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When faced with the competition at Southern Oregon’s Battle of the Bands, Sunday, March 8, it seemed like Beyond the Tide was a shoo-in for the victory, presenting polished songs that have plenty of hooks. The audience had voiced its approval and, in a crowded field of regional talent, Beyond

Steve Jobs handpicked a song by Yael Naïm – “New Soul” – to launch Apple’s MacBook Air in 2007. She soon became the first Israeli solo artist to earn a Top 10 hit in the US. Now, she counts Sam Smith among her fans. “Shine” is a hauntingly gorgeous example

JD Rogers is a rocker. He originally hails from the “heartland,” just outside of Indianapolis. I don’t know how old he is or how many albums he’s released before “Twinkie Lips,” but when listening to this music, I can tell he’s been around the block a few times. His singing

Born and raised in a sleepy mountain town in northern Idaho, singer-songwriter Jeff Crosby creates wistful and poetic music that treads a line between the genres of folk, rock, and Americana. Writing about the rare beauty found in his travels and the unconventional stories of the people and places he

There tends to be some confusion about this band: People make assumptions based on their name. One female DJ had said they were not at all what she expected. She thought she would basically hear <roar> <roar> <roar> with a name like Death Plant.  Initially, I also admit that I
Ron Pope: Habits

Nashville-based singer-songwriter Ron Pope has been navigating a sea change as of late. On his upcoming album, Bone Structure, he uses music to explain the principles that have guided his own life, which in turn forced Pope to reexamine his hard-fought journey from impoverished child of teenaged parents, to broken-hearted
Beach Bunny

Beach Bunny reveals “Ms. California,” the second single from their forthcoming debut LP Honeymoon out February 14, 2020 on Mom+Pop. This powerful track showcases the contrast between an upbeat, rapturous melody and lyrics that are filled with a complicated envy. Honeymoon marks Beach Bunny’s first project to be released with

“People sometimes like to ask what kind of music we play,” says Tess Minnick, the voice behind The Giantess. “I like to say, ‘dramatic.’” She proves it by singing seductively about a variety of intriguing topics, such as breaking up with Facebook, getting high, and anticipating murder in her home. 

  Some of the best and most iconic music has a specific geography to it—and I don’t mean that metaphorically, about musical landscapes, but literally; as if the exact longitude and latitude on earth’s globe literally attached something to the spirituality of the songs. Take Muscle Shoals, a recording studio
Margaux Bouchegnies is a singer-songwriter from Seattle

Margaux Bouchegnies is a singer-songwriter from Seattle, currently based in Brooklyn. Influenced by folk-rock of the 70s, Joni Mitchell, David Byrne, and Lyle Brewer, her guitar-driven songwriting balances lush arrangements with poignant, soft-spoken lyrics. Cave In is a multifaceted and ambitious single that joins the gritty pop style of Aimee