Stage Mom

Stage Mom

Jessica Hernandez and The Deltas return to the Northwest, with the next generation in tow
The last time I interviewed Jessica Hernandez, things were different.

Irish Heritage

Altan brings the traditional music of Ireland to the world
As humans, it could be said that music is our legacy.

Shakey Graves Turns Up the Rock at Oregon Spirit Distillers

On Tuesday, Aug. 7, a sold-out crowd filled the new concert space at Oregon Spirit Distillers. Smokey skies didn’t stop a full house from packing the venue to hear an array of songs from the Shakey Graves’ entire catalogue.

Cali-Reggae Kings

Rebelution headlines Clear Summer Nights, with special guest Stephen Marley and more
Rebelution's previous album, "Falling into Place," gave the group a new form of recognition when it earned the band its first Grammy award nomination.

Universal Language

Beats Antique blends sounds from cultures spanning the globe to communicate through music and passion
Oakland-based world music masters Beats Antique have built a career on blending sounds from cultures spanning the globe.

Memories and Excitement

Pixies' lead guitarist Joey Santiago talks about the elusiveness of the 'perfect show'
Certain bands epitomize a specific genre—defining a sound for their generation and laying the ground work for those who come next.

Dark Humor

The Decemberists new album blends dark themes with upbeat sound—and more synthesizers
As a music writer, as a music lover, you can only hope that on your birthday that a band you adore plays a concert nearby — at least that's what I cross my fingers and wish for when I blow out my candles.

Jamming to Beat MS

Lettuce headlines the Newberry Event Music Arts Festival fundraiser
If you would have told me in high school that a rad music festival would be held annually at the Diamond Stone Guest Lodges in the Lazy River South neighborhood of La Pine, I would have been stoked, but may not have believed you.

Q&A: Reckless Kelly

Austin Americana band with roots in Bend to play Tower Theatre
Reckless Kelly, an alternative country rock outfit from Austin, Texas, is no stranger to Bend. Brothers Cody and Willy Braun met their drummer at an open mic night at Pasha's Lebanese Restaurant in downtown Bend in the mid ‘90s, where they began playing as the first iteration of the band, The Prairie Mutts.

10 Years of "Furr"

Portland's Blitzen Trapper celebrates the anniversary of its breakthrough album with a deluxe edition and tour
For some bands, certain albums in its catalogue warrant a little more hype and celebration—especially when the 10-year anniversary of its debut rolls around.

Common Thread

Sarah Shook and The Disarmers create outlaw country music with relatable themes
For a long time, Sarah Shook felt her songwriting was cathartic, giving her perspective and allowing her to look at her feelings and experiences from a different view.


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