AUDIO: Johnny Stewart’s “Flesh Blood Skin & Bones”


Are you in the mood for “raw thrash blues”? Did you even know you wanted some “raw thrash blues”? Then have a taste from Johnny Stewart, a nice rock touch with a hit of abrasiveness that is close to being abusive but very nice, if that makes any sense. This is the kind of music that is sorely missing on today’s radio, unless you listen to a radio station that plays rock blues like this. Maybe this song will save the airwaves, check out “Flesh Blood Skin & Bones”.

AUDIO: Brandee Younger’s “Dorothy Jeanne”


Supreme Sonacy Vol. 1 is a unique project coming out on August 7th. The album is being presented by REVIVE and Blue Note Records and it combines a wide range of singers and musicians to show the possibilities of jazz, where it is, where it has been, and where it’s headed. Consider it something similar to the compilations from Japan that come out on a regular basis, but you don’t have to struggle to hunt this down. The first single will be a song by harpist Brandee Younger called “Dorothy Jeanne”, her ode to Dorothy Ashby. I hope this gets more attention than being something with just a casual NPR story.

VIDEO: ElSphinx featuring Giant Gorilla Dog Thing’s “Pork Swordsmen (J57 Remix)”


ElSphinx is here to offer you a new track called “Pork Swordsmen” and not only that, the song also features Giant Gorilla Dog Thing. Want it better? J57 of Brown Bag All-Stars handled the remix and you’re able to hear it until your heart is content. The original mix is on ElSphinx’s new album Brain Cave Deluxe.

AUDIO: Wild Ones’ “Show Me Islands”

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Portland’s Wild Ones will be releasing a new EP on August 14th called Heat Wave and before you allow the music to burn up in your heart, have a taste of the heat with the second release from it called “Show Me Islands”. The group will be going on tour soon with The Helio Sequence, be on the lookout for dates. The EP can be pre-ordered directly from Topshelf Records.

FREE MP3 DL: Mikey Vegaz’s “Confessions Of A Hustler”

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Seattle has been getting its share of attention after the success of Macklemore but in order to stay in touch, you have to dig deeper. The same can be said for the hip-hop scene in Portland, which has been giving us artists like Gen. Erik, Ozone, Serge Seveere, and Braille over the years. If you want to know about someone else from Rose City, say hello to Mikey Vegaz. He’s about to drop a new album packed with 21 new songs called Confessions Of A Hustler, letting you know about a side of Portland you may be completely unaware about. He’s done his share of shows with the likes of Too $hort, Tech N9ne and E-40 and now he wants to let people know that after getting a bit of Unsigned Hype eight years ago by The Source, he is not to be messed with in that way. But you can mess with him in the sense that you want to hear him or perhaps collaborate with the man. Then please do. The Portland hip-hop scene is strong, so get a chance to know it and Mikey Vegaz a lot more.

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AUDIO: Finale featuring Homeboy Sandman & Miz Korona’s “Just Due”


Finale is not the end, in fact you can say he is just starting. He is starting up again with help from Miz Korona, Homeboy Sandman and producer Oddisee for a song they call “Just Due” and is it due to listen to it? Well, now is the right time for you. The song will be out on Finale’s forthcoming Mello Music Group album, Odds & Ends, hitting merchants on August 14th.