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Video: New Bloods, "Doubles"


A very cool, very Portland video for Kill Rock Stars signees (and Best New Band finalists from 2007) New Bloods popped up on YouTube the other day. The video, directed by Donovan Vim Crony, features the band's good friends, Mag...   More
 
Thursday, April 10, 2008 by LocalCut

Super XX Man Joins Tender Loving Empire Roster; TLE Plans First Birthday Show


One of our favorite lil' record labels in town, Tender Loving Empire, announced earlier this week that it has added one of our favorite lil' Portland folk-pop acts, Super XX Man, to its roster. TLE sent out a press release regarding Super XX Man's Volume XII: There'll Be Diamon...   More
 
Thursday, April 10, 2008 by LocalCut

The Lives of Famous Men Tops $10,000 mtvU Contest


Man, just when I was starting to think I had my finger on the pulse of the Portland music scene, this comes out of left field to hit me right in my stupid dumb face. The Lives of Famous Men, a Portland new-emo band largely ignored by the local press (our publication and site incl...   More
 
Wednesday, April 9, 2008 by LocalCut

One More Heads Up: Malkmus and Mercer Go It Alone at the Buckman Bash


Question: How much would you pay to see Stephen Malkmus sing "Trigger Cut?" And how much would you pay when you know your hard earned cash goes to a good cause? And with James Mercer singing sans the Shins? The price tag ($50) is a little steep, but this Friday, April 11 Malkm...   More
 
Tuesday, April 8, 2008 by LocalCut

Karma Bums: Cravedog Aids Jeremy Wilson Fundraising


A titan of local music, Jeremy Wilson should need on LocalCut's pages (but, y'know, it's a blog; this is what we do). Twenty years ago, as singer/guitarist of The Dharma Bums, he released a string of seminal records, and the Bums became Portland's great college-rock hope, only to watch punk...   More
 
Tuesday, April 8, 2008 by LocalCut

Painfully True To The Music: Three Suggestions for KBOO


The venerable community-supported progressive radio station, KBOO, has always seemed somewhat mysterious. Who exactly is this community of which they speak? I've never known anyone to listen to KBOO unless they themselves or immediate family were going to be on the air, but somehow the station still...   More
 
Monday, April 7, 2008 by LocalCut

Boy Eats Drum Machine's Radiohead Remix is Better Than Yours


If it proves anything, Radiohead's remix contest (for the excellent song "Nude," off Radiohead's latest, In Rainbows) is just another example of hotshit music blogs and the unfortunate human tendency towards groupthink teaming up to crush free wil...   More
 
Sunday, April 6, 2008 by LocalCut

Designing Women (and Men): Chromatics Partner with UK Designer Kate Moross


Guess who Kate Moross is collaborating with? Don't read the headline, just go on and guess! This London based it-girl of illustration and graphic design has already partnered with infamous UK retailer TopShop, collaborated with her family members who run Moo.com (everyone's favorite business card ...   More
 
Friday, April 4, 2008 by LocalCut

LC PODCASTS: Portland Lounge Series XVII with Meyercord, Per Se and Laura Gibson


One of my all-time favorite entries into the annals of PLS—featuring Meyercord, Per Se and Laura Gibson—our 17th episode went off with only one minor hitch last Sunday. Our usual recording technician from Portland Radio Authority missed the boat, due to some sloppy communication (whaaa? noooo!) on my part....   More
 
Wednesday, April 2, 2008 by LocalCut
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