Best New Band
POINTS: 45FORMED: Started performing in 2009.SOUNDS LIKE: Kendrick Lamar’s cousin who really got into The Warm Up-era J. Cole but wanted more atmospheric beats.Vinnie Dewayne is feeling good. Drivin
The five must-hear new songs from Portland artists this week.
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 ...
Also watch a mini-documentary on the St. Johns MC's recent visit to New York, filmed after his recovery from a devastating car accident.
Three weeks ago, I wasn’t sure if local MC Vinnie Dewayne was dead or alive. Twitter and Facebook were littered with requests to “pray for Vinnie Dewayne” and assurances that “we’re thinking of you, Vinnie.” As it turns out, he and a friend had gotten in a severe car crash. Luckily, he walked away from the situation relatively unscathed. But, as seen here in a mini documentary filmed ...
A young St. Johns MC puts his whole life—warts and all—on his brilliant new mixtape.
[HIP-HOP] In the middle of his 2010 mixtape, Solitary,
over a sample from Wings’ “Band on the Run,” 19-year-old Portland MC
Vinnie Dewayne crystallized his home life. “My family different/