May 14, 2020 in Interviews, Music by

Mic Capes Aims to Keep the Music Moving With #MicCapesMondays

Cover photo by Samuel Gehrke. #MicCapesMondays Weeks 1-5: 4.13.20 | 4.20.20 | 4.27.20 | 5.4.20 | 5.11.20 “If you don’t use it, you’ll lose it.” It’s an old phrase, but it rings true, and it’s quite relevant right now. As the quarantined days drag on, our sleep cycles remain in shambles, and most of us

May 7, 2020 in Interviews, Music by

Tony Ozier & King Thayo – Light My Fire + Tone Tuesdays

Image of King Thayo by Tim Tidball I was goofing around on IG last night and came across a clip of a very catchy song on the big homie Tony Ozier’s feed called Light My Fire, which features King Thayo, a Trini-born reggae singer who I’ve been keeping an eye on for a few months

March 5, 2019 in Album Reviews, Interviews by

Brookfield Duece Hits The Mark With Upcoming Album “America’s Orphans”

Now this is what a studio album is supposed to sound like. Oakland’s Brookfield Duece is no stranger to Portland rap. For five-plus years, he’s been in the mix, finding his lane and directing traffic in a crowded creative scene. His upcoming offering, America’s Orphans, is unequivocally his best work to date. The conceptually heavy

January 12, 2018 in Interviews, Live Music by

Gangsigns Celebrates 4 Years of Verified

Verified is a monthly dance party thrown every second Saturday at Holocene by a wildly popular Portland DJ, Gangsigns. Very few people understand how hard it is to keep a monthly party going year after year, especially in a place like Portland, so congratulations are certainly in order. The DJ lineup changes each month, but

January 3, 2018 in Interviews, Music, TheTHESIS by

The THESIS XXXVII: SamuelTheFirst, Andre Waymond, Chris Lee, Verbz

Tomorrow night marks the first THESIS of the year, which – at least for me – is the real New Year’s celebration! Samuel The First, Andre Waymond and Chris Lee join resident DJ, Verbz, for another fun night of fly live music, dancing, dranks and doing hoodrat shit with our friends at Kelly’s Olympian.

December 22, 2017 in Interviews, Live Music, Music, Video by

Karma Rivera Takes Over Doug Fir

When discussing the city’s best rappers, it’s hard to leave Karma Rivera off of the list. The Boriqua morena – despite lacking a tangible project – is pushing in all the right directions. Quality videos, catchy singles, a pro-female agenda, and electric live performances have helped drive Rivera into the forefront of the Portland scene. 

July 15, 2017 in Interviews, TheTHESIS, WOHMtv by

The Thesis Recap Video

After two and a half years, TheTHESIS is still going strong. In fact, we’re still growing.  Our last show started off with a bang as surprise guest Young Onassis from LA took the stage, immediately drawing the crowd in. Raquel Divar and Cory Oh brought the bass, debuting their new video, Vandals, and performed a few

June 27, 2017 in Interviews, Producers, Video by

P-Lo Discusses Portland Tour Stop & New Album, “More Than Anything”

  Later tonight, Bay Area trendsetter P-Lo takes over the Hawthorne Theatre for what’s sure to be a great show featuring openers Rexx Life Raj, sxlxmxn (FKA Stewart Villain) and Donte Thomas. An originator of the Heart Break Gang (Kehlani, Sage The Gemini, Iamsu!), P-Lo touts fresh lyrics over insane production and is currently pushing his

January 16, 2017 in Galleries, Interviews by

Miss Lopez Media Fav Projects of 2016

I picked my favorite projects of 2016: Mic Capes with Concrete Dreams, Donte Thomas with Grayscale, and ROBy with Cartoon Summers ’16. I caught up with all 3 artists, asked them some questions about what happened in 2016, whats next, and took some fresh shots!   Below, I’ll talk about why I picked each album,

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