Cuts of the Week

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

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Each week, LocalCut collects the best 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. Chromatics, “Just Like You” Ethereal and dreamlike, Chromatics' new single “Just Like You” solidifies the band’s place as an electro post-punk heavyweight. The lead single from the upcoming ...   More
 
Tuesday, February 24, 2015 WW MUSIC STAFF

Live Review: Sleater-Kinney at the Knitting Factory in Spokane, Feb. 8

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Who the hell kicks off a tour in Spokane?I’m pretty sure bands actually from Spokane don’t start their tours here, much less a band fans have been clamoring to see again for close to a decade. Yet, this is where Sleater-Kinney decided to play its first show in nine years—at a chain concert venue, in the middle of a drab downtown that seemed to have gone to sleep an hour before Carrie Brownstein, ...   More
 
Monday, February 9, 2015 MATTHEW SINGER

Watch a Coyote Ride the MAX in Modest Mouse's New Video

Based on a true story that also inspired a Sleater-Kinney song.

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In what I can only assume is an attempt to offset all the attention the Decemberists and Sleater-Kinney have been receiving the past week, Modest Mouse has revealed another new song from its upcoming album, and given it a Portland-centric video. In this clip for "Coyotes," a slow-building track from the soon to be released Strangers To Ourselves, a lonely Canis latrans takes a ride on the MAX. That's ...   More
 
Monday, January 19, 2015 MATTHEW SINGER

Watch Sleater-Kinney's First Live Performance In Nine Years

"That's exactly right!" says David Letterman.

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"That's right! That's exactly right!" Exclamations such as that are pretty much the greatest compliment any band playing The Late Show with David Letterman can get from its host, and that's what Sleater-Kinney received last night after ripping through a new song in its first live performance in nine years. The reunited trio's pre-release promo tour for eighth album No Cities to Love took it to the ...   More
 
Friday, January 16, 2015 MATTHEW SINGER

Watch a Bunch of Famous People Sing a New Sleater-Kinney Song

Ellen Page, Natasha Lyonne, Andy Samberg, Daryl from The Walking Dead and others lend their celebrity (and voices) to "No Cities to Love."

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Sleater-Kinney were a fairly well-known band when it went on hiatus in 2006. Thanks in no small part to Carrie Brownstein transforming into a bonafide mainstream celebrity, though, the reunited group's profile is arguably higher now than it ever was during its initial 11-year run.  Case in point: This promo video for new album No Cities To Love, featuring a gaggle of famous folks—including Ellen ...   More
 
Thursday, January 15, 2015 MATTHEW SINGER

Five Tips for Celebrating "Decemberists Day"

Portland is dedicating Jan. 20 to Colin Meloy and crew (and snubbing Sleater-Kinney).

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I believe it was Andy Warhol who said, "In the future, everyone in Portland will have a day named in their honor." Thanks largely to former Mayor Sam Adams' insatiable appetite for proclamations, our calendar is stuffed with commemorations of everything from Bill Schonely to sea otters to the Norwegian Constitution. It's amazing there are any days left which haven't yet been occupied. Luckily ...   More
 
Tuesday, January 13, 2015 MATTHEW SINGER

Cut of the Day: "Bury Our Friends," Sleater-Kinney

It's official, Portland: You can start loving Carrie Brownstein again!

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In 2006, when Sleater-Kinney played its final show ever at the Crystal Ballroom, an invisible clock began running, counting down to the legendary Portland-via-Olympia riot grrrls' eventual reunion. It just felt inevitable, considering the group didn't seem to implode with acrimony, and because, let's face it, no one stays broken up anymore these days. Well, that clock has finally hit zero. This morning, ...   More
 
Monday, October 20, 2014 MATTHEW SINGER

Scoop: Gossip Driving Cadillacs In Its Dreams.


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COLD FUSION: Stumptown’s cold-brewed coffee is now available on a nitro tap—the kind used to pour a proper pint of Guinness—at the Southwest 3rd Avenue location. This newfangled caffeine-del   More
 
Wednesday, December 4, 2013 WW Culture Staff

Mock Star

Carrie Brownstein is making fun of you.


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In her 10 years as a Portlander, Carrie Brownstein has been many things: a guitarist, an actress, a blogger, an advertising writer, a dog trainer and, most recently, the creator of a TV series...   More
 
Wednesday, November 3, 2010 AARON MESH

Album Review: Wild Flag

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[UNDER THE BANNER OF ROCK] In the music video for “Romance,” the lead single on their recently released self-titled debut, the members of Wild Flag play unlikely work buddies who, on their lunch   More
 
Wednesday, November 9, 2011 JONATHAN FROCHTZWAJG

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