The Portland MC and new KBOO co-manager talks community radio and the war on hip-hop.
Earlier this month, following a year of internal tumult,
Portland radio station KBOO announced that longtime rapper and activist
Mic Crenshaw—along with Monica Beemer, former executive director
[GROWN-UP SOUL] Attention, Sir Paul: Liv Warfield questions your ornithological knowledge.
“Paul McCartney got
it wrong/ I ain’t never want no song,” the Portland-based belter sings
Jeremy Petersen, longtime producer and host at OPB Radio, has been fired by Oregon Public Broadcasting. According to a post on Petersen's Facebook page, he was called into a meeting on Jan. 28 and told he was being let go. Though he writes that there is "nothing particularly juicy or scandalous to say about it," Petersen adds tha...
With Eyelids, two of Portland’s busiest musicians reclaim their youth.
In a booth at the back of Cup and Saucer Cafe on Northeast
Killingsworth Street, John Moen and Chris Slusarenko are reminiscing
about the good old days—specifically, the days when Slusarenko and
Who: Prometheus Wolf (vocals, guitar), Matthew Huffman (drums), Jared Bird (bass), DJ Barnes (guitar).
Sounds like: Joy Division, if they smiled once in a while.
For fans of: Gun Club, Buzzcocks, Wi
Outkast, Queens of the Stone Age, Kraftwerk, Frank Ocean headline, along with a bazillion others.
Well, we got Outkast. The reunited hip-hop duo will headline the first half of the annual Sasquatch Music Festival at Washington's Gorge Amphitheater, which this year is spread across two separate weekends in May and July. Considering the legendary Atlanta rappers proclaimed they'd perform at 40 festivals in 2014, it'd be a majo...
"It has taken on a significance that it doesn't deserve."
By now, you've likely heard about the brouhaha surrounding the release this week of previously unheard Elliott Smith material. Normally, this would be treated as a grand occurrence, given that, unlike many of his peers in the gone-too-soon club, Smith's recorded legacy seemed to more or less end when he died in 2003. Sure, there have been posthumous albums—2004's From a Basement on the Hill</...More
R&B belter and Prince band member makes a star of herself in TV debut.
Last night, Portland soul queen Liv Warfield made her TV debut on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, and holy hell, this is the kind of performance stars are made from. Flanked by a veritable army of horns, the R&B belter—and New Power G...More