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Beat Happening #8

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


Studenets (

Lisa Vazquez ( 
Lab rat, beat nerd, multi instrumentalist, vocalist. Lisa Vazquez creates intoxicating layered rhythms and vocals both live and in the studio. 

Medium Zach ( - Minneapolis
Medium Zach is a Minneapolis-based hip-hop producer, performer and educator. Medium Zach's production credits include work with: Big Quarters, Homeboy Sandman, Brother Ali, I Self Devine, Mankwe Ndosi & Slug of Atmosphere.  Since 2005, Zach's teaching and youth engagement through songwriting, music production and engineering includes partnerships with: Hope Community, Intermedia Arts and McNally Smith College of Music. Founded in 2007, Medium Zach curates the Midwest’s longest running hip-hop producer showcase, Last of the Record Buyers.

J Poetic (
J Poetic uses instrumentals and words to paint sonic stories for the listener. As a Portland born and raised producer, spoken word artist and emcee; he captures depth, emotion, and Northwest vibes within each track.


Sembla (
Founder and co-host of A Beat Happening will be sharing his love for astral jazz, noise, experimental, and hip hop. Don't sleep on this rare appearance!


Earlier Event: March 29
Beat Happening #7