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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

  Despite the embellished stereotype of metalheads as anti-social basement dwellers, there is a softer side. It is the eccentricity of the movement that draws people in and eventually makes a home for them. A prime example is Chrysalis, who will return to Southern Oregon for shows at The Haul

Pop quiz: What do outlaw country artists like Hank Williams Jr. and Waylon Jennings have in common? They play the way they want and don’t compromise. They take the road less traveled and they travel on it every chance they get no matter how tired, homesick, lovesick or hungover they

Jason Achilles Mezilis has been knee-deep in the concentrated Los Angeles music scene for most of his life. A talented multi-instrumentalist who is always up for trying something new, Mezilis’ musical history is a grab-bag of genres and collaborators, ranging from ragtime duos, to classical piano compositions, to indie rock

More and more, “I like all music except rap and country,” is giving way to being sort of into hip hop and country—but only the old stuff, not that Toby Keith crap on the radio. That’s working out fine for Nazel Pickins, frontman of the Josephine County based Distilled Spirits

Karl Denson has the sort of resume in which almost any single line-item would be enough to make most musicians die happy. The saxophonist and flutist has played with Lenny Kravitz, Slightly Stoopid, Switchfoot, Blackalicious, and more. He’s even the saxophonist for The Rolling Stones. But rather than rest on