Music

Twinfolk

The Shook Twins leave their roots but carry them forward.

Richard Swift’s Sprawling Musical World

written by Phil Nelson Richard Swift’s musical world is sprawling. In addition to releasing numerous solo albums, he’s produced well-received albums for artists such as Damien Jurado, Foxygen, The Mynabirds and Guster, to name a few. This is all to say nothing of his membership in revered indie band, The Shins, joining The Black Keys as their touring bassist or starting The Arcs with Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys. Swift’s solo albums run the gamut from the scuzzy surf rock of Zombie Boogie to the upbeat Nilsson-esque territory of A Song For Milton Feher. He sums up this creative breadth with, “I play every day, so I’ve just built up that musical muscle.” Expect more collaborative music from Swift this year as well as a new, deeply personal solo album. “I think it’s some of the bluntest work I’ve done, and it feels right to get it off my chest…

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Cool Cabaret

Have you eve thought your cocktail or dinner could use a little extra spice? Add a dash of cabaret in Eugene or Ashland and your meal will be anything but bland.

Buzz Martin: The Singing Logger

With a gravelly voice telling tales of whistle-punks and hooktenders, cork boots and mollies, Buzz Martin’s songs describe felling Oregon timber and a way of life that’s all but disappeared.

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6 Summer Music Festivals

The return of summer means the return of some of the best music festivals in the Pacific Northwest.

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Spiritually Sound

Singer Liz Vice will win you over in one of two ways.

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Folk-pop Schnitzel

Ever longed for a sequel to The Sound of Music? Pine no more.