Cuts of the Week

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


Every Friday, 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. Summer Cannibals, “Something New” Portland garage rockers Summer Cannibals are loud, distorted and sound like someone told Haim to fuck off and the Hives to ditch the suits and get sloppy.  A song perfectly ...   More
Friday, January 16, 2015 WW MUSIC STAFF

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.


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

Video Roundup: Ages and Ages! Aan! Eyelids! Modern Kin! Abadawn!


This week's soft theme is "Bands That've Kept Us Waiting... But We Shall Wait No More!" Or something along those lines. Anyway, to the A/V splendor! Ages & Ages, "Divisionary (Do the Right Thing)" Finally, someone adapted the early Simpsons episode "Bart the General" into a music video! You remember "Bart the General," right? That's the one where Bart leads the bullied kids of Springfield in a ...   More
Friday, January 17, 2014 MATTHEW SINGER

Modern Life

Portland songwriter Drew Grow starts over.

Music Stories
When Drew Grow regained consciousness on the side of Interstate 5, his car totaled and his leg bent at an awkward angle, he took it as a sign. Not from above—though he’d grown up in a religiou   More
Wednesday, October 23, 2013 MATTHEW SINGER

Cut of the Day: "Abandon," Modern Kin

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There's plenty to crow about when it comes to this new track from Portland's Modern Kin. For one, the project is the phoenix-like transformation of what was once known as Drew Grow & the Pastors Wives. The group still maintains the core trio of that band—singer-guitarist Grow, drummer Jeremiah Hayden and bassist Kris Doty—but in keeping with its stripped-back instrumentation, the music now ...   More
Wednesday, September 18, 2013 ROBERT HAM


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