The 2017 American Music Awards marked a night of unison, positive vibes and American pride as musicians spoke about coming together in a year dominated by natural disasters, violence and divisive politics.
There’s plenty of movement on Mickey Hart’s 14th studio album, as the Grateful Dead drummer extends his prolific solo career centered on his amazing approaches to percussion, knowing expeditions into world music and the cross pollination between music and sciences.
Nobody’s Hero,” the second album by Vancouver power-punk trio Second Player Score, grew darker and more fantastical than anybody in the band expected, according to drummer Kyle Gilbert. “It kind of played out like a movie. It really surprised us,” Gilbert said.
The international tour of one of my favorite jazz combos came through Portland a few weeks ago, but I didn’t go. It was a work night — a Wednesday. Doors opened at 8 p.m. and music began at 9 p.m. You kidding me?