HAM n CHEESE
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HAM n CHEESE

There is a band as local as it gets, who really ham it up in a very cheesy way- Ham n Cheese. They play a rambunctious mix of rock,county, punk,show tunes, you name it. They are- Hard knuckled, extreme outdoorsman, and totally legitimate businessman Roger “Barnstorm” Barnes on bass, Mysterious drifter with a weird beard,…

JAMES DEAN KINDLE & THE EASTERN OREGON PLAYBOYS

JAMES DEAN KINDLE & THE EASTERN OREGON PLAYBOYS

This past fall James Dean Kindle his longtime backing band The Eastern Oregon Playboys released their third album, Many Splendored Things. This album marks a creative turn for the Pendleton, OR singer-sonwriter as it is a full immersion into the sounds of country and western music a la Merle Haggard, George Jones, and Willie Nelson….

BIJOUX
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BIJOUX

“bijoux sings, nested gently in some infinite and horizontal plane. Both a ripple and a void, she releases her rounded pearls to skitter outward and bathe you in loneliness. she was known previously as Grandma Kelsey, and is excited to return to the Granada”

HILLFOLK NOIR
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HILLFOLK NOIR

Fronted by singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Travis Ward, Hillfolk Noir is a trio of neo-traditionalists playing traditional music on traditional instruments for non-traditional times. They call it Junkerdash, and it’s a sound brewed from folk, bluegrass, punk, string-band blues and other influences musical and otherwise. Recommended pairings: Drinking and dancing. “A unique inhabitation of trad…

OLD DEATH WHISPER
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OLD DEATH WHISPER

Old Death Whisper is a cocktail of dirty western roots music and country tinged parlor tunes. ODW loves good old country and folk music of early America. Sea shanties, spaghetti westerns (which we realize are Italian), railroad songs, road movies, pulp, noir, punk and rock and roll are among some of their influences. The tunes…

LIKE A VILLAIN
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LIKE A VILLAIN

In early 2010, Holland Andrews began a solo project behind the alias of Like a Villain. She pulls her influences from notable minimalist composers such as Arvo Pärt, contemporary vocalists including Diamanda Galás, and modern experimental musicians like Björk, and she is heavily influenced by Broadway and opera music. By creating a tapestry of live…

YEAH GREAT FINE
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YEAH GREAT FINE

Yeah Great Fine. Something we all say when we just don’t care. Perhaps a comment on the general malaise of our generation (ourselves included). Mostly, an ironically spiritless label for a band that is anything but. Yeah Great Fine was born, like many bands, of a shared practice space and newly found free time, but…

HOLIDAY FRIENDS
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HOLIDAY FRIENDS

Although Astoria, Oregon is best known to multiple generations of pop-culture observers as the cinematic setting of the ‘80s cult classic The Goonies, the rugged riverfront city now has another distinction: as the home of the fab new pop-rock combo known as Holiday Friends. On its consistently uplifting debut album Major Magic, the spirited quintet—singer-guitarist…