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PDX Fashion Week: Day Two Recap, "Fancy" & "Fierocity."

Following the packed glitz and glamour house of Portland's 2008 Fashion Week premier night on Wednesday, Day Two of PFW continued yesterday evening inside the glacial looking icecube that is 14 Square's spacious Northwest warehouse.

Although celeb sightings ...   More
Friday, October 10, 2008 by Sara Moskovitz

Portland Fashion Week: First night Re-Cap...WOW (that was a long show)!

Origami paper ballroom dresses, 5-inch high stilettos, urban fireman couture and neck tattoos all found their way inside the high-ceilinged and unfinished warehouse space of 14 Square's Pearlized front lobby (1330 NW 14th Ave.) as tonight marked a very long day one (out o...   More
Thursday, October 9, 2008 by Sara Moskovitz

PASSING THROUGH: Extended Q&A With Talib Kweli

In this week's print edition we ran a Q&A with emcee Talib Kweli, former titan of the backpack scene and half of the fabled duo Black Star with Mos Def, who is in town this Friday, Oct. 3 at the Roseland as part of the "Hip Hop Live" show wit...   More
Wednesday, October 1, 2008 by Sara Moskovitz

Q&A with Talib Kweli

Music Stories
[HIP-HOP] Last Thursday, WW chatted with Talib Kweli from the MC’s Park Slope kitchen in NYC while he cooked up a baked-chicken dinner. The seven-album-strong (his forthcoming LP, Party Robot, i ...   More
Wednesday, October 1, 2008 Sara Moskovitz

The Fli Boiz Wednesday, Sept. 24

Illaj and Mikey Vegaz are Portland’s Cool Kids—with a twist.

Music Stories
[PO-HOP POSTURING] In deep Southeast Portland—out past fast-food drive-thrus and 7-Elevens—synthed pings emanate from a small house, where a soundproofed room serves as headquarters for Hi ...   More
Wednesday, September 24, 2008 Sara Moskovitz

PDXLR8R: Under Review (Part Two, the Hip-Hop)

This issue (click here to download) is like, ginormous for Portland and I lament, even more shine sprinkled onto what I can no longer claim as the same sleepy town I grew up in. Our spot just got called ou...   More
Tuesday, September 23, 2008 by Sara Moskovitz

Sofada: A show, a day in the shop and a baby named Fitz

Alice Dobson is a busy, multi-tasking—cutting, sewing, designing—boutique owner (and, she's the mother of a fiery red-headed two-year-old named Fitz). Her shop Sofada (2937 E Burnside St., 445-2006), which is ...   More
Monday, September 15, 2008 by Sara Moskovitz

360 Vinyl Moves, KEZ Reminisces (Photo Essay)

Aaron Marquez is staring up at one record-covered wall inside 360 Vinyl nostalgically. It's a rare pleasure to capture the oft times reticently thoughtful 31 year-old Marquez (better known inside the walls of 360 Vinyl and behind the turntables at venues all over town as DJ KEZ), in his el...   More
Thursday, September 11, 2008 by Sara Moskovitz

So You Want To Rock the Bells? Here's Your Primer.

There are two reasons to not be at MFNW this weekend, and only two. The Ducks play on Saturday in Eugene, and the Rock the Bells festival is downright crazy, and at the Gorge. So, those underwhelmed by Musicfest's hip-hop offerings (Cool Kids, Del, Jedi Mind Tricks and lotsa our favorite locals) will find refuge on the Oregon/Washington border. For the less heady heads, WW's hip-hop correspondent,...   More
Thursday, September 4, 2008 by Sara Moskovitz

The Cool Kids

10 p.m. Thursday, Roseland

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[BIG WHEEL HIP-HOP] The hyperactive pinball machine that is Chi-town’s hip-hop scene has popped out its latest two-stepping prettyboy MCs, the Cool Kids. Despite a four-year age gap between them ...   More
Wednesday, September 3, 2008 Sara Moskovitz
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