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Andy Stokes: The rest of the world has discovered what we knew all along in Portland. Coffeeshop Conversations@ Catfish Lou's #186

03/21/2019 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // It took a long time, but Andy Stokes is now a hitmaker. He's grateful to his fans in Portland.

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Andre Williams, dead at 82 / The Wild Man of Soul

03/18/2019 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // He made you dance, he made you laugh, he embarrassed your sensibilities. He was a singular musical personality.

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Photo at McDonald Theater by Eric Woodall

Atmosphere, from the Twin Cities to the McDonald Theater on 3/6/2019 - Review

03/09/2019 | 0 comments

By C. FRANCIS O’LEARY // Though they didn’t stray away from playing songs about death or failure, Atmosphere's tone was one of acceptance; maybe in the past they’ve had a rough go ...

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Nicholas Harris on every performer in the 2019 Soul'd Out Festival Coffeeshop Conversations @ Catfish Lou's #185

03/07/2019 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Nicholas Harris is one of the forces that has curated and shaped the Soul'd Out Festival. He talks about all of the performers in this year's, including some that will be new to you. ...

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Nao at Wonder Ballroom on 1/14/2019 Photos and Review

01/16/2019 | 0 comments

By CARMEN KINTZ // East London breakout artist Nao graced Portland with her soulful funk stylings ‪Monday January 7, and her stellar performance burnt the Wonder Ballroom down to the ground. 

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New Jimmy Mak s at NW 12th & Hoyt...ready for construction.

J.D. Stubenberg: Coffeeshop Conversations #177 / All about the new Jimmy Mak's

12/20/2018 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // "J.D." the friendly face behind the bar at Jimmy Mak's has been working all this time to bring back the club. It's almost here!

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John Legend - 12/19/18 - Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall Photos

12/20/2018 | 0 comments

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Thievery Corporation: Rob Garza, right,  Eric Hilton, left / Photo by Jen Maler

Q & A with Rob Garza of Thievery Corporation: Straight outta D.C.

12/18/2018 | 0 comments

By LISA HELFER // How Thievery Corporation, one of the world’s most-loved Electronica duos emerged from Washington DC’s Punk scene and political culture. Rob Garza Q&A

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Thievery Corporation: Rob Garza, right,  Eric Hilton, left / Photo by Jen Maler

BEST OF 2018: Q & A with Rob Garza of Thievery Corporation: Straight outta D.C.

12/18/2018 | 0 comments

By LISA HELFER // How Thievery Corporation, one of the world’s most-loved Electronica duos emerged from Washington DC’s Punk scene and political culture. Rob Garza Q&A

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DJ Action Slacks (aka Shannon Wiberg): Coffeeshop Conversations #176

12/13/2018 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // DJ Action Slacks aka Shannon Wiberg has made her mark on her KMHD show and for her events and dances. This Coffeeshop Conversation is a lot of fun.

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Ken DeRouchie: Coffeeshop Conversation #173 / The Soul man's annual Food Drive!

11/22/2018 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Ken DeRouchie, Soul band leader, is in the middle of his annual Food Drive....and it gets bigger every year.

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Mark Bowden: Coffeeshop Conversation #172 / One of the busiest musicians in town stops by to talk.

11/15/2018 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Mark Bowden, guitarist, producer and all around busy guy stops in to talk about all of the people he's playing with...and that's a lot!

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Mavis Staples - "No Time For Cryin'" from her upcoming album

11/07/2018 | 0 comments

First peek at Mavis Staples new live album!

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Photo by Eric Woodall

Four Fists at Doug Fir Lounge, Portland on 10/23/18 Review

10/29/2018 | 0 comments

By C. FRANCIS O'LEARY // Four Fists Punk-Rap fed the excitement in the room which grew before and throughout the show until there were times it threatened to explode into a mosh pit. Joe Strummer and Sid ...

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Four Fists at the Doug Fir Lounge, 10/23/2018 Photos

10/26/2018 | 0 comments

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Four Fists: Walloped Into Prominence / At Doug Fir Tuesday 10/23

10/22/2018 | 0 comments

By C. FRANCIS O'LEARY // Andy Bothwell (left) and Stef Alexander, also known as Astronautalis and P.O.S, the members of Minneapolis-based Rap duo Four Fists, will perform at the Doug Fir Lounge on ...

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Marti's Music Kitchen Episode 7: Cooking with KenDeRouchie

10/19/2018 | 0 comments

By MARTI MENDENHALL // Ken DeRouchie and Marti making Ken’s Spicy Seafood Corn Chowder, a finely tuned recipe of Southern Creole cooking with a dash of Ken’s Pacific NW Flair.

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ZHU at the Roseland Theater 10/17/2018 Photos

10/18/2018 | 0 comments

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Swatkins and the Positive Agenda: PDX Spotlight's new episode! / Full show video

10/14/2018 | 0 comments

PDX Spotlight returns with Steveland Swatkins and the Positive Agenda's funky stuff. Performance and interview.

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