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Mike “Brass Cankles” Cunnane on local music

I reached to a number of friends who I think have some idea about what’s what in local music and asked them to name a band readers should pay attention to. Mike “Brass Cankles” Cunnane (who I interviewed back in September) offered the following direct, curmudgeonly take, the contrarian’s contrarian essence of which does not […]

Casey McCurry on Sunset Hearts, digital music and more

Casey McCurry is as smart and sensitive as he is talented, and I have always liked him a great deal. That his band, Sunset Hearts, is one of my favorite local bands doesn’t hurt this perception. He also appeared in the Westbrook episode of Food Coma TV, the web series I produced last year.¬† Sunset […]

My review of Busby’s review of Schroeder’s review of the new Metal Feathers record

Okay, not really. I have been struck, however, by how much attention Chris Busby’s critique of Nicholas Schroeder‘s review¬†[and peripherally an interview with the band by Aimsel Ponti] of Metal Feathers new album received. It has undoubtedly earned the most attention I have seen a local music-related article/post capture in just under 24 hours. Here’s […]

Mike Cunnane’s Brass Cankles is like MTV minus reality TV, plus Portland and music

Mike Cunnane plays drums for The RattleSnakes, a band he has been in for 6 years, and he plays percussion in Sunset Hearts. He also documents the goings-on of Portland’s underground, indie and punk scenes on his video blog called Brass Cankles. The blog features well over 100 videos of 60 to 70 unique bands […]