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Album Review: Luck X Dizz

Critical Mass (Architect Entertainment/Stadium Status)

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[HIP-HOP] It’s no secret Portland is a haven for independent music, but one genre that has yet to fully flourish here is hip-hop. While the scene is growing, it still lacks a truly distinctive presence. Critical Mass, a collaboration between rapper   More
Wednesday, December 12, 2012 DREW LENIHAN

Brew Views: Chasing Ice

Baby, it’s cold outside.

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National Geographic photographer James Balog might be called the innovator of ice porn. In the documentary Chasing Ice, he sets out to document melting glaciers around the world, selflessly strivi   More
Wednesday, November 28, 2012 DREW LENIHAN

Live Review: Kid Koala at Holocene, Nov. 5 (with live video!)

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These days, many DJs heavily so rely on the Apple computer they forget what's truly important: the connection between audience and performer. It is quite refreshing to see someone who uses the nostalgic tools of hip-hop and finds other ways to draw in a crowd rather than repeatedly hitting the “whomp” button. Meet Kid Koala, a pure turntablist admire...   More
Monday, November 12, 2012 by DREW LENIHAN

Restaurant Guide Video Extra: The Baowry


A little over a year ago, the house at the corner of North Charleston and Ivanhoe in St. Johns was overrun by cockroaches and the detritus of addiction. Today, the building is renovated as one of North Portland’s most ex...   More
Tuesday, October 30, 2012 by DREW LENIHAN

Live Review: A$AP Rocky at Roseland Theater, Oct. 22


The sea of canvas bucket hats, military camo jackets and gold everything gathered at the Roseland Monday night was not for the Colombian cartel’s annual conference but for A$AP Rocky’s fourth West Coast stop on his LIVELOVEA$AP tour. The concert at the Roseland was as raucous as a hip-hop show should be, and the sold-out crowd was ecstati...   More
Thursday, October 25, 2012 by DREW LENIHAN
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