BINKI SHAPIRO / ADAM GREEN
  • EMILY NOKES
  • BINKI SHAPIRO / ADAM GREEN
• On Twitter, local hiphop maverick OCnotes announced, "due to family responsibilities Im movin to portland on march 10th. 1st OCnotes show will be march 8th at Reed College." Seattle's loss is Portland's gain; good luck in Stumptown, Otis Calvin.

Adam Green and Binki Shapiro charmed a Barboza crowd last Wednesday. Especially, it seems, a man in a fragrant leather jacket who whisper-talked to anyone who would listen: "I can't wait for them to stop playing so I can take the set list and get it signed." He even whipped out a Sharpie and smelled it periodically to show how serious he was about autographs.

Sasquatch! music festival tickets sold out completely in record time—90 minutes after going on sale last Friday. Local mushroom dealers have had the same, completely unrelated problem.

• Rumor has it that Ballard's Fin Records is releasing a 12-inch by Grynch and the Physics (they've already released an album by J. Pinder). Could Ballard be the new center of hiphop? How strange if that becomes the case...

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