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Phil Busse

Phil Busse

As part of the Messenger‘s annual Music Guide, we are proud to profile local musicians–and provide a music track! Song: Rage (live at the Sound Lounge) Parole Denied A four piece band that has one more band member that genres it blends: Alt-country, rockabilly and punk. This current line-up morphed

As part of the Messenger‘s annual Music Guide, we are proud to profile local musicians–and provide a music track! Song: You and I Song: Cooper Wolf Featuring three part harmonies, a gritty raw energy and wry sense of humor, King Roy Wing is a relative newcomer to the southern Oregon

As part of the Messenger‘s annual Music Guide, we are proud to profile local musicians–and provide a music track! Reverberays: Southern Oregon’s in-land surf band! RVM: What is your latest project?   Our latest project has been yet another basement demo which includes a couple of new original songs. (They can be

As part of the Messenger‘s annual Music Guide, we are proud to profile local musicians–and provide a music track! With versatile vocals ranging from sweet crooning to shrieks, complex vocal harmonies, running bass lines, big dirty guitars, searing bass solos, and wall shaking drums, Death Plant sound comes from a

Photo caption: On August 4, Vance Beach spoke with audiences at Britt Fest before the Keb Mo concert. Last summer, the murder of George Floyd by a Minneapolis police officer hit Americans with seismic power. The publicity of gruesome footage taken at the scene in Minneapolis were shocking, and jolted

The return of Rogue Valley Chorale to live performances is perhaps the most encouraging and stirring indicator that we are finally and fully (?) rebounding from our COVID hibernation and isolation. Sure, a solo singer-songwriter performing in a venue will be and is a welcome return to normal, but consider

Joining a mental support group can help you through difficult situations. They can also give you friends and support when you need it the most. Sometimes just listening to other people can help you through your circumstances and inspire you to continue moving forward.  Easier than ever before  Joining a

Each year, the Messenger asks its readers to vote for their “besties,” their favorite businesses and personalities.  Our Bestie issue is currently on the stands.  These are some of our readers favorite places to eat – and chefs. Best Take-Out Food During COVID BESTIE                      Valentino’s Food Truck (Grants Pass) Hon. Mention

Each year, the Messenger asks its readers to vote for their “besties,” their favorite businesses and personalities.  Our Bestie issue is currently on the stands.  Here are favorite outdoor places and activities: OUTDOORS Best Hiking Trail BESTIE                      Cathedral Hills Hon. Mention              Upper Table Rock   Best Bike Mechanic BESTIE                      Don’s Bike

Each year, the Messenger asks its readers to vote for their “besties,” their favorite businesses and personalities.  Our Bestie issue is currently on the stands.  Some results from “staying tuned up”: Best Spa BESTIE                      Club Northwest (Grants Pass) Hon. Mention              Blue Giraffe Spa (Ashland)   Best Place To Get Groomed for Humans