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Herbie Hancock at Edgefield on 09/22/2021 - Photos

Japanese Breakfast and Luna Li at WOW Hall on 09/24/2021 / Photos

Sappho helps birth new queer dance label: Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #312

By TOM D'ANTONI // DJ Sappho talks about the new queer dance music label she and Damon Boucher have just launched.

Sappho helps birth new queer dance label: Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #312

Mike Collins of Rooftop Screamers : A new album / Q&A

BY ANA AMMANN // Portland, OR-based drummer and songwriter Mike Collins took socially distancing to the “Next Level” this past year, releasing an album’s worth of new material for his studio project Rooftop Screamers. The who’s who roster of guest artists includes The Fixx’s Cy Curnin on the 80’s inspired, “Shifting Tides.”

Mike Collins of Rooftop Screamers : A new album / Q&A

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Herbie Hancock at Edgefield on 09/22/2021 - Photos

Sep 24, 2021

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Japanese Breakfast and Luna Li at WOW Hall on 09/24/2021 / Photos

Sep 25, 2021

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Sappho helps birth new queer dance label: Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #312

Sep 23, 2021

By TOM D'ANTONI // DJ Sappho talks about the new queer dance music label she and Damon Boucher have just launched.

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Mike Collins of Rooftop Screamers : A new album / Q&A

Sep 21, 2021

BY ANA AMMANN // Portland, OR-based drummer and songwriter Mike Collins took socially distancing to the “Next Level” this past year, releasing an album’s worth of new material for his studio project Rooftop Screamers. The who’s who roster of guest artists includes The Fixx’s Cy Curnin on the 80’s inspired, “Shifting Tides.”

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Gayle Skidmore: Netherlands to PDX: "Beautiful Soul" / Video

Sep 17, 2021

Gayle Skidmore will be at the Alberta Street  Pub on Tuesday, September 21 with D. Pel and Minor Birds

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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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