Best New Music: The Domestics

The Domestics (Tender Loving Empire)

Best New Portland Music
[POP ROCK] There’s an intriguing dichotomy at work with the Domestics, one that enhances each musical story of heartbreak and longing told by principal members Michael Finn and Leo London. On    More
Wednesday, July 15, 2015 MARK STOCK

Video Roundup: Weather Machine! Sassparilla! Radiation City! Mndsgn!

weather machine

Images for your eyes, ears, noise and throat. Take it—it's good for you. It's cold and flu season, after all. The Weather Machine, "Back O'er Oregon" How did Slater Smith of Portland folk group the Weather Machine spend 2013? Visiting every friggin' state park in Oregon. As you might guess, that's a lot of damn parks. And just in case you don't believe him, he's made a video to prove he actually ...   More
Thursday, December 5, 2013 by Matthew Singer

Cuts of the Week

Five new songs from Portland artists you need to hear.

toxic holocaust

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. Unknown Mortal Orchestra, "Swing Lo Magellan"This week, Unknown Mortal Orchestra released The Blue Record, an EP primarily featuring acoustic versions of tunes from the psych-pop group's hazily hungover  ...   More
Friday, November 1, 2013 MATTHEW SINGER

Drank: Tender Loving Empire (Fort George Brewery)

Fort George’s Tender Loving Empire Northwest Pale Ale is named after the venerable Portland indie-pop record label and boutique, and it drinks the way many of the bands on the label sound: pleas   More
Wednesday, June 19, 2013 MATTHEW SINGER

Cut of the Day: “Dreams of Cannibalism,” Typhoon

White Lighter album cover

Alright, I’ve had enough. I’m done trying to figure out how many people are in Typhoon. Let’s just say it’s somewhere around 10 or a few members shy of Sweden’s flagship 28-piece band I’m From Barcelona. Regardless, the orchestral rock band is up to big things here in Stumptown. Big, grandiose things involving hotter-than-hell Texan festivals and new, butterfly-endowed records. Typhoon ...   More
Monday, May 13, 2013 BRANDON WIDDER

Gift Guide 2012: The Etsy Ideologue

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They turn old bottle caps into jewelry, upcycle clothing and, yes, sometimes put birds on things. They’re your crafty friends, and the gift options are plentiful. Because this is Portland.   More
Wednesday, November 28, 2012 PENELOPE BASS

Video: Radiation City, "Park" (Live on Breakthrough Radio)

rad city in studio

Radiation City's recent record release party at Doug Fir was one of the better local rock shows I've seen in a long time. The quartet plays with plenty of loose passion while keeping both the delicate and complex aspects of its songwriting wholly intact. They seem to me to be a band destined for some very big things. I'm not always right about these things, but my track record isn't horrible, either.Here's ...   More
Tuesday, October 11, 2011 CASEY JARMAN

Tender Loving Empire Signs Loch Lomond

For the past year or so, local chamber-pop outfit Loch Lomond has been sitting in a label no man's land. The group's new record, Little Me Will Start a Storm, has been finished for a long time—it was recorded, if I'm correct, before the Night Bats EP, which came out on Hush Records last fall—and waiting for the right label. Well, it looks like Loch Lomond's little record finally found a ...   More
Tuesday, November 2, 2010 MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

Video Debut: Typhoon, "CPR/Claws Pt. 2"

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Wednesday, September 15, 2010 CASEY JARMAN


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