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As I comb over the body of work that The Shaky Harlots have done so far, I look for signs of their growth as artists. I half expect to find a raw, playing-all-on-one-level beginning that gives evidence of the band trying to find itself in their early days, but I’m

The Patriots of Metal Proclaim That The Fire Never Dies Sylent Storm is a kick-ass traditional heavy metal band formed in Medford. I was lucky to catch founding member Jym Harris, who provides lead vocals, for a phone interview. Having incredible stage presence, counterpoint harmonies, killer guitar solos and thunder-like

“Cool Cat Funk” is an enjoyable listen, giving new meaning to the term “laid back,” and taking the listener back to the less stressful, easy-going moments of the 70s. In fact, these tunes could have been written then. Whether it’s the “Leon Haywood-esque” flirtatious guitar styling in “Tooday Loseday,” or

Near the end of his acoustic guitar set at a mid-August show at The Sound Lounge, singer and performer Alcyon declared, “I have love for everyone.” He continued by announcing his love more specifically to his adopted state of Oregon. “I’m from Connecticut,” he said; adding: “Do you know how many

  Derek Deon has a sound: He calls it “dream-pop.” And it is on full display in his debut album, Floating in the Backseat While the World Goes By.  “This is an album that arose out of wanting to create something that embodied a feeling of nostalgia for long drives

  It’s been awhile since listeners have heard form Ashland based singer/songwriter Scott Garriott. Besides 2018’s covers album titled “Hay Bales and Chemtrails,” it has been over two years since Garriott released any new music. Besides some rumors circulating that he might be starting a new glam rock project, there

Intuitive Compass is a band from Applegate, Oregon comprised of Jason Dea West and Aurelia Anne Cohen. Self-described as “Purveyors of ‘Original Western Folk Music,” Intuitive Compass plays straight-up folk music. With a lot of artists today attempting to take traditional forms of song and bend them into a modern

The new EP from Cave Junction-based Grin Hound starts off with the raucous “Basement Parents,” a song that captures their self-described “doo-slop.” That is, the band plays with a particular disregard for traditional tightness—a style that is exciting and refreshing. This self-awareness and ownership of their self-proclaimed “slop” is a

Summer Colds is the newest project helmed by Ashland based singer/songwriter Nick McNamara. After spending the better part of 2018 making a name for themselves through playing shows around Southern Oregon, they have finally delivered their debut album, Here Comes Nothing. The record starts out with “Low,” a slacker-anthem about

The Brothers Reed have come to prominence in the southern Oregon folk scene over the past several years, touring extensively throughout the US and releasing three studio albums to date. This month they are set to release their fourth, titled Caught In a Dream. The album begins with the soft,