The tension between Portland rap artists and police goes deeper than the Blue Monk.
If you had walked past the Blue Monk around 11 pm on
Saturday, March 1, it’d be reasonable to assume a crime had taken place.
Six police cars were parked in the middle of Southeast Belmont Stree
Friday, Jan. 24 Mike Birbiglia [COMEDY] Mike Birbiglia spins some of the best stories in the business, tales that transcend comedy to hit a place of cringingly awkward but lovely tenderness. Did you hear about the time he sleepwalked through a motel window in Walla Walla? Newmark Theatre, 1111 SW Broadway, 248-4335. 7:30 (sold out) and 9:45 pm. $39.Cascadia Composers [DARK CONTEMPORARY ...
A rising St. Johns MC reflects on life during wartime—aka growing up in North Portland.
Asked about growing up black in the whitest major city in
the country, Glenn Waco blurts out Portland demographic figures so
reflexively it’s as if he’s reciting his home address.
Drake contains multitudes. He is, after all, a half-black,
half-Jewish Canadian child actor turned ginormously famous rapper. In
hip-hop terms, he’s quite the unique snowflake. It isn’t just h
Born: Michael Quattlebaum Jr. in 1986 in San Mateo, Calif.
Sounds like: A gender-twisted gangster straight
outta Hades, blasting holes through hip-hop’s hetero-normative heart,
with enough wig
[FAMILY PARTY] For some of the residents of Southeast’s
Washington Towers, the drab apartment complex down the street from Lone
Fir Pioneer Cemetery has another name: Futro Towers. That’s beca
Portland’s only female hip-hop duo returns—but don’t call it a comeback.
[TIMELESS HIP-HOP] To hear Toni Hill and
Sabrina “Syndel” Britt, of singer-rapper duo Siren’s Echo, discuss their
artistic relationship, you’d think they were twins separated at birth.
Brazilian street dance, minus the street, moved into an industrial corner of Portland this week. Bruno Beltrao Grupo de Rua, a nine-member, all-male ensemble from Rio, enjoyed a sold-out run through the White Bird Uncaged series, which brought the action to the Bison Building, a cavernous warehouse space in Northeast Portland. That bare-bones setting fit H3, the company's 55-minute deconstruction ...