Moonchild came to Portland this week and killed it. They made me realize that I need more funky smoothness in my life and I think you do too. This is a playlist of some smooth funky jams that will put you in the mood, help you relax, or at the very least make you slowly […]
InFocus covers individuals who work hard on and off the clock, individuals who progress through learning and doing, and those individuals who never understood the words, “give up.” Portland native Ira LaFontaine has been working on something to outrun the competition. With the release of Tabor, Compound’s in-house collection, Ira believes their joggers will outlast […]
This week is a mix of some throw backs, some recent stuff, and a few from San Diego that I found while doing some exploring there.
About two years ago, friends from Sydney asked if I would host a group of guys coming through Portland. I of course opened my home/E+E HQ to them and played film assistant for the day at the Annual Naked Bike Ride. These two Aussie were filming for a series called Unplanned America. About a year later, […]
Greetings Earthlings! If that is your real species. I hope you all had a terrific Earth Day yesterday, filled with grounding and humbling epiphanies that assisted in reminding you, that you are a part of something bigger than yourselves. I never quite understood why people get days off celebrating personages such as Columbus, yet Earth […]
It was 7th grade when Johnny T first handed me the ATLiens album. That moment was a turning point in my life. It’s been on my bucket list since then to see them play live, and it’s finally going to happen at the Sasquatch Music Festival this summer. Cochella is in wrapping up but […]
InFocus covers individuals who work hard on and off the clock, individuals who progress through learning and doing, and those individuals who never understood the words, “give up.” This spring marks Emily Aalbers’ last term as a double major at Western Oregon University. She has put in her hours the last four years and finally […]
We headed out to the homie Dan Lafferman aka Booty N Bass‘s studio, where we talked to Ant B and recorded a music video to his song, 99 Styles. We talked to Ant about how he go into the game, his vision for Northwest hip-hop and his favorite song, 99 Styles. Then he spit the […]
For those who love to travel environmentally and style friendly, make sure to check out a new project on Kickstarter called Peace Bicycles. Peace Bicycles is a company based in Los Angeles that offers an array of fashionable and functional vintage-style bikes. Their bikes are designed for optimal comfort, whether you are traveling for business […]
WAXED OUT delivers new music to keep your record collection fresh & stacked to the ceiling words by @Evan_Gabriel Sitting at his dining room table in southeast Portland, Dusty Fox, one half of the Northwest hip-hop crew Research & Development, is having a serendipitous Saturday. The MC just opened a fortune cookie that told him […]
HELLO Spring! Sunshine, patios, beers, BBQ, Coast Trips, bikes, more beers, maybe some Spring skiing? Why the hello not, the sun is out. The round up of all the random events this weekend are coming up next: FRIDAY Shook Twins @ Mississippi Studios Midnight Mystery Ride @ Col. Sumners Party Wildfang Presents: Genders & Spookies Buckman-Kerns […]
By now, we already know how talented our local fashion designers are. Portland has been home to more Project Runway winners than LA & New York. But the plus size industry never gets any love. That is, until we met Claire Doody. This fiery chick gets it and is running with her new “feminine warrior, […]
“Romeo, Romeo! Wherefore art thou Romeo?” Hopefully this line resonates familiarity. Wild Bill Shakespeare, a poet’s poet, author of sonnets, plays, and widely regarded as the finest composer of the English language that this world has ever known, placed this now culturally implanted line in his tale of “two star-crossed lovers,” “Romeo and Juliet”. What […]
If you’re a guy in need of dope clothing in Portland, look no further than MACHUS on 6th and E Burnside. I went into the store to look around and talk to the owner, Justin. He explained the MACHUS “look,” the changing landscape of Portland fashion and his transition from Local35 on Hawthorne. Visit Machus […]
The homie Neo G Yo released his new album, ALL ALLONE, and celebrated his birthday at Case of Bass! We hit the party and talked to Neo about his new album and what Futro has coming out next! Check out Futro at Yofutro.com and @futrorecords!
Weekend is almost here! Friday – Stay Wild Magazine Launch party @ See See Lizard Lounge Warehouse Sale @ 710 NW 14th ave Opening Reception: TEDx Portland PERFECT || Art Show and Auction at One Grand Gallery DJ Kenoy @ Devil’s Point // FREE – electro, bass, edm, trap, strip club party (say whaaa?!) Future Shock Gallery […]
This past weekend, an event known as Sticker Nerds 3 happened. Blood sweat and tears went into the making of these stickers and the volume of hand drawn stuff is impressive mostly because the large amount of demand from the artists did not effect the quality of what was produced. It looked like it was […]
What is not to learn is nothing at all. What is not to do simply cannot be done. Some girls just really, really, want to have fun. The umbrella of philosophy, made of the fabrics of the examined life, covers all of us from the drops of the unknown, drooping down permanently from the unrelenting […]
WAXED OUT delivers new music to keep your record collection fresh & stacked to the ceiling words and photos by @Evan_Gabriel Raz Simone really does wear eight rings. Each of the twenty-four-year-old’s hands bear gold bands big enough for Don King’s collection. With these hands, Raz, born Solomon Simone, has not only fought […]
That’s right. Let it whip, drop it low, and bring it back. This playlist is composed of nothing but inspiring rhythms intended break you from your conservative dance-move rut. There’s no Lady Gaga, no dub step, and no reason to stay sitting. Who cares if anyone sees you dancing. Express yourself bea. Also, Hay Ya! […]
If you don’t already know, the Soar Losers are a collective of really talented dudes from Portland who are trying to take their hip-hop to the next level. They all made it down to SXSW, but we caught up with 2 of them, Stewart Villain and Manny Monday about what they were looking forward to […]
Fill your weekend with somethin’ fun. Here ya go: March 28 – Caribbean Food Tasting Event @ TAO Event Center // $10 – music, food, drinks) March 29 – The Original Nomad hot tub launch party // free Andaz @ Star Theater Chest & Booty Pirate Party @ TBA // outdoor nature rave April 1st – Red Bull […]
I took a new approach to finding those hidden gems that some call vandalism this week. Usually I have a neighborhood in mind before heading out, but this time I decided to drive until a tag caught my eye just simply heading south on the east side of town. A few blocks into the Hosford […]
They say that baseball is America’s pastime. Getting “taken out to the ballgame” is somewhat of a childhood obligation in this country, which I am certainly proud to be a part of, nonetheless, we enthusiastically stroll out in mass numbers to watch nine players on each side, stride and slide, gallantly in a baseball uniform, […]
I first met Jesse Malinowski after my sophomore year in college, while I was working at Inner City Empire screen printing in Seattle. Jesse was my manager there and between teaching me the craft, told me about the record company he had started. I was new to the scene, but respected his hustle and […]
Our dudes Amine, Jahosh and Irvin killed their show down at SXSW, and we met up with them right after for E+Etv. We heard about their journey for real Texas BBQ, traveling when you’re underage and their new song, 3:45. Go check out the song they just released in honor of their mixtape hitting 10,000 […]
E+E ran into the King of the Northwest, Luck One, down at SXSW and chopped it up. We caught a couple live shows and heard what he had to say about Harlem vs. Portland, how he really feels about SX and the recent controversy over his show at the Blue Monk!
While down at SXSW, we linked up with the homie from Vancouver, D Worthy, who was fresh off of a live show. We chopped it up about his plans for SX, his team, the Blow Up Kids, and what to bring for a perfect experience in Austin. Check out our chat plus footage from his […]
During our trip to Austin, we met up with Cassow after his show at The Lodge to talk about the PDX hip-hop scene (or lack thereof), Danny Seth and Been Trill, and his plans after Austin. Check out our conversation plus footage of his super hype live show.
Oh baby, brace yo’ self – it’s goin’ down once this playlist starts. Hopefully the candles are already lit and the wine is finished because these sounds pulse a magnetism to that special someone. Don’t fight it. Dim the lights and show them how much they mean to you.