The Gas Mask Anthems

One society’s junk is L’Orchestre d’Incroyable’s folk music.

Music Stories
Traipsing through a Technicolor conception of our generation’s Old Weird America, some trashed would-be troubadour crops up with a pair of suspenders helping keep his pants at about waist leve   More
Wednesday, December 18, 2013 DAVE CANTOR

LocalCut's Live Reel: St. Even (Exclusive Video)


We are happy to announce the first installment of Live Reel, a new LocalCut video series that features local artists performing live songs in various locations—meaning, pretty much wherever we can find that will fit musicians and their instruments. The goal is to capture unique and intimate performances specific to Portland’s music scene by getting up close and personal with the city’s bands. ...   More
Friday, June 15, 2012 EMILEE BOOHER

Simon Joyner: Coming Soon to a Living Room Near You

Omaha folk legend Simon Joyner is travelling around the country on his Living Rooms & Discrete Spaces Tour—turning regular folks' houses into makeshift theatres to support his new album, Out Into the Snow—and next week, he's coming to play a living room in Portland. Joyner plays bittersweet country-tinged ballads that sound a bit like a drunken Conor Oberst (or rather, Conor Oberst sounds ...   More
Thursday, July 15, 2010 RUTH BROWN

Run On Sentence, "Water," You, the Darkness, and Me (Hush Records)

There's a lot to like about local songwriter Dustin Hamman: he plays under the clever moniker of Run On Sentence (yes, we journalists are biased towards fellow word nerds); he peddles an earthy, catchy fusion of folk, blues, jazz and roots; and in the indie-music sea of bad bum-fluff beards and ironic moustaches, he stands tall with a proud with a truly spectacular crop of bushy facial hair: That's ...   More
Thursday, June 24, 2010 RUTH BROWN

Portland Folk Festival Announces Lineup

The first Portland Folk Festival has just announced its preliminary lineup — a healthy mix of local and international artists, who will be appearing in spaces throughout Downtown, Alberta, Mississippi and Southeast Portland from August 19-22. Most local folk fans will probably be familiar with names like Loch Lomond, the Freak Mountain Ramblers and Future Historians, but there are a few less ...   More
Wednesday, June 23, 2010 RUTH BROWN

Irrelevant Interviews: Sea of Bees

Julie Ann Bee (a.k.a. Jules a.k.a. Sea of Bees) is probably the most naturally talented songwriter/musician I have ever met. I know this is a big statement. Huge. Sounds like I'm exaggerating. But I'd put my right hand on the bible and swear on it. When I was first introduced to Sea of Bees via her debut LP, Songs for Ravens, I was impressed—bowled over, even—but remained cynical. ...   More
Tuesday, August 17, 2010 Kat Gardiner


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