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Friday, December 21, 2012

Tonight in Music: Cool Nutz's Best Toy Drive Ever, End of the World Party

Posted by Ned Lannamann on Fri, Dec 21, 2012 at 10:46 AM

(Someday Lounge, 125 NW 5th) It's telling that, when Brother Ali came through town last October and tweeted a last-minute plea for an available studio to record a verse, it was Cool Nutz who stepped up to the plate and hooked the man up. Nutz is a double-decade veteran of the Portland music scene who has taken Illmaculate to Australia, E-40 to Europe, and tour managed East Oakland's Kreayshawn and Portland's own DJ Fatboy all the way to a national television appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live. In addition to all of his efforts to push West Coast hiphop to international audiences, Nutz finds time to promote local up-and-coming artists on his radio show, as well as hosting benefits like tonight's hyperbolic "Best Toy Drive Ever." Seriously, though, name a better toy drive. Take your time. You can't, can you? RYAN FEIGH Also see My, What a Busy Week!

(Dig a Pony, 736 SE Grand) It's the end of the world! Or was that last week? No matter, all you need to know is that we're celebrating the demise of the universe at Dig a Pony with the sweet, hypnotic club sounds of the Miracles Club on the decks. 'Cuz if you gotta go out, you'd better go out dancing. MARJORIE SKINNER


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