We thought the only appropriate way to celebrate this American holiday is to remember a #TBT from the last major holiday – Halloween. Take a little journey with us to Insomniac’s Escape Circus Halloween party that took place down in LA. This wild party was psycho circus themed, had a massive stage and even a ferris wheel. It looked truly terrifying. So, take a look, you probably need a break from all the political talk around the dinner table anyway.
Rising Appalachia stopped in Portland last week on their busy tour. We got to watch the sister duo soundcheck and then snapped a few portraits before the show. Their positive energy and dedication to change is refreshing. Missed our interview with them this summer? No worries, read on.
Jai Wolf comes to Portland on Saturday night and will be fresh off releasing his newest project, Kindred Spirits. We got to catch up with him before the music drops tomorrow (Friday 11/18). Make sure to pre-order the album & try to snag a ticket to the sold out show at The Wonder.
EYES & EDGE: With all that just happened with the election, how are you feeling? You were vocal on Twitter but since the dust has settled a little, what are some takeaways? Sajeeb Saha: I’m feeling really disappointed and afraid. Disappointed because our nation elected a racist and a misogynist to the highest position. Afraid because I’m seeing a lot of attacks on minorities in the days after the election. The dust definitely hasn’t begun to settle yet – we’re sadly strapping in for a long 4 years.
E&E: What are you emotions as we get closer to Kindred Spirits’ release date? Sajeeb: Really excited – I’ve been working so hard on this EP. It’s incredibly special and I can’t wait for everyone to hear it.
E&E: What do you hope impacts your listeners the most? Sajeeb: The emotions inside the melodies – I hope it makes them feel nostalgic or youthful. READ MORE
Update on 11/17:
Even more light has been shed on Portland’s talent! Yesterday, Dodgr appeared on Sway in the Morning. Huge things for Dodgr this week and it’s only Wednesday.
This past week, eyes around the world have been on Portland. First it was because of the Trump protest. And last night it was because Amine’ performed on The Late Night Show Staring Jimmy Fallon. He also brought The Last Artful, Dodgr & Blossom to sing back ups and put the city on. It’s been a week filled with a number of out-of-body experiences.
Hip-hop has been a word thrown around in the Portland scene for a number of years. People are really trying to tap into the market and give local artist a place to shine. Shout out to events like The Thesis and new radio station WE 96.3.
Yet, somehow the vast majority of Portlanders has no idea what’s happening in the hip-hop culture. People are hesitant to grab onto the local talent and support what they are doing.