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Jay Horton's Oscar Party/ Remembering Elliott Smith

Wherein the author scrambles to connect his Yummy Garden Oscar party to the mission statement of LocalCut.com.

"Hooray For Hollywood!"

Few years ago, I read an interview with unassailable legend (Bowie, Strummer, Dylan; that sort) conducted around Christ...   More
Monday, February 25, 2008 by LocalCut

Sasquatch! Announces Partial '08 Lineup

Brought to you in fabulous all-caps, the folks over at Sasquatch! (enough with the exclamation points already) were kind enough to send a list of artists performing at this year's fest. Sasquatch goes from May 24-26 at the Gorge. Memorial Day Weekend, actually.

Monday, February 25, 2008 by LocalCut

Portland Lounge Series XVI: Nick Jaina, Michael Apinyakul (of Shoeshine Blue), Michael the Blind

That's right, LocalCut readers: It's time, once again, for our (free!) live interview-and-intimate set event, the Portland Lounge Series. This Sunday, Feb. 24, at the Towne Lounge (714 SW 20th Place), yours truly will be chatting with macabre folkster Nick Jaina, acoustic bluesman Michael Apinyakul and “very, ve...   More
Friday, February 22, 2008 by LocalCut

It's So On, PDX Pop Now!

It's that time again: Time to request your favorite Portland musicians and bands onto the fifth annual PDX Pop Now! stage. Remember though that, as with previous years, the folks at the fest aren't going to decide its stars using your votes alone (in fact they long ago ditched the word "vote...   More
Friday, February 22, 2008 by LocalCut


You are such a goofball.


Thanks to ever-vigilant ex-cutter M-Byrne for the link. Sorry I can't provide commentary on this thing. Except that Jona Bechtolt is a nerd....   More
Thursday, February 21, 2008 by LocalCut

Compilation on Love from Portland's Music Scene

Oh, Valentine's Day! Where would bitter people be without you? Probably in a state of happiness due to not being reminded of their singledom. How much would your absence affect Hallmark's annual sales? Would Cupid lose income from lack of image usage?

Whatever those answers ...   More
Thursday, February 14, 2008 by LocalCut

Jackpot Records is Cool.

Fabulous Jackpot Records (the "Fabulous" is in the name, you know) is on a roll, seemingly taking over for the dearly missed West End Music Millennium as protectors of all that is sacred in local music and live in-store performances. So here's the rundown of their recent announcements:

Tuesday, February 12, 2008 by LocalCut

Second Opinions: Helio Sequence, Keep Your Eyes Ahead

WW's take on the new Helio Sequence album, Keep Your Eyes Ahead, was a less-than-glowing review. I haven't had a chance to give Keep Your Eyes Ahead more than a cu...   More
Monday, February 11, 2008 by LocalCut

Photo Review: Talkdemonic and Tu Fawning, Doug Fir (Feb. 8, 2008)

We sent our boy Justin Kent down to the Doug Fir to see Talkdemonic and Tu Fawning last Friday, and he came back with these nice shots. No pics of Starfucker, but then we've already had quite a few of those on LocalCut.

Monday, February 11, 2008 by LocalCut

Menomena, Shins Shanked in the Back at Grammy Awards

Well, not literally, of course (it is Los Angeles). But Portland was shut out of the 50th annual GRAMMY awards. As previously reported on LocalCut, the Shins were nominated in the Alternative Album of the Year (LOST to the White Stripes) and Wincing the Night Away's producer, John Chicca...   More
Monday, February 11, 2008 by LocalCut
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