Myke Bogan, Stewart Villain, Serge Server
115 NW 5th Ave.
[HAZE-HOP] For a dude who apparently tokes his own body weight on a weekly basis, Portland MC Myke Bogan stays creating at a rapid clip. He dropped his last mix tape, Monkeys on the Beach, back in March, and is already back with another one. Pretty Hesh is deliberately designed for summer-time cool-out sessions, with airy, lightheaded beats and subject matter dedicated strictly to Bogan's favorite topics. Namely, "cheap beer, women and weed." Don't let the good vibes fool you, though: As Reed Jackson pointed out in his review of Monkeys on the Beach, Bogan is a "sad clown rapper," mixing pleasure and pain into a particularly potent cocktail. This is, oddly enough, the South Dakota-born rapper's first-ever local show since moving here last year.
Address: 115 NW 5th Ave.