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  Apple Jam Music Festival, held at The Moon Barn in Williams, is approaching its ninth year running. A homegrown festival, built from the ground up here in the Rogue Valley, Apple Jam has quickly become one the most anticipated festivals of the season. With organizers that strive to improve

Los Angeles and New York remain the dominant cultural epicenters of the country. But when it comes to Americana, it’s better corn-fed than street-wise. Hailing from the flyover/heartland/breadbasket of America, and sounding like a farm dance after the last day of high school, is Bernardus, a gang of acoustic-picking dreamboats

It’s been a long winter. Most of us are ready to put away our muck boots, slip on some sandals, and welcome in the spring. And for the music festival loving folks of the Rogue Valley, a “holiday” is approaching where they will do just that, rain or shine. 4/20,

You may not know Will Oldham, aka, Bonnie Prince Billy. But he’s one of those musicians who is likely the hero of everyone you do follow. He’s collaborated with everyone from Bjork to Kanye West, to Johnny Knoxville, and been covered by artists as legendary as Marianne Faithfull and Johnny

It’s hard to pick out what’s most remarkable about Marco Benevento’s career: the rogue’s gallery of groups he plays in, or his solo work somehow managing to perfectly fuse experimental jazz and indie rock into an eminently listenable, even danceable combo that he’ll be bringing to The Talent Club on

Dreamy guitars, mod haircuts, and reverbs deep as the ocean blue are the stock and trade of PDX psych-rockers, Daydream Machine. Their 2014 EP, Twin Idols, and the videos for its singles are such a mish-mash of retro imagery and sounds they could bottle and sell it as a hipster

Larry and His Flask have synergy. Considering the fervor and drunkenness that their music exudes, their tight sound in which all members are essential is something to be admired. These hobo-loving Oregonians are well-known for their animated live shows, which will be showcased at Howiee’s on Front in Medford on

Southern Oregon is rural, and it likes its country music accordingly. But let’s call a spade a spade. Strumming a banjo out in the Applegate carries with it the strong chance you’re actually on a winery tour, aka, being a bit of a poser. Jonathan Warren is the real thing.

If you were to draw a Venn diagram of Seattle’s underground music scene it would probably look a lot like a Celtic knot of overlapping names and groups. And somewhere in the middle you would see the names Derek Fudesco, Pete Quirk, and Marty Lund, who have done stints in

Cambrian Explosion’s bio on their Facebook page doesn’t mince words: “Cosmic sorcerers from Portland, OR.” Anyone that attends the band’s performance at Johnny B’s on Saturday, Feb. 18 and gets an earful of the band’s massive reverb-drenched guitars, keyboard drones and thundering drums will be hard-pressed to disagree. The band