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So Cal's LoNero issue impressive conceptual album 'The Defiant Machine'

07/22/2016 | 1 comments

By RUBEN MOSQUEDA // So Cal 'guitarcore' act issued 3rd effort 'The Defiant Machine' August 2nd. The album's concept is based around a war theme through the past 100 years.


KISS at the RV Inn Styles Resort Amphitheater on 09/17/21 / Photos

09/18/2021 | 5 comments

By BRENT ANGELO // A KISS show is like no other, big in sound, heavy in theatrics, and a whole lotta fun. KISS at the RV Inn Styles Resort Amphitheater on 09/17/21 / Photos.


David Vest: 2 new Blues albums, both very different / Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #310

09/09/2021 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Oregon favorite turned Canadian, Bluesman David Vest has two new albums, both live, all Blues but very different. Find out how and hear a version of Mystery Train that'll surprise you.


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.


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.


The second  annual  Jackalope Jamboree will take place this weekend, June 25-26, in Pendleton.

Jackalope Jamboree draws Alt-Country fans for two-day festival in Pendleton

06/22/2021 | 0 comments

By Phil Favorite// Shooter Jennings, Shane Smith & The Saints headline expanded lineups for outdoor festival at historic Happy Canyon Arena, June 25-26; founders discuss planning and presenting ...


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


The Blues Festival as we remember it.  / Painting by Diane Russell

Peter Dammann on the 2021 Waterfront Blues Festival / Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #296

06/03/2021 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // The Waterfront Blues Festival returns and Artistic Director  and ace guitarist Peter Dammann is here to tell us all about it.


Kris Deelane: Alchemy Shed a place for live music / Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #293

05/13/2021 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Singer-guitarist Kris Deelane has re-opened her lovely outdoor music venue, Alchemy Shed. First shows are this weekend!


Scott Jeffries to debut solo songs with a full band at Alberta Street Pub

04/28/2021 | 1 comments

By PHIL FAVORITE// Portland singer-songwriter will play songs from his solo debut 'Bloom' at Alberta Street Pub in Portland on Thursday, April 29


June Millington // Photo by Per Grandin

Fanny Celebrates Fifty: Q&A with June Millington / OMN Best-of 2020

01/01/2021 | 1 comments

By ANA AMMANN // Before the Go-Go's or Sleater-Kinney, Fanny was the first all-female band to release an album on a major label. We checked in with band founder, June Millington, on the 50th anniversary ...


Jon Neufeld: Master guitarist and master of mastering / Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #268

10/28/2020 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Guitarist Jon Neufeld is in the Artichoke Cafe bringing a sunny disposition in spite of it all.


Rakes: Dig Deep / OMN Featured Audio

10/02/2020 | 0 comments

This is the Rakes' debut: guitarist/vocalist Andrew Foster, vocalist Chelsea Walker, bassist D. Rives Curtright, drummer Tim, and keyboardist Jake, 


Brad Creel & The Reel Deel: "All the Friends That I Have Found" / OMN Featured Video

10/01/2020 | 0 comments

Here's the video for the new Brad Creel and the Reel Deel's new song.


Steve Berlin of Los Lobos: Learning how to play all over again Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music #262

09/10/2020 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Los Lobos saxophonist Steve Berlin has spent the quarantine re-learning how to play his instrument. Also, find out about the new Los Lobos album!


OMN Legacy story: Eddie Martinez talks to Inessa: A deep musical dive / Audio

09/09/2020 | 0 comments

By INESSA // The great session guitarist has a new album of his own. Eddie talks with Inessa, Ty Hitzemann and Wayne Anderson. / Originally published December 16, 2018


Jerry Joseph: Live music returns to Music Millennium Monday, September 14

09/08/2020 | 0 comments

Streaming that is. but it's a start.


Allen Toussaint 2015 Waterfront Blues Festival / Photo by Anthony Pidgeon

Allen Toussaint: Familiar songs and brand new tunes at the 2015 Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival - video interview and review

07/01/2020 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Allen Toussaint played the 2015 Waterfront Blues Festival on July 3. He died the following November. Here's a video interview from a few weeks before the festival.Plus coverage of the ...


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