Photo Review: Mai Ling, Friday, Feb. 27 @ Camp Rainbow

First guitarist Dan Grazzini and Alberta Poon (alongside drummer Mike McKinnon) shelved the band name and music of Wet Confetti for new venture Reporter. Then this Friday, while Mike was likely serving up yummy batches of fries and poutine at Potato Champion, Dan and Alberta made another musica...   More
Tuesday, March 3, 2009 by NILINA MASON-CAMPBELL

Live Review: Tender Forever, Tuesday, Feb. 24th @ Holocene

Amid the many holes of mini golf making up Holocene's fourth annual Minigolf Art Invitational, French expat Tender Forever got into her groove via laptop and ukulele Tuesday night. Beginning inside of a rectangular area cornered off with the help of the elastic bands that airport security uses,...   More
Thursday, February 26, 2009 by NILINA MASON-CAMPBELL

Gavin Castleton "Coffeelocks," Home (Five One Records)

After opening with retro guitar chords that recall Ricky Nelson's "Travelin' Man," the sweet boy-meets-girl story of Gavin Castleton's "Coffeelocks" quickly begins to unfold in its coffee shop setting. First up to the pitch is Castleston's voice, serving as first-person narrator of in this minimum ...   More
Wednesday, February 25, 2009 by NILINA MASON-CAMPBELL

Hang the DJ: DJ Freaky Outty

When we first checked in with the dashing DJ that is Palmer Auty back in November 2007, the '90s dance party SNAP! that he co-chairs was barely off the ground. This July the party...   More
Monday, February 23, 2009 by NILINA MASON-CAMPBELL

Alan Singley Has A Confession

Wow, it's been quite the hiatus since the last public confession from a local musician on LocalCut, but never fear, Alan Singley is here to pick up where Breakfast Mountain left off. The drill: I ask a Portl...   More
Thursday, February 19, 2009 by NILINA MASON-CAMPBELL

Gulls, "Boom Miami," Unreleased

I came across this pretty sick beat while browsing upcoming concerts for this fair city, spying a listing for Four Tet, and then stumbling onto the MySpace page of Gulls, the local opening act. Behind the guise is lifelong Portland resident Jesse Munro Johnson, whose minor obsession with Miami Vi...   More
Monday, February 16, 2009 by NILINA MASON-CAMPBELL

Zero1 (Pop Music), "Don't Tell Me, No (E*Rock Remix)," Throwing Shapeless V.1

The other week at the Portland Makes Music showcase with E*Rock and Atole, I got my hands on a copy of Throwing Shapeless V.1, a compilation of E*Rock created remixes. Quickly a play-and-repeat relationshi...   More
Monday, February 9, 2009 by NILINA MASON-CAMPBELL

Photo Review: Starfucker, Chrome Wings, Experimental Dental School at the Green House, Friday, Feb. 6

When it rains it pours. Yep, that phrase is surely true today in regards to Starfucker coverage on LocalCut on this fine Monday (pssst, checkout the T-shirt design entries post coming later today) and also true in the case of the under the radar Friday night shindig at the Green House full of w...   More
Monday, February 9, 2009 by NILINA MASON-CAMPBELL

Hang the DJ: Roane Namuh

A Rose City resident since the age of seven, Zack Taylor aka DJ Roane Namuh found a home behind the decks on the cusp of his teenage years and has continued to build his DJ game ever since, though especially in the past three years. Having recently celebrated his 21st birthday, maybe more of those...   More
Friday, February 6, 2009 by NILINA MASON-CAMPBELL

Q&A: Getting Graphic With Concert Poster Artist Tom O'Toole

I have a long-standing battle with generic art. Sure, I can appreciate the time and effort that went into whatever it is I'm viewing, but if there's just a lack of genuine personality, the vacancy overcomes any appreciation and leaves me feeling indifferent. When you can't see any of the creator in ...   More
Thursday, February 5, 2009 by NILINA MASON-CAMPBELL
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