Live Review: Drake vs. Lil Wayne at Sleep Country Amphitheater, Sept. 13

Who really won the battle of the Young Money superstars in southern Washington?


The Drake vs. Lil Wayne tour pits two friends and collaborators against one another in a kind of hyped-up joke brawl. In the end—at least at a rowdy (if not quite capacity) Sleep Country Amphitheater—both ended up with 13 points. This was the first anyone had ever seen or heard of a point system at all, and it was thrown away to simply declare Weezy the winner. Though the extensive comic-book style ...   More
Sunday, September 14, 2014 MITCH LILLIE

Stream The Week

A guide to the week's best concerts (plus a playlist) for Sept. 10-16


Want to see some live music? Below, you'll find our picks for the best concerts coming through Portland this week, along with a Spotify playlist of representative songs from each artist. WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 10 The Baseball Project, Dressy Bessy, Zeus [TAKE ME OUT TO THE BALLGAME] Baseball has always been a sport that draws a very passionate fan base, and sorta-local rock supergroup the Baseball ...   More
Wednesday, September 10, 2014 WW MUSIC STAFF

Cut of the Day: "Hold On We're Going Home," Wild Ones (Drake Cover)

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You can't escape Drake, no matter how hard you try! Around the time of the rap superstar's appearance at the Moda Center in early December, we ended up writing probably a tad too much about the dude. So we'll preface this by promising this is the last you'll see his name mentioned here on LocalCut for the rest of the year. (There are only, what, two weeks left? Think we can manage that.) Anyway, ...   More
Thursday, December 19, 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 made it on the Moda Center Jumbotron a few times, and the Twittersphere exploded (in ...   More
Thursday, December 5, 2013 MATTHEW SINGER

Live Review: Drake at Moda Center, 12/3

The most emotionally unguarded MC in hip-hop turns an arena rap show into an intimate one-man stage play.

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Drake is the rap game Bruce Springsteen.  I can’t take credit for that observation—props to Arya Imig—but there’s certainly some truth to the comparison, at least in terms of live performance. Eschewing, in large part, the spectacle of some other major hip-hop tours, the man born Aubrey Drake Graham rolled up to the Moda Center last night and, much like the Boss did in the same venue a ...   More
Wednesday, December 4, 2013 MATTHEW SINGER

Drake Ruined Portland's Morning Commute

A truck containing the rapper's stage gear flips over on the I-5.


Late for work today? As with most things in this modern world, you can blame Drake. A truck containing gear for the rapper-singer-Rihanna BFF's show tonight at the Moda Center overturned on the I-5 in North Portland early Tuesday morning, spilling gallons of diesel fuel onto the freeway and tying up traffic until 8:30 am, according to KPTV.  While the driver was taken to the hospital, ...   More
Tuesday, December 3, 2013 MATTHEW SINGER

The Soft Index

Graphing the unbearable lightweightness of Drake.

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Drake contains multitudes. He is, after all, a half-black, half-Jewish Canadian child actor turned ginormously famous rapper. In hip-hop terms, he’s quite the unique snowflake. It isn’t just h   More
Wednesday, November 27, 2013 MATTHEW SINGER


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