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Cuts of the Week

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

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Every Friday (or whenever we get around to it), 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 The Week In Rock, with less Tabitha Soren. 1. Natasha Kmeto, “The Only Time” On her new interpretation of Nine Inch Nails’ “The Only Time,” talented Portland electro-R&B singer-producer Natasha Kmeto does well to ...   More
 
Monday, January 26, 2015 WW MUSIC STAFF

Flashback: Amebix at the Know, May 2009

Plus: A full list of the Alberta punk dive's 10th anniversary shows.

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Starting tomorrow, sticky-floored Northeast Portland dive the Know—a favorite haunt of local punks, metalheads and Jonathan Richman—celebrates its decade anniversary with 10 days of shows, featuring some of the venue's favorite regular performers. But we wanted to know: What's the best show at the Know? According to Derek Willman, bassist of the Estranged and one of the club's longtime bartender, ...   More
 
Thursday, January 8, 2015 MATTHEW SINGER

Cut of the Day: "Tracks," Divers

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Man, if I would've known Divers were finally putting out an album this year, they totally would've made our Most Anticipated Portland Albums of 2015 list. So let's amend that now: The anthemic punk four-piece is releasing Hello Hello (via former WW Music Editor Casey Jarman's Party Damage label) in February, and we couldn't be more excited about it. While Divers has been one of the best ...   More
 
Monday, January 5, 2015 MATTHEW SINGER

Live Review: A Treefort 2014 Wrap-Up

Bands under overpasses, bands in coffee shops, bands in 113-year-old bars and other highlights from the Boise music festival.

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There’s something interesting happening in Boise, Idaho: It’s the Friday morning of a busy festival weekend, and the locals are still in town.   The Treefort Music Festival, celebrating its third anniversary this year, is the pride of a changing town. Stylistically, it's loosely related to SXSW, fit with music, tech, film and literature showcases. Seventeen venues share roughly 350 bands over ...   More
 
Tuesday, March 25, 2014 MARK STOCK

Upper Extremities #51: Leave Home

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By the time you read this, I will be in Los Angeles. I think I’m going to stay there a while. So this marks the end of my 13-month attempt to keep tabs on Portland punk rock. My first impulse was to write a long essay about how fucking punk my navel is, but I’ve done a lot of that since last August, and rest assured my self-involvement comes into play plenty in the appreciations that follow. Instead ...   More
 
Thursday, September 13, 2012 CHRIS STAMM

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