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SHE & HIM, Volume One (Merge Records)


[THE NEW OLD] A female vocalist starting an album with the words, “Cried all night till there was nothin’ more” probably sounds a bit offputting. It does to me—but not when that girl is Zooey Deschanel. And not when her album’s ageless production and simple, s...   More
 
Wednesday, March 12, 2008 by Amy Mccullough

SHE & HIM, Volume One (Merge Records)


Music Stories
[THE NEW OLD] A female vocalist starting an album with the words, “Cried all night till there was nothin’ more” probably sounds a bit offputting. It does to me—but not when tha ...   More
 
Wednesday, March 12, 2008 Amy Mccullough

Simon Don’t Say

Portland Teen Idol is keeping it real, dog.


Here Comes Your Fan
It’s Saturday night at Mt. Scott Community Center. Elliott, a spindly blonde eighth grader at Hosford Middle School, steps into an arts and crafts classroom and prepares to sing—a cappella ...   More
 
Wednesday, March 12, 2008 Amy Mccullough

Hungry Holler, "Shotgun Willie," unreleased


Country music, meet your saviors. The new project of Minders keyboardist and sometime-drummer Rebecca Cole, Hungry Holler is keeping the sadly eroded genre real by playing actual country—you know, the kind rooted more in blues, folk and gospel than blonde hair dye, truck commercials an...   More
 
Wednesday, March 5, 2008 by Amy Mccullough

Self-rockualization

Girls Rock! is a scream. Fortunately, it’s also a good movie.


Movie Reviews & Stories
It takes some gumption to watch a movie that could easily amount to 91 minutes of young girls screaming. Which is why Girls Rock! seems so daunting at first. The film documents Portland’s Rock & ...   More
 
Wednesday, March 5, 2008 Amy Mccullough

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


First off, a big thanks to everyone who made it out this past Sunday night for the sixteenth edition of LocalCut's Portland Lounge Series, featuring Nick Jaina, Michael Apinyakul and Michael the Blind. As always, a fine night of music, chatting and boozin' was had by all.

Even though it was Oscar night,...   More
 
Thursday, February 28, 2008 by Amy Mccullough

Here Comes Your Fan: He’s So Excited




Dylan Magierek has figured out how to fit in here: Realize there's more to Oregon than McMenamins, sign a local band. The 40-year-old brought his life—and his label, Badman Recording Co.—to Portland a year and half ago from San Francisco, and he's deduced t...   More
 
Wednesday, February 27, 2008 by Amy Mccullough

WEINLAND, La Lamentor (Badman Recording Co.)


[AMERICANA] To rock or not to rock? That has long been the question facing Weinland frontman Adam Shearer. But the real issue at hand for this solo songwriting project-cum-three piece-cum-folk ensemble is how big a sound to have. La Lamentor has an answer.

Though opening track ...   More
 
Wednesday, February 27, 2008 by Amy Mccullough

Weinland La Lamentor (Badman Recording Co.)


Music Stories
[AMERICANA] To rock or not to rock? That has long been the question facing Weinland frontman Adam Shearer. But the real issue at hand for this solo songwriting project-cum-three piece-cum-folk ensembl ...   More
 
Wednesday, February 27, 2008 Amy Mccullough

Portland Lounge Series XVI, featuring Nick Jaina, Michael Apinyakul (of Shoeshine Blue) and Michael the Blind, Tonight!


That's right, LocalCut readers: It's time, once again, for our (free!) live interview-and-intimate set event, the Portland Lounge Series. Tonight, 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...   More
 
Sunday, February 24, 2008 by Amy Mccullough
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