influence on an entire generation of bands. To commemorate the album's 10-year anniversary, Willamette ...   More
 
Monday, April 8, 2013 MATTHEW SINGER

Brownish Black: Friday, Oct. 12

A Detroit native finds his soul in the heart of the Rose City.


Music Stories
[GARAGE SOUL] Soul doesn’t come naturally to the lily-white Northwest. In the case of Brownish Black’s M.D. Sharbatz, though, it wasn’t until he moved to Portland, oddly enough, that the s   More
 
Wednesday, October 10, 2012 MATTHEW SINGER

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