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If traditional rock music and alternative rock music had a baby, it would be independent rock—indie rock, for short. First coined in the 1970s, the term “indie rock” has evolved from its initial description of the bands’ independent labels (and was also synonymous with alternative rock through the 80s) to

Singing is like breathing for Ann Wilson. When she belts out lyrics to The Who’s “Don’t Get Fooled Again” or Lesley Gore’s “You Don’t Own Me” or Heart’s “Barracuda” there is power, courage and passion exhaled. “The stage is where I have always lived; where I’ve expressed my deepest emotions

While everyone has the band they love and would go see them perform in a back alley with garbage trucks rumbling by, venue can be almost as important as the music being played. The growing house concert movement is a sure sign that audiences want to be closer to the

  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

  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

Try as hard as your stepdad might with that Foghat tune, cover bands will always be the epitome of lame. Unless of course they are following in the tradition of the great American songbook, and not simply trying to match the greats note-for-note, but reinventing the songs to make them

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

  There’s no way to describe Bob Log iii that doesn’t sound like something you dreamed up on ayahuasca. A man wearing a daredevil jumpsuit and a mirrored full face motorcycle helmet sits on the stage playing hideously overdriven blues licks so savage they make the devil appear at the

Country isn’t exactly a genre short on nostalgia. But there’s still something extra special about the classic ‘60s sound; somber ballads by siren-voiced engenues with surfy guitars and dreamy vibes. And that’s exactly what you get with Whitney Rose, the Canadian by way of Texas singer that will be performing

James Deans, aka, Destructo Bunny, moved to Southern Oregon in October. Back in Ocean Beach, California, where he’d come from, there was a thriving hip hop scene, and Deans was a big part of it. He’d run the Ocean Beach Hip Hop Social for five years, a multi-discipline gathering of