Getting Better

Getting Better

Karl Denson's Tiny Universe brings the funk to the Century Center for a soulful pre-eclipse party
K arl Denson plans to get organized about his next album—right after playing a string of eclipse-related shows in Oregon this weekend.

Eclipse-Worthy Jams

Funk's Solar Obscuration Celebration brings Portland musicians to Suttle Lake for a weekend of quality music
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Electronic Experimentation

Australian DJ Zeke Beats brings his experimental sounds to The Capitol and Oregon Eclipse Festival
W hen it comes to the electronic and bass music scene, Zeke Beats continues to rise in the ranks, creating beats using digital and hardware synthesizers—his preferred method of artistry.

Soak It In

Bend-based band Wayward Soul returns to Brokedown Soakdown for the festival's second year
W ayward Soul, a Bend-based eclectic band that blends styles ranging from Americana and roots to soul and funk, played last year's Brokedown Soakdown festival at Summer Lake Hot Springs, and can't wait to return this summer. "We're going to try to reel it off for the second year," Cameron Harris, Wayward Soul's bassist says.

Traveling Storyteller

James McMurtry talks about what makes a good song and why he loves driving on tour
"I was doing this long before the term 'Americana' was applied to any form of music," James McMurtry says of his music style.

Cover Artistry

The Brothers Comatose tour in support of their latest EP, "The Covers, Vol. 2."
W ell, I'm going to go make myself a cup of coffee and talk to you while I'm doing it," The Brothers Comatose lead vocalist Ben Morrison says as I begin asking questions during our phone interview.

A Musical Journey, With a Pitstop in Bend

The Avett Brothers continue to expand their style, while also maintaining that signature sound
The Avett Brothers have been on quite a musical journey of evolving their sound over the past decade, going from a trio playing acoustic guitar, banjo and stand-up bass to what is now a seven-member lineup that can build considerably on the group's scrappy, stripped-back acoustic beginnings.

Constantly Creative

Oakland's Foxtails Brigade dips into all kinds of media, from film-style music videos to podcasts, and of course, experimental pop music
The song "We Are Not Ourselves" by Oakland's Foxtails Brigade sounds like former American Idol contestant turned experimental, art pop singer, Melanie Martinez.

Emotional Payoff

This Island Earth preps for three concept albums that follow a distinct narrative
You may recognize Elijah Goodall from his previous work in the Bend-based band, Isles.

Listen More

Vanessa Silberman and Carissa Johnson are completely driven to rock
Sometimes a musician (or maybe two) crosses into your auditory periphery and you can't help but to not only be intrigued, but to dive in deeper to learn more, to listen more.

Polyrhythmic

Portland trio Human Ottoman brings an unexpected sound to Bend
Sometimes, a soundscape crosses your ears and you not only take notice, but you dance in a completely unabashed way.

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