Cuts of the Week

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

corrina repp

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. 1939 Ensemble, “Circles” 1939 Ensemble have nothing to prove, but the beauty of the band is that they consistently play as though everything is on the line. Come to think of it, perhaps an instrumental drum and ...   More
Tuesday, April 14, 2015 WW MUSIC STAFF

Cut of the Day: "Ease Up!!," Vin Blanc/White Wine

joe haege

Joe Haege has never been easy to pin down. Whether making fractured art-rock in Portland cult legends 31Knots or moody, noirish torch-pop with Tu Fawning, the guy's made the people who have my job work extra hard to even get close to pigeonholing him.Naturally, he doesn't make things any easier with his latest solo project, recorded under the delightfully cumbersome alias Vin Blanc/White Wine. In ...   More
Thursday, July 25, 2013 MATTHEW SINGER

Scoop: Backspace’s Back Rent on Space

Gossip wishing you a merry figgy Christmas.

NEW SALT: The Grain & Gristle crew has a massive project in the works in the Concordia neighborhood. The group has applied for a liquor license at what is currently a 5,800-square-foot offic   More
Wednesday, December 19, 2012 WW Culture Staff

Album Review: Tu Fawning

A Monument (City Slang)

Album Reviews
[SULTRY POST-POP] Tu Fawning doesn’t really work on paper. The band is fronted by a guy best known for his work with the carnivalesque, heavy Portland rock act 31Knots (Joe Haege) and a singer   More
Wednesday, June 6, 2012 CASEY JARMAN

PDX Pop Now! Announces Lineup For 2010 Festival

Set your calendars, folks: The 2010 PDX Pop Now! festival is coming in a short seven weeks. Today the free, all-local, all-ages festival announced the lineup for this year's fest—set to take place July 30-August 1—and it's predictably great. Au! Parenthetical Girls! Cloudy October! Joggers! But even with the bigger names, this fest has always been about discovery, about seeing a band you've ...   More
Friday, June 11, 2010 MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

Tu Fawning Sticks it to The Man, Starts Own Label

Whether they're great or not, artsy slow-core bands don't get too many big (or often small) record companies beating down their doors to sign them up these days. So Tu Fawning—the local supergroup that includes 31Knots Joe Haege and chanteuse Corrina Repp—is turning its back on the fat-cat music moguls and taking control of its own artistic destiny by launching a new artist-owned and operated ...   More
Wednesday, June 9, 2010 RUTH BROWN

It's Time For PDX Pop Now!

Is everyone ready for PDX Pop Now!?! With the festival beginning in just a few hours, I wanted to share a bit of last-minute technical information for the weekend. For anyone outside the city (or people to lazy to make it down to Rotture) you can tune into two online radio stations to hear every minute—both PRA and KPSU are live streaming all three days. Also, I'll be there for most of the weekend ...   More
Friday, July 30, 2010 MICHAEL MANNHEIMER


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