AN EVENING OF CONVERSATION WITH THREE PORTLAND MUSIC-MAKERS
TONIGHT AT URBAN GRIND EAST, 2214 NE OREGON, 7-8:30PM, $5 ADMISSION
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The New Oregon Interview Series brings three influential Portland music-makers together for an evening of intimate conversation. Kill Rock Stars founder Slim Moon, Mississippi Studios co-owner Alicia Rose, and rap artist Mic Crenshaw sit down to discuss their work and how our music culture is evolving. Said interviewee DJ Anjali, “It’s still like the Wild West here. People are coming from other parts of the country to live here because they might be able to do what they want to do.”
An influential punk musician, Moon has toured with Kathleen Hanna and Bikini Kill, and under his direction, Kill Rock Stars released such artists as Elliott Smith, the Decemberists, and Sleater-Kinney. Dubbed “one of the best hiphop artists in PDX” by the Portland Mercury, Crenshaw has shared stages with the Fugees and the Wu-Tang Clan and his recent release hit number four on the college radio hiphop charts. Rose was the talent buyer for the Doug Fir before she partnered with Jim Brunberg to transform Mississippi Studios into a driving music venue, and is well-known for photographing local performers.
Host Nora Robertson conceived the New Oregon Interview Series to find out how Portland’s blossoming creative culture has developed and where it’s headed. “A lot has changed in the past decade,” Robertson says. “The best perspective comes from the artists themselves—and the designers, writers, chefs, and venues who make things happen here.”
Audiences can sit in and join the discussions at eight live events, all slated for the last Wednesday of each month at Urban Grind East, near NE 20th Ave. and Sandy Boulevard. Over forty interviews will be published in a printed anthology; some are currently available online at www.neworegon.org. Letterpress artist and bookmaker Clare Carpenter of Tiger Food Press will also discuss her work creating a limited-edition serigraph based on the interviews. $5 admission and $30 season pass.