Can a former Blazer shake the baller-turned-rapper stigma?
On the day I reach Martell Webster at home in Portland,
the NBA draft is a few hours away. You’d think that would make a good
icebreaker when speaking to a former Blazers lottery pick.
1. Against Me! (3:30 pm Saturday, July 18)
Laura Jane Grace blazed a trail toward this current
mainstream moment for transgendered Americans, and it wasn’t by playing
nice. On last year’s Tra
The new venue will focus on electronic dance music and LGBTQ events.
Rotture and Branx, the conjoined industrial Southeast music venues, both closed abruptly last week. Don't worry, though, the building is not turning into condos or another high-end brunch spot. Beginning July 24, the complex at 315 SE 3rd Ave.—which has changed names multiple times since the late '70s—will relaunch as a "queer-centric" electronic dance club and revert back...More
Dave Depper landed his dream gig. What happens when he wakes up?
Dave Depper is doing his best to keep himself together. He flew back from London the previous night, and his jet lag is colliding with this godforsaken Portland heat wave. A few days prior, he was ons
Sounds like: Kendrick Lamar if he went straight into the studio after hearing Tupac for the first time.
For fans of: Nas, Lauryn Hill, Digable Planets, Black Star, Joey Badass, Vinnie Dewayne.
[LYSERGIC LOVESICKNESS] Even psychedelic troubadours get the blues. On his second album, Joel Magid sounds heartsick and hung over, his head hanging heavy with shame, as he ponders the bodies left to
As Phil Knight steps down, the "Krisis of Identity" rapper steps up.
The weather has been sweltering`, but in Beaverton, things just got Chillier. Earlier today, Phil Knight announced he will step down as chairman of Nike, the footwear giant he co-founded over a half-century ago. That's a big deal. But for hip-hop fans, the bigger news is that Knight's...More
The Quiet Music Festival dares artists to enjoy the near-silence.
A little over a decade ago, Chris Johanson’s ears turned against him.
A visual artist and musician, the 46-year-old has long suffered from tinnitus. Until about 2003, it had been manageable. Short