Articles by: Neil Ferguson

David Byrne Delivers Powerful, Innovative Performance in Portland (SHOW REVIEW)

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It would be easy for David Byrne to rest on his laurels and dabble in music here and there. His Talking Heads catalogue alone is enough to keep fans happy forever, and his mere presence ...

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The James Hunter Six Delight Portland With Vintage Soul Crooning (SHOW REVIEW)

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Fresh off their latest release, the critically acclaimed Whatever It Takes on Dap-Tone Records, vintage soul favorites The James Hunter Six made their way through Portland, Oregon on May 26 for a show at the Aladdin ...

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Pokey LaFarge and Al Scorch Delight Portland With Loose and Lively Performances (SHOW REVIEW)

Dabbling in old timey music can be a slippery slope. Striving for authenticity can lead to sounding hokey and cliché, while trying to innovate can feel too contrived. Some artists can strike a perfect balance, ...

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Erika Wennerstrom of Heartless Bastards Rocks Portland With Soulful Cosmic Folk (SHOW REVIEW/PHOTOS)

For fifteen years Erika Wennerstrom has been the powerful voice and leader of Austin, Texas-based rockers the Heartless Bastards. Recently, she decided to take things in a different direction with her debut solo album, Sweet ...

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Suds & Sounds: Hops & Grain Brewing Embodies the Austin Vibe and Musical Culture With Tasty Brews

In Suds & Sounds we turn the spotlight on breweries, focusing on the role of music in that brewery’s history, packaging, tastes, and in its city or town as a whole. The idea is to get beer and ...

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Low Cut Connie Preach Love, Acceptance and Fiery Rock and Roll in Portland (SHOW REVIEW)

In a landscape where good rock and roll is increasingly hard to find and genuine positivity is something of a rarity, South Philly favorites Low Cut Connie reign supreme. Eight years after forming, the piano-driven ...

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Suds & Sounds: Chicago’s On Tour Brewing Embraces The Love of Live Music and Beer

In Suds & Sounds we turn the spotlight on breweries, focusing on the role of music in that brewery’s history, packaging, tastes, and in its city or town as a whole. The idea is to get beer and ...

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Carlos Santana Lives Up To Guitar Legend Status and Preaches Love in Portland (SHOW REVIEW/PHOTOS)

At this point, Carlos Santana has nothing to prove to anyone. Five decades of being a legendary guitar player means that Santana, at the age of 70, could easily sit back and rest on his ...

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Margo Price Steps Outside the Country Box With Rowdy Portland Performance (SHOW REVIEW/PHOTOS)

The last few years have been a whirlwind for Margo Price. After trying to make a go at a country music career for years, Price was losing before she was signed to Jack White’s Third ...

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Suds & Sounds: Hartford’s Hanging Hills Brewing Company Teams Collaborates With Your Favorite Bands on Tasty Brews

In Suds & Sounds we turn the spotlight on breweries, focusing on the role of music in that brewery’s history, packaging, tastes, and in its city or town as a whole. The idea is to get beer and ...

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