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Dino Paris: A therapist's take on creativity during the pandemic / Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #288

By TOM D'ANTONI // Has your creativity taken a nose-dive during the pandemic? Therapist Dino Paris explains why and offers some ways out

Dino Paris: A therapist's take on creativity during the pandemic / Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #288

An in-person Waterfront Blues Festival returns...upriver

They've moved the Waterfront Blues Festival to the The Lot at Zidell Yards, Portland’s socially-distanced, outdoor performance venue, located in the South Waterfront neighborhood July 2-5....this summer!

An in-person Waterfront Blues Festival returns...upriver

The Old Church Concert Hall / OMN photo by Jason Caplan

Oregon Venues not happy with state's lack of reopening strategy

Members of the venues group signed a letter to the Governor advocating for a sensible strategy for reopening prior to a March 31 meeting. The Governor's team has not responded to this letter, nor was it addressed in the March 31 meeting. 

Oregon Venues not happy with state's lack of reopening strategy

Greg Johnson, Cascade Blues Association prez raising money for cancer treatment

Greg Johnson aka Slim Lively CBA president has a GoFundMe page to raise money for his cancer treatment.

Greg Johnson, Cascade Blues Association prez raising money for cancer treatment

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Dino Paris: A therapist's take on creativity during the pandemic / Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #288

Apr 8, 2021

By TOM D'ANTONI // Has your creativity taken a nose-dive during the pandemic? Therapist Dino Paris explains why and offers some ways out

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An in-person Waterfront Blues Festival returns...upriver

Apr 6, 2021

They've moved the Waterfront Blues Festival to the The Lot at Zidell Yards, Portland’s socially-distanced, outdoor performance venue, located in the South Waterfront neighborhood July 2-5....this summer!

read more

Oregon Venues not happy with state's lack of reopening strategy

Apr 5, 2021

Members of the venues group signed a letter to the Governor advocating for a sensible strategy for reopening prior to a March 31 meeting. The Governor's team has not responded to this letter, nor was it addressed in the March 31 meeting. 

read more

Greg Johnson, Cascade Blues Association prez raising money for cancer treatment

Apr 2, 2021

Greg Johnson aka Slim Lively CBA president has a GoFundMe page to raise money for his cancer treatment.

read more

New releases 4/2/21

Apr 1, 2021

All the latest CDs and vinyl records. Courtesy Music Millennium

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Featured Audio

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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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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