You might have noticed that we talk about Prince a lot here in the Inlander. Any time we have the chance to opine on the late rock legend, we gladly take it, and this week it’s Erotic City, a long-running, Portland-based tribute to the Purple One. The band is fronted by Julian Stefoni, who looks and sounds the part of Purple Rain-era Prince, blazing through hits like “Little Red Corvette” and “Raspberry Beret” with ease. Stefoni even received a tip of the hat from Prince himself, who was known to bring Stefoni onstage during his shows and jokingly refer to him as his nephew. If that’s not a stamp of approval, we don’t know what is.
— Nathan Weinbender