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Portland Music Scene Mourns Musician/Technician John C. 'Chuck' Davidshofer 1952-2021

12/17/2021 | 0 comments

By MICHAEL "SHOEHORN' CONLEY //  He was a man who intersected with a broad slice of the local music scene and beyond: Oregon Symphony wind players, school band directors, band parents, and freelance ...


The original gig workers: the music business re-emerges from a pandemic.

12/06/2021 | 0 comments

By MICHAEL SHOEHORN CONLEY //  Who has come back and who has not.


Photo by Jason Kaplan

Bill Royston, Founder of Portland Jazz Festival passed away on Thursday 10/14/21

10/18/2021 | 0 comments

After a long-illness, Bill Royston who founded the Portland Jazz Festival passed away at age 75. Read the wonderful stories he did for OMN after a baffling recovery from dementia. He passed holding his ...


Photo from Portland Marathon s Facebook page.

Music at the 2021 Portland Marathon

10/07/2021 | 0 comments

By MICHAEL CONLEY// An inside look at music at the 2021 Portland Marathon from Michael Conley, aka Shoehorn, a musician who played it.


Third Eye Blind

New releases 9/29/2021

09/23/2021 | 0 comments

Here they are! All the new releases. Courtesy Music Millennium.


The Last of the True Believers: A Farewell to Nanci Griffith

08/15/2021 | 2 comments

By ART LEVINE // The news of folk singer Nanci Griffith's death struck me like one of her songs, a gentle arrow straight to the heart.


Ken DeRouchie indoors in days gone by

The confusing state of Oregon music

08/12/2021 | 0 comments

This is not a guide to how you can enjoy going out and hearing music but there are some suggestions.


The Goodfoot will look like this once again....just with vaccinated people.

Goodfoot Lounge to require vaccinations

07/29/2021 | 0 comments

Beginning Thursday, August 5, Portland's Goodfoot Lounge will require proof of vaccination in the downstairs music room.



New releases 7/23/21

07/22/2021 | 0 comments

All of the latest CD's and recods (which you might call "vinyls.") Courtesy Music Millennium


Jim Brunberg and Ben Landsverk Re-open at Mississippi Studios, 7-17-2021 / Photos

07/18/2021 | 0 comments

By JOHN RUDOFF // Mississippi Studios is open! Owner Jim Brundberg and long time collaborator Ben Landsverk ended the long empty nightmare on Saturday, July 17, 2021 - Photos


Carlton Jackson passes away: Beloved drummer, band leader, broadcaster icon, friend had just turned 60 / Update

07/05/2021 | 8 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI //  Oregon's musical community in deep mourning over the loss of a great musician and an even greater man. Audio interview included.


Tony Coleman's Tribute to Three Kings, B.B., Albert and Freddie at 2021 Waterfront Blues Festival / audio interview

06/29/2021 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Listen to "TC" Tony Coleman, Portlander and legendary drummer for BB King talk about his Tribute to BB, Albert and Freddie King at the 2021 Waterfront Blues Festival.on Monday, July ...


Marti’s Music Kitchen – The Human Connection & Coming back from the Pandemic

06/22/2021 | 1 comments

By MARTI MENDENHALL // The unique music/food podcast returns on Friday, June 25 with an episode featuring Kris Deelane!


Pickathon 2019. OMN Photo by Carmen Kintz

2021 Pickathon Canceled / Read their full statement

06/20/2021 | 0 comments

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


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

06/11/2021 | 0 comments

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


Photo by Diane Russell at 2019 Waterfront Blues Festival.

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

06/07/2021 | 1 comments

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 ...


Montavilla Jazz Festival Season Launch: Mel Brown B3 Organ Group - 05/29/2021 - Photos

05/31/2021 | 0 comments

By DIANE RUSSELL // Mel Brown's B3 Organ Group helps launch 2021 Montavilla Jazz Festival Season


Lula Wiles

New releases 5/21/21

05/21/2021 | 0 comments

All the new vinyl (that means records) and CD's out this week. Courtesy Music Millennium


Brian Koch and Kara Harris are Dead Lee. Photos by Mathieu Lewis-Rolland

Dead Lee emerge from pandemic with new record, 'Ride Or Die', string of dates

05/19/2021 | 0 comments

By Phil Favorite// Cosmic-folk duo to open a sold-out show with Ashleigh Flynn & The Riveters at Alberta Street Pub in Portland, Thursday, May 20


Country singer William Surly performs for Whiskey Wednesday at Landmark Saloon in Portland.

Whiskey Wednesday returns to Landmark Saloon

05/11/2021 | 0 comments

By Phil Favorite// A staple of the local country music scene, Whiskey Wednesday at Landmark Saloon has a different look and feel but remains a crowd pleaser


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