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Pickathon 2019. OMN Photo by Carmen Kintz

2021 Pickathon Canceled / Read their full statement

As it was last year, there will be no Pickathon this summer. Read their full statement about cancelation and refunds.

2021 Pickathon Canceled / Read their full statement

Third Angle Artistic Director Sarah Tiedemann: A new festival and 2021 plans / Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #298

By TOM D'ANTONI // Artistic Director Sarah Tiedemann, gives us the lowdown on what Third Angle has been up to and the happy rundown of their Fresh Air Fest coming on Sunday, July 11 at Sauvie Island. Extra-added: she and I geek out on Twin Peaks because....we can.

Third Angle Artistic Director Sarah Tiedemann: A new festival and 2021 plans / Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #298

Jenny Don t & The Spurs (l to r): Sam Henry, Jenny Don t, Kelly Halliburton and Christopher March.

Jenny Don't & The Spurs rocking out with new album, summer tour dates

By Phil Favorite// Portland cowpunk combo overcomes obstacles to record, release 'Fire On The Ridge' on Portland's Fluff & Gravy Records; catch them at the Jackalope Jamboree in Pendleton

Jenny Don't & The Spurs rocking out with new album, summer tour dates

Dr. Kaufman at age 8. She says,  To paraphrase poet William Wordsworth,  The Child is Mother of the Woman. ”

Dr. Diane Kaufman: A song to help stop suicide. / Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #297

By TOM D'ANTONI // Child psychiatrist Diane Kaufman, also a poet and artist, has a suicide prevention song for those struggling with those issues.

Dr. Diane Kaufman: A song to help stop suicide. / Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #297

What's New

2021 Pickathon Canceled / Read their full statement

Jun 20, 2021

As it was last year, there will be no Pickathon this summer. Read their full statement about cancelation and refunds.

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Third Angle Artistic Director Sarah Tiedemann: A new festival and 2021 plans / Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #298

Jun 17, 2021

By TOM D'ANTONI // Artistic Director Sarah Tiedemann, gives us the lowdown on what Third Angle has been up to and the happy rundown of their Fresh Air Fest coming on Sunday, July 11 at Sauvie Island. Extra-added: she and I geek out on Twin Peaks because....we can.

read more

Jenny Don't & The Spurs rocking out with new album, summer tour dates

Jun 11, 2021

By Phil Favorite// Portland cowpunk combo overcomes obstacles to record, release 'Fire On The Ridge' on Portland's Fluff & Gravy Records; catch them at the Jackalope Jamboree in Pendleton

read more

Dr. Diane Kaufman: A song to help stop suicide. / Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #297

Jun 10, 2021

By TOM D'ANTONI // Child psychiatrist Diane Kaufman, also a poet and artist, has a suicide prevention song for those struggling with those issues.

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Curtis Salgado wins Blues Music Award for Best Male Soul Blues Singer/ All the other winners plus his OMN interview.

Jun 7, 2021

Oregon Treasure Curtis Salado, riding his latest album Damage Control, won the 2021 Blues Music Award for Best Male Soul Blues Singer. Here are all the rest of the winners plus the OMN Coffeeshop Conversation with him when the album came out.

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Featured Audio

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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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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