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Cuts of the Week

Five new songs from Portland artists you need to hear now.

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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 MTV's The Week In Rock, with less Tabitha Soren.1. And And And, “A Real Case of the Blues” And And And was our Best New Band in 2011, and their first official full-length release, The Failure, comes out on Jan. 13. This is a song from it, and ...   More
 
Friday, January 9, 2015 PARKER HALL

Cool Nutz Is For The Children

Portland's Hip-Hop Ambassador throws "The Greatest Toy Drive Ever" this Saturday.

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Somehow, this listing was left out of today's print edition, but it certainly deserves some shine—for the lineup alone, not to mention that it's a toy drive. And not just any toy drive: The Greatest Toy Drive Ever, apparently.[RAPS-GIVING] Cool Nutz is for the children. For years now, the Mayor of Portland Hip-Hop has used his status as one of the local music scene's major players ...   More
 
Wednesday, December 11, 2013 MATTHEW SINGER

Album Review: Serge Severe

Boom Bap & Bars Vol. 1 (Focused Noise)


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[HIP-HOP] Portland MC Serge Severe has always had an appreciation for the “golden age” of hip-hop. He released a tape of himself rapping over DJ Premier beats. He refers to  himself as    More
 
Wednesday, April 24, 2013 REED JACKSON

Album Review: Serge Severe and Terminill

Service Without A Smile (Self-Released)


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[HIP-HOP] We’re used to Serge Severe being the Sharon Jones of boom-bap (boom-Baptone?). On his last two records, the Portland MC has branded himself as a throwback, flowing over jazz and funk   More
 
Wednesday, April 18, 2012 CASEY JARMAN

Cut of the Day: Serge Severe feat. Luck-One, "Know the Truth"

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Everybody knows the global economy is fucked right now. And anybody with common sense should be troubled by the great disparity between rich and poor in this country. I had a long conversation about this with a smart friend last night. We were sitting outside Valentine's and he summed it up real well: "I think shit is about to get really weird in this country," he said. "There are just too many ...   More
 
Tuesday, September 20, 2011 CASEY JARMAN

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