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Posted Oct 6, 2015 at 10:44 AM

Any list of hardest-working musicians should include Martin Sexton. He’s released 10 full-length studio albums over his 20-year career and maintained a relentless touring schedule that commonly finds him on the road for a year or more. The touring cycle in support of his 2015 album, “Mixtape of the Open Road,” fits the pattern. He spent the spring hitting 50 cities from coast to coast until mid-May. Now he's on a run that has more than 35...

Updated Oct 2, 2015 at 3:53 PM

Terry Longshore and his Southern Oregon University Percussion Ensemble became professional recording artists in August with the international release of composer Mark Applebaum's "30" on Innova Recordings, an independent record label of the...

Updated Oct 2, 2015 at 3:51 PM

"Time of the Season" may have been one of the Zombies' biggest hits, but timing was never good for the British group, which first hit the charts in 1964 with the urgent "She's Not There." Heading into the Abbey Road studio to record its...

Posted Oct 1, 2015 at 11:01 PM

During a 1 a.m. set on Ken Kesey's Furthur Bus in July at the Northwest String Summit in North Plains, the members of Ashland bluegrass band Eight Dollar Mountain found themselves emerging onto an entirely different music scene. A lot of...

Updated Oct 1, 2015 at 9:28 AM

Guitar virtuoso Slash is a man of many hats. Well, technically it’s just the one. But musically speaking, the former Guns ’N’ Roses and Velvet Revolver axeman is never slacking off. The project he’s been...

Updated Sep 30, 2015 at 6:34 AM

It was a canny move on the part of producer Stevie Van Zandt not to try to shoehorn a “modern” sound onto “Introducing Darlene Love,” his comeback vehicle for perhaps the greatest backup singer of all time.

Updated Oct 3, 2015 at 12:07 PM

It's called the Southern Oregon Music Festival, but there's also a huge following of dancers who join in the event each year, says Donn Knokey, board member and dance venue manager. "There's a big interest in dance in this valley,...

Posted Sep 25, 2015 at 2:00 AM

Check out Tempo's guide to live music in local clubs. Look for singer and songwriter Darrin Wayne at Pony Espresso in Jacksonville, Bathtub Gin Serenaders at Public House in Ashland, and the Hank Shreve Band at Howiee's in Medford.

Posted Sep 24, 2015 at 9:00 AM

For several anxious hours in 2012, the possibility of brothers Dave and Phil Alvin ever making music together again was quite literally dead in the water. Last year, the siblings teamed up on “Common Ground,” an...

Updated Sep 24, 2015 at 6:48 AM

How is it possible that the members of Duran Duran are still making great music some 35 years after they got together? It doesn’t seem real, but it’s true. Simon LeBon, Nick Rhodes, John Taylor and Roger Taylor are...

Updated Sep 23, 2015 at 12:28 PM

Rogue Valley Symphony Orchestra's music director Martin Majkut has been the impetus behind the symphony's growth in artistry and audiences since 2010. During his tenure, RVSO's core of musicians has grown to about 75, and the orchestra's annual...

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