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Photo Review: Starfucker, Wednesday, Oct. 20 @ the Roseland Theater


Last Wednesday, local name-changing electropop quartet Starfucker returned from its fall tour to debut a set of new songs at the Roseland Theater. The whole show was a mess of sweaty, dancing bodies and kids, and the encore even featured a "ginormous part of the crowd" getting up onstage to da...   More
 
Monday, October 25, 2010 by Keith Casper

Live Review: Dr. Lonnie Smith, Tuesday, April 20 @ Jimmy Mak's


Photographer Keith Casper went to see the great Lonnie Smith on Tuesday, and he was nice enough to send us this report and some fantastic photos.

Dr. Lonnie Smith was on the 2010 Soul'd Out Festival poster for a damn good reason. He certainly spoke through his music an...   More
 
Friday, April 23, 2010 by Keith Casper

Photo Review: George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic, Monday, Jan. 18 @ Crystal Ballroom


George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic set down the mothership and took it to the stage at the Crystal Ballroom on Monday. One of the most influential bands of the funk universe, it played for fans both young and ol...   More
 
Wednesday, January 20, 2010 by Keith Casper

Photo Review: Steve Aoki, Thursday, Jan. 14 @ Dante's


Steve Aoki, the “BFF of Lindsay Lohan” and millionaire son of the owner of Benihana, played with Mezzi at Dante's Exotic-A-Go-Go Thursday night. Aoki has gone out and paid the cost to be the boss on his own, and his music definitely excites. He owns Dim Mak Records, named...   More
 
Sunday, January 17, 2010 by Keith Casper

Photo Review: De La Soul, Friday, September 4 @ the Roseland


Alternative hip-hop architects De La Soul played the Roseland on Friday, August 4th. The deeply eclectic and enormously skilled trio—so good that it basically invented the genre—made everything seem so easy as they did it. Posdnous (Kelvin Mercer), Trugoy the Dove (David ...   More
 
Wednesday, September 9, 2009 by Keith Casper

Live Review: The Roots, Friday, April 10 @ Roseland


With an approach that has continually pushed the boundaries of hip-hop, jazz, soul and beyond, Philly-based band the Roots played the Roseland this past Friday. Differing from the usual more production methods that most hip-hop groups favor, they instead play with a primary focus tha...   More
 
Monday, April 13, 2009 by Keith Casper

Live Reviews: Keith Casper at The Portland Jazz Festival


Now that the 2009 Portland Jazz Fest is officially over, we can finally start to gather our thoughts about almost two weeks of pretty rad shows. Freelancer Keith Casper went to a lot of shows during the festival, and even though we tend to run concert and photo reviews close to the date of the s...   More
 
Monday, February 23, 2009 by Keith Casper

Live Review: Three 6 Mafia at the Roseland, Friday, Jan. 30


Three 6 Mafia has a slew of gold and platinum albums. It won the first Oscar of any rap act in history at the Academy Awards. It won the 2008 American Music Award for favorite band, duo or Group for rap/hip-hop music. It has even had a song in a Rocky movie.

Before Fri...   More
 
Wednesday, February 4, 2009 by Keith Casper

Photo Review: Christian Scott at the Someday Lounge, Saturday, Dec. 6


At the remarkable age of 22, Christian Scott brought his well-steeped and insightful clarity into the depths of jazz, bebop and beyond at the Someday Lounge last Saturday evening. Far from the cliche?d , brash notes the trumpet is known to deliver, Scott transcended all that hot mess...   More
 
Tuesday, December 9, 2008 by Keith Casper

Live Review: Breakestra at the Roseland Theater, Sunday, Nov. 2


At the Roseland on Sunday, pimped-out funky orchestra Breakestra brought its inspiration deep from the crates of the finest vinyl gems that old school hip-hop, R&B, funk and jazz have to offer. With no sampler, these guys play it all real time. With equal amounts of smooth and gritty riffs, they had ...   More
 
Wednesday, November 5, 2008 by Keith Casper
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