Thollem Electric: Wednesday, March 13

A journeyman keyboardist wages war against war.


Music Stories
[KEYBOARD EXPRESSIONISM] Thollem McDonas is quite literally a man without a home. The 46-year-old keyboard master has been circumnavigating the world on a journey of musical exploration for near   More
 
Wednesday, March 13, 2013 ROBERT HAM

Primer: E-40


Music Stories
Born: In Vallejo, Calif., in 1967. Sounds like: A sugar-tongued gangster with a flair for the dramatic. For fans of: Too Short, Rappin’ 4-Tay, Spice 1, 3x Krazy. Latest release: History: Function   More
 
Wednesday, January 23, 2013 REED JACKSON

Chelsea Wolfe: Sunday, Jan. 13

Ain’t no sunshine in this songwriter’s doom-y folk.


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[GOTHIC FOLK] It’s raining in Los Angeles, but Chelsea Wolfe doesn’t mind. “I kind of hate how it’s always sunny here,” says the lanky, darkly eyelined singer-songwriter, sitting in a co   More
 
Wednesday, January 9, 2013 JONATHAN FROCHTZWAJG

The Best of Everything Else 2012

We didn’t just sit around listening to records all year. Some of us actually left the house.


Music Stories
Best Show Almost No One Saw: Matthew Shipp Trio It was quite a surprise to find Jimmy Mak’s not even one-third full for a rare Portland appearance by powerhouse pianist Matthew Shipp and his t   More
 
Wednesday, December 26, 2012 AP KRYZA

Northern Exposure

A tour through the Vancouver music scene.


Music Stories
Compared to spending a Friday night circling the streets of downtown Portland looking for a free parking spot, venturing 15 minutes north on I-5 and slipping into Vancouver’s city center at nigh   More
 
Wednesday, December 5, 2012 ROBERT HAM

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

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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

Portland in Paris


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Parisians are about to kick off a lengthy celebration of Portland and they are doing it in a magnifique way.    Starting today and extending till the end of the month, four different cultural institutions will be celebrating our music, our DIY culture, and what the French are calling(the English translation is bit rough), "a village full of 21st century hippies."  Le Monde recently ...   More
 
Thursday, April 19, 2012 by

Cut of the Day: John Heart Jackie, "When You Were Mine"

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You can't really screw up a Prince cover, as long as you don't mess with the formula. Try to do it as a punk tune or some thrashing electro thing, and the whole thing falls apart. But stick to the core tune—as John Heart Jackie does here—and you're golden.It's because up until around 1996, the guy knew his way around a pop song. He wrote dozens upon dozens, many of them stone-cold classics. He ...   More
 
Wednesday, October 12, 2011 ROBERT HAM

Q&A: Rebecca Gates on Music and Money

The former Spinanes frontwoman tells us what she's been up to as of late

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Portland singer-songwriter Rebecca Gates will soon release her first solo album in over 10 years (she occasionally talks about that here), but the ex-Spinanes frontwoman would rather talk about surveys than new tunes. One survey, in particular: The Future of Music Coalition, an organization she works for, is attempting an ambitious project to identify US musicians' revenue streams. It may sound a touch ...   More
 
Wednesday, October 12, 2011 CASEY JARMAN

Photo Review: Glass Candy in Paris

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Just after 2 am on Saturday, Glass Candy took to the stage at noted Paris club night Flash Cocotte, to a rabid audience that rivaled the hometown crowds that gather at Rotture whenever the pair plays the Rose City. Opening with "Digital Versicolor," front-woman Ida No was nearly unrecognizable with her new brunette hair-do and heavy '60s-style makeup. Of course, the moment she slipped off her shoes ...   More
 
Wednesday, October 12, 2011 NILINA MASON-CAMPBELL

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