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The (original) First Annual End of the World Show 47 years ago...here's how it happened

03/18/2020 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Seems like a timely idea to re-post my story on the First Annual End of the World Show in 1973


We re all hoping this much joy returns to our stages.
Liv Warfield photo by Diane Russell

Hang In there Portland music family / Opinion

03/12/2020 | 1 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Some thoughts on the shuttering of nearly every major music major venue due to COVID-19


Tool with Author and Punisher at the Moda Center, Portland on 03/11/2020

03/12/2020 | 0 comments

By BENJAMIN MAH // The visual components meshed perfectly with the songs, making for a pretty immersive experience and never overshadowing the band or the music - quite an accomplishment in a venue ...


Saxophone Superman Kenny Garrett: Alto Sax Icons Part 3 at Revolution Hall / Portland Jazz Festival 2020

03/06/2020 | 0 comments

By MICHAEL "SHOEHORN" CONLEY // Garrett, dressed in a sharkskin suit and a kufi cap, his body rocking, got into intense overblowing and controlled distortion, hitting multiphonics and harmonics, pushing ...


Alto Sax Icons Part 2: Miguel Zenon. “Sonero” 2/27/20, Lincoln Recital Hall, PSU Portland Jazz Festival 2020

03/01/2020 | 0 comments

By MICHAEL "SHOEHORN" CONLEY // Miguel Zenon is a visionary arranger, theorist, and leader, and his voice on the alto sings freely with burning intensity and a sensual and flexible tone, perfectly ...


David Sanborn Alto Sax Icons Pt. 1: 2020 Portland biamp Jazz Festival / Review

02/29/2020 | 0 comments

By MICHAEL "SHOEHORN" CONLEY // David Sanborn kicks off a series of stories on alto players appearing at the 2020 Portland Jazz Festival.


OMN Editor-In-Chief has a new podcast

02/28/2020 | 0 comments

Soul music, funk, R&B and Blues…the real thing and conversations with the people who created it on the Bleav Podcast Network with your old friend Tom D'Antoni.


Self-described “Portland’s most passionate post-punk” band J. Graves are hosting what they promise will be the inaugural leap year party at High Water Mark on Feb. 29.

J. Graves Leap Year Party at High Water Mark / Preview

02/22/2020 | 0 comments

By C. FRANCIS O’LEARY // Self-described “Portland’s most passionate post-punk” band J. Graves are hosting what they promise will be the inaugural leap year party at High Water Mark ...


I Can Lick Any Sonofabitch In The House at Dantes 20th Anniversary on 02/06/20

02/08/2020 | 0 comments

By BRENT ANGELO // As part of Dante's 20th anniversary celebration, I Can Lick Any Sonofabitch In the House returned to the scene of the crimes.


Hedwig returns: Portland Center Stage with Delphon “D.J.” Curtis, Jr.

01/18/2020 | 0 comments

By HOLLY JOHNSON //  Hedwig is alive and well. Delphon “D.J.” Curtis, Jr. explodes in a simply magnificent performance. Portland Center Stage has offered the city  a luscious ...


Reel Music Festival 37: NW Film Center's Ben Popp gives us the rundown. / Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #228

01/17/2020 | 0 comments

It's time for Northwest Film Center's annual festival of music and movies, Reel Music 37. NWFC's Ben Popp tells us all about it. / Audio


Tenth Annual Portland Mardi Gras Ball

01/09/2020 | 0 comments

By SCOTT CUNNINGHAM // Laissez les bons temps rouler


Long Ryders

Terry Currier's Top 15 Albums of 2019

12/29/2019 | 1 comments

Here's Music Millennium's Terry Currier and his top 15 albums of 2019


The Joy Formidable and Twen at the Doug Fir Lounge, Portland Or on 12/18/19 / Review & Photos

12/22/2019 | 0 comments

Story by SARAH PAYNE / Photos by BENJAMIN MAH // 10 years running, and the threesome are still a cohesive, tight unit — a dysfunctional family, as Bryan puts it. Although they tease and joke, ...


The Joy Formidable, Twen play the Doug Fir on Dec. 18 / Preview

12/15/2019 | 0 comments

By SARAH PAYNE // The Joy Formidable returns to the Doug Fir Lounge on Wednesday, Dec. 18 — the third time in a little over a year that the band will visit Portland. They swept through last ...


Charlie Parr at Sessions Music Hall 12/11/2019 / Review

12/12/2019 | 0 comments

By C. FRANCIS O’LEARY // Folk/Blues musician Charlie Parr educates Eugene on all things folksy, including “women wearing no shoes, carriages carrying bodies back and forth and Leadbelly”


Peter Erskine

"The Musician's Lifeline- Advice for All Musicians, Student to Professional" - Peter Erskine and Dave Black / Book Review

12/06/2019 | 0 comments

By Michael "Shoehorn" Conley// The Musician's Lifeline- Advice for All Musicians, Student to Professional contributions from 150 + pros and master musicians by Peter Erskine and Dave Black. ...


David Byrne

New releases 11/18/19

11/18/2019 | 0 comments

All the new CD's and LP's.....including David Byrne.



New releases 11/8/19

11/07/2019 | 0 comments

Here they are---all the new CDs and LPs out this week. Including Antibalas! From Music Millennium.


Electric Guest at Wonder Ballroom 10/30/2019 / Review and Photos

11/03/2019 | 0 comments

Photos by Carmen Kintz // Review by Garon Nemyre


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