This week’s GO! Magazine features quite the array of musical acts. You can’t say local music fans don’t have a variety of choices! We’ve got an alt-rock band of local teenagers, one of the biggest country acts in the world, an up-and-coming hip-hop crew that got its start in Bend, a former “American Idol” contestant playing in Warm Springs (!), crusty ol’ punks from Portland, and more, more, more! Check it:
-The five local guys in The Snag aren’t old enough to drink. Heck, they’re barely old enough to drive. But they have a new CD ready for the world, and they’ll celebrate it with a show tonight. Here’s a track from that CD, lovingly provided by the band:
-I went and saw Sugarland at Les Schwab Amphitheater on July 30 and came back with some new thoughts on Central Oregon’s music fans. Read them here.
–Silver Moon Brewing & Taproom is hosting a hip-hop benefit, a Bay Area Afro-beat band and a reggae show next week. Very nice, Moon. Very nice. If you want to familiarize yourself with the Afro-beat band, Aphrodesia, here’s a way to do just that:
-Portland punk-rock group 800 Octane has played 22 shows in Bend over the past 12 years. Tonight, they’ll play for the 23rd and 24th time.
-Former “American Idol” rocker gal Amanda Overmyer is performing on Sunday at Kah-Nee-Ta Resort near Warm Springs. Which just makes sense, if you think about it.
–Elsewhere in town this weekend: A big B.I.G.S. party at the old Rising Star building, a farewell performance by soon-to-be-Californian David Bowers, and three native Texans (now Central Oregonians) at The Studio.
If you’re subscribed to The Bulletin’s Web site, you’ll be able to see all those links. If you’re not, you’ll need to subscribe or pick up a paper. Either way, you can download the MP3s. They’re available to anyone.