Cuts of the Week

Must-hear new songs from the Fourth Wall, Charts, Havania Whaal, Daniel Rafn and Paul Alcott featuring Brent Knopf.

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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. The Fourth Wall, “Cosmos in the Water” The Fourth Wall is a young, atmospheric rock group that has been scratching at the cellar door of the Portland music scene for the last year or so. Consider this its burst-through ...   More
Friday, May 29, 2015 WW MUSIC STAFF

Video: "Condition," Daniel Rafn


If there’s any place in Oregon weirder than Salem, it’s Keizer. The suburb has spawned a number of nerd-identified rock bands over the years, the majority of which contain a Rafn brother. Kevin Rafn has been working with a little band called Wampire of late. And eldest brother David Rafn was a founding member of seminal Portland post-rock band the Kremlin Bronx. In the middle is Daniel Rafn, whose ...   More
Wednesday, September 18, 2013 NATHAN CARSON

Out of Print

So much music. So little page space. Here are some shows we missed in this week's print edition.

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Thursday, May 9 Laura Stevenson, Field Mouse, Dresses [INDIE-POP] It is easy to dig a band when they let their freak flag fly as though it is the most normal thing in the world. Laura Stevenson and the Cans combine upbeat tempos with silly and clever wordplay, all to the imperfectly polished range and cadence of Stevenson’s borderline euphoric vocals. But this is more than unabashedly ...   More
Wednesday, May 8, 2013 MATTHEW SINGER


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