Curdo's Music & Stuff (73)

Who’s in a name?

One sign that better weather is on the way is seeing the summer concert schedule unfurl quickly. It got me thinking of all the bands that make a killing touring in the summer. Classic bands are being Frankenstein’d together as we speak! Years ago, the mid-’90s I believe, my folks went to see “The Platters” in concert. For those unaware, The Platters were one of the greatest vocal and song groups ever. They had dozens…

Rap Night and its long-running lineage in Portland

  Jesse Wagner is one of the most important people in our local music scene. Along with his partner in rhyme, (Nate) Shupe, they’ve powered “Rap Night,” one of our longest-running music traditions. It has become a weekly gathering for anyone involved or interested in hip hop. From that night came The Annual Ruckus Cup Classic, a rap battle between the sharpest tongues and most clever minds around. (The ninth cup is happening this Friday…
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