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Khruangbin at Edgefield on July 9, 2022 / Photos

07/16/2022 | 0 comments



Cathedral Park Jazz Festival 2022 begins tonight!

07/15/2022 | 0 comments

The free Cathedral Park Jazz Festival [CPJF] featuring local jazz, blues, soul, and Latin artists will take place in Cathedral Park under the historic St Johns Bridge in North Portland ...


Peter Dammann on the 2022 Waterfront Blues Festival / Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #333

06/30/2022 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // The Waterfront Blues Festival returns to its traditional home on the July 4 weekend...all four stages and lots of music. Artistic Director/Ace guitarist Peter Dammann explains it all.


Ramsey Embick: Adventures in the music trade / Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #339

06/02/2022 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Ramsey Embick is a keyboardist, composer, producer/engineer who is fluent in just about every genre of music ever invented. He talks about working with Michael Jackson, the Pointer Sisters, ...


Sarah Tiedemann: Third Angle's Artistic Director's new season / Coffeeshop Conversatons @ Artihoke Music C#338

05/26/2022 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Third Angle New Music's Artistic Director Sarah Tiedemann is in the Cafe to tell us all about their new and exciting 2022-23 season.


Mac Gollehon: Experimental Musical Dimensions - An Interview

05/04/2022 | 0 comments

By MIKE LEWIS // For decades Mac Golllehon has been recording and performing with some of the biggest names in the business. The trumpeter has found himself working alongside artists including Duran ...


Evan Shlaes: Rising from the ashes, literally. / Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #332

04/11/2022 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // As if the pandemic weren't enough, Evan Shlaes' store burned down. The store has reopened at a different location and his bands are gigging again.


Shawn Levy: A great new book on female comedians / Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #331

03/31/2022 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Another new book by Shawn Levy, the former Oregonian movie critic. This time it's In On the Joke on the lives of the early female standup comedians, from Moms Mabley to Joan ...


Rachel Brashear on her upcoming Twin Peaks show / Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #327

02/25/2022 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Rachel Brashear goes Lynchian at Alberta Abbey on Saturday, March 5 with her band doing music from Twin Peaks. Special solo video preview included.


Best of 2021: Stephanie Schneiderman and Tony Furtado: Video episode / Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #301

01/11/2022 | 0 comments

Everybody is doing their best-of 2021’s and why should we be any different? We’re not. We’re as exhausted at the twists and turns doled out by 2021 as anyone, and gearing up for more ...


Boone Johnson of Moon and Bike: Ambient meets Americana / Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #319

11/11/2021 | 1 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // A new duo made up of guys who have been playing together for decades. Moon and Bike combine acoustic and electric guitars. The gigs are starting to happen. Next one is Friday, December ...


Photo by Inger Klekacz

Reed Wallsmith: Blue Cranes make a masterpiece / Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #318

11/04/2021 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // After a long wait, the new Blue Cranes album is out and it's magnificent. Individual vocal collaborations. Reed Wallsmith talks about it. Track at the end.


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.


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