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David Monette - The Calculus of Life book release and concert, featuring the Charlie Porter Quintet on 05/21/2024 - Photos

May 23, 2024


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21 Savage and J.I.D. at RV Inn Style Resorts Amphitheater May 5, 2024 / Photos

May 23, 2024


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The Postal Service / Death Cab For Cutie at Moda Center, May 15, 2024 / Photos

May 20, 2024


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David Monette: A new book on transcendence in life and music / Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #420

May 18, 2024

By TOM D'ANTONI // Known world-wide for his trumpets, he has just published his first book, Calculus of Life: A Practical Guide to Transcendence. What does that have to do with music? He explains. Plus a link to watch the publication celebration featuring musicians who are coming in from all points of the globe. His first public reading is at New Renaissance book store in Portland on Saturday, May 25.

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One Wednesday night at the Jam session...from the inside

May 16, 2024

By MICHAEL (SHOEHORN) CONLEY // On Wednesday May 15th I attended the Downtown Session at Fortune PDX, a bar at the Sentinel Hotel at 614 SW 11th in Portland. This is a regular Wednesday night jazz jam with a rotating cast of band leaders and sidemen.

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Featured Audio

Jun 1, 2023

Oregon-based rock band Last Giant's "Animals," from their forthcoming album, Monuments

Beginning in 2014 from the ashes of former Northwest indie-rockers System and Station (1998-2013), Last Giant is comprised of front man RFK Heise (vocals, guitar, keys), Palmer Cloud (bass), and Matt Willes (drums). 

All things in due time. Portland, Oregon's Last Giant has been patiently waiting to release their 4th full-length album Monuments into the world. Filled with monstrous guitar riffs, ...


Mar 10, 2023

Wayne Shorter: A musical obituary by Christopher Woitach, Paull K. Ward and David Evans / audio

By PAUL K. WARD //  Three Portland musicians pay tribute to the late saxophone master, Wayne Shorter.

Wayne Shorter, prominent and influential jazz tenor saxophonist, and composer, passed away on March 2, 2023, at the age of 89, after a long, active life playing and shaping America’s great musical ...


Mar 3, 2023

Audio premiere: Leadbetter Band / "All It Is"

Leadbetter is a band from Bend. This is the premiere of "All It Is," their new song from their new album Cake. OMN Featured audio.

We are told: Eric Leadbetter on the song:  "'All It Is' is a really fun funky rock tune that was born with the rebirth and new line up of the band.  It started as a groove in my head when ...


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 ...


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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