Next Stop, The Motet

Next Stop, The Motet

Lyle Divinsky shares how he went from playing in subways to Red Rocks
The Motet is an all-star-studded funk, jazz and Afrobeat band out of Denver, Colo. The members have gone through various looks over the years, with the latest lineup putting out a brilliant funk record called "Death or Devotion." It seriously sounds like a time machine – one powered by dance, anyway.

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Gung Ho for Shows: 4 Peaks Music Festival 2019

The initial lineup is here!
One of Central Oregon's favorite music festivals is ready for another great showing of bands in 2019! The 4 Peaks Music Festival just announced their initial lineup for the this coming June – trust us, it's a good one!

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The Foundations Of Fox And Bones

Scott Gilmore dives into the making of the characters that make up the duo's namesake
Scott Gilmore and Sarah Vitort met about three years ago, while Gilmore was checking out one of Vitort's acoustic shows. That moment was an instant bond for the two future collaborators.

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Life's A Trip

How to accidentally find yourself in the music industry
Some might say Playboy Manbaby is a silly name for a band, or for anything, really. But maybe that's the point?

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A Blooming Sound

On the pulse of Credit Electric's creativity
Ryan LoPilato's first musical project was under the name of Haunted Houses, started around 2009, when he was in high school. LoPilato says he would create and record through a process called "surrealist automatism," which is defined as: "a method of art-making in which the artist suppresses conscious control over the making process, allowing the unconscious mind to have great sway."

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Amsterdam is Back

Bend-based rhymer has his first full-length project in five years
Most people know the difficulties that come with having a crush on someone. These problems have evolved over time; today we have social media and phones with dating apps like Tinder.

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Avoiding The Sophomore Slump

Cascade Crescendo preps for a second album
Portland's high-octane bluegrass band, Cascade Crescendo, will be releasing its sophomore album, "Chasing The Sun," Feb. 15. Made up of Hunter White (guitar), Taylor Skiles (upright bass), Aden Beck (mandolin) and Harrison Olk on banjo, the guys really brought it this time around and are prepping for a stretch of release shows.

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Dark Night Of The Soul

This Island Earth raises awareness for suicide and mental health
Society has made some significant strides when it comes to talking about mental health. While there has been improvement, the discussion about it in art communities might still be lacking.

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From the Bars of Miami

Magic City Hippies has come a long way
What started as a one-man band by Robbie Hunter has grown into much, much more. Now assembled with the skills of Pat Howard (drums) and John Coughlin (guitar), Magic City Hippies have moved from the bars of Miami (paid in free beer, I'm told) to playing festivals on their bucket list like Bonnaroo and Electric Forest.

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Expanding the Sounds of Bluegrass

How Nashville helped transform The Infamous Stringdusters
If you were trying to get someone into bluegrass today, recommending this band or their recent album would probably be a solid start. The Infamous Stringdusters became Grammy winners in 2018 for the album, "Laws Of Gravity."

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Hair Gel & Rhymes

How things got started for Vocab Slick
The Bay Area—around 30 minutes north of Oakland, Calif.—is where Vocab Slick calls home. This is the same place where he got his start as a rapper.

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Garcia Peoples Head West

New Jersey rockers get the ball rolling with a solid debut
There's a cliché about life and open doors, and in a sense, it's kind of true. At least that's something Tom Malach, guitar player in the alternative rock band, Garcia Peoples, is becoming more aware of following the release of their debut album, "Cosmic Cash."

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2019 is Gonna Be Juicy For Handmade Moments

Just like the fruit off the Paw Paw Tree
Following a collision in their biodiesel bus in 2016, Anna Moss and Joel Ludford were on a track of recovery. Not just physically, but also mentally and spiritually as well.

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