Porter's Pub

Live Music in La Jolla, CA since 1993

Porter's Event Archive

August 2013

Saturday August 31st



Dismissing the seemingly ubiquitous hip-hop clichés, California trio Pacific Division was seen as a breath of fresh air when they surfaced from the underground in the late 2000s. Originally comprised of ten-plus members, the group came about when brothers Like (Gabe Stevenson) and Mibbs (Michael Stevenson), who moved from Los Angeles to northern suburb Palmdale, CA, for their freshmen year in high school, found like-minded hip-hop heads on the school's basketball team. They made Pacific Division an official crew in 2002, but shrank down to Like, Mibbs, and third member, BeYoung (Bryan Young), around 2005.

Their first major offering, the 2006 mixtape Sealed for Freshness: The Blendtape, was a complete departure from popular West Coast rap music. Rhyming over classic hip-hop instrumentals, the whimsical and witty trio sounded more like a hybrid of Slum Village, the Pharcyde, and the Wu-Tang Clan. With the aid of main producer/collaborator Swiff D, Pacific Division was able to build a respectable following via the Internet, particularly by using their MySpace web page. Leaked singles like "F.A.T. Boys '08" and "Women Problems" garnered lots of press, landing them many "Artist to Watch" features in several mainstream publications. The threesome finally signed with major label Universal in 2008 after entertaining a few different offers. In March the following year, the label issued the digital-only, three-song Pacific Division EP, anticipating their debut, Grown Kid Syndrome, to be released later that year.

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Friday August 30th

The Red Eye Tour


Jet Life is an American hip hop collective primarily based out of New Orleans, Louisiana, started by Curren$y, that also consists of rappers Trademark Da Skydiver, Young Roddy, Corner Boy P, Fiend, Street Wiz, and producer Monsta Beatz. The group is sometimes referred to as the Jet Life Crew. All members of the Jet Life collective are signed to Jet Life Recordings under Warner Bros. Records, which is owned and operated by Curren$y.

The collective is also known by the name The JETS, sometimes stylized as The J.E.T.S. or The JET$, and as Jets International.

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Saturday August 24th

Honey Cocaine


Sochitta Sal, better known by her stage name Honey Cocaine, is an Cambodian rapper from Toronto born on October 22, 1992. Honey Cocaine is signed to Tyga’s label Last Kings. She is the first artist signed to the label. She first received recognition with her debut collaboration “Heisman”, featuring Tyga. One of the up-to-date female rappers with serious flow and will probably blow up in the next few years.

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Friday August 23rd



KYLE is quickly becoming one of the hottest names in the hip-hop scene. The young rapper will drop his debut album, Beautiful Loser, on August 5. He has spent the past year working on and perfecting this album, resulting in a record full of personality and passion, with his playful flows covering a wide variety of styles.

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Sunday August 11th

Mike Stud

8:00 PM

After graduating Duke, Stud transferred to Georgetown to continue his studies as a graduate student and to continue his attempt at regaining full strength on the mound. Needless to say, he also continued working on music in his down time. Fast forward 14 months, and Stud is now one of the hottest upcoming musicians on the web. His rookie mixtape A Toast to Tommy, released last October, debuted at No. 3 and No. 2 on the worldwide and US iTunes Hip-Hop Albums charts. He has since headlined a sold-out 20-city national tour and has acquired nearly 10 million YouTube views. His versatility and fun, upbeat style has transformed Stud into a truly viral artist. With each new release, he is constantly showing the world that he's about to take it over. Purchase tickets here

Saturday August 10th

Turn The Bass Up Tour feat LuckyIAM


Lay down some cardboard and prepare to spin some windmills, MCs Luck & Lana are kicking off the Turn the Bass Up Tour at the Pub, with LuckyIAM and DJ Nykon, Z Man, Zyme, Cisum Tomorrow ft. Wes Nyle and Big Green.

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