The Last Artful, Dodgr (stylistically rocking both intraname punctuation and the -er that is so popular with the kids today with their Grindrs and Tindrs and pacemakrs) is taking Portland's hip hop community by storm. And if not Portland's entire hip hop community, at least the hip hop community that I talk to regularly, my friend Stephanie.
TLA,D rocks Pick-a-thon this weekend. I'm not sure if that's the most urban Pendarvis Farms has ever been, but I'll assume that it is.
Song: "Jazz Crimes"
Artist: The Last Artful, Dodgr/Neill Von Tally
Charlatans [are they still UK? who can say] released their 13th studio album a couple of months ago. This track features the musical styling of one Johnny Marr (if you think it should be musical stylings, I get it, that was me 3 minutes ago, check it) and dude from Dandy Warhols which, now that I know he's in the mix I totally can't unhear it.
Lindsey Buckingham and Christine McVie released an album together that has been characterized as Buckingham/McVie a la Buckingham/Nicks, but it's distinctly noted that the album is actually Lindsey Buckingham/Christine McVie... probably to keep John McVie from trying to take credit. Drummers, amirite?
Note: everything I've heard has been strangely disappointing. Hoping that changes.
Song: "Sleeping Around the Corner"
Artist: Lindsey Buckingham/Christine McVie