Cuts of the Week

Must-hear new songs from Copy, Sancho, Neka and Kahlo, Wishyunu and the Futro collective.

neka and kahlo

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. Copy, “Multiples”Oh, you’re reading that right—new music from Copy. Nine years ago, Marius Libman’s electro-pop project was the hottest thing in Portland. He won our Best New Band poll in 2006, a feat which, for ...   More
Friday, May 1, 2015 WW MUSIC STAFF

Your Rival: Friday, Oct. 18

Power pop wise beyond its years.

Music Stories
Thirty-year-old former emo kids still haven’t found it in their hearts to forgive Weezer for its last decade of music. Many fans threw 2001’s Green Album under the bus for being a bombastic    More
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 PETE COTTELL

Cut of the Day: "The Hero," TeenSpot

Aggressive Inline Skating

I’m sorry, but “supergroup” is not a term you can just nonchalantly throw around. It implies an often short-lived collaboration among high-caliber musicians from other bands, a nexus of sheer awesomeness and asskicking the likes of which the world will never see again. Cream was a supergroup, as is Them Crooked Vultures and Portland’s own Wild Flag. Yet, despite my reservations, the ...   More
Thursday, May 2, 2013 BRANDON WIDDER

Upper Extremities #51: Leave Home


By the time you read this, I will be in Los Angeles. I think I’m going to stay there a while. So this marks the end of my 13-month attempt to keep tabs on Portland punk rock. My first impulse was to write a long essay about how fucking punk my navel is, but I’ve done a lot of that since last August, and rest assured my self-involvement comes into play plenty in the appreciations that follow. Instead ...   More
Thursday, September 13, 2012 CHRIS STAMM

Memo to Last-Minute Santa Clauses

WW’s Fifth Annual Holiday Compilation Will Change History.

The first incarnation of WW’s annual holiday album, Another Gray Christmas, opened with lots of swearing.   More
Wednesday, December 7, 2011 CASEY JARMAN

Album Review: Your Rival

Seven Sparkling Children (Self-Released)

Album Reviews
[POP SONGS] I don’t think I ask too much of pop songs. I want them to physically move me and say something interesting or clever. In fact, if a song can do one of those two things well, I’ll tak   More
Wednesday, August 17, 2011 CASEY JARMAN


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