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The Robyn Party at Holocene, May 28th / Preview

By MATT CARTER // Dance party celebrating the Swedish pop singer is now a decade long institution 

The Robyn Party at Holocene, May 28th / Preview

Through the Eyes of a Child: Lacuna Coil and Apocalyptica at Crystal Ballroom

By MIKE LEWIS / PHOTOS BY SYDNEY LEWIS // The return of Sydney Lewis, now ten years old and a three year veteran of shooting photos of metal bands. Plus a video by Sydney and her dad.

Through the Eyes of a Child: Lacuna Coil and Apocalyptica at Crystal Ballroom

Photo by Elizabeth Campbell

Farewell to Artichoke's retiring Bob Howard / Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #337

By TOM D'ANTONI // Bob Howard just retired as Artichoke Music's Executive Director. Therin lie some tales.

Farewell to Artichoke's retiring Bob Howard / Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #337

Hanging with the one and only Lloyd Jones / Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #336

By TOM D'ANTONI // A fun hang with Lloyd Jones. And he brought his guitar.

Hanging with the one and only Lloyd Jones / Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #336

What's New

The Robyn Party at Holocene, May 28th / Preview

May 21, 2022

By MATT CARTER // Dance party celebrating the Swedish pop singer is now a decade long institution 

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Through the Eyes of a Child: Lacuna Coil and Apocalyptica at Crystal Ballroom

May 21, 2022

By MIKE LEWIS / PHOTOS BY SYDNEY LEWIS // The return of Sydney Lewis, now ten years old and a three year veteran of shooting photos of metal bands. Plus a video by Sydney and her dad.

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Farewell to Artichoke's retiring Bob Howard / Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #337

May 19, 2022

By TOM D'ANTONI // Bob Howard just retired as Artichoke Music's Executive Director. Therin lie some tales.

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Hanging with the one and only Lloyd Jones / Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #336

May 11, 2022

By TOM D'ANTONI // A fun hang with Lloyd Jones. And he brought his guitar.

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Tony Huerta: Marti's Music Kitchen / Salmon Oscar and Parmesan Mushrooms from Take 6's Production Manager

May 10, 2022

By MARTI MENDENHALL // Musician, Production Manager, engineer, singer, beatboxer Tony Hurerta LOVES to cook, especially with Marti!

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Featured Audio

Nov 23, 2021

My Brothers and I: "Anger and Grace" / Featured audio

Oregon-based brothers-turned-bandmates, My Brothers And I just released a new single entitled "Anger and Grace,"

We are told: Oregon-based brothers-turned-bandmates, My Brothers And I, exude soul and emotion through their indie pop jams. The band, which consists of Wurgler brothers Erik (bass/vocals), David (lead ...

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Apr 14, 2021

Killin' The Silence: "Life Support: / OMN Featured audio

Just released, Killin' the Silence gives us "Life Support" from conversations between vocalist Monivoi Vataiki, lyricist Stephen Jerome, and producer/lyricist The Stains of Leisure about near death experiences that they had personally lived through and what it was like to occupying that hazy space between life and death.

We are told:   This genesis of Killin the Silence's new single "Life Support," was released by the Portland, Oregon-based hip-hop group April 8th, sprang from conversations between vocalist ...

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Nov 12, 2020

Pick Me Up (Tony Ozier Remix) · Jonas · The Scratch Professer

Portland's Tony Ozier's remix of Jonas and The Scratch Professer's Pick Me Up. OMN Featured audio.

SoulTracks Magazine says: He’s called “The Godfather of Scandinavian Soul” for a reason, and singer, songwriter and musician Jonas Rendbo, aka Jonas, has been on ...

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Oct 2, 2020

Rakes: Dig Deep / OMN Featured Audio

This is the Rakes' debut: guitarist/vocalist Andrew Foster, vocalist Chelsea Walker, bassist D. Rives Curtright, drummer Tim, and keyboardist Jake, 

We are told: Rock comes in many forms,  But, rock rooted in its ancestry; rock that both is loud and sweaty, made to dance to, while honoring its forefathers and steeping itself in the traditions ...

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Jun 24, 2020

Skip vonKuske: The cellist at work during a pandemic / Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #252

By TOM D'ANTONI // Although Portland Cello Project, Groovy Wallpaper and Skip vonKuske's other projects, solo and otherwise are prevented from in-person appearances, he's had a busy spring.

Today Portland Cello Project’s Skip vonKuske is in the Artichoke Music Café with me. That’s not the only ensemble he’s involved with. He has lots of projects and after we’re ...

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