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Photo credit: Ben Shilton (Instragram: @benpaiguy) Eastern Oregon and Hip-Hop are not exactly synonymous, but at least one artist is busy in his desert lab putting rhymes over beats. For the past ten years Oregon emcee, Oso Negro, has been making music and touring the west coast. Alongside Z-man, Eva

Punk-metal band American Standards have released five albums in seven years, and until last year had never recorded consecutive albums with the same line-up. Vocalist Brandon Kellum and guitarist Corey Skowronski have played 300 shows together since 2011. Joined by bassist Steven Mandell, and drummer Mitch Hosier, they plan to

Portland native Scott Pemberton is part guitarist, part stuntman; utilizing unconventional playing methods and an array of percussion instruments along with bassist Jack “The Stabilizer” Johnson, keyboard/multi-instrumentalist Rudy Slizewski, and drummer James Sissler, to ensure that The Scott Pemberton Band’s musical kung-fu is anything but “the typical jam band.” And

Eugene dance-rock quartet Fortune’s Folly have been turning fans into friends since their first show. And for the past four years vocalist Calysta Cheyenne, guitarist Ira Mazie, bassist Jesse Sanchez, and drummer Alex “Squatch” Koleber, have been playing up and down the west coast bringing friends into the “Folly Family.”

Hip hop wasn’t Merlin emcee Josie Holman’s original focus. “I’ve been singing pretty much my whole life; I started out doing jazz and blues,” says Holman. “I went to school and started doing some electronic stuff. And from there I got into hip-hop..I had such a hard time finding a

  Ryan Brum and Jesse Holden of SWYM starting playing together when they were teenagers in Massachusetts, and have remained together through various lineup changes over the years. They produce a haunting brand of psychedelic music which takes elements from the past and blends them together in a way that

For the past seven years, Late Night District have been grinding away in San Jose’s local music scene—but haven’t ventured much further than the Bay Area. Until now. Formed by vocalist/guitarist Mark Shriver, the band delivers a high-energy brand of indie-rock, and on Tuesday, Dec. 12, they will play Oregon

Starting a new band is like rolling a pair of dice. But like Sgt. Pepper, you get by with a little help from your friends. Guitarist Trevor Roberts, and drummer Trevor Gill, have been playing together in Redding, California’s metal-scene for years; writing songs and toying with various lineups. And

Rock n’ Roll is more than just a lifestyle choice for the Prophets of Addiction; it’s a way of life. For over two decades bassist/vocalist Lesli Sanders has been playing all across the world, with an ever-changing arsenal of musicians. He has no plans for the future, except to keep

Mike Dillon was somewhere in Illinois, on the way to a gig, when he explained the general idea behind his band to The Messenger on the phone. “I’m taking a percussion ensemble, and taking it to the rock n’ roll environment,” says Dillon. “The way Tito Puente and Lionel Hampton