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Tatas for Toys, A Benefit for the Kids at Doernbecher Children’s Hospital

This was my third year working this event, and it is a real treat. My good friends Aaron Ross and Toxic put together a wonderful event to raise money to buy toys for children that are in the hospital at OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital. This is the eighth year for the event. The gang raised $6,700 this Read the full article…

Happy Third Birthday to the Hi-Fi

The Hi-FI Music Hall turned 3 last weekend. I got an invite to document the mayhem. I had a great time there. The line-up was great. Medium Troy Fortunes Folly The Whiteaker Hot Club Reeble Jar I took a bunch of pictures. Hi-Fi Music Hall, 5 May 2018 TomTom is a photographer, writer, blogger, video Read the full article…

And And And Played a House Show

  …with Paleons, Creep Creep Janga, and Victoria Mitchell. Yeah, that’s a killer line up. It’s the first show I’ve been to in a long time that I didn’t bring a camera. Fortunately I met Ashley McMurray and she was there with her camera. It was a nice to go to a show where I Read the full article…

2017, A Year in Pictures

Live Music Edition Another year passed us by and Eugene has really shown itself to have a vibrant music scene. Here are my favorite pictures from 2017. Thank you Eugene for the great music, I look forward to 2018.—tom TomTom is a photographer, writer, blogger, video maker and all-around image creator. Lover of all things Read the full article…

Saving James’s Ass

Maintaining my faith in humanity. A few weeks back I ran into Sarah Nachbar at Doc’s Pad and she told me that she and couple of friends were organizing a benefit for James Smith. I don’t know James, but I added to my calendar. James Smith is a local musician, he found himself with a serious Read the full article…

Meanwhile, Black Forest is Forced Out

Gentrification takes another soul. This time it happens with a local music venue/bar, Black Forest. Another faceless corporation has purchased the building that Black Forest has occupied for more than a decade. They will vacate the building on the 3rd of November. The purchase of the building by the new owner also forced the relocation Read the full article…

It’s Like They Had a House Show at a Bar

This is the third time I’ve seen bands at Fathoms. That place is pretty chill, it reminds me of seeing show in the basement of somebody’s house, sans-cobwebs of course. It’s actually better, because you can order pizza slices at the bar, and they have plenty of beer. Coming off of a small west-coast tour, Read the full article…

A Slow Saturday Night in Shelbyville

Last night I had a lull in my schedule and Katelynn posted on Facebook about a show at Luckey’s Club, Station Wag and Boomchick. I have never heard of the bands, I looked them up on the interwebs and both bands seemed to have a solid following. I made it to Luckey’s by soundcheck. I Read the full article…

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