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About the only obvious connection between jazz and emo is that they are both genres with hard-core devotees and equally hard-core haters. But for Eugene band, Spiller, who will make their first appearance in Southern Oregon with a pair of shows at Oberon’s in Ashland on Sunday, Dec. 17, and

  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

Lou Reed famous said “One chord is fine. Two chords is pushing it. Three chords and you’re into jazz.” Chicago-based duo North by North felt kind of the same way about band members, choosing to abandon a trio format and stuck to the fundamentals: guitar, drums, and a furious garage-rock

Soul music is deeply linked in the American consciousness to times and places in our country’s cultural history. Modern-day Seattle isn’t commonly among that geographic and cultural map. But that’s not slowing down Seattle singer Tiffany Wilson, who will be performing a string of local shows across the Rogue Valley.

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

It’s a common mistake of young musicians to pick a name with historical context that will rank the band higher in Google results. But it strangely works in favor of Spokane darkwave artist Connor Knowles, who’s performing name, The Dancing Plague of 1518 brings back search results that only increase

Gill Landry may be performing on the big stage at the Historic Ashland Armory on Thursday October 19, but the streets are where he believes he learned the art of performing; in particular, he explained, he picked up a few habits from his time as a busker in Eugene, where

An Interview with Co-Director Jared Davidson   At this point, The  Southern Oregon Music Festival is older than some of its own performers. The multi-venue music fest is now in its 29th year of bringing jazz, blues, and more to downtown Medford. Altogether, 17 bands will perform 95 sets at