Archive for November 28, 2014

Beat This

Bored on your black Friday/post T-day slump day? Check out some hip hop history from ’84, care of BBC. Legit.

Beat This: A Hip-Hop History (1984) from Dave Chino on Vimeo.


Tuesday Forecast: 11.18.2014

TVOTR     Hellsent & Batsauce          Machinedrum   & Lee Bannon    Red Martina  Dj Connect  Kool keith  Dirty Beaches  Mr. Oizo  Ariel PinkRaspberry Bulbs    Vladislav Delay

Jesse Boykins III


Tuesday Forecast: 11.11.2014

This week’s Hip Hop releases are just straight solid, good for you, treatises of boom bap. Big K.R.I.T. seemed a little stale/redundant for a little while but he’s back. Kev Brown is one of the best in the game. There’s The 1978ers from the Mello Music Group camp, killin it. Serengetti pops off some more oddball joints. Then there’s Aesop Rock and Rob Sonic back at it again with another Hail Mary Mallon installment. C’mon.

Two other definite highlights of the week are 18+ and Scarub. Scarub is part of the Living Legends crew and steps up with some real refreshing, new styles. I know nothing of 18+ and never heard of them before but I am definitely digging the off kilter, hip hop, electronic vibes getting sent out by this male/female duo (that overrides the cliche norm that’s come to be expected by such a line up). Do yourself a favor and check out the dopeness of all this week’s releases. Booooowm.

Big K.R.I.T. The 1978ers Serengetti Hail Mary Mallon Scarub Dj Dolores 18+ Odd Rumblings Jon Hopkins Kev Brown/Hassaan Mackey



Cult of Ignorance

What Congress will look like in 2015.

There is a cult of ignorance in the United States, and there has always been. The strain of anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.”

Isaac Asimov


Metal Mother Tour of the PNW

If you live in the Pacific Northwest you should check out Metal Mother’s tour. And if you’re not familiar, convince yourself here,

11.14 // PORTLAND, OR // Lovecraft Bar w/ Force Publique
11.16 // OLYMPIA, WA // Cryptatropa Bar  w/ OND4
11.20 // VANCOUVER, BC // The Rattle-1410 Venables St . East Van w/ Ornament
11.21 // SEATTLE, WA // The Cockpit w/ Youryoungbody + Nightspace
11.22 // SEATTLE, WA // LoFi Performance Gallery w/ The Tempers
12.13 // OAKLAND, CA // Trees w/ FEVER WITCHLola’s BadSlumber (DJ Set)





Tuesday Forecast: 11.04.14

Pep Love Dels Les Sins Dean Blunt Rodion G.A. Clark Deerhoof Arca Theophilus London