BaskeryCover
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Baskery is a high energy, vivacious all girl Swedish blues/southern rock band, comprising the three sisters Greta, Stella and Sunniva Bondesson. Their first album, Fall Among Thieves, was released in Europe in 2008, and in the UK in January 2009. The band formed in 2006 as an offshoot of The Slaptones, who featured their father…

FromTheGroundUp
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This past year has been a groundbreaking period for John Fullbright, and the Grammy nomination for From The Ground Up was just one of many highlights. Since its release in May 2012, Fullbright’s first studio album has garnered high praise from peers and pundits alike, making the young Oklahoman one of the most talked about…

dylan
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Bob Dylan’s influence on popular music is incalculable. As a songwriter, he pioneered several different schools of pop songwriting, from confessional singer/songwriter to winding, hallucinatory, stream-of-consciousness narratives. As a vocalist, he broke down the notion that a singer must have a conventionally good voice in order to perform, thereby redefining the vocalist’s role in popular…

grit
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I literally stumbled upon the Grit & Grizzle local band at a recent Bend Artwalk. Onlookers had gathered in the square near Drake Park next to Crow’s Feet and were dancing, cheering and trying to figure out where this incredible group of musicians had been dropped from. It’s pretty awesome when you discover they emerged…

rollingstones
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According to RollingStone magazine there’s no shortage of big names hitting the road this year, from Lady Gaga to the Who to Taylor Swift. And of course the Rolling Stones who early in May kicked off their 50th anniversary trek in Los Angeles. The Rolling Stones’ 50th anniversary eliminates the spectacle element that has framed…

kidrock
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Kid Rock is breaking all the rules with the announcement of his U.S. Summer tour by offering tickets in all sections (reserved seats and lawn) at an affordable $20 price point, using paperless tickets where possible, and lowering prices on everything from parking to beer to merchandise for every show in every city. The rock…

willie
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For the past 40 years the music legend has invited fans to celebrate with him over the July 4th holiday. Once again, the annual event will be held at the Fort Worth Stockyards in Fort Worth, Texas on July 4th, but this year they are celebrating Willie’s 80th birthday.  Returning to help Willie celebrate will be…

steveearle
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Steve Earle says he had two reasons for coming out with this long-planned tribute to Townes Van Zandt now. The first reason is practical. Earle is currently pushing himself to finish a years-in-the-making novel, and he wants to see it in print before the publishing business goes belly up (according to Earle). The second is…

TheWeatherMachine
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New Portland band, The Weather Machine, has released a fantastic first self-titled album. Sisters native Slater Smith was instrumental in the group’s formation, and the result is a melodic album (evocative of Josh Ritter, The Tallest Man on Earth and Gregory Alan Isakov) anchored by Slater’s seductive vocals. The 23 year-old vocalist left Willamette University…