Cuts of the Week

The five must-hear new songs from Portland artists this week.

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Each week, LocalCut collects the best new Portland music and puts it all in one place for you, the faithful reader, to enjoy. It's like The Week In Rock, with less Tabitha Soren.1. Chromatics, “Just Like You” Ethereal and dreamlike, Chromatics' new single “Just Like You” solidifies the band’s place as an electro post-punk heavyweight. The lead single from the upcoming ...   More
Tuesday, February 24, 2015 WW MUSIC STAFF

Video Roundup: Stephen Malkmus! Wild Ones! Casey Neill! Dresses! Illmaculate!

Plus, Lake Oswego rages against the machine!


Hey everyone! It's Friday. Here are some new videos. What a novel concept, right?! Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks, "Lariat" As you may have heard, Stephen Malkmus—ex-Pavement frontman, fantasy sports enthusiast, newly re-minted Portlander and casual Timbers Army troller—and his Jicks have a new album dropping in January, under the wacky-ass name Wigout at Jagbags, and based on the lead ...   More
Friday, November 15, 2013 MATTHEW SINGER

Stephen Malkmus On The Timbers: No Sir, I Don't Like It


Stephen Malkmus is known for being a big sports fan, but one team the Portland-dwelling indie rock legend does not like is the Timbers.The Pavement frontman effectively came out as a soccer fan in an interview earlier this month with ESPN's Grantland website (starting at about 40 minutes here), but listed his local MLS club among the things he doesn't like about the sport in the US."In America ...   More
Wednesday, October 30, 2013 ALEX TOMCHAK SCOTT

Pancakes and (the Dude From) Pavement

Rock & Roll Pancake Brunch with Stephen Malkmus and Rebecca Gates.


Pencil this one in: Stephen Malkmus (Pavement) and Rebecca Gates (the Spinanes) will be performing sets at a "Rock & Roll Pancake Breakfast Benefit" for New York-based artist and activist Dara Greenwald on Sunday, May 22. Greenwald is currently undergoing treatment for cancer, and artists around the country have been hosting fundraising events to help with her medical bills. It's all going down ...   More
Thursday, May 5, 2011 RUTH BROWN

Sasquatch! 2010: Seeing My Favorite Band For the First Time

This weekend I spent three days in George, Washington for the Sasquatch! festival. Even though I've been back a few days, I'm still exhausted. I know this is a bit late, but finding the right words to say about Pavement—unquestionably my favorite band—was a little rough as I tried to catch up on lost sleep. It came out sentimental and a bit cheesy, but that's just the way life is sometimes. ...   More
Friday, June 4, 2010 MICHAEL MANNHEIMER


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