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Rasheed Jamal has a lot on his mind. He put it all on his great new album.


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A conversation with Rasheed Jamal is like falling down a Wikipedia rabbit hole. One minute you’re talking about Allen Iverson shoe commercials, then caste systems, then Jean Baudrillard’s Si   More
 
Wednesday, March 18, 2015 MATTHEW SINGER

Stream The Week

Our seven can't-miss concerts this week, March 18-24.

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Want to see some live music? Like, tonight? Below, you'll find our picks for the absolute, 100 percent, honest-to-goodness best show (in the opinion of our music staff) happening in Portland each day this week.  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 18 Immortal Technique & Talib Kweli, Niko Is, CF, Hasan Salaam [HIP-HOP’S CONSCIENCE] When youth fades, popularity often goes with it, but Immortal Technique ...   More
 
Wednesday, March 18, 2015 WW MUSIC STAFF

City Auditor's Office Releases Its Investigation Into Portland Police's Treatment of Hip-Hop Shows

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The city's Independent Police Review has released its investigation of the Portland Police Bureau's handling of local hip-hop shows—and finds that city regulators, police officers and state liquor officials don't have a "unified policy" in dealing with concerts.  The review was sparked by a March incident where Portland-based rapper Illmaculate stormed out of his own show at the Blue Monk ...   More
 
Wednesday, December 17, 2014 MATTHEW SINGER

Stream The Week

A guide and playlist to the week's best concerts, Nov. 12-18

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Want to see some live music? Below, you'll find our picks for the best concerts coming through Portland this week, along with a Spotify playlist of representative songs from each artist. WEDNESDAY, NOV. 12 Mariachi El Bronx, Tijuana Panthers, Pounded by the Surf  [HARDCORE MARIACHI] The Bronx is more than just an average, long-running punk band from L.A. In addition to releasing four ...   More
 
Wednesday, November 12, 2014 WW MUSIC STAFF

Video Roundup: Lovers! Goose & Fox! Just Lions! Jake Kost!

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Hey, haven't done one of these in a while. Let's just jump in, then, shall we? Lovers, "Tiger Square" The first official video off A Friend in the World, the seventh album from Carolyn Berk's electro-pop group, features no tigers (nor any water fowl timed to the lyric "the goose with the truth is loose," which feels like a terribly missed opportunity), but between shots of the band wandering ...   More
 
Thursday, November 7, 2013 MATTHEW SINGER

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