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Josh Davis

It was never their original plan, but Hilltop Music has grown into one of the largest sellers of instruments in Southern Oregon. “Our goal here is to be the musical hub for the valley,” says Wayne Cameron, the shop’s owner. Cameron started out in the little California town of Idyllwild,

  Salem’s Bend began as the brain child of vocalist/guitarist Bobby Parker less than three years ago. And already they have released their debut album on vinyl, and toured the southwest and west coast multiple times, including multiple stops in Oregon, including a return to Grants Pass on Saturday, May

For this year’s summer music festival guide, we are keeping our picks within a three-hour drive.  That way you won’t have to waste too much money on gas or turn into an angry Clark W. Griswold. Three of these festivals are here in the Rogue Valley, which means you can

  The Lique have been tearing up the Vegas strip for the past two years, and the only problem they have—besides unruly fans—is getting people to pronounce their name correctly. Originally from Sacramento, emcee Rasar Amani headed for the bright lights of Las Vegas and found unlikely allies in four

Slow Corpse were formed less than three years ago and have already managed to get themselves signed to the Portland-based Tender Loving Empire label. The fact that they had created a dedicated following was the main reason they got signed, but it was only after badgering the label for months

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