Annex Sessions: Jesse Loren Strickman

The second episode of ANNEX SESSIONS is here! Oakland duo Jesse Loren Strickman and Joshua Michael stopped by the Cruzroom Annex in Portland, OR on their recent West Coast tour. Along with a plethora of fantastic original songs, they paid tribute to Bright Eyes with this stellar cover of "First Day of My Life." Hear more at

New Series! 'Annex Sessions' debuts with new.body.electric

We are beyond stoked to announce our new web series Annex Sessions, filmed at Cruzroom Annex in Portland, OR. Incredible musicians, poets, and comedians of all stripes grace this stage on a regular basis, and now we're working to capture some of the best moments on film to share with a wider audience. Our first episode features Portland electro-pop trio new.body.electric performing an original song called "Good Good Heat." You can hear more from new.body.electric on Spotify at

In the Hollow: Connie Pazienza

Connie Pazienza came into the studio with guitarist Stephen Johnson and harmonica prodigy Luke Anthony. They performed a breathtaking rendition of a beautifully dark and heartbreaking original tune, "That's What You Do." Hear more from Connie Pazienza at and Luke Anthony at Big thanks to Nova Productions, whose monthly ‘Comedy vs. Tragedy’ competition, of which Luke Anthony was the winner, provided us with such great source material!

In the Hollow: Luke Hogan

Luke Hogan dropped by the studio and played a live rendition of his new single “Windowpane,” which will be on his first full length record ‘Thank You Stranger,’ out later this year. Hear more from Luke at:

Red O'Hare's 'Seaglass Strange' debut

Miz Red O'Hare's poetry explores the aftermath of domestic violence, tragedy, and generational trauma. She recently recorded a collection of poetry at Shady Pines Studio, called 'Seaglass Strange,' which is available now on Bandcamp. Download your copy of 'Seaglass Strange' at

In the Hollow: Matt Michael

Matt Michael is a Portland based songwriter who also fronts the Oahu, Hawaii born band Sunstrokes. He came by the studio the other day and played this awesome tune he had just written, called "We're Here." Follow Matt on Instagram to stay in the loop on his musical doings!

New Short Film: FOMO

Check out our first short film production! FOMO was written/directed by the talented Allyson Zorine Truly and filmed/edited by Shady Pines Media. Filmed in Oakland, CA.

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