DJ of the Week – Alicious

DJ Alicious

qPDX is starting a new feature! Every week we will introduce you to a local LGBTQ party DJ and ask them about their experiences in the scene and feature an audio mix they’ve made. If you’re interested in being featured contact

First on the docket is DJ Alicious, most known for Crave, Doll House and other Mirage Entertainment productions. You can catch her this Saturday at their Doll House farewell at Hamburger Mary’s.

When and how did you get started DJing?

Music has always been a huge passion of mine.  I used to sit in my bedroom for hours on end as a little kid and craft what I would consider to be the perfect mix tapes!  As I got older, I would be the go to person for music.  In college I hosted many parties and always provided the music.  As for getting started professionally, I officially started deejaying back in February, 2010 for Crave’s “Gold Masquerade Party”.  I have continued to spin for every Crave since then.  It’s so exciting to be a contributing factor in making people dance, smile, and have a good time =)

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Preview Beth Ditto’s upcoming solo EP

Gossip front woman Beth Ditto has worked alongside many other musicians and already done a few tracks here and there on her own, but soon she will release and entire solo EP. It will be released digitally and as a limited edition 12″ vinyl.

British dance music producers James Ford and Jas Shaw of Simian Mobile Disco are producing the EP which has a much more electro sound than […]

Clips and theme song from Carrie Brownstein’s upcoming ‘Portlandia’ comedy series

In episode 2 they fall in with a cult leader played by guest star Jason Sudeikis, center.

This summer the Independent Film Channel announced that it would be producing a sketch comedy show starring Saturday Night Live’s Fred Armisen and our own rock goddess Carrie Brownstein, called Portlandia. Now not only does it have an air date, but video clips to give us a sneak peek and Brownstein singing fantastically silly theme song.

Premiering January 21st and continuing every Friday at 10:30/9:30 central, Portlandia introduces us to ourselves, our adbsurd, PDX selves. Each episode’s character-based shorts draw viewers into “Portlandia,” the creators’ dreamy campy rendering of the town we know and love.

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The Need and Bangs reunion show review

Discussing our excitement over the upcoming reunion show with The Need a few days before last Friday’s finale a friend commented that she was worried that they wouldn’t still have it. That they were (as we are) getting older, hadn’t played in awhile, and who knows what kind of skills they’ve lost in the lackadaisical interim (I’m exaggerating her comments here for effect).

But I needn’t have worried. Because last Friday night they brought down the house.

Not only were they tight and nuanced, but every bit a energetic as they ever were. And even as Rachel pulled up her shirt to expose her own mastectomy scars she joked about now being able to mow the lawn shirtless before launching into another perfectly executed anthem. And though my musical taste has tended more toward that which can be danced to as of late, their alt-metal filled a need in my body I didn’t even know I had.

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qPDX on OURview on OUTview

Little Alley Hector circa 1996. This is from the original Chainsaw Chat page!

This week I made an appearance on Michael Scott‘s OURview on OUTview online radio program. We talk about Constance McMillen, Huckabee‘s Rant, a possible lesbian on the Supreme court and the new singledom of Melissa Etheridge.

But what I think is especially funny? While you listen to the audio the picture of me that you see scrolling past is actually from 1996. I was 15. Truthfully, I don’t look terribly different, but it was a shocker to see that picture again.

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