Detroit’s Insane Clown Posse and Los Angeles’ Odd Future
Wolf Gang Kill Them All—both of whom visit the Roseland Theater this
week—have more in common than either rap
group is likely to admit. Both trade in lyrical depictions of graphic
violence; both shun mainstream society and its hypocrisy; both are
despised and misunderstood by critics and parent groups; both have
obsessive cult followings. And yet, the chasm of age, race and style
between the two outfits seems wholly unconquerable. So, because the
members of OFWGKTA and ICP will likely never sit down to chat, we
decided to synthesize a conversation between them using lyrics from the
two groups’ own songs.
THURSDAY SEPT. 29[MUSIC] DJ KRUSH, REV SHINES
When DJ Krush appeared on U.S. shores in the mid-’90s, it was easy to regard the Japanese producer/turntablist as a curiosity. But 17 years after Krush’s moody first record dropped in the U.S., Hideaki Ishii has one of the most un-fuck-withable discographies in hip-hop. Branx, 320 SE 2nd Ave., 234-5683.
9 pm. $15 advance, $18 day of. 21+.
FRIDAY SEPT. 30[FESTIVAL] PORTLAND GREEK FESTIVAL
Nearly 60 years old, the Portland Greek Festival offers souvlaki, spanakopita, feta and pastries as well as folk dancing, jewelry and cooking demos. Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 3131 NE Glisan St. 10 am-10 pm Friday-Saturday, noon-8 pm Sunday, Sept. 30-Oct. 2. Free.
SATURDAY OCT. 1[LULZ] ROFLCON SUMMIT
Wieden + Kennedy hosts a mini version of MIT’s biannual convention of Internet culture, ROFLcon. Speakers include Cheezburger Network’s Ben Huh, 4chan founder Chris Poole, as well as folks from Boing Boing, Reddit, Urban Dictionary and other online institutions. Wieden + Kennedy, 224 NW 13th Ave. 8:30 am-6 pm. $35. Tickets at roflconsummit.com.
[JUGGLING] PORTLAND JUGGLING AND VAUDEVILLE EXTRAVAGANZA
Jugglers and clowns from all over the world, including Germany’s record-breaking Luke Burrage, David Clay and Mike Huling of Handsome Little Devils, Canada’s David Aiken and California’s Poetic Motion Machine. Kaul Auditorium at Reed College, 3203 SE Woodstock Blvd., portlandjugglers.com/festival2011. 7 pm. $8-$16.
SUNDAY OCT. 2[MUSIC] CSS, MEN
Too old for Odd Future? Too sensitive? Too gay? Too troubled by the young hip-hop outfit’s misogynistic lyrical content? Perhaps you’d like to dance along to these two all-inclusive, very Portlandy dance outfits. Wonder Ballroom, 128 NE Russell St. 8 pm. $17 advance, $20 day of. 21+.
MONDAY OCT. 3[THEATER] BENEFIT FOR LOUANNE MOLDOVAN
In August, Louanne Moldovan, founder of Cygnet Productions, fell down a flight of stairs. Until an upcoming surgery this fall, Moldovan is stuck at home in a C-collar. In this retrospective of the company she founded, the theater community has come together to raise funds for her care. Artists Repertory Theatre, 1515 SW Morrison St. 7 pm. $20 suggested donation.