Oregon Music News


Daily Genre: DJ/ElectronicMonday, June 29, 2015
What the Festival 2015: Taking Music Fest Culture to a Higher Level

What the Festival 2K15 has came and went, this time with some new talent, some old favorites, plenty of Oregon locals and more psychedelically exquisite works of art than ever. / Photo by Joshua Lee of Sunyata Studios.



Chris Squire, bassist, co-founder of Yes, dead at 67

Squire announced last month that he had acute erythroid leukemia, a rare form of acute myeloid leukemia. He was receiving treatment before he died.


Video of the Day: Tyler, the Creator – ‘F–king Young’ (NSFW)

You can see the trippy shenanigans of Odd Future’s main attraction, Tyler, the Creator at the Roseland with one of his Odd Future accomplices (this time it’s Taco) on July 2nd.


Eugene’s Flossless Audio: You Spin Me Right ‘Round…on cassette

“Starting a tape label in 2015 is sort of hilarious,” says Josh Finch, founder of Flossless Audio. “People largely don’t have a means to play the actual product, but for a myriad of reasons seem to still enjoy having the hard copy. Tapes are definitely coming back.” — Josh Finch


Tame Impala at Roseland Theater on 5/27/2015
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Lisa Mann: Coffeeshop Conversations #29 – The road to her BMA Best Bass Player Award

It hasn’t always been easy for Lisa Mann. She’s overcome a lot and was rewarded with the top Blues bass player award last month.


Video of the day: Chelsea Wolfe – ‘Carrion Flowers’

Chelsea Wolfe’s “Carrion Flowers” from the album “Abyss”, out August 7. She’ll be coming to Portland Monday September 28 at the Hawthorne Theater.


Cathedral Park Jazz Festival 2015 announces lineup

The Cathedral Park Jazz Festival, Oregon’s mid-summer delight is back. Friday, July 17 through Sunday, July 19 under the St. John’s bridge. Here’s the lineup.


Eddie Trunk fromVH-1’s ‘That Metal Show’ – Q&A

When Eddie Trunk, the host of VH-1’s ‘That Metal Show’ the channel’s longest running show, stopped by Portland OMN him before his gig at The Bassanova Ballroom.


Slants find allies in ACLU, Cato Institute, Pro-Football, Inc. and others in their pending trademark case

The historic case began nearly half a decade ago, when the Trademark Office rejected the band’s trademark registration application, claiming that the name was disparaging to persons of Asian descent. Since then, it has sparked a national conversation on the role of government intervention, self-determination, and freedom of speech.


Video of the day: Tove Lo – ‘Timebomb’

From Tove Lo’s album “Queen of the Clouds.” You can see her on Monday, October 5 at the Crystal Ballroom.


New releases this week

Nappy Roots – 40 Akerz Project, The Orb – Moonbuilding 2703 AD, Parlour Tricks (pictured) – Broken Hearts & Bones, Pro-Pain – Voice Of Rebellion, Trevor Rabin – Max O.S.T., Reno & Smiley – Classics Live 1957…and lots more.


Allen Toussaint: Familiar songs and brand new tunes at the Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival – audio/podcast

Allen Toussaint, the New Orleans hitmaker and beloved icon, visits the Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival on Friday, July 5. He was in his office in New Orleans when we talked with him via Skype. He’ll be introducing some new tunes at the festival.


Gunther Schuller, composer who married Classical and Jazz, dead at 89

The cause was complications of leukemia, said his personal assistant, Jennique Horrigan.


Video of the day: Gregg Allman — ‘One Way Out’ – Live

Gregg Allman will play the Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival on Thursday, July 2 at 8:45 on the Brewery Stage. From his latest album, “Gregg Allman Live: Back To Macon, GA.”


Bert Sperling, ‘Renaissance’ man talks to Inessa – audio/podcast

Bert Sperling will introduce his new album “Renaissance” on Wednesday, June 24 at the Alberta Street Pub. / PLUS: His new video.


Harold Battiste, New Orleans saxophonist, composer and educator, dead at 83

Harold Battiste Jr., the prolific saxophonist, pianist, producer, arranger and educator who helped shape music in New Orleans and beyond for more than six decades, died early Friday (June 19) after a lengthy illness. After moving to Los Angeles in the 1960s, he served as Sonny and Cher’s musical director, and helped launch Dr. John’s career.


Goatwhore with Ringworm, Black Breath, Theories, At The Seams, and Wicked Haven at Duffy’s Hangar, Salem 6/17/2015
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Astoria Music Festival’s ‘Night Music’ offers classical and indie-folk sounds

The 250-seat house was nearly full, with attendees coming to hear a program of both classical and indie-folk music, not necessarily a comfortable mix. But it appeared that part of the audience came for the classical and part for the folk-style ballads by Blind Pilot’s Israel Nebeker. / Oliva Tsui pictured


Buddy (F&*cking) Guy: Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival 2015 — on the night he tore up the 2011 festival

Buddy Guy is one of the headliners at the 2015 Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival. He tore up the 2011 festival and OMN’s Alaya Wyndham was there to document it. See him close the festival on Sunday, July 5 at 7:50-9pm on the Brewery Main Stage. It ran in OMN on the Fourth of July 2011.