Wonder Ballroom Northeast
Tue., Feb. 20, 8:30 p.m. 2018 21+
Recommended by Jenni Moore
New York-based Boricua rapper Princess Nokia’s studio debut 1992 Deluxe is beyond impressive: With her malleable flows and tones, Nokia’s gritty hip-hop is made refreshing by its progressive, empowering lyrics. Identifying as a bi-sexual “Tomboy,” skater, and feminist, Nokia melds her influences of gothic punk and hip-hop while honoring her Afro-Latina heritage and celebrating femmes of color. On YouTube, her highlights include various insightful Q&As, footage from her visceral live shows, and an endless stream of visuals that’ll turn you into an instant Stan. Her Portland show is sold out, so any die-hard stragglers should keep an eye on resale prices.
128 NE Russell, Portland, OR 97212
Hours: Ballroom open for events only, Cafe open: Tues-Sat 5 pm-"late"