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Brendan Hogan | Long Night Coming

Self-released (2009)
Self-released (2009)
By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  October 23, 2009

Review: Dr. John and the Neville Brothers at House of Blues

Even long-time fans probably didn't expect the generous, inspiring show Dr. John and the Neville Brothers delivered as part of a "Mardi Gras Mambo" tour stop at the House of Blues last Friday.
Dr. John and the Neville Brothers, live at the House of Blues on August 28, 2009
By JON GARELICK  |  September 04, 2009

On their way to Memphis

Their name sort of gives them away.
The Lomax mine the South, and the past, on their debut disc
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  February 11, 2009

Light and dark

Fusionworks Dance Company has always presented a variety of contemporary pieces by a wide range of choreographers, with an emphasis on the work of artistic director Deb Meunier.
Fusionworks’ captivating mood swings
By JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ  |  March 19, 2008

Blues redux

Demystifying the origins of the blues has become a cottage publishing industry.
The music’s other life
By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  February 12, 2008

Crossword: ''Two by two''

Dissecting a fearsome foursome
By MATT JONES  |  December 12, 2007


Nirvana versus Foo Fighters

Are Foo Fighters more important than Nirvana? Such a thought might have been considered heresy even five years ago.
Has the sideman surpassed his hero?
By MATT ASHARE  |  November 27, 2007

On being a widow of World of Warcraft

There has to be some sort of support group for this. I am a woman scorned — not for the love of another woman but for the love of Warcraft .
How one woman lost her boyfriend to blood elves and orcs
By JANELLE RANDAZZA  |  February 07, 2007

Avant gardener

In 30 years, he’s progressed from hippie cabaret crooner to experimenter to visionary. The many modes of Waits. By Ted Drozdowski Tom Waits, "Bottom of the World" (mp3)
Three sides of the prolific Tom Waits
By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  November 20, 2006

Mixed metaphors

For Dave Alvin, music gets interesting when it produces friction.
Dave Alvin’s California DNA
By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  July 05, 2006
Portland bmp list photo 4/7/06

Ballot crunching

For the sake of whetting your whistles, here is a brief primer to the Portland Best Music Poll ballot’s major categories.
Don’t be an uneducated BMP voter
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  April 05, 2006