December 18, 2016 in Music, New, Video, WOHM Premiere by

Glenn Waco Releases New Visual for “Assata”

After starting filming with Ben Olsen of Out of Line productions last May, the visual for Glenn Waco’s revolutionary song “Assata” has finally arrived. The song features vocals from Neka (Neka and Kahlo), and is the first single off his forthcoming project Human . And naturally, Waco chose the December 18 release date strategically; it’s the

December 10, 2016 in Giveaway, Live Music, New, R&B by

Come See TYuS, Portland’s New R&B Star

Hopefully you’re not like me and super late to discovering Portland-based artist, TYuS. While I had heard the name before, I didn’t know that a) he was an R&B singer, and b) that some of his songs make for  excellent winter listening. In fact, it wasn’t until earlier this week that I actually got around

November 7, 2016 in Live Music, Uncategorized by

Kami-Sama w/The Last Artful, Dodgr, Mic Capes & Fountaine

Feature image: Tiki This Thursday Mikey Fountaine puts Kami-Sama at The Liquor Store, his first-ever self-curated a show. And by the looks of the lineup it’s hard to see where he could go wrong. At the top of the bill sits The Last Artful, Dodgr, whose single “Squadron” has become a must-play anthem at local

November 7, 2016 in Music by

Maze Koroma – “Complicated”

The first track off Maze Koroma’s upcoming EP It’s Complicated, It’s All Happening so Fast, Even Though I Can’t Keep up with You, You’ll Always Be My Sunshine came out last week. On the EYRST-signed rapper’s new song called “Complicated,” Maze describes a night working (and monetizing) as an artist in Portland’s hip-hop scene. Even

September 2, 2016 in 10 THINGS, Editorials by

10 Things: Unmissable Artists at Bumbershoot 2016

This year’s Seattle Center music festival marks my second rodeo, but there are still many firsts to be had. Today, Seattle’s gargantuan end-of-Summer music fest kicks off, and just like last time I’m in disbelief of all the high quality live music I get to witness. I didn’t think that Bumbershoot 2016 could come close

August 23, 2016 in Live Music, Music by

We Take Holocene IV: Raz Simone, Glenn Waco, ROBy, Donte Thomas

The Summer closes with another promising Holocene takeover, and it’s Northwest vs. Everybody For all the sorry souls who missed it, We Take Holocene III featured Alia Zin, Blossom, Karma Rivera, and Vytell. Each artist from the all-female lineup brought some serious juice to share with the crowd, and we drank it right up. There

July 30, 2016 in Concert Buds, Editorials by

Concert Buds: Capitol Hill Block Party 2016

The highs and lows of this year’s CHBP in Seattle. In the days before Capitol Hill Block Party 2016, I became enraged when I found out that NAO—the alternative R&B singer who was 50% of the reason I bought a CHBP Sunday ticket—had canceled. Apparently, NAO had run into some travel issues from the UK,

July 28, 2016 in Music, New, Women by

Alia Zin Releases New Music Video “Raise the Dead” for Wiccan Wednesday

“You gotta free them lives, or there is no hope.” This week Alia Zin’s #WiccanWednesday release came in the form of “Raise the Dead,” which is her first official music video and produced by PakkMusic Group. Alia starts off the video calm, talking to some friends outside of a party. The chill and lowkey party vibe

July 20, 2016 in Music, Women by

Alia Zin Launches Wiccan Wednesdays with “Don’t Shoot” and “Reloaded”

“Maybe I want a Bulbasaur too, huh?” Alia Zin never ceases to impress me (and get me fired-up). Last Wednesday she dropped “Don’t Shoot,” the first in a weekly #WiccanWednesday series that will lead up to the release of her album, Wiccan on October 31st.  The song is another chilling woke-ass anthem written from her

July 12, 2016 in Giveaway, Live Music by

Go See Chanti Darling, SassyBlack & Blossom LIVE @ Holocene

The upcoming show at Holocene is a much-needed celebration of innovative and eclectic R&B artists from the Pacific Northwest.  This Thursday is expected to be a rare treat, with a lineup that kind of reminds me of the generational archetype that was conveyed in the movie DOPE; its youthful protagonists are characterized by non-conformity, nerdiness, queerness,