Album Review: Wild Ones

Heatwave (Topshelf)

Album Reviews
[COOL DOWN] Heat waves suck, especially when you’re one of the many Portlanders without air conditioning. But there’s also something nostalgic, even romantic, that happens when the temperatures cl   More
Wednesday, August 12, 2015 SHANNON GORMLEY

Cuts of the Week

Must-hear new songs from Wild Ones, Alia Zin, Joel Magid, Tony Ozier and Gaytheist x Rabbits.


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. Wild Ones, “Dim the Lights” Last week, synth-pop darlings Wild Ones announced its new EP with a slick teaser video that seemed to double as singer Danielle Sullivan’s audition tape for the sequel to Drive. Now ...   More
Wednesday, June 10, 2015 WW MUSIC STAFF

Cuts of the Week

Must-hear new songs from Eyelids, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Sons of Huns, Our First Brains and Rainbows.

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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. Eyelids, “Bound To Let You Down” In a short amount of time, Eyelids—the Portland sideman-supergroup whose collective DNA includes genetic material from the Decemberists, Guided By Voices and Elliott Smith’s touring ...   More
Thursday, April 23, 2015 WW MUSIC STAFF

Photo Review: Alialujah Choir and Wild Ones at Revolution Hall, Feb. 13


To borrow a phrase inadvertently coined onstage by Alialujah Choir's Adam Shearer, last night was a "monumentous" moment in Portland music: the first ever show at the new Revolution Hall.  Sure, it was a "soft opening"—a sneak preview before the venue formally gets going in April—but after a year of what seemed like daily closures of local institutions, just being able to celebrate someplace ...   More
Friday, February 13, 2015 MATTHEW SINGER

Stream The Week

Our picks for the seven can't-miss concerts this week, from Feb. 11-17


Want to see some live music? Like, tonight? Below, you'll find our picks for the absolute, 100 percent, honest-to-goodness best show (in the opinion of our music staff) happening in Portland each day this week.  WEDNESDAY, FEB. 11 Dengue Fever, pigWar, Hong Kong Banana [CAMBODIA ROCKS] The odd confluence of culture that works to propel Dengue Fever, a Los Angeles-based group trucking in ...   More
Wednesday, February 11, 2015 WW MUSIC STAFF

Revolution Hall Announces Shows For Preview Weekend

Alialujah Choir, Wild Ones and Dan Savage to inaugurate new Southeast Portland venue in February.

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Revolution Hall isn't officially opening until April, but the new venue currently under construction inside the former Washington High School in Southeast Portland has announced a handful of shows for a "preview weekend" in mid-February, including Portland indie-folk supergroup Alialujah Choir with synth-pop favorites Wild Ones, the season premiere of LiveWire and sex columnist Dan Savage. Here ...   More
Thursday, December 18, 2014 MATTHEW SINGER

Cut of the Day: "Hold On We're Going Home," Wild Ones (Drake Cover)

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You can't escape Drake, no matter how hard you try! Around the time of the rap superstar's appearance at the Moda Center in early December, we ended up writing probably a tad too much about the dude. So we'll preface this by promising this is the last you'll see his name mentioned here on LocalCut for the rest of the year. (There are only, what, two weeks left? Think we can manage that.) Anyway, ...   More
Thursday, December 19, 2013 MATTHEW SINGER

Video Roundup: Stephen Malkmus! Wild Ones! Casey Neill! Dresses! Illmaculate!

Plus, Lake Oswego rages against the machine!


Hey everyone! It's Friday. Here are some new videos. What a novel concept, right?! Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks, "Lariat" As you may have heard, Stephen Malkmus—ex-Pavement frontman, fantasy sports enthusiast, newly re-minted Portlander and casual Timbers Army troller—and his Jicks have a new album dropping in January, under the wacky-ass name Wigout at Jagbags, and based on the lead ...   More
Friday, November 15, 2013 MATTHEW SINGER

Album Review: Wild Ones

Keep It Safe (Party Damage)

Album Reviews
[ELECTRO DREAM POP] There’s nothing all that wild about Wild Ones. If you’re looking for truth in advertising, Keep It Safe, the title of the quartet’s debut album, is a better indicator of wh   More
Wednesday, July 3, 2013 MATTHEW SINGER

Jon Mooallem, Wild Ones

Even more dead polar bears.

The conservation of American wildlife is not a happy story. Well, not one Jon Mooallem would read his 2-year-old daughter before bedtime. His debut book, Wild Ones: A Sometimes Dismaying, Weirdl   More
Wednesday, June 5, 2013 BRANDON WIDDER


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