Rogue Sounds Performer and multimedia journalist Josh Gross previews live music offerings in the region.
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Performer and multimedia journalist Josh Gross previews live music offerings in the region.

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Answering the question 'what is a Glitterfox?'

The days are long, the nights are short, and the music seems to be coming from every direction. Such is summer in our region, with many opportunities for sampling musical acts in many venues, both indoors and out. Josh Gross peruses the June calendar for some of the musical highlights, compiling them for our regular visit, Rogue Sounds. Listen for samples of sounds both familiar and fresh. The list for this month: June 7 - The Music of Frank Ellis at Art Bop in Talent June 8 - Glitterfox at Britt in Jacksonville June 10 - Challenger Deep at The Dip in Redding June 16 - Blind Pilot at Fry Family Farm in Medford June 22 - Igor and Red Elvises at Johnny B's in Medford"

May presents a flowering on the local music scene

Summer concerts in the great outdoors are not far away, and there are signs of serious activity on the musical front in advance of that. Musical groups and individuals are ready to roll at the many music venues around the region. Musician/writer/critic Josh Gross is keeping an eye on the calendar, serving up news about music gigs in May in a new edition of Rogue Sounds. This month's offerings include sounds from near and far, traditional and very new. Very. This month's list--not in time order, think of it as a set: May 10 - Palmer Squares at Johnny B's in Medford May 13 - Emily Wolfe at The Dip in Redding May 6 - The Mad Caddies at The Dip in Redding May 30 - Loolowingen and the Far East Idiots at Local 31 in Ashland May 4 - Riders in the Sky at Rogue Theater in Grants Pass

April showers and hours of musical fun to be had

April is when spring is supposed to get serious. The winter slumbers are behind us, and warm weather lies ahead. We think... it's taking a while. The month DOES offer an array of musical entertainment options, and as usual, musician/writer/critic Josh Gross is keeping an eye on the calendar, serving up news about music gigs in April in a new edition of Rogue Sounds. This month's offerings include not only gigs by individual bands, but also a couple of festivals, the Oregon Fringe Festival in Ashland and Medford Metalfest. Here's the list, in the order we listened: Saturday, April 20 - William Tyler and the Impossible Truth at The Dip in Redding Friday, April 5 - Super Cassette at Three Penny Mercantile in Ashland for First Friday Saturday, April 20 - MEDFORD METALFEST - including Othrys Wednesday-Sunday, April 24-28 - OREGON FRINGE FEST in Ashland - including Malinka Sunday, April 17 - The Happys at Talent Club

From swing to 'Sinners,' a wide musical survey for March

Is it finally March? February seemed to take longer than usual. Leap Year humor aside, the month that delivers springtime also delivers a warming-up of the local music scene. And as usual, musician/writer/critic Josh Gross is keeping an eye on the calendar, serving up news about music gigs in March in a new edition of Rogue Sounds. This month's perusal covers several decades worth of songs, along with some sounds we can honestly say we have never heard before. The Full List: • Simple Shapes at Local 31 in Ashland on March 2. • Glenn Miller Orchestra at Cascade Theater in Redding - March 13 • Bridge City Sinners at Johnny B's in Medford on March 20 • Metalachi at The Dip in Redding on March 20 • Bitch Disaster at Local 31 in Ashland - March 29 "

A survey of the February music scene, PLUS an extra day

The big music headline in the region lately was the news of the Rogue Music Festival being cancelled at Jackson County Expo for this year. But that's one venue in a region chock-full of them, and plenty of them are active in February. Josh Gross, our resident music creator/writer/critic, surveys the February music scene in a new edition of Rogue Sounds. This month's highlights range from metal to desert blues, from Redding to Grants Pass. Listen for a tasty sampler plate of sounds in this rare Leap Month. The Full List: 2/15 - The Bones of J.R. Jones at Talent Club 2/15 - Spirit Mother at The Dip in Redding 2/17 - Sun Blood Stories at Local 31 in Ashland 2/17 - Hell's Belles at the Rogue Theater in Grants Pass 2/3 - The Brothers Reed at the Craterian

Strike up the bands for January (and February)

The people who take musical acts on the road in January are DEDICATED, Josh Gross tells us. The days are short, the weather is frequently awful, and the fun of the holiday season is behind us. But there's plenty of fun to be had in attending a performance by one of the bands Josh offers up in our Rogue Sounds podcast. The January edition extends into February, just to accomodate the legendary Temptations, visiting Redding. The full list: TUES 1/9: Dirtwire at Old Ashland Armory WEDS 1/24: Papadosio at Old Ashland Armory MON 1/29: Delta Bombers at The Dip in Redding TUES 1/30: Henhouse Prowlers at Talent Club WEDS 2/7: Temptations at Cascade Theater in Redding "

Beyond the sleigh bells: the musical offerings of December

December is a month full of music, everything from Mariah Carey to Bach cantatas to Tchaikovsky's famous ballet. But there's plenty of other music that does not fit in the seasonal track exactly. Bands are still touring the region, getting crowds to jump up and dance or otherwise feel the groove of the music. Josh Gross, our resident music creator and critic, distills the list of music happenings for our monthly podcast Rogue Sounds. Band gigs up and down the region make the list, and here's the collection for December: • Another Anthem holiday show at Rockafairy in Medford on Saturday, 12/9 • The Meteors at Local 31 in Ashland on Monday, 12/11 • Diggin' Dirt at Talent Club on Thursday, 12/14 • Gnarwhal Jrz (Juniors) at Johnny B's in Medford on Saturday, 12/16 • Indubious at The Historic Ashland Armory on Sunday, 12/31

From Dublin to Foelsche, in November's musical events

What connotations does the month of November bring to mind? Thanksgiving, sure... and the change back to standard time. Anything else? Maybe a good month to go catch live music before the heart of the holiday season sets in? Josh Gross makes the case for taking in some concerts, in another installment of Rogue Sounds. He checks out the scheduled music events up and down the region, and settles on five bands to highlight for the coming weeks. The November list: The Color 8 at The Dip in Redding on Sat., Nov. 4 Fantastic Flying Foelsche at Johnny B's on Nov. 10 Viv & Riley at Cederwood Barn in Talent on Sat., Nov. 11 Bella White at Armory on Nov. 13 Young Dubliners at The Dip on Tue., Nov. 14

From Dublin to Foelsche, in November's musical events

What connotations does the month of November bring to mind? Thanksgiving, sure... and the change back to standard time. Anything else? Maybe a good month to go catch live music before the heart of the holiday season sets in? Josh Gross makes the case for taking in some concerts, in another installment of Rogue Sounds. He checks out the scheduled music events up and down the region, and settles on five bands to highlight for the coming weeks. The November list: The Color 8 at The Dip in Redding on Sat., Nov. 4 Fantastic Flying Foelsche at Johnny B's on Nov. 10 Viv & Riley at Cederwood Barn in Talent on Sat., Nov. 11 Bella White at Armory on Nov. 13 Young Dubliners at The Dip on Tue., Nov. 14

Rock into October with Rogue Sounds

The days are shorter, the nights are cooler (mostly), but music knows no season. Josh Gross, our resident music hunter, scans the horizon for news of exciting bands playing gigs in the region. He assembles a list of five for our monthly Rogue Sounds segment. Tune in for news of gigs from Mount Shasta to Cave Junction, including a music/cinema event in Medford and Ashland on successive nights in the middle of the month. The full list for October: Box Elder at Johnny B's (Medford) on 10/7 Bart Budwig at Jefferson Center for the Arts (Mt. Shasta) on 10/17 Sleepbomb at Johnny B's on 10/18 and Local 31 (Ashland) on 10/19 Balkan Bump at Ashland Armory on 10/27 Gorilla Toss at Bruno's Cavern (Cave Junction) on 11/1