Portland Columbia Symphony Adelante
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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: April edition

Robert Ham scours Bandcamp for new local sounds and discovers multilingual hip-hop, bludgeoning metal, electronic improv & more.

Now Hear This: March edition

New and local on Bandcamp: Lizzy “Cardioid” Ellison and George “Theoretical Planets” Colligan, Mo Troper’s audacious Beatles covers, epic from The Decemberists’ vault. Plus, fee free Friday!

Now Hear This: February edition

Now Hear This scours Bandcamp for new work from local artists. This time around: Quadraphonnes and quarantined overdubs, delicate synths and deconstructed metal, moody rap and all-ages kids music.

Now Hear This: December edition

Scouring Bandcamp in time for Free First Friday: ambient metal, spaced-out hip-hop, Holiday and Young covers, a Nigerian comp, plenty more.

Now Hear This: October edition

Digital roundup: powerful electronic pop, future folk birthday celebration, live sounds from one of the city’s best experimental artists.

Now Hear This: September edition

Robert Ham scours the pages of music distributor Bandcamp for local artists and finds rock lifers, dynamic compilations, and urgent hip-hop.

Now Hear This: August 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 some vibrant hip-hop, contemporary classical vocal

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