Porter's Event Archive
â€śMy main goal was to make music with an Oakland element to it, but on a national level,â€ť Carson explains about his objective in the music industry. Raised in the era of Mob Music in the Bay Area, he pioneered the resurgence of party music in a time when content was all about violence. With a combination of uncanny timing and relentless work ethic, Carson became one of the biggest purveyors of the Bay Areaâ€™s Hyphy Movement that brought his hometown back into the spotlight after nearly a decade of neglect from national attention. Purchase Tickets here
Blu & Exile
This Los Angeles duo rose to their fame through the release of their first album in July 2007 called Below the Heavens. This album was dubbed as the continuation of hip hop legacies such as Jurassic 5 and Pharcyde and was given much praise. Blu and Exile first met in the mid-2000s while Blu served as a hypeman for various hip-hop groups such as Slum Village, Platinum Pied Pipers, and Exile's own group, Emanon. He was personally introduced to Exile through Emanon's other member Aloe Blacc. Through that, Blu signed to Exile's independent label, Sound in Color, and a dynamic hip-hop collaboration was formed. Blu would cut records for Exile and they eventually released their laid back, soulful album which received a lot of buzz from the underground hip-hop scene. Since then, Blu & Exile has been a collaboration to keep up with. Purchase Tickets here
Hobgoblin Pint Night
Come out for a pint night at Porter's, featuring Hobgoblin beer! $8 per pint, $6 per refill.
When it comes to thought provoking, street-bred raw lyricism, the Wu-Tang Clan's fountain of wisdom, GZA takes his job very seriously. The way he crafts his double-edged rhyme flow mirrors the skill and precise technique of one who works with fine ceramics. GZA's metaphoric and multi-layered lyrics are often touted by critics as his rap name implies; genius. Purchase Tickets here
At the age of 20, Nicholas Taylor, aka â€śKidd Swagg,â€ť is on his way to becoming a solid presence in the entertainment industry as a recording artist/entertainer. His crew, known as TRD (Team Run Dat), are a group of enterprising, young, educated individuals that share the same goal and that is "to be able to achieve great success doing what they love for the rest of their lives...entertaining the world". Kidd Swagg has a unique style of rap. His wordplay and comically intriguing series of similes and metaphors are what keeps people listening to his music. As a college student at Sacramento State University, he is well known on campus for his swagged out flattop, his flamboyant taste in clothing and for his hardcore addiction to shoes. Purchase Tickets here
SoMo with Nick Luebke
SoMo is bringing his smooth R&B from the East to the West! His debut album "My Life" has just released on iTunes that features his singles "Kings & Queens (Throw It Up)" and an extended version of "Ride" & "Touch the Sky"! Purchase tickets here
Pig Roast Graduation Celebration
Porter's Pub wants to congratulate all of those who have put in their hard work and will be graduating this year! We are having a pig roast dinner for FREE!!!! That's right ya'll its FREE! We will start serving up a delicious roast pig at 6pm until supplies last so come by and celebrate with a plate of free food and grab a pint and hang out at your favorite UCSD spot!
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