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Illmac and The Saurus Take Rough Road Back to the WRC Title


WARNING: RAP BATTLES FEATURE TONS OF CURSING, OFFENSIVE MATERIAL AND BLATANT SEXISM, RACISM AND ESPECIALLY HOMOPHOBIA. NOT FOR THE WEAK STOMACHED, SENSITIVE, UPSTANDING, CONSCIONABLE OR PRINCIPLED.

Time for my waaay-overdue review/play-by-play of the ...   More
 
Thursday, January 10, 2008 by LocalCut

Shins' Marty Crandall Winces the Weekend Away in Jail for Domestic Violence


The blogs are a-buzzin' about the domestic violence arrest and brief incarceration of Shins multi-instrumentalist Marty Crandall. You know Marty—the Shin that was seemingly everyone's favorite stand-up comic up until, say, this weekend, when his now ex-girlfriend (and former America's Next Top Model contestant)...   More
 
Monday, January 7, 2008 by LocalCut

Portland Musicians to Star in Harding/Kerrigan Musical


From my WTF folder, via WW theater critic Ben Waterhouse:

Portland scantily clad rapper/soulstress Lilla D'Mone IS Nancy Kerrigan.

Portland coffeeshop singer/songwriter and all-around woman who rocks    More
 
Wednesday, January 2, 2008 by LocalCut

LocalCut's Holiday Comp: The Sneak Preview


I've posted the entire LocalCut holiday compilation, Another Grey Christmas (yeah, it's really spelled that way. I'm half British and got mixed up) over on Virb, which is prettier than MySpace and had less hoops to jump through for signing up. I even got to make ...   More
 
Saturday, December 15, 2007 by LocalCut

More Alter Egos: Persona Bands Speak!


This week's behind-the-scenes look into Portland's persona band movement, Alter Egos, generated lots of great quotes. Here are some of the highlights of the lines that didn't make it into the article, including perspectives from two bands there wasn't ...   More
 
Wednesday, December 12, 2007 by LocalCut

Christmas is for Children, Really: Jay Horton Does the Holidays, Part One


Location: Aimee Mann's 2nd Annual Christmas Show at the Aladdin Theater, Dec. 5, 2007.

Our wandering correspondent Jay Horton has returned home to spend the holidays with his long-suffering ex, Janet Baker. Whether from sentimentalized memories or Seasonal Affected Disorder, they've developed a troubl...   More
 
Friday, December 7, 2007 by LocalCut

Shins, Menomena Up For GRAMMYs


Aside from making various blogs' year-end lists (which is probably more important to record sales—or at least illegal download numbers—than a GRAMMY at this point), a couple of Portland folks wound up being nominated for GRAMMY awards! And the nominees are (drumroll)...
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Friday, December 7, 2007 by LocalCut

Quick, Name LocalCut's Holiday Compilation!


Okay, I'm having a helluva time naming LocalCut's forthcoming, extremely limited-edition holiday benefit compilation (which features—deep breath—Ben Barnett, Alan Singley, Kaitlyn Ni Donovan, Typhoon, Tractor Operator, Emilie Strange and more surprise guests to be announced later this week). I thought we'd...   More
 
Tuesday, December 4, 2007 by LocalCut

Photo Review: Menomena and Shaky Hands @ Crystal Ballroom, Nov. 24th, 2007



Saturday night saw 3 of Portland's finest bands playing to a fairly packed Crystal Ballroom. Unfortunately no photos of Tu Fawning this time around. As far as I know this was the first marriage proposal at a Menomena show. The rest of the    More
 
Tuesday, November 27, 2007 by LocalCut

CONTEST! Write a Haiku, Win Cave Singers Tickets


Do you have a favorite poet? Or perhaps you have a favorite poem? I myself am all for Robert Frost—when it comes to this contest to win tickets to the Dec. 8 Cave Singers show at Doug Fir, we at LocalCut are all about haiku. Remember that simple poem format from elementary school? Let's go back to school: The f...   More
 
Tuesday, November 27, 2007 by LocalCut
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