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A Cautionary Tale

Heroes and Villains gets serious and aims high on its debut, Turn Your Swords. That's the problem.

Riff City
"The Setup," the first track on Heroes and Villains' debut, Turn Your Swords, introduces the listener to a character by way of the midrange harmonies of vocalists Adam Raitano and Maranda Dabel. "He's ...   More
Wednesday, September 20, 2006 MARK BAUMGARTEN

Local Cut Links Page

Whether you are new to the Portland scene, or a golden oldie holding on for dear life, these are the websites you need to know.

Record Labels
Aesthetics: aesthetics-usa.com
Audio Dregs: audiodregs.com
Battleship: battleshiprecords.com
Beta-Lactam: blrrecords.com
Collective Jyrk: jyrk.com
Community Library: community-library.net
Tuesday, September 19, 2006 by MARK BAUMGARTEN

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Monday, September 18, 2006 by MARK BAUMGARTEN

Local Cut Tour Diary Posting Directions

Hello band, emcee or solo artist. You have been deemed worthy to keep a Tour Diary on the Local Cut website, or maybe it's more like, we have been deemed worthy to receive your words and beam them out to our readership. Whichever it is, this is your guide for posting your wonderful prose on the site. Please read on, and pardon the redundancy of the first few directions. You are obviously al...   More
Monday, September 18, 2006 by MARK BAUMGARTEN

LEAK: The Kingdom, "Polaris" from K1 (Arena Rock)

The Kingdom, led by one of Portland's most delightfully spastic citizens of the night, Charles Westmoreland, is known for its unhinged performances that generally involve a lot of synth, sweat, booze and unintelligible lyricism. On the band's upcoming release K1, though, the Kingdom reveals a more matur...   More
Friday, September 15, 2006 by MARK BAUMGARTEN

The Village Green Pushes on, Announces Tour

This will come as no surprise to the folks who turned out for the release of the Village Green's debut album, Feeling the Fall, but the Portland psych rock band, which suffered heavy casualties early in the summer with the departure of bandmembers Dave Depper and Nathan Anderson due to that dastardly ba...   More
Thursday, September 14, 2006 by MARK BAUMGARTEN

Plans for Talkdemonic Fall Tour Dropped

Yesterday Local Cut reported that Talkdemonic's Lisa Molinaro will be joining the Decemberists on the fall tour in support of that band's major label debut The Crane Wife. At the time, the status of a Talkdemonic fall tour, which would have been a second outing in support of the duo's tremendousl...   More
Wednesday, September 13, 2006 by MARK BAUMGARTEN

Portland Rock Photographer Provides Free Eyecandy

We know you've seen him around. That carrot-topped guy with the white-boy fro and the glasses taking photos at just about every show you go to. And we know you've asked the questions: Who is that guy? I wonder where I can see his photos. Well, the guy is Jason Quigley and, yes, you can see his photos at the ne...   More
Tuesday, September 12, 2006 by MARK BAUMGARTEN

Menomena Births Tracklist, Fall Tour

Last month Local Cut broke news to you, the world, that Menomena had signed to Barsuk Records and that the band was still working on the true follow-up to its excellent debut, I Am the Fun Blame Monster. We told you that the album, actually the band's third dip into experimental pop, will be call...   More
Tuesday, September 12, 2006 by MARK BAUMGARTEN

Talkdemonic Violist Now a (Touring) Decemberist

According to one Mr. Colin Meloy, Talkdemonic's Lisa Molinaro will be joining the Decemberists on the band's upcoming tour to support its quite good major label debut The Crane Wife. Says the Decemberists leader in an email to Local Cut: "did you know that Lisa Molinaro is now a touring Decemberi...   More
Tuesday, September 12, 2006 by MARK BAUMGARTEN
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