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A PDX Hip-Hop Year-End (W)rap-Up




I can't help but grin whenever I come across the flick pictured to the left. It's a shaky, unfocused shot I took in the wild midst of flailing arms, screaming mouths and furious, frantic head nods. Nasir Jones was performing in our humble city for the first time in his three deca...   More
 
Tuesday, December 23, 2008 by Sara Moskovitz

Bobbito Garcia In PDX For Fix 2nd Year Anniversary




The man with more alias and job titles than rare soul 45's in his record collection, Bobbito Garcia has been a New York Nuyorican household name for damn near three decades. A break dancer with the legendary Rock Steady Crew, a professional NBA baller representing Puerto Rico, ...   More
 
Sunday, December 14, 2008 by Sara Moskovitz

Rockbox 2nd Anniversary Party Tonight at Holocene




Tonight marks the 2nd anniversary of Rockbox, one of Portland's most sonically satisfying and sweatiest monthly dance parties.

On the third Firday each month, the main dance floor inside Holocene swells between the night life hours of 9 pm and 2 am ...   More
 
Friday, November 21, 2008 by Sara Moskovitz

Passing Through: Sara Moskovitz Interviews Lateef and Gift of Gab (The Mighty Underdogs)




When Kenny of Fresh Selects and I met up with The Mighty Underdogs—the new hip-hop supergroup backed by Def Jux's label and comprised of Blackalicious' Gift of Gab, Latryx's Lateef the Truthspeaker and Crown City Rocker producer...   More
 
Thursday, November 20, 2008 by Sara Moskovitz

Devin The Dude Lands in PDX Tonight: The LocalCut Interview


Through thick clouds of weed smoke and a high-pitched, nasally voice that is both Southern smooth and West Coast California crass, Devin The Dude is back with Landing Gear, his fifth solo project to date. The LP was backed by Razor & Tie, a recent label move by Devin following a long li...   More
 
Thursday, October 30, 2008 by Sara Moskovitz

POH-Hop Founders Chat with LocalCut's Sara Moskovitz


In this week's WW, to pay homage to POH-Hop—our city's longest-running and largest all-local hip-hop festival—Sara Moskovitz had the pleasure of speaking to two of the three founders about all things boom bap original clap. Here's the full transcript of her interviews with Cool Nu...   More
 
Wednesday, October 22, 2008 by Sara Moskovitz

Back In The Game


PDX legend Cool Nutz helps resurrect the POH-Hop Festival.
In 1995, Steven Spyryt, David Parks and Terrance Scott (more affectionately known as Cool Nutz), three Portlanders with a soft spot for local hip-hop, watched as Chill T. was denied a performance at Satyricon as part...   More
 
Wednesday, October 22, 2008 by Sara Moskovitz

Back In The Game

PDX legend Cool Nutz helps resurrect the POH-Hop Festival.


Music Stories
In 1995, Steven Spyryt, David Parks and Terrance Scott (more affectionately known as Cool Nutz), three Portlanders with a soft spot for local hip-hop, watched as Chill T. was denied a performance at S ...   More
 
Wednesday, October 22, 2008 Sara Moskovitz

PDX Fashion Week : Final day 5 and it's a wrap!




Last night marked the fifth and final day of what has been an exciting, experimental and exhausting Portland Fashion Week 2008. There was little last evening fanfare and the doors opened an hour later than usual but as has been stat quo all week, by runway kick-off time, t...   More
 
Monday, October 13, 2008 by Sara Moskovitz

PDX Fashion Week: The Backstage Blog!




"He's a little prostitute but he's hot." Ohh, to be a fly on the back stage wall of a grand scale fashion show production like this year's Portland Fashion Week (PFW), held at 14 Square in NW Portland. There was an endless supply of Costco-sized Rock Star cases (the sugar...   More
 
Monday, October 13, 2008 by Sara Moskovitz
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