Home / Events / Music Calendar / Latyrx, Vursatyl, Tope

Latyrx, Vursatyl, Tope

MATTHEW SINGER
7:30 pm, Thursday November 14 | $17 advance, $18 day of show.
Wonder Ballroom
128 NE Russell St.
 

[RAP RETURN] In 1997, Latyrx—that's Bay Area rappers Lyrics Born and Lateef the Truth Speaker—released The Album, an endearingly weird hip-hop record that didn't sound like a collaboration so much as two eccentric MCs unknowingly spliced together by their producers, in this case, DJ Shadow and Blackalicious’ Chief Xcel. Sixteen years later, the pair has finally issued a sequel, simply dubbed The Second Album. Sadly, the thrill is largely gone. Whereas The Album sounded like it was broadcasting from hip-hop's future, the two rappers now sound stuck in indie-rap past, eschewing sheer strangeness for vague sociopolitical message songs and generic inspirational uplift. Worse yet, Shadow and Xcel are nowhere to be found, their alternate-dimension funk beats replaced by a grab-bag of producers that, for some reason, includes the Decemberists' Chris Funk. The group can still start a party live, but considering what it used to be capable of, that's perhaps of little consolation.



Where: Wonder Ballroom
Phone: 284-8686
Address: 128 NE Russell St.

 
 

Wonder Ballroom

128 NE Russell St.
Portland, OR
 
Other events in Music Calendar

Old Age, Lost Cities, Soft Shadows

Wednesday, Sep 03, 2014

[DARK DAYDREAMS] Old Age is one of Portland's best rustic rock acts and Soft Shadows plays superlative dreampop that doesn't hide behind blankets of ...

8:30 pm | $6.
Holocene 1001 SE Morrison St. Web | Map

Ruby Pins, Rat Columns, Landlines

Wednesday, Sep 03, 2014

[ATMOSPHERIC SURF-POP] Recorded over two years on a laptop in between songwriting and drumming for Grass Widow, Lillian Maring’s solo debut as Ruby Pins has the ea ...

8 pm | 8 pm
The Know 2026 NE Alberta St. Portland Web | Map

Blood Beach, Woolen Men, Hooded Hags

Thursday, Sep 04, 2014

[ROCK 'N' ROLL] Psychedelic rock ‘n' rollers Blood Beach are reuniting after a year off to play this benefit show for friend and European booker Jorge Paez, whose ...

8 pm | $5.
The Know 2026 NE Alberta St. Portland Web | Map
Also At Wonder Ballroom
There's no more events in Wonder Ballroom
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
comments powered by Disqus
 

Web Design for magazines

Close
Close
Close