Hello Electric, "The Bear King," Pilot EP (Spaceman Records)

With the amount of testosterone pulsing alongside the rugged guitar chords in "The Bear King," it's easy to slide local trio Hello Electric right next to Aussie group Wolfmother on the record shelf. However, Hello Electric are Pacific Northwesteners all the way, not just in terms of its ph...   More
Monday, February 2, 2009 by NILINA MASON-CAMPBELL

Live Review: Katy Perry at the Crystal Ballroom, Monday, Jan. 26th 2008

When I made my way into the Crystal Ballroom Monday night for the Katy Perry show, I arrived in time to see a woman in her late 30s/early 40s getting kicked out for drunken behavior. She pleaded with security not to turn her out onto the streets since she was from Corvallis, so they humored her...   More
Thursday, January 29, 2009 by NILINA MASON-CAMPBELL

The Caps!, "Make a Wish," Plastic Rings EP (Gift Shop Records)

At first my initial impression of "Make a Wish" by local quintet the Caps! seemed to differ with lead vocalist Chris Worth's take on the track. According to Worth, "It sounds like a song that could be played by one of those mechanical robot animal bands at Chuck E. Cheese. Only the robots are falli...   More
Monday, January 26, 2009 by NILINA MASON-CAMPBELL

Hang the DJ: Doctor Adam

The doctor is in. No, not Dougie Howser or George Clooney circa his starring role on ER, but Doctor Adam. Could this be our first DJ inquisition with a bonafide doctor? While previously we've featured Lady Adie who was pursuing...   More
Thursday, January 22, 2009 by NILINA MASON-CAMPBELL

Flaspar, "TV Me," Unreleased

Fresh off Guidance Counselor's Flaspar-featurin' first tour diary entry, we've got this slice of 8-bit tomfoolery meets dance punk from the trio Flaspar. I asked the group's Cody...   More
Monday, January 19, 2009 by NILINA MASON-CAMPBELL

Hang the DJ: DJ Lifepartner

Isn't it special to witness the birth of a new genre tag? In this edition of Hang the DJ, former Boston resident DJ Lifepartner ushers in such a moment by describing his DJ genre style as "Tropical Electro-disco." That could kinda apply to Spanish artist El Guincho too, couldn't it? Barely? ...   More
Friday, January 16, 2009 by NILINA MASON-CAMPBELL

Starfucker Dun Soldout: "Holly" In New IBM Commercial

Flip on the television and what do you hear? Well, if you're not using your TiVo to skip past commercial breaks it's very likely you're going to come across IBM's new green ad campaign—featuring a snazzy edit of Starfucker's "Holly." Oh the path that the track has taken: What started out as a ...   More
Tuesday, January 13, 2009 by NILINA MASON-CAMPBELL

PHOTO REVIEW: Les Étrangers at Someday Lounge, Wednesday, Jan. 7

After freelancer Robert Ham wrote about the French pop cover band Les Étrangers for this week's paper, our photographer Nilina Mason-Campbell (who also shot the picture that accompanies the story) decided to see wh...   More
Friday, January 9, 2009 by NILINA MASON-CAMPBELL

LIVE REVIEW: Starfucker NYE at Backspace, Wednsesday, Dec. 31

We're late in posting this (damn server!), but these photos and Nilina's recap are too bright and hyper not to share. LocalCut is officially calling a bit of an end to the reign of Starfucker on this site unless Josh Hodges and Co. put out a new record. Definitely our most blogged-about artist o...   More
Tuesday, January 6, 2009 by NILINA MASON-CAMPBELL
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