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Robert Ham
Robert Ham
Robert Ham
Robert Ham is a critic and journalist living in Portland, Oregon’s outer reaches. During his time in the Rose City, he has contributed to The OregonianWillamette WeekPortland Mercury, and Portland Monthly, while also amassing a healthy amount of clips for print and online publications including PitchforkDownBeatBandcamp, and Village Voice. In 2019, he was the recipient of the SPJ Award for Best Sports Feature. In addition, Robert produces and hosts Double Bummer, a radio show focusing on new and newly reissued experimental music from around the world that airs every Tuesday night at 11pm PT on XRAY-FM. To read more of his work, visit his portfolio site or follow him on Twitter at @roberthamwriter.

Now Hear This: December 2021 edition

Working class jazz, mountainous ambient, heavy electronica, psychedelic New Age, lo-fi Puntera, Sonic Meditations, molasses-slow hip-hop, delectable weird-angled pop

JP3 @ The 1905, November 19, 2021. Photo by Robert Ham.

Weekly (p)reviews: What if?

Mia Pixley brings her cello to Newmark Theatre; James Powers jams his birthday at The 1905; HANiF dishes disses at Georgie’s

Now Hear This: October 2021 edition

New this month from local artists: darkwave, splashy psych-pop, mental cinematheque, jazz for fly fishing, a griot tape & more–just in time for Bandcamp’s Fee Free First Friday.

Now Hear This: September 2021 edition

Now Hear This scours Bandcamp for new work from local artists. This time around: lowkey collaborations, Gothic chamber-folk, Neo-psychedelia, and plenty more–just in time for Bandcamp’s next Fee Free First Friday.

Where utopia is present

Portland future-pop/R&B artist Jan Julius talks with Robert Ham about music, life, a new album, and utopia.

Now Hear This: August 2021 edition

Now Hear This is a monthly column that scours the pages of music distributor Bandcamp, looking for new work from local artists that would make fine additions to your digital library. This time around, that includes smoldering hip-hop, unaffected bluegrass, experimental music

Now Hear This: July edition

Now Hear This scours Bandcamp for new work from local artists that would make fine additions to your digital library. Normally, you’d have one of Bandcamp’s Fee Free First Fridays to look forward to….

Now Hear This: June edition

Now Hear This scours Bandcamp for new work from local artists. This time around, that includes surprisingly polished folk demos, “rock music?”, propulsive punk for smashing stuff, and plenty more–just in time for Bandcamp’s next Fee Free First Friday.

cardioid lizzy ellison

Try different paths

Lizzy Ellison moved to L.A. and then came home to Portland. Now, with Cardioid, she’s making her mark again.

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White Bird Dance Trinity Irish The Reser Beaverton Oregon
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