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A Beat Happening #1

  • Future Shock 1914 East Burnside Street Portland, OR, 97214 United States (map)
Future Shock July 20


Northern Draw (
Portland based artist and beat junkie NorthernDraw, curator of the monthly ThirstyCity and a weekly dj on Kboo's The Movement, plays funky loops and zaps vocal stutters to make you question what it all means.

Lisa Vazquez (
Lisa is Sicilian and Argentine bred, Oregon raised hip hop/soul artist, producer, vocalist, drummer, and songwriter. She has shared the stage with artists like Talib Kweli, Chali 2na, KRS One, and Lyrics Born. 

Dead Brainz (
17-year-old producer born and raised in Southeast Portland. He's worked with Mic Capes, Karma Rivera, Dior Worthy, and others. Dead Brainz has been making beats since the age of 10, but "didn't take it serious till I was 15."

Thoto Leing


Lifelong Los Angeles resident and sometime sound selector. She is the singer and guitarist for indie band, Abraham Lincoln, and graphic artist.



Later Event: August 24
A Beat Happening #2