Articles by: Neil Ferguson

Leftover Salmon Bust Out Horns, Cover The Band, Grateful Dead and Bob Marley In Portland (SHOW REVIEW/PHOTOS)


Any band that can manage to draw crowds for over two decades must be doing something right. In the case of Leftover Salmon, that something is being able to throw one hell of a party ...

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SONG PREMIERE: The Kernal Rambles Beautifully “At the Old Taco Bell” (INTERVIEW)


Who is The Kernal? If you don’t know, it’s best you start knowin’. The Tennessee native has been doing his thing for some time now, playing as a sideman with the likes of Andrew Combs and ...

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Galactic Get Portland In The Mardi Gras Spirit (SHOW REVIEW/PHOTOS)


With Mardi Gras festivities in full swing, it seems fitting that New Orleans’ most prominent funk outfit would hit the road to bring some of that Big Easy love to the rest of the country. ...

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Once and Future Band Cheerfully Embrace Mid 70′s Prog-Rock Sound (INTERVIEW)


The members of Oakland quartet Once and Future Band proudly wear their influences on their sleeves, which can be summed up as a unabashed love of the prog-rock sounds of groups like Genesis and ELO. ...

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Mike Doughty Orchestrates Poetic Music In Portland (SHOW REVIEW)


Mike Doughty is a truly steadfast force in music. The Soul Coughing frontman has spent over twenty years making music. Much of that time has been spent releasing solo material at a prolific pace. His ...

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Suds & Sounds: Taos Mesa Brewing Keeps Tunes and Beer Flowing in New Mexico


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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The Black Lips, Boogarins, and Ezra Furman Rock Portland (SHOW REVIEW)


The Black Lips have kept a fairly low profile as of late. It’s been three years since their last release, Underneath the Rainbow, and tours have been done in small bursts of dates. Maybe it’s ...

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John Wesley Coleman III Shines With Garage Roots Rock On ‘Microwave Dreams’ (ALBUM REVIEW)


Rock and roll is best when any fucks to give are tossed out the window in favor of a groovy, carefree party. Austin musician John Wesley Coleman III has always showed a fierce determination to ...

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High On Fire Demonstrate Speed, Aggression, and Tightness In Portland (SHOW REVIEW)


Few bands other than High On Fire have proven to be such worthy torchbearers of both the heaviness of Black Sabbath and the speed and grit of Motorhead. The trio’s last album Luminiferous came out ...

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Vinyl Lives: Charleston’s Eclectic Cafe & Vinyl Serves Up Food And Tunes


In Vinyl Lives we spotlight and profile record stores around the country who offer music lovers an experience that goes beyond an iTunes purchase or a Spotify playlist. Vinyl has found a new resurgence and ...

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