Charlie Faye and the Fayettes bring back retro girl group sound

Published on: 2016-06-14
Charlie Faye and the Fayettes

Charlie Faye and the Fayettes magnificently capture retro 60's girl group sound on new album.

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Peter Wolf: A Cure for Loneliness

Published on: 2016-05-20
Peter Wolf

Listening to Peter Wolf's new album A Cure for Loneliness might leave you thinking Wolf is in the midst of a full-blown existential crisis.

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Loreena McKennitt and her mystical night in Portland

Published on: 2016-03-24
Loreena McKennitt

Loreena McKennitt visited Portland last night with a performance that was equal parts mystical, ethereal, and soothing.

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Tommy Keene hits Secret Society Saturday

Published on: 2016-02-04
Tommy Keene

Tommy Keene is back with his fourth studio album in the last six years, Laugh Out Loud. The album shines in its overall elegance and is one of the best of his career. He appears at the Secret Society in Portland on Saturday.

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Dave Fleschner and Earl Thomas join forces for new project

Published on: 2015-10-26
Dave Fleschner and friends

Where Love Begins is the title of the forthcoming album from The Blues Cabaret. It just might be a fitting title for the next chapter in Dave Fleschner's career as well.

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Dave and Phil Alvin making up for lost time

Published on: 2015-09-22
Dave and Phil Alvin

Brothers Dave and Phil Alvin are back at it again, having just released "Lost Time", their second album together in the last two years. The brothers appear Thursday, Sept. 24 at the Aladdin Theater.

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Rich Layton's miraculous return to music

Published on: 2015-09-21
Rich Layton

Rich Layton thought his musical days were behind him not too long ago, his long musical career sabotaged by the inner ear condition tinnitus.

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Lisa Pankratz on the Alvin Brothers reunion

Published on: 2015-07-01
Lisa Prankratz

Not many people are happy with a back row seat. Not Lisa Pankratz, drummer for Dave and Phil Alvin, as she's had a great view of the two brothers reuniting over the last couple of years. She'll be joining them at the 2015 Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival.

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James McMurtry brings his complicated game to the Aladdin

Published on: 2015-06-15
James McMurtry

Life may be complicated, but in his latest release James McMurtry does a mighty fine job capturing all of its little nuances.That, of course, is nothing new for the storytelling McMurtry, who Stephen King considers one of the best songwriters of his generation. Not bad praise from a man who can spin a pretty good yarn himself.

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Mavericks continue their mavericky ways

Published on: 2015-05-20
The Mavericks

Given enough time, just about anyone can use enough effects, auto-tuning, and engineering to make music sound sort of like, well, music. Take away all the gimmickry, though, and most musicians would sound radically different. Not The Mavericks.

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Tomorrow arrives for Rhiannon Giddens

Published on: 2015-05-18
Rhiannon Giddens

To say Rhiannon Giddens has been busy lately would be a bit of an understatement. In the past 16 months, she has recorded her first solo album, was hand-picked by T-Bone Burnett to contribute to The New Basement Tapes (a revival of long-lost Bob Dylan lyrics), and has performed at the White House.

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