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See Martin Zarzar on this week's OMN Live - Sunday at 6pm

06/03/2020 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Former member of Pink Martini and our own resident multi-lingual, multi-instrumentalist performs at 6pm on the OMN Facebook page as part of the OMN Live series.

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Tony Starlight: The entertainer no quarantine could hold / Coffeeshop Conversations (Not) @ Artichoke Music #248

05/28/2020 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Think Tony Starlight hasn't been busy during the tribulations? Then you don't know Tony Starlight. Here is his full plate.

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See Laryssa Birdseye perform on OMN Live Sunday May 31

05/27/2020 | 0 comments

Soul/Folk/Pop singer-songwriter Layrssa Birdseye will perform on the next OMN Live series at 6pm Sunday,May 31 on the OMN Facebook Page.

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Benjamin Moussay

New solo piano albums by Jon Balke and Benjamin Moussay / Review

05/26/2020 | 0 comments

By BILL ROYSTON // ECM has released two new solo piano albums, one by Norway's Jon Balke and Banjamin Moussay from France...both worthwhile.

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Martin Zarzar doing a Coffeeshop Conversation @ Artichoke Music

Coffeeshop Conversations returns to Artichoke Music on June 2!

05/25/2020 | 0 comments

Beginning June 2 we'll be back recording Coffeeshop Conversations @ Artichoke Music...at Artichoke Music!

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Joe Henderson

The Worst Jazz Gig Ever!

05/25/2020 | 0 comments

Bill Royston spins the tale of the worst Jazz gig ever...including No Show Joe Henderson.

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Celebrating World Goth Day with “My Summer as a Goth” film composer Jana Cushman

05/22/2020 | 1 comments

By ANA AMMANN // Talking about music supervision and film scoring with Jana Cushman of Darkswoon on World Goth Day. Download the My Summer as a Goth Motion Picture Soundtrack on Bandcamp today.

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Lloyd Jones: Sitting on a new album til the coast is clear / Coffeeshop Conversations (Not) @ Artichoke Music #247

05/21/2020 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Lloyd Jones made an album with the cream of the Nashville Blues players. He's finally going to get it to you at the end of the summer. And what else he's been doing during the tribulations.

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Jenny Logan performs Sunday, May 24 on OMN Live

05/18/2020 | 0 comments

By CARMEN KINTZ // World Goth day was Friday, help celebrate it (so to speak) with a performance by Deathlist's Jenny Logan on OMN Live, Sunday, May 24 at 6pm on the OMN Facebook page.

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Terry Currier: Keeping Music Millennium afloat Coffeeshop Conversations (Not) @ Artichoke Music #246

05/14/2020 | 2 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Music Millennum's Terry Currier has kept the store open, to a degree and is fighting to keep things going.

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Bob Dylan by Ron Rogers

Ron Rogers new video "No Protest Goin' On"

05/13/2020 | 0 comments

Ron Rogers may have left Portland for Porto, Portugal, but he has a new video, "No Protest Goin' On"

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Giving Emily Remler her due, thirty years later

05/10/2020 | 2 comments

By BILL ROYSTON // The tales and trials of the late guitarist Emily Remler.

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Little Richard dies at 87

05/09/2020 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // The embodiment of Rock n Roll in all its aspects is gone.

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Caspar Babypants

New Releases 5-8-20

05/07/2020 | 0 comments

Here's what's new this week, vinyl and CD, courtesy Music Millennium.

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Stephanie Salvey: A life in the music industry and still a rocker / Coffeeshop Conversations (Not) @ Artichoke Music #245

05/07/2020 | 0 comments

By TOM D'ANTONI // Stephanie Salvey has been a club owner, band manager, and original OMN writer and now produces movies. She's got a lot to say.

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Tales of the late Richie Cole who died at 72 on May 2

05/04/2020 | 0 comments

By BILL ROYSTON // Remembering a few wild adventures with the Alto Madness of Richie Cole

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Jan Garbarek

Bill Royston: Vivid memories of his International Jazz Days / Part 2

05/03/2020 | 0 comments

By BILL ROYSTON // Memories, musings and opinions from past International Jazz Days. Including Anthony Braxton in 90 degree weather wearing a heavy overcoat and a long muffler wrapped around his neck.

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Sunday's OMN LIve performance: Wil Kinky 6pm on OMN's Facebook page

05/03/2020 | 0 comments

By CARMEN KINTZ // The OMN Live series rolls on with a set from Wil Kinky, Sunday, May 10 at 6pm on the OMN Facebook page

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Bill Royston celebrating International Jazz Day while quarantined

04/30/2020 | 2 comments

By BILL ROYSTON // Tips on how to celebrate International Jazz Day today and every day...and some remembrances of Past IJD's.

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Annie Bethancourt sings and plays on OMN LIve Sunday 5/17/20 at 6pm

04/28/2020 | 0 comments

By CARMEN KINTZ // Annie Bethancourt has been called “an angelic voice with a lot of talent on her lips and at her fingertips.” See her perform live Sunday, May 17 at 6pm on the next edition ...

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