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February 24th, 2020











Kassa Overall Kassa Overall, drummer, producer and recording artist. Encompassing all styles and traditions of music, he works with artists ranging from jazz to hip-hop, indie-pop to avant-garde. As a drummer, Overall has been an integral part of Geri Allen’s Timeline band which has toured extensively throughout the U.S. and Europe for the past three years. You can hear their latest work on Geri Allen’s latest release entitled Timeline Live. He has also been making an impact on the indie-pop scene touring with artists such as Francis and The Lights, Gordon Voidwell, TECLA and Mayer Hawthorne.


No Win Danny Nogueiras had one simple motivation for the 10 songs that make up downey, the debut album by his band NO WIN – honesty. This candor is evident from the very first notes, but with each subsequent listen the songs dig deeper and deeper, attaching themselves to the listeners own emotions and experiences until they’ve become shared memories. “I worked to the bone on this record,” says Nogueiras, “I make this kind of music because I love it genuinely, and I want as many people as possible to enjoy it.” downey takes its name from the Southern California city Nogueiras grew up in. “It’s a good representation of where I come from, and it’s nostalgic for certain elements of the past while still being sad about them,” he says. downey is a compendium of glory days and melancholy memories, of hopes for a future already passed, and dreams that may still one day be realized.




ECHOSMITH Echosmith has a special treat for the tech-savvy “Lonely Generation”: a new studio album with the same title as their most recent single. The sibling trio -- comprised of Sydney, Noah and Graham Sierota -- announced their sophomore LP Lonely Generation was released Jan. 10. It was the band’s first release under their new Echosmith Music record label, which was founded in 2018 with Warner Music’s Alternative Distribution Alliance.




Cones “It’s an amazing thing to work with your brother,” says Jonathan Rosen, one half of the breakout sibling duo Cones. “When you know someone that well, when you can truly be yourself with them, when you can create together without inhibition, something indescribable happens.” It’s that indescribable chemistry that fuels Cones’ spectacular debut album, ‘Pictures of Pictures.’ Recorded at the band’s own Honeymoon Suite studio in LA, the record offers up an intoxicating blend of shimmering psychedelic exploration and muscular pop craftsmanship, complete with infectious hooks and deep grooves that simultaneously hint at everything from Big Star and the Replacements to ELO and the Bee Gees.




SONGWRITER'S CIRCLE Dennis Fuentes is a singer/songwriter/actor from Chicago, IL who now calls Portland home. He brings with him a collection of songs written and recorded over the last twelve years with The Dennis Fuentes Band. His roots rock, from-the-heart approach to his music aligns him with his heroes: Blue Rodeo, Barenaked Ladies, The Freddy Jones Band, Jimmy Rankin, and Will Hoge. His latest on-line EP, “I Know There Will Be Better Days,” is a collection of hopeful songs for a very uncertain time. The lead single, “Better Days,” is “a rallying cry to anyone who believes in fairness, kindness, open-mindedness, compassion, peace, love, and understanding, and the pursuit and preservation of truth." He is currently writing for his next recording project in which he hopes to record with his band in Chicago and musicians from Portland.

Houston Bolles sings and plays guitar in local Portland rock band Mostly Stones. In addition to playing Rolling Stones songs and other classic rock and blues covers, he writes songs and makes records in his basement. Bolles will play selections from Lower Your Thirds, People, the first album of original music by Mostly Stones, which the band self released in December 2019. CDs are available at Music Millennium.

Jack McMahon From his teenage years as singer-guitarist with New Jersey band, The Nightwatch, and his early days as a solo performer playing around New York where he opened for acts like Bruce Springsteen, The New York Dolls, and Steely Dan, Jack McMahon has always given the music priority over gimmickry and antics. As a young artist, Jack’s colorful voice brought him to the attention of Brill Building songwriters Gerry Goffin, Barry Goldberg, and Barry Mann who hired him as a demo singer, and drew the attention of Columbia and Epic Records, for whom he recorded his own songs. When McMahon headed west in 1973, and moved to Portland Oregon, he became a regular on the local music scene, fronting Jack McMahon & Friends, Tracks, The Chameleons, and the Jack McMahon Band, even as he continued to delight audiences regularly with his solo acoustic act. Along the way, he founded and continues to host Portland’s longest-running songwriters circle. Jack’s personal style incorporates elements of folk, rock, and country - with a touch of soul. A seasoned entertainer with four studio albums to his credit and a fifth currently in the works, his latest offering "Day For Night" demonstrates Jack McMahon’s formidable talents as a singer-guitarist, and his versatility as a crafty songwriter.




MUSIC MILLENNIUM PRESENTS: WISHBONE ASH & THE END OF THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY
March 11th at the Aladdin Theater and In-Store at Music Millennium! Wishbone Ash is a British rock band which achieved its greatest success in the early and mid-1970s. Their most popular albums included Wishbone Ash (1970), Argus (1972), There’s the Rub (1974), and New England (1976). They were one of the first bands to use twin lead guitars. Wishbone Ash can trace its origins back to Torquay, Devon, England, a seaside resort in the southwest of the country. It was there that Martin Turner and Steve Upton first performed together; Turner on bass, Upton on drums, before moving to London in 1969 to seek fame and fortune. In the capital the decision was made to place an advertisement for a keyboard player and a lead guitarist. The resulting audition threw up two guitar leads, but nobody could decide who to choose and the trademark twin-lead sound of Wishbone Ash was born. Check out their new album "COAT OF ARMS" 2/28!






BEAR HANDS Bear Hands, comprised of vocalist Dylan Rau, bassist Val Loper, and drummer TJ Orscher, recently released their fourth studio album Fake Tunes, a deep dive into a twisted modern era, paranoid yet hopeful, celebrity obsessed and introspective, and an unmistakable sign of troubled times. Written and recorded in the plastic warmth of Los Angeles, Fake Tunes marks an evolution for the band, whilst drawing upon newly formed collaborative relationships with producer Christopher Chu of POP ETC and outsider artist Ursula Rose.




MRS.HENRY Bands like Mrs. Henry aren’t manufactured. They are forged on inconsolable stretches of American highway. Ignited by a consciousness-changing West Coast tour in 2015, Mrs. Henry spent the last three years faithfully converting the West. Congregating a cult following, the band has earned an unrivaled reputation atop their already well-established individual credits (Howlin’ Rain, The Schizophonics, The Silent Comedy). Endurance is their vocation and bringing unapologetically live music into a new era is their mission. With an intergalactic boogie and a torrent of improvisation, Mrs. Henry is burnin’ nitro soul and it’s all for the sake of rock n’ roll.







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BluesMania: A benedit for Steve Pringle was held on November 24th at the Roseland Theater in Portland Oregon. This event was put together from the love of the community to help long time radio personality Steve Pringle with paying the medical costs while getting treated for cancer. As Steve passed away before the event, the sold out night became a Celebration of Life and featured a who’s who of the Portland blues cummunity

Performers included Curtis Salgado and Alan Hager, Lloyd Jones, Rose City Kings, Karen Lovely with Ben Rice, Norman Sylvester Band, Lisa Mann and Dave Melvyn, Kevin Selfe Big Band and many more. The evening concluded with an All-star guitar showdown featuring guitarists from the featured bands as well as Robbie Laws, Ty Curtis, Peter Dammann, Tim Langford and more.

Steve Pringle was a 25 year veteran of Portland radio including time at KKJZ, KMHD, KINK-FM and KGON. He was well loved in the blues community for his Friday Freeway Blues show on KMHD and his takeover of Bob Anchetta’s longtime blues show Sunday Night Blues, which aired on both KINK and KGON.

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