This page is but a single signpost in the search for unusual and amazing music.
Wm's music mailing list
I maintain a mailing list for announcements of unusual music events in the
This list is meant to be low volume
no popular music events,
no discussions of any kind,
no events so far away you wouldn't drive to them.
Anyone on the list can post announcements of music events.
If you are not in the vicinity of Portland, Oregon,
this list will not be very interesting to you.
Me personally, I'm looking for ethnic / world music and dance, the kind of
stuff you hear in the best concerts at the
NorthWest Folklife Festival
Links to other music resources
Lauren Wiener's Mongrel Music site.
Lauren defines mongrel music as music produced by the intermixing of breeds of
music from around the world. Every month she posts her top finds.
With a subscription to RHYTHM magazine
you get a CD each month containing a sampler of the latest world and ethnic music.
The Country Dance and Song Society (CDSS).
The kind of music you hear at contra dances and such.
Caroline Klug and Erik Weberg maintain a
and mailing list for Portland dance events.
My favorite music
this is the band that originally did it for me: convinced me that there was
a whole new kind of music out there made possible by mixing seemingly
disparate styles of music, played with sincerity, energy, and downright fun.
("demented, post-modern mountain music").
Anzanga (African Marimba).
Rouge (French cafe).
Almost any band with Jeremiah McLane in it.