Just found out about this and it doesn't seem to be really out there. It should be since it is kind of a big deal…If you don't know the name Shepard Fairey, you surely know this iconic Obama “Hope” poster and/or his various Obey posters/stickers/stencils.
Lucky for all the fans of his work, he is in Portland tomorrow DJing at Ground Kontrol during the First Thursday activities and it is FREE. Would be nice to see an art show of Fairey's work, but this is pretty cool as well.
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From the Shepard/Obey Giant website:
SHEPARD DJ SET X PORTLAND, OR
For anyone in the Portland area, I'll be DJing at Ground Kontrol, a really cool old school arcade that also serves drinks on Thursday July 1st. My friend John Goff who helps me with some re-edits and re-mixes will be DJing too. It's the right price, which is no price, A.K.A. free! As an added bonus, while you might be playing Pac-Man, I definitely WILL NOT be playing "Pac-Man Fever" by Buckner and Garcia (I'm still pissed that I can't dislodge their name from my memory since the 80's, possibly causing them to displace something far more important, or at least relevant, I should remember). Oh well, whether you want to remember or forget, either will be more pleasurable with good tunes, drinks, and 8-bit bleeps.
July 1st, 2010, 7pm
Show poster after the break…