Posts by Jeni Wren Stottrup

“The In” August 26 – September 1

Summer is nearly over and it’s the last week of “The In” and “Gritty Birds” until next season. Stay tuned for my Up and Comings and features at Portland Mercury. The lastest podcast is up as well, don’t miss my fantastic interview with Mac Smiff, editor of NW hip hop magazing We Out Here! Wednesday: Doug Fir: Houndstooth, […]

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Episode 10: Mac Smiff

“Everyone should have a chance to make their art and tell their story,” tells Mac Smiff (aka Fahiym B. Acuay), editor of the local online hip-hop magazine We Out Here. Starting his first journal at age 4 after his older sister taught him to read, Smiff has always had a way with words. Inspired by […]

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The In: August 12-18

I’m back from vacation and happily will be out and about this week!  While I won’t be at all these shows, there are some great events to check out as we start stepping out of festival season. Next week stay tuned as the podcast returns for it’s last 3 episodes, with buzz comedian and True […]

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The In: August 5-11

The In, featuring where I’d be if I could clone myself, is back following two music filled weeks between PDX Pop Now! and Pickathon. Festival season is still full on this week with Pysch Fest, Homie Fest and more this weekend. I’m still out on vacation in the beautiful midwest, but have fun for me! […]

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The In: July 22-July 29

Welcome to the first week of “The In”, which will feature my Wed-Tues music and event picks of the week or where I’d be if I could clone myself. Including: my write ups from The Mercury, where I just came on board this week! xoxo Jeni Wed: The Liquor Store – Salon, The Century, Mothertapes, […]

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Episode 8: Alicia Rose

At 25, Alicia Rose owned San Francisco. Moving there on a film scholarship and finding her legs as a DJ at KUSF, talent buyer at The Chameleon bringing in iconic bands such as The Jesus Lizard, Neil Hamburger and Courtney Love and touring as an artist under the name Miss Murgatroid, she was living the […]

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Episode 7: Jared Mees

In 2006, Jared Mees launched a record label with his wife Brianne to put out his first record, If You Wanna Swim With The Sharks…, by his band Jared Mees & The Grown Children. The two fine arts majors originally met at Oxford, fell in love and dreamed of creating a space where they could […]

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Episode 6: Brandon Nikola

2 1/2 years ago, Brandon Nikola, an underground house show promoter and musician, heard of an opportunity to run the bar and events at Habesha Lounge. “I needed a spot for a show because we were having too many and our neighbors were gonna kill us”, Nikola said. Nikola became Habesha itself, the sole employee, […]

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Episode 5: Theo Craig

Talent buyer, artistic director, curator, bassist and radio DJ are just a few of the titles that Portland tastemaker and self-described “gatekeeper” Theo Craig claims to his name. After a particularly spicy breakup, Craig set his bass down for years—until one fateful night at Pickathon when a washboard, a Pendleton blanket and a late-night jam session […]

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Episode 4: Jeremy Wilson

With more than 30 years in the Portland music scene as a seminal artist, activist and, most recently, head of the healthcare nonprofit The Jeremy Wilson Foundation, Wilson’s experiences move from the mythic—like the first time he met Kurt Cobain after the release of Bleach—to the humbling, with the diagnosis of his congenital heart condition. […]

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