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The Multitalented Path of Steve Drizos / Inessa talks with Steve about his new album and more / Audio

By INESSA // During the course of an astonishing 2020, as I reflect back, one of the biggest missing pieces was the live music so many of us have taken to. From chilling out on the odd evening, to joining in the enormous outdoor music festivals , to making new music discoveries. Here’s your chance to do just that! Meet Steve Drizos

The Multitalented Path of Steve Drizos / Inessa talks with Steve about his new album and more / Audio

Jarrod Lawson: A new album - relevant and funky / Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #278

By TOM D'ANTONI // Oregon's Jarrod Lawson has a new album called Be the Change. If you've been waiting for a new album from Jarrod, he'll tell you all about it. Includes the title tune at the end of our conversation

Jarrod Lawson: A new album - relevant and funky / Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #278

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George Colligan's Jazz Truth: Play-along videos and other means to deal with the situation / Q&A

By MICHAEL "SHOEHORN" CONLEY //  George Colligan has recently moved his jazztruth series from the blog format to a video platform featuring locally-sourced, artisanal play-along videos of Jazz standards, gear reviews, lessons on technique, and analysis of solos by noted players such as Chet Baker.

George Colligan's Jazz Truth: Play-along videos and other means to deal with the situation / Q&A

Insurrection: Jeff Langston / Rachel Taylor Brown / OMN Featured Video

Jeff Langston's video mix of footage of the assault on the Capitol from ABC News paired with the 2018 Rachel Taylor Brown Song "Heir Apparent."

Insurrection: Jeff Langston / Rachel Taylor Brown / OMN Featured Video

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The Multitalented Path of Steve Drizos / Inessa talks with Steve about his new album and more / Audio

Jan 21, 2021

By INESSA // During the course of an astonishing 2020, as I reflect back, one of the biggest missing pieces was the live music so many of us have taken to. From chilling out on the odd evening, to joining in the enormous outdoor music festivals , to making new music discoveries. Here’s your chance to do just that! Meet Steve Drizos

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Jarrod Lawson: A new album - relevant and funky / Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #278

Jan 21, 2021

By TOM D'ANTONI // Oregon's Jarrod Lawson has a new album called Be the Change. If you've been waiting for a new album from Jarrod, he'll tell you all about it. Includes the title tune at the end of our conversation

read more

George Colligan's Jazz Truth: Play-along videos and other means to deal with the situation / Q&A

Jan 15, 2021

By MICHAEL "SHOEHORN" CONLEY //  George Colligan has recently moved his jazztruth series from the blog format to a video platform featuring locally-sourced, artisanal play-along videos of Jazz standards, gear reviews, lessons on technique, and analysis of solos by noted players such as Chet Baker.

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Insurrection: Jeff Langston / Rachel Taylor Brown / OMN Featured Video

Jan 16, 2021

Jeff Langston's video mix of footage of the assault on the Capitol from ABC News paired with the 2018 Rachel Taylor Brown Song "Heir Apparent."

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Ben Landsverk: Telling stories in music and film / Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #277

Jan 8, 2021

By TOM D'ANTONI // Ben Landsverk is one-half of Wonderly with Jim Brunberg. They make music for films...just about for everything. They have new music and videos out now. He also is co-founder of Low Bar Chorale. We had fun talking with each other.

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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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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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