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Remembering Dave Camp, 1968-2015

The local musician and creative force succumbed to cancer last week.

Dave Camp

Something remarkable occurred on social media early last week, as Portland musician Dave Camp lay at home, dying of the stomach cancer he'd been diagnosed with three and a half months before, and to which he finally succumbed in the early hours of Tuesday morning. Camp's Facebook page was overrun by a tsunami of love and admiration, generated by the seismic impact his life and work had on the mu...   More
 
Monday, July 20, 2015 by JEFF ROSENBERG

Album Review: The Earnest Lovers

The Earnest Lovers (Self-Released)


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[HOMEGROWN HONKY-TONK] The Earnest Lovers are aptly named, and not just for the pun on seminal Opry star Ernest Tubb. There’s no ironic remove in their material, just sincere love for traditio   More
 
Wednesday, May 20, 2015 JEFF ROSENBERG

Album Review: Michael Dean Damron

When the Darkness Come (Sad Crow)


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[SOMBER SONGWRITER] His much-loved country-punk band I Can Lick Any Sonofabitch in the House may not be entirely a thing of the past, but as he closes in on one year of sobriety, Michael Dean Da   More
 
Wednesday, April 29, 2015 JEFF ROSENBERG

Annalisa Tornfelt: Saturday, March 14

Staying classic in a digital world.


Music Stories
“Well, to answer your first question: Yes, I do want to be a star!” It wasn’t actually the first question I asked Annalisa Tornfelt during our chat in the sunny Southeast Portland studio   More
 
Wednesday, March 11, 2015 JEFF ROSENBERG

Show Preview: A Benefit for Too Slim


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[BLUES MEDICINE] Smokin’ Spokane slide guitarist Tim “Too Slim” Langford has led Too Slim and the Taildraggers through three award-winning decades as one of the Northwest’s favorite blue   More
 
Wednesday, February 11, 2015 JEFF ROSENBERG

Show Preview: Lucinda Williams, Kenneth Brian Band


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[AMERICANA DECLINE] In approaching last September’s double-disc Lucinda Williams album, Down Where the Spirit Meets the Bone, I’m compelled to paraphrase some forgotten critic’s review of a    More
 
Wednesday, February 4, 2015 JEFF ROSENBERG

Skip vonKuske: Every Monday

Need a cure for the Monday blues? Try “cellotronik.”


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“A cellist walks into a bar” might sound more like a setup for a fish-out-of-water gag than a viable basis for a decade’s steady gig. But Skip vonKuske has long dedicated himself to bringi   More
 
Wednesday, January 21, 2015 JEFF ROSENBERG

Elvis Has Left the Building

Perpetual sideman Steve Nieve steps uneasily into the spotlight.


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“What’s a groupie?”  That question, innocently posed by young, classically trained, rock-crazed keyboardist Steve Nason in the presence of famously profane pub-rocker Ian Dury in    More
 
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 JEFF ROSENBERG

Drama King

Songwriter Holcombe Waller’s Wayfinders takes the stage.


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After relocating to Portland from San Francisco in 2005 and promptly releasing Troubled Times—one of the strongest albums to come out of Stumptown in the past decade—it took singer-songwrite   More
 
Wednesday, August 13, 2014 JEFF ROSENBERG

Album Review: A Year Afar

Better Life (Self-Released)


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[ART POP] On debut EP Better Life, A Year Afar adorns striking vocalist Suzanne Tufan with savvy support from Box Set guitarist Jim Brunberg, longtime Holcombe Waller collaborator Ben Landsverk    More
 
Wednesday, August 13, 2014 JEFF ROSENBERG
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