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

05/18/2024 | 1 comments

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. ...


The writer and saxophonist.

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

05/16/2024 | 0 comments

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 ...


Pearl Jam at the Moda Center on 05/10/24

05/14/2024 | 0 comments

By Brent Angelo (with PHOTOS, REVIEW AND VIDEO) Pearl Jam returns to Portland and shows they still have alot to say


Lo Steele: Singer, Composer, Actor, Daughter to LaRhonda and Mark / Coffeeslhop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #419

05/12/2024 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Lo (aka Lauren) Steele is a multi-talented, multi-genered singer and composer and actress, many times working all of her talents at the same time. Being the daughter to LaPhonda and ...


Eddie Martinez: The Great Guitarist Talking Deep Music / Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #418

04/29/2024 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // The multi-genre guitarist who has graced Soul, Rock, Hip-Hop and other major and memorable hits opens his memory bank and out comes nearly an hour of inspired conversation.


Peter Dammann tells us about the 2024 Waterfront Blues Festival Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #417

04/26/2024 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Peter Dammann, Artistic Director of the Waterfront Blues Festival talks to us about who's playing in 2024 and how the lineup has evolved over the years.


Nuovo Testamento, May 1st at Mission Theater

04/21/2024 | 0 comments

By MATT HANSEN // International dance trio rebooting sounds like Italo disco and synth-pop will co-headline Mission Theater with The Mission UK


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Breathing the Novacane: On Teenage Creativity, Transgressive Unseriousness, Pink Floyd, and Being a Sponge

04/19/2024 | 0 comments

BY TOBIAS WISNER // Storied yet elastic Portland Rock band, Novacane, sit down to discuss their recent breakout show at Mississippi Studios, their complex history, future aspirations, and why their most ...


Rhiannon Giddens and Charly Lowry at Patricia Reser Center of the Arts / Photos and review

04/19/2024 | 0 comments

By CHRISTINA HALL // She played two sold-out shows at The Patricia Reser Center for the Arts in Beaverton, Oregon. She was joined by a band full of collaborators from throughout the years and supported ...


JENNIFER CARRIZO: What does a talent buyer do? Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #416

04/18/2024 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Ever wonder just what a music talent buyer does? Meet the person responsible for booking the Crystal Ballroom and the Mission Theater. Find out about the changes in the Mission. Meet ...


Xylyn Hathaway's new album "Air & Darkness" release: April 20, 2024 : Preview/review

04/16/2024 | 0 comments

By MICHAEL "SHOEHORN" CONLEY //  Hathaway will celebrate the release of this recording on Saturday, April 20th at 8:00 p.m. at Blue Butler studios in Portland, where the recording was made. The ...


Anandi: On her latest album, "A Better Way" Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #415

04/10/2024 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Singer-Songwriter Anandi has A Better Way, an inspiring album as her latest release. Find out what inspired her to be so inspiring. Listen to a track from it at the end of our conversation. She'll be ...


Lisa Mann's own tale of her Metal career. She's now a real life "Rockstar"

03/31/2024 | 2 comments

By LISA MANN // Why would a world-famous Blues bassist and singer add Metal to her resume? Read her full story. See her with Splintered Throne at the Hawthorne Theater on Thursday April 11.


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