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Does Portland have an instrument-theft problem?

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As the members of San Fermin stood in the parking lot of the Red Lion Hotel near Portland International Airport last October, staring at their rented tour van, it took them a moment to process wha   More
Wednesday, February 26, 2014 MATTHEW SINGER

Video Roundup: Red Fang! Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks! Wampire! Nick Jaina!


Put these videos in your eyes and…uh…see 'em! Red Fang, "Blood Like Cream"Good to know that no matter how big stoner-metal kings get Red Fang, they remain Portland as fuck. The video for the catchiest (head)banger off third album Whales & Leeches is another Whitey McConnaughy special, staging a Shaun of the Dead style throw-down between zombies and pub-dwelling miscreants (played ...   More
Thursday, December 12, 2013 MATTHEW SINGER

Cut of the Day: “Don’t Come to Me,” Nick Jaina

Folk-pop extraordinaire Nick Jaina likes his musicians like we like our news: constantly rotating and frequently updated. The local songwriter is in the process of wrapping up his full-length followup to The Beanstalks That Have Brought Us Here are Gone, a 10-song collection of literate tunes written by Jaina, but performed by a myriad of female vocalists back in 2011. Although he’s been ...   More
Friday, March 22, 2013 by Brandon Widder

Nick Jaina and His Women

The Portland songwriter steps away from the mic to find his calling.

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A track-by-track breakdown of Nick Jaina's new album, The Beanstalks that Brought Us Here Are Gone.   More
Wednesday, August 24, 2011 MATTHEW SINGER

Nick Jaina's Little Box of Lies: Think of Your Childhood Heroes And Be Honest

Nick Jaina

"Don't forget the songs that made you cry and the songs that saved your life yes, you're older now and you're a clever swine but they were the only ones who ever stood by you" -- Morrissey I'm going to talk about heroes and I'm going to talk about Tiger Woods, but I want you to know that at no point has Tiger Woods ever been my hero. In a very specific way he has been a role model, but I am not talking ...   More
Friday, April 29, 2011 Nick Jaina

Hear Nick Jaina Cover Harry Nilsson, Kate Bush and Sting For Kickstarter Supporters

Nick Jaina

Back in October, local songwriter (and sometime LocalCut contributor) Nick Jaina took to Kickstarter to raise the funds for an album he recorded of his songs by local female artists like Laura Gibson, Jolie Holland, and Corrina Repp. After a month, Jaina raised enough money to release the album, but due to a funny incentive—anyone who donated over $100 received a CD of three cover songs of their ...   More
Wednesday, February 9, 2011 MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

Perhaps Love Is, In Fact, A Victory March

Leonard Cohen takes one more lap. I saw Leonard Cohen two years ago in Baltimore, at what I thought would be my last opportunity. He played in an outside pavilion in a miserable cold rain, but onstage he radiated all the warmth of the center of the Earth. He took his hat off after every song and embraced the applause like a man who would never hear another clap again. What Leonard Cohen seems to ...   More
Wednesday, December 8, 2010 Nick Jaina

Live Review: Nick Jaina, Sallie Ford, & Future Historians, Friday, April 2 @ Doug Fir

Nick Jaina must have known he was already loved when he emerged on the Doug Fir stage to see a packed house, but that didn't stop him from bribing the audience. “They're as big as your head,” the songwriter said of the massive cookies he baked prior to the show and plopped next to the merch booth selling his new album, A Bird in the Opera House. Jaina wasn't the only one debuting ...   More
Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Video: Nick Jaina, "Sleep Child"

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Tuesday, April 13, 2010 MICHAEL MANNHEIMER


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