Every Never Is Now! On Thursday, March 11, SPACE made a play for our recent “Best Hip Hop Venue” nomination with a sold out night featuring 4 excellent artists. A late addition to the bill, F. Stokes started things hard with a short set that quickly won over the growing crowd. Astronautalis (Portland really seems to love him, rightfully so) was up second and put all the energy of a headlining slot into it. Her first time at SPACE, Dessa‘s set was highly anticipated and showed the enraptured crowd just why she’s been getting so much good press lately. Finally, P.O.S. closed out the show with a strong set, featuring guest spots by the openers. There was a great energy in the room all night, and it didn’t stop there. After the show, local rappers kept it going out on the street with a battle, and even P.O.S., Astronautalis, and our own Sontiago got in on it.
Read on for more photos from Bryan Bruchman and Jon Donnell, as well as some fan videos (of the show and cipher outside!)