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  • The latest on live music in various venues across the Rogue Valley
Posted Dec 23, 2014 at 9:00 AM

Ashland glitch hop and future funk artists Luke Estes and Ananda Goldsmith cite a new Mac Pro as the processing power behind their advanced electronic dance music."My laptop was just dying trying to keep up," Estes says. "We create sounds from scratch with synthesizers and use advanced software techniques to break sounds apart and rearrange them to sound completely different." Estes and Goldsmith, both 23, have been SugarBeats since 2012, though they've produced hip-hop...

Updated Dec 22, 2014 at 4:48 PM

In the Pocket guitarist Leonard Griffie, singer Billy Rock Smith and producer Dennis Walker have teamed up to cowrite a mix of songs that ride the intangible line between blues and soul.

Updated Dec 19, 2014 at 1:56 PM

See what bands are playing live music this weekend in your neighborhood.

Updated Dec 19, 2014 at 1:27 PM

The 60-voice choir, directed by Paul French, will present “The Holly and the Ivy,” a program of carols from around the world, with performances set for 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 20, and 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 21, in the Music Recital Hall on...

Updated Dec 19, 2014 at 12:39 PM

Long ago in the tiny parish of Tempall an Ghleanntain in southwest Ireland, a traveling circus came to town right around Christmas time. The people of the parish didn't often see circuses, minstrels or theater troupes because their little village...

Updated Dec 17, 2014 at 9:32 AM

If you heard Seattle band Smokey Brights perform a year ago, you'd have heard reverent homage to summer fun and feel-good vibes. It's true the band's been warming regional air waves with its take on classic AM pop — all the while growing...

Updated Dec 16, 2014 at 10:47 AM

High-energy bluegrass and Americana bands Eight Dollar Mountain and Fruition will play foot-stompin’ Americana full of harmonies, string music and rich melodies at 9 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 17, at Applegate Lodge, 15100 Highway 238, Applegate.

Updated Dec 15, 2014 at 6:03 PM

The Portland-based solo pianist and recording artist will present his annual series of holiday concerts in the Rogue Valley. Nilsen tours the country playing his arrangements of holiday classics, some boogie-woogie, jazz and songs from his prolific...

Updated Dec 15, 2014 at 5:55 PM

The Midnight Express Band will host the Ashland Blues Society's open jam at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 16, at The Little Brown Jug, 104 S. Pacific Highway, Talent. Midnight Express will play the first set, then invite blues musicians to sit in with...

Updated Dec 12, 2014 at 3:34 PM

Turns out 2014 was a banner year for old-timers, with the 50-plus set releasing a veritable slew of original albums. But volume is one thing — how did the new stuff hold up in the quality department? Here are our grades for the...

Updated Dec 12, 2014 at 2:10 PM

The harmonica and guitar duo will play Chicago-style blues from 6 to 9 p.m.Saturday, Dec. 13, at 2Hawk Winery, 2335 N. Phoenix Road, Medford. Admission is free. Call 541-779-9463 or see www.2hawkwinery.com.

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