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Pabst Sound Society: Gifted Gab, Karma Rivera

A free hip-hop event brought to you by Pabst Blue Ribbon

Pabst Sound Society: Gifted Gab, Karma Rivera

Mal London, Rev Shines

Tue, July 30

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

Doug Fir Lounge

Portland, OR

This event is 21 and over

Gifted Gab
Gifted Gab
When she was nine years old, "Gabby" Kadushin used to walk from Montlake Elementary School to her Central District home and write raps about the girls she didn’t like. She memorized radio songs after two listens and spent Mondays, Wednesdays and Sundays in church, where her mother sang in the choir. Throughout her childhood and teens, she soaked up the power of East Coast female MCs like Queen Latifah, MC Lyte and Bahamadia. She rode around in cars pumping Bay Area legends like Mac Dre and E-40. Outside of church, Michael Jackson and Tupac were her religious icons.
In 2012, Kadushin, 21, released her first EP under the name Gifted Gab (formerly Gift uh Gab), Queen La’Chiefah, and emerged a fully-formed composite of her influences: Her wall-to-wall, classicist flow combines a combative, unrestrained love of self, codeine-dipped blunts and West Coast lingo with an unflinching acknowledgement of death and those she’s lost. Her influences inform her style, but they don’t stunt her scope; she can take the stage alongside her peers as well as she can open for her idols. She’s the self-possessed female among the many dudes in her crew, Moor Gang, Seattle’s answer to the Wu-Tang Clan.
In May of 2014, Gab dropped her first full length project titled "Girl Rap" and it quickly gained national success. She's opened for legends such as Dj Quik, Rakim,& Cam'ron, performing at this years Sasquatch 2014, and being recognized in XXL and TIME magazine amongst many other outlets.... this girl is on her grind and has talent out the ass and needs to be recognized on a global level.
Get the scope on her journey and support her movement.
Karma Rivera
Karma Rivera
Karma Rivera has established herself as one of the compelling rising stars of the Portland hip-hop scene through a combination of energetic live performances and a steady stream of song releases. With a catalog of house party anthems and lively stage presence, Rivera is known to turn up a crowd from beginning to end.
Rev Shines
Rev Shines
Questlove once announced to the crowd at a show in Portland, “Rev Shines built my record collection.” Shines has performed in over 15 countries, released mixtapes on his own label Shine Language, is 1/3 of the hip hop group Lifesavas whom Rolling Stone Magazine touted as a Top Band to Watch in '07, and DJs the most popular hip-hop dance party in PDX "Live and Direct". His mixtape series, “Today’s Good News” has a cult following and sells out immediately online and at record stores like Turntable Lab.

While working at the Portland landmark record store, Jump Jump, Shines met and sold records to music legends like Questlove, J.Dilla, and Easy Mo Bee. Most importantly, he met the proverbial King of House music production Kenny Dope, whom invited him on a world tour, DJing and digging in countries like Japan and Australia.

What does Rev Shines sound like? A decade crossing beat visionary, inspired by golden era hip hop, Southern gospel singers, and funky Brasilians from the 1970’s. His dynamic live sets simultaneously put smiles on faces, get heads nodding, and suggest feelings of an ever-present coolness.

Each Tuesday evening from 7pm-Midnight, Shines hosts the “Supper Set” at Produce Row, featuring an all-vinyl set of the rarest Soul, Funk, and Jazz that Portland could offer. Music lovers flock to this night for a chance to hear songs and records that can’t be heard anywhere else on the West Coast.