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Josh Stirm

Josh Stirm

Joshua Stirm writes the Rogue Sounds column. He divides his time between studying Emerging Media and Digital Arts at SOU in Ashland, working at the RVTV studio on the SOU campus, as well as writing/performing/producing music in The Juniper Berries and various other odd-ball audio projects. He has a passion for DIY music, art, and culture and is very excited about further pursuing a career in the media creation/music industries.

Summer Colds is the newest project helmed by Ashland based singer/songwriter Nick McNamara. After spending the better part of 2018 making a name for themselves through playing shows around Southern Oregon, they have finally delivered their debut album, Here Comes Nothing. The record starts out with “Low,” a slacker-anthem about

The Brothers Reed have come to prominence in the southern Oregon folk scene over the past several years, touring extensively throughout the US and releasing three studio albums to date. This month they are set to release their fourth, titled Caught In a Dream. The album begins with the soft,

It’s no secret that food in Ashland is expensive. It can be tricky to eat out for people on a tight budget. That being said, there is also an abundance of fantastic food in the Rogue Valley. This issue can oftentimes put southern Oregon food lovers in a difficult position:

  It’s been about three years since the last official release from Ashland-based songwriter/producer Mitchell Winters’ solo project PALMCO. In that time he has scored a record deal, toured extensively, and released his debut album with his other project, Slow Corpse. It is relatively common for artists in Winters’ position

Y La Bamba is the musical brainchild of Rogue Valley native Luz Elena Mendoza. Over the past 11 years the band has made a name for themselves throughout the Pacific Northwest and beyond for their own unique brand of indie rock. After releasing six albums of gradually evolving Latin-infused indie

  JAYA (Raise) is the stage moniker of Ashland-based conscious hip-hop songwriter/rapper/producer Christian Altman. Having spent the better part of the past four years releasing singles and collaborations on his SoundCloud page, Jaya has finally delivered his first full-length album entitled Called / Or / Uncalled. The first track on

Justin Gordon is a singer/songwriter currently based out of Ashland. He learned to play and write songs by listening to old classics from the early 1900’s, moving on to find inspiration from more contemporary bands such as Songs: Ohia and Palace Brothers. He has released seven albums filled with his

Our new Rogue Sound columnist Josh Stirm reviews local rockers Shaky Harlots new EP. They’ve made a name for themselves in the Rogue Valley over the past year as one of the premier live rock bands, and that bring that fever to this album.