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Robert Ham scours the pages of Bandcamp, looking for new work from local artists that would make fine additions to your digital library.

Now Hear This: February 2022 edition

Heartfelt quirkiness, affirmational hip-hop, perfectly balanced post-bop, sparkling Mellotronica, de-Vocodered Air covers, and more.

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

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.

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.

Now Hear This: May edition

Robert Ham’s monthly cruise through Bandcamp’s catalog unearths some good new local sounds.

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: January edition

Robert Ham’s monthly Bandcamp search finds metal, meditative music, hip-hop, and more for your digital library.

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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City of Hillsboro Walters Cultural Arts Center She's Speaking Live! Hillsboro Oregon
Grace Goudy Distinguished Artists Series Willamette University Salem Oregon
Portland State University College of Arts William Shakespeare Measure for Measure PSU Portland Oregon
Portland Chamber Orchestra Young Artist Competition University of Portland Free Event Portland Oregon
Portland Area Theatre Alliance Fertile Ground Portland Oregon
Portland Art Museum Virtual Sneakers to Cutting Edge Kicks Portland Oregon
Tilikum Chamber Orchestra Lake Oswego High School Fairy Tales and Folk Songs Lake Oswego Oregon
Portland Center Stage at the Armory Quixote Nuevo Portland Oregon
Portland Columbia Symphony Realm of Nature Beaverton and Gresham Oregon
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White Bird Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Keller Auditorium Portland Oregon
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Corrib Theatre Contemporary Irish Theatre Portland Oregon
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