Album Review: Serge Severe

Boom Bap & Bars Vol. 1 (Focused Noise)


Album Reviews
[HIP-HOP] Portland MC Serge Severe has always had an appreciation for the “golden age” of hip-hop. He released a tape of himself rapping over DJ Premier beats. He refers to  himself as    More
 
Wednesday, April 24, 2013 REED JACKSON

Album Review: Foreign Talks

Foreign Talks (Expunged)


Album Reviews
[FOREIGNERS] To argue the merits of teenage bands means punting lyrics from the outset. Rare are the artists as young men who articulate their passions with any degree of complexity or perspecti   More
 
Wednesday, April 17, 2013 JAY HORTON

Lawz Spoken’s CHRON: Legacy

A weed-scented, hip-hop crime drama, with an ’80s sound and a ’90s soul.


Music Stories
A suburban upbringing leaves lasting and vivid impressions that rival those produced by even the dankest of joints. Matthew Gonzales can testify. The Portland producer, known as both Lawz Spoken   More
 
Wednesday, February 20, 2013 MARK STOCK

The Best From Everywhere Else 2012

Our music writers’ favorite albums of 2012 not made by their neighbors.


Music Stories
Aesop Rock, Skelethon  The old-school indie MC breaks a five-year silence with a characteristic torrent of impassioned poetry over rock-influenced beats. JONATHAN FROCHTZWAJG.   Ava L   More
 
Wednesday, December 26, 2012 WW MUSIC STAFF

Con Bro Chill: Saturday, Dec. 22

Are these guys serious? Very serious. Sort of.


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[GOOF POP] You know Con Bro Chill is readying for a video shoot when it looks like a rainbow exploded in the band’s garage. Neon-colored duct tape—a motif running through the five YouTube hits   More
 
Wednesday, December 19, 2012 MATTHEW SINGER

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