Music

Corner Gospel Explosion: A New Approach

Things were rolling along nicely for Corner Gospel Explosion. The Bend-based quartet formed in 2015 and quickly gained a following. Later that year, they were named Central Oregon’s best band by the local alt-weekly. In early 2016, they released their first album, Tension.

Anna Tivel

Portland Folk Singer: Anna Tivel

For Portland folk singer Anna Tivel, songs are opportunities to tell stories about people and the lives they lead—their triumphs, tragedies and all the things in between.

A Swede with Soul

We catch up with Daniel Norgren on tour.

The Junebugs

Known for their genre-bending originals and energetic, folk-inspired covers, the Junebugs are releasing a new album, “Brothers in Music” August 5 at Mississippi Studios with opening performances by Balto and Falcon Heart.

Pickathon

Into the Woods: Pickathon

For the 19th year, Pendarvis Farm in Happy Valley, Oregon, transforms into an “elaborate fantasy setting” of sensational live music, local food and drink and feel-good community.  At Pickathon, stages pop up inside dreamy barns draped with twinkly lights and built into wooded alcoves, where haystacks and hammocks lure listeners of all ages.

The Slants are made up of, from left, Yuya Matsuda, Ken Shima, Simon Tam and Joe X. Jiang.

Musician: The Slants

The Slants’ 8-year battle for the trademark for their name ended June 19th when the Supreme Court ruled in their favor.