January 19, 2017 in Live Music, News, Style by

Dame 3 “Rip City” Sneaker Launch

As you may have heard, superstar basketball player/rapper Damian Lillard is dropping his Dame 3 “Rip City” shoe today, and tomorrow he plans to celebrate the launch with you – the fans! Once again, Dame and adidas are tapping Amine to perform at the release – you may recall that Amine rocked Dame’s initial signature shoe

December 12, 2016 in Giveaway, Live Music, Music by

TYuS Concert Free Ticket Giveaway!!!

While all-local rap shows have been buzzing crazy in Portland for at least a good year now, there haven’t been too many opportunities to indulge in R&B concerts that star The Town’s growing talent base. That all changes this Wednesday – 12/14 – when homegrown talent TYuS headlines an all-ages extravaganza at the Hawthorne Theater.

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 29, 2016 in Live Music by

The Thesis Two Year Anniversary: Two Nights, Two Shows!

As cliché as it may sound, I really can’t believe it’s already been two years of TheTHESIS. I guess time really does fly when you’re having fun, and I’ve gottta say, we’ve been having a LOT of fun. I see no reason to stop now. The 25th month of Portland’s beloved concert series truly is truly

November 25, 2016 in Interviews, Live Music, Music, Video by

We Take Holocene Interview with Glenn Waco [VIDEO]

A few months back I had the opportunity to catch up with prominent Portland activist and artist Glenn Waco at his We Take Holocene showcase. Recently Glenn made the move down south to California but specifically came back to host the fourth edition of his Hip Hop series in late August. This show has definitely

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 5, 2016 in Live Music by

TNO X Bro Pluto X Compound Present: Walking Cliché Album Exhibit

Tonight at The Hawthorne Theatre we pay tribute to one of Portland’s most important rap artists, Stewart Villain, as he releases his new musical project, Walking Cliché.

September 21, 2016 in Galleries, Live Music by

The Thesis Photo Recap

Hopefully by now y’all know I love to put my ladies on, so I was really excited to see a full set from Raquel Divar! Last time she graced the stage she did a quick song on Alia Zin’s set at We Take Holocene…  Let’s just say that Raquel rapped her ass off! Next up was

August 31, 2016 in Live Music, Music, Video by

The THESIS XXII: Mikey Vegaz & FliBoiMoe, Raquel Divar, Lang & Drae Slapz, and Verbz

At The THESIS we support all types of hip-hop, and gangsta rap is no exception. Sometimes we call them “urban” or “street” when we don’t want to bring attention to the rappers the square world might consider “gangsta,” a term that honestly sounds ridiculous here in 2016, but everyone knows what we mean. My little brother

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