by Bart Cameron:: God bless Ryan Adams and Father John Misty, and the person they piggybacked, Taylor Swift. They have brought contemporary songwriting to the mainstream again. Ryan Adams has been making good music since 1999, and it seemed there wasn’t anything he could do to get people discussing his music instead of personality. And […]

by Jon Rooney :: Portland’s Mike Coykendall‘s newest full length, Half Past, Present Pending, is a slice of seriously fuzzy, spaced-out folk music. Coykendall is a musical veteran’s veteran, having led a band called Klyde Konner in the Midwest back in the late ’80s before playing in the Old Joe Clarks, a roots duo with […]