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Meg Shorette of Port City Music Hall and Lauren Wayne of State Theatre  Photos By: Kenneth Coles

Meg Shorette of Port City Music Hall and Lauren Wayne of State Theatre

Photos By: Kenneth Coles

A Port City State Of Mind

By: Sean Moore

The office space for the full-time employees of State Theatre, Thompson’s Point, and Port City Music Hall operations is in a nondescript building on Congress Street. In fact, you probably have to know exactly what you’re looking for, in order to go there. It is two floors above the iconic State Theatre, and upon entering, looks less like a “business” office and much more like a comfortable, co-op work space in a building that has been standing on the corner of Congress and High streets since 1929. There are a few open boxes of music and/or concert related materials on the floor and strewn about tables, as well as a handful of tour posters to commemorate several of the performances. This is where Lauren and Meg shape the music scene in Portland.

 
Portland hip hop artist B. Aull  Photos by: Kenneth Coles

Portland hip hop artist B. Aull

Photos by: Kenneth Coles

Be Aull That

By: Sean Moore

When hip hop artist B. Aull strolls into a room it is hard not to immediately recognize him. Let’s talk about his hair, right off the bat. His hi-top fade style reminds onlookers of Kid (from the 1980s hip hop duo Kid ‘n Play), complete with comb strategically tucked into his hair just above his right ear and hidden beneath his visor. There, I mentioned it!

 
Portland’s Van Dammsel  Photos by: Lauren Sophia

Portland’s Van Dammsel

Photos by: Lauren Sophia

Portland's Van Dammesel Set to Release New Album

By: Sean Moore

I recently met up with Angie MacDonald and Justin Shea who record music under the moniker “Van Dammesel,” formerly known as The Living Daylights, to discuss all things music. Including their first EP, the process of recording their new record, playing live shows, the history of the band, and more.