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Kickstarted: The Chicharones Bring It Back To Warped Tour

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 The project: The Chicharones Bring It Back To Warped TourWho's behind the project? Longtime WW favorites and the best damn pig-based hip-hop group around, The Chicharones. Why do they want your money? The kids have been asked to headline the "Bring I...   More
Wednesday, May 23, 2012 by ROBERT HAM

Primer: Tycho

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Formed: 2002 in San Francisco. Sounds like: A Saturday Night Fever-style dance floor made of melting chocolate.  For fans of: Boards of Canada’s Geogaddi, anything on the Ghost Box label, Luk   More
Wednesday, May 23, 2012 ROBERT HAM

Beyond Amélie

Yann Tiersen tones down the accordion and turns up the drums.

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For most of those who know his music, French songwriter Yann Tiersen will forever be associated with whimsical tunes played with a jaunty joie de vivre on an accordion. But ask Devin Gallagher,    More
Wednesday, May 9, 2012 ROBERT HAM

Q&A: Eddie Trunk, host of VH1 Classic's That Metal Show


Many music fans who have affixed their sights on a particular genre eventually feels that their lifelong love is getting marginalized in the popular consciousness. This has especially been the case for folks who grew up in love with the sound of hard rock and metal from the '70s through the '90s. Hell, fans here in Portland had to grit their teeth through the disappearance of KUFO, the sole radio ...   More
Wednesday, May 2, 2012 by ROBERT HAM

Kickstarted: Help Nucular Aminals Record With Steve Albini


 The project: Help Nucular Aminals Record With Steve AlbiniWho's behind the project? The surf-garage-pop quartet with the adorably malaproptastic name, Nucular Aminals. Why do they want your money? The band has secured some studio time in Chicago with respected pr...   More
Monday, April 30, 2012 by ROBERT HAM

Jacaszek: Sunday, April 29

Pioneering Polish composer Michal Jacaszek’s music is part man, part machine.

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[ELECTROACOUSTIC] The lines separating traditional acoustic music and music that requires laptops, synthesizers or drum machines have been getting blurry as of late. The crisscross has roots goi   More
Wednesday, April 25, 2012 ROBERT HAM

Video Roundup: Tope, YACHT, AU, My Body, Magic Mouth, Anya Marina


 Are you staring wistfully out of your office window, wondering when the clouds are going to burn off to let the sun take over for another glorious spring day? You're not alone. But, your friends here at Local Cut are here to help; help with some better stuff to ogle instead of the frustratingly overcast skies. Start with a new clip by the first hip-hop artist signed to Amigo/Amiga Recor...   More
Tuesday, April 24, 2012 by ROBERT HAM

Kickstarted: Sandpeople Euro/US Tour


 The project: Sandpeople Euro/US TourWho's behind the project? Portland's own underground hip-hop collective Sandpeople, of course. Why do they want your money? The 10-person strong crew wants to book a tour that will take them through Europe (confirmed so far are Denmark, ...   More
Monday, April 23, 2012 by ROBERT HAM

Your Guide For Record Store Day 2012 in Portland


 The vinyl record obsessives among you have been thinking about this day all year long: socking away money in a special savings account that your significant other doesn't know about, working your elbowing techniques to keep that sorry bastard away from that MC5 7", and mapping out the best route between stores for your best chance at exclusive swag and special events. Wait no longer, de...   More
Thursday, April 19, 2012 by ROBERT HAM

Video Roundup: Kaia Wilson, What Hearts, Tu Fawning, Caminhos Cruzados


 There are days...and there are days. Days like this one where I spend a good 45 minutes putting together a new Video Roundup and then close the browser window on accident and lose everything I've done. It's enough to drive a man to bite a pillow, I'll tell you what. Anyway...Just like the holiday we just celebrated, let's resurrect this sumbitch and move on forward. Starting with Ms. Ka...   More
Thursday, April 12, 2012 by ROBERT HAM
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