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Soul'd Out Music Fest

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Thu., April 22, 9 p.m. 2010 All Ages

$18-22

Portland gets all atwitter when the Reverend Jesse Jackson drops in to chastise the city for its handling of police shootings, but I dare say the notoriously controversial political hiphop heroes Dead Prez will have something a lot more… how do I say… inspiring to say about the state of things. MARJORIE SKINNER

Dead Prez are undoubtedly prolific, even if their output never quite meets the expectations of their loyal, raised-fist fanbase. It's been a decade since the duo put hiphop in its place with Let's Get Free, but a worthy follow-up (2004's RBG: Revolutionary but Gangsta was not it) has yet to emerge. Instead we've received a few mixtapes of various quality (the latest of which, Pulse of People, is quite excellent), a scattered collection of solo/collaboration/live recordings, and a vegan soul food cookbook. In our interview last summer, stic.man was confident that the long-awaited Information Age (originally scheduled release date: February 2009) would be out shortly. Nearly a year later, the record is not even mentioned on the band's website, but there is information about their new exercise book: RBG Fit Club: A Revolutionary Beginner's Guide to Fitness, Nutrition, and Getting Goals Accomplished. At this rate we'll all be ripped when that record hits the streets. EZRA ACE CARAEFF

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  • Thu., April 22, 9 p.m. 2010