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See Martin Zarzar on this week's OMN Live - Sunday at 6pm

By TOM D'ANTONI // Former member of Pink Martini and our own resident multi-lingual, multi-instrumentalist performs at 6pm on the OMN Facebook page as part of the OMN Live series.

See Martin Zarzar on this week's OMN Live - Sunday at 6pm

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New solo piano albums by Jon Balke and Benjamin Moussay / Review

By BILL ROYSTON // ECM has released two new solo piano albums, one by Norway's Jon Balke and Banjamin Moussay from France...both worthwhile.

New solo piano albums by Jon Balke and Benjamin Moussay / Review

Tony Starlight: The entertainer no quarantine could hold / Coffeeshop Conversations (Not) @ Artichoke Music #248

By TOM D'ANTONI // Think Tony Starlight hasn't been busy during the tribulations? Then you don't know Tony Starlight. Here is his full plate.

Tony Starlight: The entertainer no quarantine could hold / Coffeeshop Conversations (Not) @ Artichoke Music #248

See Laryssa Birdseye perform on OMN Live Sunday May 31

Soul/Folk/Pop singer-songwriter Layrssa Birdseye will perform on the next OMN Live series at 6pm Sunday,May 31 on the OMN Facebook Page.

See Laryssa Birdseye perform on OMN Live Sunday May 31

What's New

See Martin Zarzar on this week's OMN Live - Sunday at 6pm

Jun 3, 2020

By TOM D'ANTONI // Former member of Pink Martini and our own resident multi-lingual, multi-instrumentalist performs at 6pm on the OMN Facebook page as part of the OMN Live series.

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New solo piano albums by Jon Balke and Benjamin Moussay / Review

May 26, 2020

By BILL ROYSTON // ECM has released two new solo piano albums, one by Norway's Jon Balke and Banjamin Moussay from France...both worthwhile.

read more

Tony Starlight: The entertainer no quarantine could hold / Coffeeshop Conversations (Not) @ Artichoke Music #248

May 28, 2020

By TOM D'ANTONI // Think Tony Starlight hasn't been busy during the tribulations? Then you don't know Tony Starlight. Here is his full plate.

read more

See Laryssa Birdseye perform on OMN Live Sunday May 31

May 27, 2020

Soul/Folk/Pop singer-songwriter Layrssa Birdseye will perform on the next OMN Live series at 6pm Sunday,May 31 on the OMN Facebook Page.

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The Worst Jazz Gig Ever!

May 25, 2020

Bill Royston spins the tale of the worst Jazz gig ever...including No Show Joe Henderson.

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Featured Audio

May 22, 2020

Celebrating World Goth Day with “My Summer as a Goth” film composer Jana Cushman

By ANA AMMANN // Talking about music supervision and film scoring with Jana Cushman of Darkswoon on World Goth Day. Download the My Summer as a Goth Motion Picture Soundtrack on Bandcamp today.

Noting that Goths tend to shy away from the limelight, DJ Cruel Brittania “accidentally engineered” the first World Goth Day in the UK, when he encouraged followers to publicly embrace who ...

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Apr 6, 2020

Sammy Hagar & The Circle: Won't Get Fooled Again

By SCOTT CUNNINGHAM // Crank it up with this terrific Who cover

Who says you can't make great music during a lockdown? Sammy Hagar & The Circle hooked up over the net to record an in-your-face cover of the Who classic Won't Get Fooled Again. Crank the volume ...

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Mar 27, 2020

Bob Dylan: Murder Most Foul

By SCOTT CUNNINGHAM // Epic ballad recounts JFK assassination

Bob Dylan released his first new song today in nearly a decade, a haunting, epic ballad detailing the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in 1963. The release was a surprise in music circles and ...

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Mar 12, 2020

Size 85 High Tops’ “Someplace Else Maybe,” off of their forthcoming album, Rev It Up? / Premiere

Portland's Size 85 High Tops’ forthcoming album, Rev It Up (In Music We Trust Records), fuses power pop, prog, acid-folk, and country

We are told: Portland’s Size 85 High Tops’ forthcoming album, Rev It Up (In Music We Trust Records), fuses power pop, prog, acid-folk, and country to deliver a dark and lovely ...

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Mar 5, 2020

Premiere: Dream Girl from Fringe Class

By SCOTT CUNNINGHAM // Exclusive premiere only on OMN

Synth poppers Fringe Class have a new album in the works and today marks the premiere of the albums first single Dream Girl. The album, titled "Alone By the Phone, is set for a fall release. Fringe Class ...

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