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JPEGMafia, Donte Thomas


Peter's Room at the Roseland Northwest
Thurs Aug 30, 2018, 8 pm All Ages


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With a title inspired by his time in the military, Veteran—the new album from Los Angeles-based experimental rapper JPEGMAFIA (AKA Barrington Hendricks), who is currently traversing America on his Reverse Christopher Columbus Tour—addresses everything from conservative bigotry to gentrification to panic attacks to Whole Foods to “fake-woke” liberals over beats that are alternately punishing, gritty, and weightless. “Liberals allow right-wingers on their platforms to have a ‘civilized discussion,’ but there’s no reasoning with racists,” he recently told the LA Times, pointing out the irony of humanizing those who actively dehumanize people of color. Elsewhere, “I Cannot Fucking Wait Til Morrissey Dies” excoriates the Smiths frontman for selling a T-shirt that featured a photo of the late novelist James Baldwin and the Smiths lyric, “I wear black on the outside/’Cause black is how I feel on the inside.” Veteran’s energy shapeshifts from track to track—daydreamy opener “1539 N. Calvert” and the combustible “Baby I’m Bleeding” are both standouts, though they couldn’t be more different—but JPEGMAFIA is a master of fluidity, weaving his scorching verses through the realms of harsh industrial noise and cloud rap with apparent ease.

Peter's Room at the Roseland

10 NW 6th Ave., Portland, OR

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  • Thurs Aug 30, 2018, 8 pm