Flashback: Amebix at the Know, May 2009

Plus: A full list of the Alberta punk dive's 10th anniversary shows.


Starting tomorrow, sticky-floored Northeast Portland dive the Know—a favorite haunt of local punks, metalheads and Jonathan Richman—celebrates its decade anniversary with 10 days of shows, featuring some of the venue's favorite regular performers. But we wanted to know: What's the best show at the Know? According to Derek Willman, bassist of the Estranged and one of the club's longtime bartender, ...   More
Thursday, January 8, 2015 MATTHEW SINGER

WATCH: Red Fang Annihilates Letterman

And introducing the Portland stoner-rock titan's newest member, Paul Shaffer!

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Red Fang continued its march toward global domination Friday night, making its network television debut on Late Night With David Letterman. As noted in the past, whoever books the musical acts there has some sort of Portland jones, but this was less of a left-field booking than when Typhoon and Sallie Ford appeared back-to-back in 2011, considering the stoner-rock kings' latest album, Whales and ...   More
Monday, January 13, 2014 MATTHEW SINGER

Video Roundup: Red Fang! Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks! Wampire! Nick Jaina!


Put these videos in your eyes and…uh…see 'em! Red Fang, "Blood Like Cream"Good to know that no matter how big stoner-metal kings get Red Fang, they remain Portland as fuck. The video for the catchiest (head)banger off third album Whales & Leeches is another Whitey McConnaughy special, staging a Shaun of the Dead style throw-down between zombies and pub-dwelling miscreants (played ...   More
Thursday, December 12, 2013 MATTHEW SINGER

Cuts of the Week

Five new songs from Portland artists you need to hear.

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Every Friday, LocalCut collects the week's new Portland music and puts it all in one place for you, the faithful reader, to enjoy. It's like MTV's The Week In Rock, with less Tabitha Soren.1. Unknown Mortal Orchestra, "Swing Lo Magellan"This week, Unknown Mortal Orchestra released The Blue Record, an EP primarily featuring acoustic versions of tunes from the psych-pop group's hazily hungover  ...   More
Friday, November 1, 2013 MATTHEW SINGER

Album Review: Red Fang

Whales and Leeches (Relapse)

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[MONSTROUS ROCK] In the clash of stoner-metal titans, Red Fang isn’t going to out-sexy Queens of the Stone Age or out-melody Torche or out-conceptualize its labelmate Baroness, but it will bully   More
Wednesday, October 9, 2013 MATTHEW SINGER

Live Video: A Red Fang Twofer!

Destroying the Wonder Ballroom and the Portland School of Rock!


Red Fang rules. They rule so hard, in fact, that just one live video won't cut it. Thanks to the folks at Generator, we're gifting you two clips of the Portland stoner metal heroes. The first, from this past Sunday, shows the band destroying a packed and feverish Wonder Ballroom crowd with "Crows in Swine," a track from the group's latest seven inch. And the second is from a performance at that ...   More
Tuesday, February 19, 2013 MATTHEW SINGER

Into the Woods Celebrate America with MFNW

Tecate and cigarettes and fire escapes, oh my! The latest Into the Woods video—in partnership with Willamette Week's own MusicfestNW—captures the epic Fourth of July block party hosted outside of East End. And Red Fang's performance of the vicious "Prehistoric Dog" is as awesome as you could ask for, with lots of dirty beards, guitar feedback, and a special announcement from frontman Brian ...   More
Wednesday, July 21, 2010 MICHAEL MANNHEIMER


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