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Allen Toussaint at 2015 Waterfront Blues Festival / Photo by Anthony Pidgeon.

Allen Toussaint: Familiar songs and brand new tunes at the Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival

01/14/2017 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Restored to the new OMN site on what would have been is birthday in 2017. This is from 2015

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The Jazz Loft According to W. Eugene Smith: Reel Music Festival

01/13/2017 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // The legendary photographer and the equally legendary Manhattan loft where the greats came to play.

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Dave Kahl: Coffeeshop Conversations #87 / The Bass man speaks

01/12/2017 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Decades of playing in many of Oregon's best Blues bands...and a chance meeting with Charles Mingus.

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The Rolling Stones Olé Olé Olé! A Trip Across Latin America: Reel Music Festival

01/12/2017 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Scenes from their 2016 tour and reasons to hope they never stop playing.

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David Bowie: No Plan / For his 70th birthday

01/08/2017 | 0 comments

A new EP has also been released.

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Glasys & The Secret Sea: PDX Spotlight for January / Full show video

01/08/2017 | 0 comments

Their story is just as interesting as their music!

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Brian Stoloz (L) and George Porter, Jr. (R) of The Funky Meters

2016: A Year in concerts

01/07/2017 | 2 comments

By MELLISH // OMN National correspondent on what he saw last year...all year.

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Great Good Fine OK

01/06/2017 | 0 comments

By SCOTT CUNNINGHAM // Everything To Me

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Jennifer Batten: Coffeeshop Conversations #86 / 58 minutes of the Batten volcano

01/05/2017 | 2 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Legendary guitarist sits still long enough to talk about her career, including Michael Jackson, Jeff Beck, tapping, the road and everything else Batten.

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"Winter In America" - Gil Scott Heron

01/03/2017 | 0 comments

Deep winter approaching

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Painting by Diane Russell

Jimmy Makarounis, owner of Jimmy Mak's passes the day after the club's final show / Updated

01/02/2017 | 7 comments

The throat cancer that caused him to close the club cost him his life. / Updated with family statement. / Painting by Diane Russell

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Ed Bennett/Mel Brown

Clark Salisbury: Coffeeshop Conversations #85 Giving back when it's needed most

12/29/2016 | 2 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI// He's part of a new organization sponsoring benefit concerts for those who will be affected by the incoming regime. First one January 7 at Mississippi Pizza with the Bayou Boys benefiting ...

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Masters of War - Kate & The Crocodiles

12/27/2016 | 0 comments

Kate Morrison - vocals and guitar, Craig Bidondo - piano, Gavin Bondy - flugelhorn, Daniel Cox - drums, Doug Scarborough - bass. Recorded live at PowerHouse Theater, Walla Walla, Washington, June ...

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Brian Setzer and his orchestra. Photo by Suzie Kaplan

Brian Setzer brings his Christmas Rocks Tour to Portland

12/26/2016 | 0 comments

By SCOTT CUNNINGHAM // Featuring his 19-piece orchestra

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Dean Mueller - Coffeeshop Conversations #84 - The story behind the success of Lake Theater

12/22/2016 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Long-time bass player and now running the extremely popular Monday night series at Lake Theater in Lake O.

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Reel Music Festival 2017 Here's the full lineup!

12/22/2016 | 0 comments

The 34th Reel Music Festival from Northwest Film Center is another fabulous experience. January 13-February 5.

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Sharon Jones and the Dap-kings "Please Come Home for Christmas" / video

12/20/2016 | 0 comments

This video, from their holiday album It’s A Holiday Soul Party! was released today.

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